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 will be closed during the July 4th Weekend.

We will reopen Sunday , July 10th 11am until 3 pm

Our Meetings and Programs will be held  the third Monday of the Month 

 —-  July thru October  at the Newmarket Town Hall Auditorium, 186 Main Street, Newmarket, NH

Our  Next Meeting will be Monday, July 18th -   7 pm


To schedule private group tours or open houses — email us at:  newmarketnh.historicalsociety@gmail.com 


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.  



The following courtesy photograph was taken  April, 2022 by Matthew Lieb  and posted on his facebook page.  Matthew has shared with us his unique perspective of the Library taken from the old Penstock  under the  NMCo. cotton warehouse (later owned by Bayside Distributors) on the Lamprey River just above the dam. 

Coming Next on July 18, 2022 :

Henry Wada Testimonial

Veteran Jockey Henry Wadja, age 39,  died of injuries sustained when he fell from his horse and was kicked in the chest at the start of the second race at Rockingham Park on July 28, 1973.

Henry was honored in 1960 by the New England Turf Writers Association for the  life-saving aid he gave to a fellow jockey during a trackside fall.   Henry was  well known to racing enthusiasts throughout the New England Area, and set a world’s record at Rockingham on September 5, 1958, covering a mile and 60 yards in the time of 1:39.5 aboard the horse “Mark Anthony”.  That record held for almost 13 years, broken in 1971.

Family members Cathy Zocchi and Karen Ellis will tell his story and their attempts to have a memorial marker placed in town in his honor.

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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) 

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.

You can pay event admission here


CANCELLED FOR 2022 due to Covid $20 for members; $25 for non members

Cooking Class: at Community Church


Santa Pub Crawl