Memorial Hall, erected by a grateful community in 1868 following the Civil War, was dedicated "to all those whose lives were touched by the war." It was built with of budget of $13,000 on the center burial ground at the corner of South and Central Streets. When construction costs exceeded the budget, E.P. Carpenter paid the difference with his own funds (but was later reimbursed by a grateful town.) The building was used starting in 1870 as the town's library and this continued until the new Boyden Library opened in 1968. Memorial Hall is now home to the town museum and is open every Wednesday evening from 7-9PM.