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!
Check our events page for a schedule of programs….
Our first business meeting for 2019 is
Monday March 25th 7:00 p.m. at the Stone School Museum
It will be followed by our presentation on: Newmarket’s Irish Story
(photo: old tintype of Matt Kennedy & his Irish kin)
The following figures are from the US Census Bureau Report - Issued in June 2004:
Irish in America: “Irish” are defined as people who marked their ethnic origin as “Irish” on the Census survey in 1990 and/or 2000.
Massachusetts was first in the country, followed next by New Hampshire, and third by Rhode Island — states with early Irish textile workers.
* Highest number as percentage of region population not total population.
|State/Region (2000 population)||% of Region’s Population||Ethnic Group Population|
|New Hampshire (1,235,786)||19.4||239,742|
|Rhode Island (1,048,319)||18.4||192,8|
According to WMUR in 2013: the highest percentage by town of Irish heritage in the State.
Alton, NH was #1, Newmarket came in as #43.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.