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!
On April 23rd - Melisa Paly, The Great Bay-Piscataqua Water Keeper spoke on Keeping The Great Bay Healthy.
This Month’s program will be Monday Night, May 21st 7 p.m. at the Stone School Museum
More Detailed information can be found on our Events Page
Monday, June 25th, 7 pm
In the early 1900s, Adams Point was THE destination for many a “City Folk” who would arrive at Rockingham Junction and either be taken by boat (depending on the tides) or be picked by carriage (or later by motorcar) and journey through Newmarket to the four story boarding house jutting out into Great Bay.
Neither lack of electricity, nor inconvenience of no indoor plumbing kept the more well-to-do from sitting out on the large verdanda and inhaling the refreshing and “restorative” sea abreezes. Ladies would picnic and gather the wild strawberries, men would try their luck at clamming, fishing or oystering.
Both sexes would go for excursions to the “quaint” cities of Dover or Portsmouth, or they would venture into the nearby forests.
(photos: New Market Historical Society photos: the abandoned Adams Homestead in 1966, after vandals damaged the property; and a Great Bay bathing party in the early 1900s.)See all events
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 603-659-7420 and leave a message or via email at email@example.com. Your inquiry will be returned as soon as possible.
$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.
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.