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!

The New Market Historical Society thanks all who participated last year’s 50th Anniversary celebrations.  Join us in 2017 as we continue to seek new ways to tell Newmarket’s story.

2017 Marks the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. entry into the Great War.

We commemorate that event with a season dedicated to the years 1914-1920.  We look back at life on both the battle front and the home front — a time of sacrifice, of economic uncertainty, and of devastating illness with the pandemic of 1918.  

The Stone School Museum’s 2017 July-August Open House Sumer Season features Newmarket’s victory parade of 1918 which celebrated Armistice Day.  Newmarket High School artists will help in the creation of this vignette.  Also on display will be WWI uniforms and military gear, as well as period costumes and posters.    (photo: Arthur Bergeron,  WW I)

Due to the popularity of last summer’s Victorian Tea, the Historical Society will hold a Liberty Tea in July, in keeping with the bond-raising events of that same name.  Along with refreshments typical of the era, this event will also feature a display and discussion of ladies’ fans of the period (many of which are part of the Museum’s collection).

For details on 2017 programming, see our Events page.

Coming Next on April 24, 2017 :

ROSIE'S MOM: Forgotten Women of the First World War

One hundred years ago, a full generation before Rosie the Riveter, American women rolled up their sleeves and entered war industries where they had never been welcome before. They ran powerful  machinery, learned new skills, and faced the sullen hostility of the men in the shops. In this illustrated lecture, historian Carrie Brown reveals their courage and their hard work, asks what impact “the Great War” had on their lives, and explores how these women helped shape the work that their more famous daughters would do in the next World War.  

(poster- Library of Congress, LC-USZCA-1421)

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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 603-659-7420 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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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.

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"Santa Pub Crawl" -- Saturday December 10th 7-10 pm $20

The 2016 Fezziwig Ball, -- Saturday Dec 3rd at the Newmarket Millspace -- $25 each