Pollyanna of Littleton New Hampshire, Inc.
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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. 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 to the area.”
Celebrating Pollyanna Day with the WELCOME WAVE pose, a fun tradition! Official Pollyanna Day is always 2nd Saturday in June
With admiring smiles, visitors often pause to rub Pollyanna’s bronze high-top shoe for “luck & gladness”. Residents and visitors alike take their “selfie”.
Other info: For Franconia adventures / Be Glad. Be Cheerful. Be Curious! – At Old Man of the Mountain Plaza – there is a commemorative Pollyanna series of Pavers. Curious? – Discover the Who’s who of Signature Honorees.