Welcome to New Market Historical Society

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. See our 2014 calendar for a listing of our events — exact dates, times, and locations. The public is always welcome to attend our educational meetings, which are free except for select special events.


MONDAY’S MONTHLY MEETING   October 27th  7 pm

Reclaiming our Veterans’ Gravesites

Each year before Memorial Day the Sons of American Legion (SAL) decorate veteran’s graves with flags in some 50 smaller family plot cemeteries around and in the outskirts of town.  With the approval of landowners, they  have restored our older cemeteries that have been overgrown and neglected over the years.  The town has many veterans buried in these old, hidden and out-of-the-way graveyards dating back to the Revolutionary War!  The SAL upright headstones and make these forgotten gravesites visible and accessible by cutting down trees, removing brush, and creating pathways.  They will be discussing those sites which they have restored, our veterans buried there, and those which they plan to restore in the future.

(photo: gravestone of Parker Wilson, veteran of the War of 1812) 


November Quilt exhibit rescheduled —

Due to several requests, our previously planned “Newmarket’s Quilt Exhibit”,

which was scheduled for a one day showing in November,

has been rescheduled into a full monthly program for Oct  2015. 

(photo of quilt by Abigail Shackford, original quilt at the New Hampshire Historical Society)

 Stone School Museum

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


   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.

Once gone, we will not be re-ordering. 



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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.