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!

2016 marks our 50th Anniversary

We end our 50th year with three holiday events:

Museum Holiday Open House  - Sat. Dec 3rd, 10 am til 3 pm.

Bring your friends and neighbors to the Stone School Museum decked out in its holiday finery.

Learn about the history behind many of our holiday traditions, enjoy refreshments, readings from old diaries,  and our display of old toys from our collection.

Shop for Newmarket keepsake gifts:  Christmas Ornaments, a hand written Newmarket historic map, Chris Hyslop’s Newmarket pictorial book, plates, photographs by Donna Jeanne Chick, and other local items.

  Look for the full day’s schedule of events on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Market-NH-Historical-Society/124908584297738


The 2nd Annual Fezziwig Ball.  

Sat Dec 3rd  6:30 til 10 pm.  At the Millspace, 55 Main Street.

Due to the Dickens of a success of last year’s ball, the Historical Society and the Newmarket Millspace have teamed up again this year to present our 2nd Annual Fezziwig’s Ball.

Doors open at 6:30 pm. Grand March begins at 7, and dancing til 10 o’clock.

Please come in period attire (1812 - 1870), or modern evening dress.  A dessert and beverage intermission with 19th Century delicacies. Admission price $25 per ticket, available via PayPal on this website.


Saturday, December 10th, 2016  7 - 10 p.m.

Participating Bars:

We meet 7 p.m. at Panzanella’s and move to The Joinery, Stone Church, River Works, Jonny Boston’s, and end at Polish American Club

Tickets: $20, all proceeds to the New Market Historical Society.

 Required: Santa or elve attire   (No Grinches, please !)

You will receive wristbands that entitle you to discounted Henniker beers.  Prizes awarded for best male and female outfits.

A fun and Safe event, one that is based on Newmarket’s rich history of rum, cider mills, taverns, and distilleries.  Once upon a time, downtown Newmarket had 5 churches and 22 taverns!  

Purchase Tickets via PayPal  on this home page.




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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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or donate any amount

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.

You can pay event admission here

"Santa Pub Crawl" -- Saturday December 10th 7-10 pm $20

The 2016 Fezziwig Ball, -- Saturday Dec 3rd at the Newmarket Millspace -- $25 each