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. 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: Jerry 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.


Holiday Open House at the Stone School Museum

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 refreshments, readings from old diaries, impromptu caroling, roasting chestnuts, a special display of old toys from our collection, and an old-time taffy pull and our Bake Sale.  Don’t forget to shop for Newmarket keepsake gifts —

Bird houses by John Sanders made from the old covered bridge, the newly published Newmarket photographic book by Arcadia, and the early historic map by the late Sylvia Fitts Getchell make for great Christmas gifts. 


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.