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!

Thank you to all who braved the cold and joined in our 3rd Annual Santa Pub Crawl on Saturday night

 Participants registered  at 7 p.m. at The Polish American Club  before heading out to visit our other eight participating business: The Joinery, La Catrina, The Stone Church, The Riverworks, Oak House, Jonny Boston’s, Panzanella’s and Deciduous Brewing.

 Holiday Spirits abounded on Main Street as groups darted in and out of restuarants before returning to the Polish American Club for final festivities:

The Santa Pub Crawl  has proven to be a popular, 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.   We thank those participating for their support of  the NEWMARKET HISTORICAL SOCIETY! 

 Proceeds for this event help in the preservation of  Newmarket’s  artifacts and documents.


The Stone School Museum is now closed for the season.

The Board of Directors wishes to thank all who visited the museum during our  Holiday Open House on Dec 1st.  Members, friends and neighbors  turned out to  support the Stone School Museum and enjoy refreshments, and our displays of old toys and dolls, antique tools, farm implements, school and sporting goods.

A special visit was made by Newmarket’s retired Mr. & Mrs. Clause (Bucky and Sandy Bailey) who for 28 years hosted children at their Grant Road red sleigh and listened to their holiday “wish list”.     Here they are photographed in front of compiled newspaper accounts published over the years. 

 (photos by David LeGault, New Market Historical Society)


Also a special thank you to all who participated in our — 1918 Armistice Day Re-Enactment  on Nov 11th

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 and WW I display of artifacts in the Legion Hall, and a brief ceremony  commemorated those veterans who lost their lives during the war. 

— See you in 2019 as we celebrate Newmarket’s Immigrant Families —

     With Stories, Letters, Photographs, and Textiles  —-

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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.

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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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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.