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!

The Stone School Museum is closed for the next few months; however,

we will open the museum to private or group tours.

Got Uncle Henry or Aunt Bea coming for an extended visit & don’t know what to do?

 to schedule a visit —

                          just email us at:  newmarketnh.historicalsociety@gmail.com


Congratulations to the Newmarket High School Girls Soccer Team

Newmarket girls soccer wins second straight Division IV championship Friday Night, November 4, 2022


(photos: CAM SAKELAROIS/Special tp Portsmouth Herald) 

Jillian Long (#13) scored the only goal in the game — winning 1-0 over Portsmouth Christian Academy m NH Division IV Girls’ Soccer Champsionship game held in Laconia Nov 4th.

For complete story see Seacoast Online:





In ceremonies held November 16th at the Bank of NH Theater in Concord, NH

The New Market Historical Society was a 2022 recipient of the Spirit of NH Volunteer Award

The Award was in the “Volunteer Champion”  Category 

which recognizes those organizations in the state made up of  entirely of volunteers who donate their time, efforts and resources toward the benefit of the Community.  

The honor was awarded in part for the new Historic Downtown Walking Tour, a two-year-long effort by the Society to make over 300 years of Newmarket’s rich history more accessible and relatable  to the schools and townspeople.

— Another award recipient in the “Senior” category was Kathy Stilwell (also a life member of the Historical Society)  for her contributions to the Sunrise/Sunset Senior Center. 

-The town was well represented!

We wish to thank  Proulx Oil and Propane,  and  Chinburg Builders  who generously donated funds

for our efforts to acquire new artifacts and preserve those manuscripts, diaries, letters, and articles already in our collection.  


Coming Next on December 3, 2022 :

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, Sat. Dec 3rd, 11 am til 3 pm

Holiday Open house

The Stone School Museum will be open to public with a special display of our antique Christmas toys, clothing and “Gifts from Yesteryear”

Join us for the holidays, complimentary refreshments [cookies, hot chocolate and s’mores] and pick up a few stocking stuffers —

New this year /  T-Shirts and Maps of the Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Photo from 2018 Open House, Bottom left George Walker talking to Bucky “Santa” Bailey.   Bucky had been Santa, sitting in his sleigh on Grant Years for decades listening to the holiday wishes from countless Newmarket youth.

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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.

Newmarket (Images of America) 

$17 for members, $19 for non-members

Books are available and can be purchased on line with PayPal—or contact us via email at


If shipped — add additional shipping & handling fee of $12 for 1st class mail  

 All proceeds from the sale of this book by the New Market Historical Society help with 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.