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 50th Anniversary of the New Market Historical Society

We will be celebrating throughout the year with programs specific to the town’s history. 

The Board of Directors welcomes all Society Members to a cake and champagne celebration on Sunday afternoon, April 24th from 2 to 3 p.m.. There will also be a reveal of  the re-organization of some of our upstairs exhibits.


Following the festivities, at 3 p.m. there will be a brief business meeting, and our special anniversary program led by Michael Provost —  The founding of the New Market Historical Society in 1966, and the beginnings of the New Market Militia.

This portion of the program is free and open to the General public.  



Coming Next on May 22, 2016 :

Through the eyes of the children and child labor

The Museum is open on Sunday 1 -3 pm.

The May monthly program follows with a look at Newmarket’s youth and child labor thru the past several hundred years.  This will also be an overview of individual student achievements,  a look at the young men who left High School to fight during WW II, youth community activism in the 1950’s,  student environmental research in the 1990’s, as well as student philanthropic work in 2015. 

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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


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.