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!


Coming Next on December 5, 2015 :

First Annual Fezziwig's Ball

Doors open at 6:30pm - The Grand March begins promptly at 7pm - Dancing until 10pm

Music and Dance instruction by The Fiddling Thomsons

Dessert and Beverage intermission featuring 19th century delicacies
Special edition 19th century cask-style Smuttynose Beer served only at this event

Period attire requested (1812-1870) or modern evening dress
Prizes for the best period attire

Address: 55 Main Street, Newmarket, NH

Get tickets: $25/person

Fezziwig's Ball

Newmarket Winter Scene

Photograph by

Donna-Jeanne Chick,

 now made into a

Christmas ornament available for Sale at the Stone School Museum

Added Photo 11/15/2015 —  November Sunset over Elm StreetNovember Sunset over Elm Street

Coming Next on December 5, 2015 :


Bring your friends and neighbors to the Stone School Museum and enjoy it all decked out in holiday finery. Learn about the history behind many of our holiday traditions, enjoy refreshments, readings from old diaries, baked goods,  a special display of old toys from our collection, and shop for Newmarket keepsake gifts.  This year’s Christmas Ornament, a hand written Newmarket historic map, or Chris Hyslop’s pictorial book.  All proceeds from this sale go towards the  preservation of our collection of Newmarket artifacts. Look for the full day’s schedule of events on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Market-NH-Historical-Society/124908584297738

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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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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.