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!


2016 marks our 50th Anniversary

OUR MUSEUM IS NOW OPEN on Sunday afternoons until August 28th  from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The museum is free and open to the general public, please join us and view the new upstairs exhibits.  We will also be open on Saturday Sep 17th  during Oyster Fest.

OUR MONTHLY MEETING PROGRAMS  have changed from the traditional 4th Monday of the month to the 4th Sunday afternoon this year — the programs are free and open to the public and begin at 3 p.m. See the list of special events below for dates.

General Meeting &  Program — Sunday, August 28th at 3 p.m.

“Town Meeting in New Hampshire”  by Rebbecca Rule

Rebecca returns with her New Hampshire stories and research from her book, Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, the Present, the Past, and the Future. 

To complement our 50th Anniversary, the Board of Directors sought a special program to deal with local humor.  No better person than Rebecca Rule, who has entertained our membership many times in the past.

This particular program was made possible with a grant from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

  Her program is free and open to the public, refreshments will be provided.

Drawing on research, Rebecca regales audiences with stories of the rituals, traditions and history of town meeting, including the perennial characters, the literature, the humor, and the wisdom of this uniquely New England institution.

 

View of our past Summer Wedding Gown Display

Summer is meant for weddings —

The Historical Society is offering an invitation to Weddings of the Past for a peak at exhibits go to:

https://animoto.com/play/dXp0WWypH1OE21KF6KcmPA?autostart=1

We are especially grateful to our sponsors for making this Wedding series possible:

Kaylee’s Bakery, Twice A Lady, Kimberly Alexander & Dane Morrison, Colonial Table, Cynthia Designs Sewing Studio *, Good JuJu by Ceci, Susan Love- Bean Group, Flora Ventures, and the University of New Hampshire Museum and Speical Collections.

Cynthia Designs Sewing Studio has recently moved to 32 North Main Street, visit their website for more info: http://www.instructables.com/member/cdstudioNH/ 




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OUR PROGRAM CALENDAR FOR 2016:

 


Coming Next on September 25, 2016 :

Newmarket Art

Featuring Newmarket and Seacoast Plein Air Artists

See all events


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

newmarketnh.historicalsociety@gmail.com

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.


Support Historical Society!

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

"Wedding Party: A Talk and Taste" presented by Colonial Table -- Sunday August 14th at the Museum, $5 for non-members

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