Welcome to the New Market Historical Society

We are dedicated to increasing public understanding and enthusiasm for our local history and preservation.  Our mission is to provide a central location, where we can store, introduce, interpret, and stimulate the study of local history. Our goals are 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.  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!

2017 Marks the 100th Anniversary

of the U.S. entry into the Great War

We commemorate that event with a season dedicated to the years 1914-1920.  We look back at life on both the battle front and the home front — a Arthur Bergerontime of sacrifice, of economic uncertainty, and of devastating illness with the pandemic of 1918.  The Stone School Museum’s 2017 July-August Open House Sumer Season features Newmarket’s victory parade of 1918 which celebrated Armistice Day.  Newmarket High School artists will help in the creation of this vignette.  Also on display will be WWI uniforms and military gear, as well as period costumes and posters.  

                                                                                                                  (photo: Arthur Bergeron, WW I)

Knitting Demonstration

On the second Saturday in July and August, Shirley Walker and Susie Beers will hold a knitting demonstration detailing the military apparel that the State expected Newmarket’s Red Cross Chapter to provide for its servicemen. 

Liberty Tea & Fan Display

Due to the popularity of last summer’s Victorian Tea, the Historical Society will hold a Liberty Tea in July, in keeping with the bond-raising events of that same name.  Along with refreshments typical of the era, this event will also feature a display and discussion of ladies’ fans of the period (many of which are part of the Museum’s collection).   Those attending are invited to bring in their own fans from home for appraisal. 

For details on 2017 programming, see our Events page.


Coming Next on June 26, 2017 :


Monday, June 26th, 7 pm


How events in Europe and the Great war affected the daily lifes of the townspeople.


The War took over 180 men (and three women) directly into the Armed Forces, leaving  a void on family farms, in the factories and shops for others to fill.  These are stories of sacrifice and hardships, fellowship and a strengthening of neighborly bonds as written  in headlines and articles published in the Portsmouth Herald and the Newmarket Advertiser.   

(photo: Sidney Greene, WW I)

Presented by Michael Provost, New Market Historical Society Board of Director and local historian

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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 603-659-7420 and leave a message or via email at newmarketnh.historicalsociety@gmail.com. Your inquiry will be returned as soon as possible.

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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.

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Liberty Tea -- Sunday July 30th, 2017 2 pm $10 for members, $15 for non members