We are dedicated to increasing public understanding and enthusiasm for our local history. Our mission is to provide a central location where we can store, introduce, interpret, and stimulate the study of our town’s history. Our goals are to tell Newmarket’s story, preserve its local artifacts, and sponsor historical events and educational opportunities.
The Society generally meets on the fourth Monday of the month, March through October. We are setting our 2015 calendar — to be posted when finalized..
From our October Monthly Meeting —
The Historical Society thanks the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) Commander Kevin Ernest and past Commander Bill Ernest for their recent presentation, and for the SAL’s continuing efforts in locating and reclaiming the neglected burial sites of our veterans.
(photo: Gerry Mongeon at the newly restored old Norton Cemetery on South Main Street.
Each year before Memorial Day the SAL flag veteran’s graves in the smaller family cemeteries in the outskirts of town. With the approval of landowners, they have restored some of the older burial sites which have been overgrown and neglected. The town has many veterans buried in these hidden and out-of-the-way graveyards dating back to the Revolutionary War. The SAL resets headstones and make these forgotten gravesites visible and accessible by cutting down trees, removing brush, and creating pathways. It is through their efforts that our history is preserved, and those who served our country from the Revolution to the present day won’t be forgotten.
Saturday December 6th 10 am-3 pm
Bring your friends and neighbors to the Stone School Museum and enjoy it all decked out in holiday finery. Learn about the history behind many of our holiday traditions, enjoy traditional French Canadian holiday treats, readings from old diaries, impromptu caroling, a special display of old toys from our collection, and an old-time taffy pull and our Bake Sale.
See our Special Doll Collection —
Decades of Dolls 1860s-2014
Don’t forget to shop for Newmarket keepsake gifts —
Bird houses by John Sanders made from the old covered bridge, Christopher Hislop’s 2014 Newmarket photographic history published by Arcadia, or the definitive Newmarket history book and early historic maps by the late Sylvia Fitts Getchell make for great holiday gifts.
Our Museum, 3 Granite St, atop Zion Hill
is now closed for the season.
For a special showing or more information / email address:
or call (603) 659 3866
$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.
Once gone, we will not be re-ordering.
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.