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!
Participants registered at 7 p.m. at The Polish American Club before heading out to visit our other eight participating business: The Joinery, La Catrina, The Stone Church, The Riverworks, Oak House, Jonny Boston’s, Panzanella’s and Deciduous Brewing.
Holiday Spirits abounded on Main Street as groups darted in and out of restuarants before returning to the Polish American Club for final festivities:
The Santa Pub Crawl has proven to be a popular, fun and safe event, one that is based on Newmarket’s rich history of rum, taverns, distilleries and cider mills. Sponsored in part by the Smuttynose Brewing Company. We thank those participating for their support of the NEWMARKET HISTORICAL SOCIETY!
Proceeds for this event help in the preservation of Newmarket’s artifacts and documents.
The Board of Directors wishes to thank all who visited the museum during our Holiday Open House on Dec 1st. Members, friends and neighbors turned out to support the Stone School Museum and enjoy refreshments, and our displays of old toys and dolls, antique tools, farm implements, school and sporting goods.
(photos by David LeGault, New Market Historical Society)
In the re-enactment of the 1918 Newmarket Armistice Day Parade, the bells of the Mills, the Newmarket Community Church, and St. Mary Church rang out 100 times, as an escorted procession left the library to the Riverworks Tavern. The Newmarket Police escorted the American Legion and Sons of American Legion Honor Guard in the celebration of Armistice Day. Following behind was our own historic Chateau Thierry Barracks flag from the Newmarket VFW, an effigy of the Kaiser (carried in a Newmarket Manufacturing Company crate), some rope, and a make shift
callithumpian band made up of Boy Scouts and citizens celebrating Peace and the end of WAR. The bells were drowned out by the many home-made instruments of the revelers; and as they came down Main Street, they were met by a flag waving congregation from the Community Church. As in 1918, after being strung up to a lampost, the Kaiser effigy met his demise in a burst of flames. An Open House and WW I display of artifacts in the Legion Hall, and a brief ceremony commemorated those veterans who lost their lives during the war.
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.