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!
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
To schedule private group tours or open houses — email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.See all events
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 email@example.com. 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.