Welcome to the New Market Historical Society

We are dedicated to increasing public understanding and enthusiasm for our local history and preservation.  Our mission is to provide a central location, where we can store, introduce, interpret, and stimulate the study of local history. Our goals are to tell Newmarket’s story, preserve its local artifacts, and sponsor historical events and educational opportunities.  Please consult our program of events for exact dates, times, and locations for our meetings and events. 

The public is always welcome to attend our educational meetings, which are free except for select special events.

Donations are always welcomed and greatly appreciated!


Many thanks to the over 500 visitors who stopped in during 2018

Thank you to all who participated in our —

Armistice Day Re-enactment held 11 am on Nov 11.

In the re-enactment of the 1918 Newmarket Armistice Day Parade, the bells of the Mills, the Newmarket Community Church, and St. Mary Church rang out 100 times,  as an escorted procession left the library to the Riverworks Tavern.  The Newmarket Police escorted the American Legion and Sons of American Legion Honor  Guard in the celebration of Armistice Day.  Following behind was our own historic Chateau Thierry Barracks flag from the Newmarket VFW, an effigy of the Kaiser  (carried in a Newmarket Manufacturing Company crate), some rope, and a  make shift callithumpian band made up of Boy Scouts and citizens celebrating Peace and the end of WAR.  The bells were drowned out by the many home-made instruments of the revelers; and as they came down Main Street, they were met by a flag waving congregation from the Community Church.  As in 1918, after being strung up to a lampost, the Kaiser effigy met his demise in a burst of flames.  An Open House in the Legion Hall and a brief ceremony by the Newmarket Veterans Memorial trust Committee  commemorated those veterans who lost their lives during the war. War-time artifacts and articles of  Newmarket’s  Great War veterans  were on display all afternoon.




Saturday, December 8th  7p.m. to 10 p.m.    Purchase directly on our web page via Pay Pal.


A reminder:  We meet at 7 p.m. at The Polish American Club. 

Other participating locations include The Joinery, La Catrina, The Stone Church ( *) , Riverworks, Oak House, Jonny Boston’s, Panzanella’s and Deciduous Brewing.

Final Return to The Polish American Club at 10 pm for end of the night festivities and prizes for best male and female costume!

Required: SANTA or HOLIDAY ATTIRE  ( Reminder No Grinches allowed!)

You will receive a wristband which entitles you to discounted Smuttynose beers.   This has proven to be a a Fun and Safe event, one that is based on Newmarket’s rich history of rum, taverns, distilleries and cider mills.  Sponsored in part by the Smuttynose Brewing Company.

Thank you for supporting the NEWMARKET HISTORICAL SOCIETY!   Your ticket purchase of $20 helps us to preserve our collection of Newmarket artifacts.

If you have questions, please contact – Susan Love – 603-292-5482.

*Special Note:  If you are planning to stop at The Stone Church, they have a scheduled performance by Amulus….if you stop in after 8 p.m. there will be an additional cover charge – See their website for tickets or  information.  https://stonechurchrocks.com/


Coming Next on December 1, 2018 :


Bring your friends and neighbors to the Stone School Museum and enjoy it all decked out in holiday finery. Learn about the history behind many of our holiday traditions, enjoy refreshments, readings from old diaries,  a special display of old toys from our collection, and shop for Newmarket keepsake gifts.  A Christmas Ornament, a hand written Newmarket historic map, or Chris Hyslop’s pictorial book.  All proceeds from this sale go towards the  preservation of our collection of Newmarket artifacts.

Look for the full day’s schedule of events on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Market-NH-Historical-Society/124908584297738

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Stone School Museum

The Stone School Museum, built in 1841, as a two-room schoolhouse, and now home to the New Market Historical Society, is located high upon Zion’s Hill on Granite Street.  Hours of operation are in our program of events and are on our web page and Facebook.  If you need further information, please call 603-659-3289 and leave a message or via email at newmarketnh.historicalsociety@gmail.com. Your inquiry will be returned as soon as possible.

Newmarket (Images of America) 

The Historical Society still has books at early release prices:

$17 for members, $19 for non-members

Books available and can be purchased on line with PayPal—or contact us via email at


If shipped — an additional shipping & handling fee of $4 applies.

 All proceeds from the sale of this book by the New Market Historical Society help  the preservation of our collection.

Support Historical Society!

Become a Member
or donate any amount

We greatly appreciate your membership and donations, and look forward to seeing you at our meetings and events. Members receive free admission to all our meetings and non-members can attend most meetings and events for free. Please make it a point to introduce someone new to one of our events.

You can pay event admission here

Santa Pub Crawl,
SAT, DEC 8, 2018. 7 - 10 p.m. $ 20 per ticket