In 1897. Governor Frank Rollins wrote of Old Home Day: I wish that in the ear of every son and daughter of New Hampshire, in the summer days, might be heard whispered the persuasive words: Come back, come back! Do you not hear the call? What has become of the old home where you were born?…Do you not remember it — the old farm back among the hills, with its rambling buildings, its well-sweep casting its long shadows, the row of stiff poplar trees, the lilacs and the willows?
Frank West Rollins, 47th Governor of New Hampshire (1899-1901) who instituted a project called “Old Home Week”.