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.  

                             (photo: Arthur Bergeron, WW I)

 

New — A Special Fundraiser for the New Market Historical Society

Pints and Pierogi  -

Thursday Oct 5th, 6-7:30pm

at the Polish American Club,  Central Street

Sponsored by the Polish Club and

the Deciduous Brewing Company

Admision - $10 

5 pierogi and a pint of Deciduous beer

Tickets Available At The Door

Plus a brief presentation:

Newmarket’s rich history of Taverns & Drink

The Historical Society thanks the Polish Club and Deciduous Brewing Company for opening their kitchens & taps for this event. 

(all proceeds go to benefit the New Market Historical Society acquisition program)  

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Members of the Newmarket High Class of 1967  -

visiting the museum on Sept. 23rd, during their 50th reunion  weekend                                                                                                             

 

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The  New Market Historical Society sadly says farewell to William White who died August 5th.

Bill was very much involved in the Historical Society.  He was on the Board of Directors for many years, and  volunteered his carpentry skills in laying floors and working on any assortment of projects.  He never hestitated to share suggestions, always with a joke and a smile,  he will be missed. 


Coming Next on October 23, 2017 :

THE 1918 FLU PANDEMIC


This presentation covers the 1918 flu pandemic (Spanish Flu) that spread across the world. While World War I did not cause the flu, the close troop quarters and massive troop movements hastened
the pandemic and probably both increased transmission and augmented mutation; it may also have increased the lethality of the virus. It is estimated that 10% to 20% of those who were infected died - 3% to 6% of the entire global population. This pandemic has been described as “the greatest medical holocaust in history” and may have killed more people than the Black Death.

The presenter will address the affect this pandemic had on the town of Newmarket:

In one week alone in October, 1918  there were nine deaths and 25 new cases developed. That was one week in one small town in one corner of the country…image  that magnified world-wide.  

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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.


Newmarket (Images of America) 

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

newmarketnh.historicalsociety@gmail.com

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.


Support Historical Society!

Become a Member
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

Pints and Pierogi -- Thursday Oct 5th 2017 6 -7:30 pm $10