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!

The Remaining 2024 Season 

 Newmarket’s 300th Celebration

Planning Now for 2027

Members of the Newmarket 300 Steering Commitee are preparing for the town’s 300th celebration scheduled for 2027. 

The Committee seeks input from the public as they plan this event.

 The next meeting is Wednesday, July 10th, 6-7 pm at Sunrise Sunset Center behind the Police Station.   

 As always , any interested individual, business or organizational representative is welcome to attend on the 10th.


 Next Historical Society Events:

At the Stone School Museum


by Dr. Kimberly Alexander

Aug 6th  6:pm  — Flax in the Revolution

Aug 20th 6:pm  — Early Silk Production


Our last Public Program of the season

Tuesday, September 10th at  7 p.m.

at Newmarket High School, in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the New High School building:

The Evolution of the  Mule as our Mascot

& the Evolution of the High School Yearbook

(artwork by Jonathan Morrill  NHS Class of 1979)


We wish to acknowledge of business partners:

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.  

And… our latest business partner in 2023: 

Seacoast Test Prep, whose private tutoring and classes are offered at The Loft, 125 Main St., Suite E, Newmarket.



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 603-659-3289 and leave a message or via email at newmarketnh.historicalsociety@gmail.com. Your inquiry will be returned as soon as possible.

Newmarket (Images of America) 

$17 for members, $19 for non-members

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.