Welcome to the New Market Historical Society

Our goal is 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 as they have recently changed. 

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!


The Stone School Museum will open this Summer

Sundays 11 am til 3 pm June 15 thru Sep 18th

(No Admission Charge/Donations accepted)

Our Meetings and Programs will be held

the third Monday of the Month 

 —-  June thru October 

At the Newmarket Town Hall Auditorium,

186 Main Street, Newmarket, NH

Our First Meeting will be Monday, June 20th  7 pm


To schedule private group tours or open houses — email us at:  newmarketnh.historicalsociety@gmail.com 


We wish to thank  Proulx Oil and Propane,  and  Chinburg Builders  who generously donated funds

for our efforts to acquire new artifacts and preserve those manuscripts, diaries, letters, and articles already in our collection.  



The following courtesy photograph was taken  April, 2022 by Matthew Lieb  and posted on his facebook page.  Matthew has shared with us his unique perspective of the Library taken from the old Penstock  on the Lamprey River just above the dam. 

Coming Next on June 20, 2022 :


Introducing the Historical Society’s new 2022 Downtown Historic Walking Tour

The  story behind the creation of the new self-guided  Walking tour of 50 sites of historic significance.

The presentation will highlight  just a few of the fascinating stories brought back from the past 300 years or so of the town’s history. The sites feature not so much  the physical structure as much as the lives of those who lived or worked there.  Their struggles, achievements and  failures which have been hidden for far too long.

Newly found maps, such as this section of the old town landing in 1800, documents and diaries, deed searches by George Walker, as well as information cleaned from the Rev. James Hill Fitts,  Sylvia Fitts Getchell, Nellie Palmer George and Bertha Palmer Greene’s books, published accounts from old editions of the Granite Monthly and the archives of the Newmarket Advertiser, as well as Professor Richard Candee’s work on the Newmarket Historic District, have  all contributed an indepth  review of the town’s history.

This program will touch on just a few of the stories of family triumphs, mysteries, tragedies — stories of intrigue, humor, of oddities and above all — Perseverance .

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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.

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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


CANCELLED FOR 2022 due to Covid $20 for members; $25 for non members

Cooking Class: at Community Church


Santa Pub Crawl