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 

Oyster Fest and our Last Open House

September 17th,  noon til 5 pm. 



For the Oyster Fest the New Market Historical Society Chef-In-Residence Michael Provost

will once again bring back his Oyster Stew, desert and beverage — that is until we run out.

Seating is at the Museum.  Cost is $10 a bowl, tickets are purchased at the door on the 17th.  


We will open the museum to private or group tours.

 to schedule a visit —

                          just email us at:  newmarketnh.historicalsociety@gmail.com


Historical Society Fund Raiser  — Riverside Cemetery Reveal


Our General Membership Meetings and our programs are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Newmarket Town Hall.  However, the October program on Polish Immigration will be held upstairs at the Polish Club on Central Street, in keeping with their anniversary year special events. 


2023 is a time for celebrating a few anniversaries,

and the New Market Historical Society

does this with programming and Museum exhibits. 

1) In 1823 the Newmarket Manufacturing Company came to town and our industrial reputation was born.

2) In  Jan 1923 the NMCo turned control of John Webster Hall over to the Library Trustees and thus began the  Newmarket Public Library.

3)  In May 1923 the Polish Club received its charter, and for 100 years since then it has served the Polish community of Newmarket.

4) Fifty years ago in the fall of 1973, plans were in the works at the state level for an oil refinery to be built on Durham/Newmarket shores of Great Bay.  Those plans were killed only by the work of grassroots activism.

Two Newly Added Leatures on the history

of the Newmarket Manufacturing Company

Newmarket’s Celebration of 300 Years for 2027

Members of the Newmarket 300 Steering Commitee are preparing for the town’s 300th celebration scheduled for 2027.  The Committee seeks input from the public as they plan this event.  Meetings are the third Wednesday of the month, 6-7 pm at Sunrise Sunset Center behind the Police Station.   


We wish to acknowledge of business partners:

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.  

And… for our new business partner for 2023: 

Seacoast Test Prep

whose private tutoring and classes are offered

at The Loft, 125 Main St., Suite E, Newmarket.



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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) 

$17 for members, $19 for non-members

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


If shipped — add additional shipping & handling fee of $12 for 1st class mail  

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

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We greatly appreciate your membership and donations, and look forward to seeing you at our meetings and events.