We Wish To Thank All Those Who Came Out  in December for our 4th Annual Santa Pub Crawl.  Thank You for Your Support.

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!


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 at the Town Hall on April 19th, the Sunday following Easter.     

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


Our first Meeting for 2020 will be held at the Newmarket Town Hall  

Monday, March 23rd  7:00 p.m.

After a brief business meeting our first program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities.

Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki performs his

 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 who is 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 their stories with tunes from Ireland that made their way into New England’s musical repertoire, played on his fiddle or guitar.


The Primary Will Be Over, The Phone Calls Will Have Stopped. 

Let St. Patrick’s Day Linger.   Come and Enjoy The Music.   


The Board of Directors is in the process of finalizing this year’s programs.  The major change this year is that all our meetings will be held at the Newmarket Town Hall Auditorium, 186 Main Street.  As our membership has grown, we find that the Museum has become a tight fit.  To better accommodate our patrons the move to the Town Hall solves several issues: more available parking, handicapped assessibilty, and a temperature controlled space.

The Museum Itself Will Be Open in Conjunction With the Newmarket Farmers Market  on SUNDAY MORNINGS  9 a.m. til 12:30 p.m.  Starting June 14th  (Flag Day).

Coming Next on March 23, 2020 :

SONGS OF EMIGRATION: Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music

Our first program is sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities.

Through traditional music Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki, a frequent headliner at the Stone Church, a teacher and historian displays in the context of these songs, the Irish immigrant experience that evolved  into New England’s musical repertoire.

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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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Santa Pub Crawl

SAT, DEC 14, 2019 7-11 p.m. $ 20 per ticket