On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, the Tamworth Selectmen, represented by Rebecca Mason, presented our library’s former librarian, Jean Ulitz, with Tamworth’s Boston Post Cane.


WHEREAS, Jean Meagher Ulitz was born in New York City on April 24, 1922; and

WHEREAS, Jean Ulitz, her husband Bernard and their children, Kathleen, Michael, and Laurie moved to Tamworth on November 11, 1970; and

WHEREAS, Jean Ulitz served as the Librarian at Cook Memorial Library from November, 1972 until December, 1992; and

WHEREAS, Jean Ulitz worked to assure that the Cook Memorial Library became registered with the National Register of Historic Places in 1980; and

WHEREAS, Jean Ulitz was Librarian at Cook Memorial Library during a grand renovation in 1981; and

WHEREAS, Jean Ulitz was Librarian at Cook Memorial Library when, in 1992, it celebrated its centennial, with her tireless input; and

WHEREAS, Jean Ulitz was Grand Marshal of the Tamworth Parade on July 4th, 1998; and

WHEREAS, Jean Ulitz helped establish a geneaology center for research at Cook Memorial Library which in 2005 was named the Ulitz Geneaology and History Room in her honor; and

WHEREAS, Jean Ulitz was a communicant at Our Lady of Perpetual Help until its closing, whereafter she started traveling to St. Joseph’s in Ossipee; and

WHEREAS, Jean Ulitz was a board member of local organizations including Arts Council of Tamworth, Tamworth Historical Society, Friends of Cook Memorial Library, and Tamworth Community Nurse Association; and

WHEREAS, Jean Ulitz was an avid local historian, with noteworthy affection for and knowledge of Tamworth history: she wrote an oft-reprinted essay, Highlights of a Country Library; and she collaborated on several local history books: Tamworth Recollections; The Lower Mount Washington Valley, Albany-Tamworth-Ossipee; If Walls Could Speak-Revisited; Selected Chocorua, Tamworth, Wonalancet, NH cemeteries & burial sites; and A Cook’s Tour of Tamworth Kitchens.

NOW, THEREFORE, be it known by all persons present, that the Tamworth Board of Selectmen is pleased to present Jean Meagher Ulitz with the Boston Post Cane in recognition of her elite senior citizen status; given on this 6th day of February, 2020. ATTEST:

William Farnum, Selectman

Rebecca Mason, Selectman

Dan Poirier, Selectman

Aaron Ricker, Selectman

Melanie Streeter, Selectman

Jean Ulitz presented with Boston Post Cane
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