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!
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 time of sacrifice, of economic uncertainty, and of devastating illness with the pandemic of 1918.
(photo: Arthur Bergeron, WW I)
Plus a brief presentation:
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)
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.
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.See all events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Your inquiry will be returned as soon as possible.
$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.
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.