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!


Our August and September programs have been rescheduled to next year due to public health concerns of the Corona Virus spread.    

Our Tea and Program on Newmarket’s Uppity Women will be held next year.


We are pleased to announce that Proulx Oil and Propane, 1 Simons Lane, Newmarket  will again sponsor 2020’s  Sunday Afternoon Tea to be held 2 p.m. at the Town Hall on September 13th.     

—-  Another Newmarket Business, Chinburg Builders, generously donated funds for our efforts to acquire new artifacts and preserve those manuscripts, diaries, letters, and articles already in our collection.  



Our meetings will be held at the Newmarket Town Hall Auditorium, 186 Main Street

To better accommodate our patrons, the move to the Town Hall solves several issues: more available parking, handicapped assessibilty, and a temperature controlled space.

Our tentative plans for the museum’s  Open House will beginning June 14th, the Stone School Museum in conjunction with the Sunday morning Farmer’s Market (9 am till 12:30 pm). 


Photos taken 9:30 pm on Friday, May 8th

The streets on Friday night

— had never been so empty

Coming Next on November 9, 2020 :

SONGS OF EMIGRATION: Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music

Through traditional music Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki relays some of the adventures, misadventures, and emotions experienced by Irish emigrants.  The focus is on songs about leaving Ireland, sometimes focusing on the reasons for leaving (a man driven from his land by English persecution), sometimes revealing what happened upon arrival (an immigrant drafted into the Union army during the Civil War), and sometimes exploring the universal feeling of homesickness of a stranger in a strange land (a factory worker in London missing his home in County Clare).

The presenter discusses the historical context of these songs, interspersing the stories with tunes from Ireland that made their way into New England’s musical repertoire, played on his fiddle or guitar.

This Program is sponsored by NH Humanities 


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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.

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SUN, Sep 13, 2020 afternoon 2 pm $20 for members; $25 for non members

Cooking Class: at Community Church

SAT, Nov 14, 2020 1-5 pm

Santa Pub Crawl

SAT, Dec 5, 2020 6:30-11 pm