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!
7 pm at the Newmarket Town Hall Auditorium, 186 Main Street, Newmarket, NH
For the remainder of the year to schedule a private or a group tour, just email us at: email@example.com
Matt Swietzer manages the “The Outlaws” softball team (which evolved from the town baseball team). The team plays in the “over 35” Newmarket Softball League & the team has many Newmarket Dads & Coaches on the roster. Matt made an inquiry about the history of the team after one of his friends saw an Outlaws baseball uniform on display in the museum. He writes, “I know we’ve been playing at least back to the 1970s but I have had the team for 13 years after Dave Sanborn “handed me the keys”. Last Sunday, we finally won the championship in what is a competitive league. My understanding is it is the first championship for Newmarket’s oldest team in this league.
This uniform was donated by the family of Gerard Mongeon (1923-2019) who played for the Newmarket “Rams” and “Outlaws”.
The team was sponsored by Rene’s Sports, an athletic sports store owned and operated by Rene Peter Levesque from his barbershop on Main Street after WW II. Rene was a WW I veteran, known about town as “Pete” and was a pitcher for the Legion team in the 20’s and 30’s.
(photo: Gerard E. Mongeon, Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient, who served in WWII as an infantryman in the 79th Infantry Division in France and Belgium in 1944)
Alongside his unfiorm Gerard maintained a Baseball scrapbook with complete stats and newspaper clippings bewteen 1939 - 1950. In his extensive record keeping, there is no mention of the Outlaws winning a championship.
Matt’s Team of 2022 may very well have been the first!
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.
(photo: the old Elm Block in 1905, at the corner of Elm Street & Nichols Avenue, a scene of adultrous rage, revenge, and bloody murder)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Your inquiry will be returned as soon as possible.
Books are available and can be purchased on line with PayPal—or contact us via email at
If shipped — add additional shipping & handling fee of $12 for 1st class mail
All proceeds from the sale of this book by the New Market Historical Society help with the preservation of our collection.
We greatly appreciate your membership and donations, and look forward to seeing you at our meetings and events.