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!
OUR MUSEUM IS NOW OPEN on Sunday afternoons until August 28th from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The museum is free and open to the general public, please join us and view the new upstairs exhibits. We will also be open on Saturday Sep 17th during Oyster Fest.
OUR MONTHLY MEETING PROGRAMS have changed from the traditional 4th Monday of the month to the 4th Sunday afternoon this year — the programs are free and open to the public and begin at 3 p.m. See the list of special events below for dates.
I DO, I DO - Seacoast Brides Say Yes! An Exhibit spanning 200 years from Colonial times to the present —a celebration of wedding gowns and accessories. Sundays, during museum open house hours 1 -3 p.m. June 26th to August 14th, or by appointment.
June 26th - 1 to 3 p.m. — A Wedding Cake Reception- free and open to the public. Weddings, powerful events infused with joy, celebration, ritual, and tradition. For generations past, as for today, weddings are an occasion to look one’s best, with the betrothed purchasing the clothing that their household could afford. The exhibit “I Do, I Do” will present an intimate portrait of several Seacoast brides through period vignettes.
July 10th - 3 p.m.“What the Bride Wore” Dr. Kimberly Alexander - free for members, $5 for non-members
July 31st -2-4 p.m.Victorian Wedding Tea, with the Victorian Lady - at the Newmarket Town Hall - $15 admission
August 14th - 3 p.m. “Wedding Party: A Talk and Taste” - presented by Colonial Table - free for members, $5 for non-members
For more information or request for a private showing of the wedding exhibits, please call 603 292 6561 or 978 729 6652.
Kaylee’s Bakery; Twice a Lady; Kimberly Alexander & Dane Morrison; Colonial Table; Cynthia Designs Sewing Studio; Good Juju by Ceci; Susan Love, Bean Group; Flora Ventures; and the University of New Hampshire Museum and Special Collections.
Tickets available for the Victorian Tea via Pay Pal on our websiste as well as at Good Juju, Cynthia Designs Sewing Studio, Twice a Lady
June 26th 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. our opening Wedding Cake Reception - free & open to the public
July 10th ”What The Bride Wore” presented by Dr. Kimberly Alexander - free for members, $5 for non-members
August 14th ” Wedding Party: A Talk and Taste” presented by Colonial Table - free for members, $5 for non-members
admission to this special event is $15, the tickets can be purchased: on line via PayPal on this website, or by calling 603-292-6561, or 978-729-6652… 0r at Good JuJu, Cynthia Design Sewing Studio*, or Twice A Lady.
We are especially grateful to our sponsors for making this Wedding series possible:
Kaylee’s Bakery, Twice A Lady, Kimberly Alexander & Dane Morrison, Colonial Table, Cynthia Designs Sewing Studio *, Good JuJu by Ceci, Susan Love- Bean Group, Flora Ventures, and the University of New Hampshire Museum and Speical Collections.
* Cynthia Designs Sewing Studio has recently moved to 32 North Main Street, visit their website for more info: http://www.instructables.com/member/cdstudioNH/
Wedding I Do, I Do
an intimate portrait of several Seacoast brides through period vignettesSee 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.