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 recently began a family genealogy section with information supplied by town residents over the years, as well as those created through our own research. People from across the country have contacted us looking for family connections and have submitted their own family trees as well, which are now housed in the Stone School Museum.
We welcome all our members and visitors to share their family stories of journey and struggle.
Check our events page for a schedule of our 2019 programs….
Judge J. Bartlett Griffin’s rolltop desk, which for decades was the invoice-covered anchor in Griffin’s Hardware Store on South Main Street …
and a very large 1880s conical antique screw rack which was also used for over 100 years at the Griffin’s. Both items were donated to the Stone School Museum by Rolfe Voltaire, former owner of the hardware store.
This year’s tea is a special fund raiser for the Stone School Museum’s acquisition and collection projects.
“The great thing about collecting stories is they’re free and you don’t have to dust them. Stories speak to us of community. They hold our history and reflect our identity.”
Rebecca Rule — New Hampshire storyteller, teacher and author.
Rebecca Rule has made it her mission over the last 20 years to collect stories of New Hampshire, especially those that reflect what’s special about this rocky old place. She’ll tell some of those stories —her favorites are the funny ones—and she’ll invite audience members to contribute a few stories of their own.
We are honored to have Rebbeca share with us her unique collection of humor and stories which many times teeter between truth and fantasy.
Rule’s Rules: (Becky has a few mottos by which she maintains her sanity):
“No thank you. I’ve got enough crazy on my plate already.”
“You can’t control the others.”
“That’s right, too.”
“Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story.”
“Anything worth doing is worth doing badly for as long as it takes.”
“It’s not time to worry about that yet.”
“Above all, be kind.”See all events
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 email@example.com. Your inquiry will be returned as soon as possible.
$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.
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.