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Pollyanna of Littleton, New Hampshire

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- Littleton Coin Company

Glad to be in Littleton!

A Welcome Wave. Arms flung wide.
Pollyanna of Littleton -
New Hampshire's most welcoming attraction
is the centerpiece of historic downtown as an ambassador of cheer and community spirit for residents and visitors alike. Today, visitors and passers-by make it a point to return her "welcome wave". Admirers come not only to take a keepsake photo, but to rub Pollyanna's bronze hightop shoe for luck and gladness. Pollyanna can be the start to over 25 points of interest and other delights along Main Street.

Littleton's jubilant bronze sculpture tributes hometown author, Eleanor H. Porter (1868 – 1920) best remembered as the creator of the world's most optimistic character, Pollyanna, 1913.

Eleanor Hodgman Porter’s early residence was in Littleton, and not so far from the Library front lawn…where fittingly Pollyanna, Littleton’s sculpture presides in an artistic and symbolic place “welcoming residents and visitors.” Read more about Eleanor Hodgman Porter....

Things To do for Pollyanna Fans

OFFICIAL POLLYANNA GLAD DAY
Saturday, June 14, 2014 11:00 am - 1 pm
It's Happening Here.....Dedication and Ribbon Cutting for the premiere Pollyanna archway! Signature Award Presentation - Guided Walking Tour for All Pollyanna Admirers! Be Glad. Be Cheerful!
Free event for all ages, rain or shine, downtown Littleton.

Pollyanna of Littleton
New Hampshire's Most Welcoming Attraction Visit the jubilant bronze sculpture in her welcoming pose on the lawn of the library.
Littleton Public Library, Main Street, Historic Downtown Littleton.
Tel: 603-444-5741

Littleton Historical Musuem
Hometown History - memoriabilia and genealogy of Littleton-born author, Eleanor Hodgman Porter. Open by appointment. Tel: 603-444-6435, Littleton Historical Society

Official Pollyanna Glad Days, held annually in June

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Glad Day Wave

Each year one local citizen is awarded the "Pollyanna Signature Award".

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Pollyanna Signature Award Honorees from left to right: Brien Ward, 2010; Jim McIntosh, 2007; Dick Hamilton, 2009; Emile Birch, 2008; Donna Jordan, 2004; Deb Warner, 2011; Dave Ernsberger, 2012 (other recipients include: Jason Hoch, 2006; Jack and Ruth Colby, 2005; Fran Heald, 2003)
View more about the honorees here....

Pollyanna in the News

Amazing Festivals (Hundreds of Hometown Celebrations)

Pollyanna of Littleton Glad Day is featured in
"Amazing Festivals in 100 Hometown Celebrations"



Pollyanna of Littleton was featured on the Cover of NH To Do Magazine in April, 2013


Pollyanna in the Community

Pollyanna Gateway
Pollyanna Gateway opening ceremony August 2014

Glad Day 2014

Dave Ernsberger
Dave Ernsberger addresses the crowd at The Pollyanna Gateway opening ceremony

Glad Day 2014

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A group of students from France visiting Littleton, NH.

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Glad Day 2011

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Littleton Parade 2011

2011 Glad day

Summerfest Parade 2009
Summerfest Parade 2009

Summerfest Parade 2009
Summerfest Parade 2009

2006 parade
Summerfest Parade 2006

2005 parade
2005 Littleton Parade

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Historic Society Presentation at the Historic Littleton Community House June 14, 2006


Pollyanna of Littleton New Hampshire, Inc.
The official nonprofit organization of the bronze Pollyanna sculpture promotes, preserves, and enhances the literary legacy of Eleanor H. Porter and oversees the use and care of Pollyanna of Littleton as a public attraction, cultural asset, resource and positive inspiration for the community and others.

emile birchPollyanna of Littleton, New Hampshire was initiated through Littleton Main Street, Inc. and a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts. Partnering grew to include the commission and generosity of The Eames Family, who engaged the fulfillment of the sculputure by New Hampshire artist, Emile Birch (pictured right with his wife, Cynthia); with the significant interest of the Littleton Public Library, Littleton Main Street, Inc. the Town of Littleton, Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce, Littleton Area Historical Society and many supportive community friends and officials. Pollyanna of Littleton New Hampshire, Inc. was established in 2002 by The Eames Family as a non-profit organization. Hats off to all our many Pollyanna supporters and so many who continue to show their enthusiam for this project.

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Pollyanna Visitors say...

Jonathan and I truly enjoyed the pollyanna video and we both enjoyed her story - and what an inspiring way to live life - being grateful!
Edie Merrill,
Littleton, 2006
I love your statue. It makes Littleton beautiful. I also love the yellow banner! Thanks!
Peggy, 2005
It has become a familiar tradition to open the summer with Pollyanna weekend.... I look forward to seeing you this weekend. When we have cake, let's eat the frosting first!
Donna Jordan
NH Magazine, 2004
There are very few opportunities in a lifetime when a project so matches a community. Pollyanna, in her positive and vibrant qualities, is certainly a match to the heritage and pulse of this "Little-town" - Littleton, New Hampshire.
Emile Birch
Sculptor, 2002
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