We are dedicated to increasing public understanding and enthusiasm for our local history. Our mission is to provide a central location where we can store, introduce, interpret, and stimulate the study of our town’s history. Our goals are to tell Newmarket’s story, preserve its local artifacts, and sponsor historical events and educational opportunities.
The Society generally meets on the fourth Monday of the month, March through October. See our 2014 calendar for a listing of our events — exact dates, times, and locations. The public is always welcome to attend our educational meetings, which are free except for select special events.
Each year before Memorial Day the Sons of American Legion (SAL) decorate veteran’s graves with flags in some 50 smaller family plot cemeteries around and in the outskirts of town. With the approval of landowners, they have restored our older cemeteries that have been overgrown and neglected over the years. The town has many veterans buried in these old, hidden and out-of-the-way graveyards dating back to the Revolutionary War! The SAL upright headstones and make these forgotten gravesites visible and accessible by cutting down trees, removing brush, and creating pathways. They will be discussing those sites which they have restored, our veterans buried there, and those which they plan to restore in the future.
(photo: gravestone of Parker Wilson, veteran of the War of 1812)
November Quilt exhibit rescheduled —
(photo of quilt by Abigail Shackford, original quilt at the New Hampshire Historical Society)
Our Museum, 3 Granite St, atop Zion Hill
is now closed for the season.
For a special showing or more information / email address:
or call (603) 659 3866
$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.
Once gone, we will not be re-ordering.
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.