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!

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 Arthur Bergerontime of sacrifice, of economic uncertainty, and of devastating illness with the pandemic of 1918.  

Our Holiday Open House

Saturday December 2nd, 2017

A Trip Back to Christmas 100 Years Ago — during the Great War.

Newmarket village life with its struggles and sacrifice, its patriotism and optimism during the war. 

On display are period holiday presents, advertisments and gift packages sent to our men serving in the trenches overseas.



Due to the success of last year’s Santa Pub Crawl,

and all the good will and good cheer our revelers generated downtown,  

we have been asked to hold another event this year…

Soooo….  we have scheduled an 



our Second Santa Pub Crawl.

Saturday, December 9th  7-10 pm

With sponsorship by Smuttynose Brewing Company and participating Newmarket restaurants and bars:


$20 admission — visitation to seven downtown establishments,   a wristband which provides a discounted purchase price for Smuttynose Beer, and prizes for best male and female costume. 

Condition of Entry: Holiday Santa Attire ( which includes:  Mrs. Clause, elf, reindeer, and the occasional puffin); however,  Grinches will be turned away at the door.   All proceeds go to benefit the New Market Historical Society acquisition and preservation program.

Tickets may be purchased via Paypal on this home page.


Coming Next on December 2, 2017 :


Bring your friends and neighbors to the Stone School Museum and enjoy it all decked out in holiday finery. Learn about the history behind many of our holiday traditions, enjoy refreshments, readings from old diaries,  a special display of old toys from our collection, and shop for Newmarket keepsake gifts.  This year’s Christmas Ornament, a hand written Newmarket historic map, or Chris Hyslop’s pictorial book.  All proceeds from this sale go towards the  preservation of our collection of Newmarket artifacts.

Look for the full day’s schedule of events on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Market-NH-Historical-Society/124908584297738

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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.

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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.

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

Santa Pub Crawl -- Sat, Dec 9th. -- 7PM TIL 10 PM. TICKETS $20 EACH