New Hampshire Historical Society - Founded 1823

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Guided Gallery Tours

The New Hampshire Historical Society's school lessons . . .

  • Bring New Hampshire history to life!
  • Relate to the New Hampshire Social Studies Standards.
  • Are adaptable to all grades.
  • Are approximately one hour in length.
  • Are taught in small groups by professional museum teachers.
  • Involve the use of the Society's exhibitions, hands-on artifacts, activities, or primary resources.
  • Include previews and lesson-related materials to prepare your students.
  • Can accommodate 45 students.

A visit to the New Hampshire Historical Society, located at 30 Park Street in Concord, is a great way to reinforce student learning in a stimulating environment. In the great rotunda of the Society’s historic 1911 building, hands-on activities and guided looking will encourage students to explore architectural elements and ponder the importance of New Hampshire history through the ages. In the Society’s second-floor gallery, featuring the exhibition New Hampshire Then and Now, students will examine photographs and artifacts, looking closely for evidence of how the past was different from today, and how in some ways people and places are still the same.

New Hampshire Social Studies Frameworks supported in a guided school tour at the New Hampshire Historical Society:

Part I Themes

B. Civil ideals, practices, and engagement
C. People, Places, Environments – relationship between people and place
G. Historical impact of science and technology on society

Part II Essential Skills

  • Differentiating past, present, future, and changes over time
  • Detecting cause and effect
  • Evaluating sources of information
  • Creating and testing generalizations and theses
  • Expressing ideas clearly

Specific New Hampshire Geography and History Standards

SSGE:4:2.2 Recognize how physical and human processes together shape places
SSGE:4:3.5 Investigate how humans interact with ecosystems
SSGE: 4:4.1 Recognize distribution of population and its underlying causes
SSGE:4.5 Environment and society
SS:HI:4 Economic systems and technology (transportation, housing, mass production, farm to factory)

Core Standards

  • Comprehend and critique
  • Value evidence, and be able to cite evidence
  • Understand other perspectives
  • Demonstrate flexible communication and collaboration

To Schedule a Guided Tour
Contact Education Services Coordinator Stephanie Fortin at 603-856-0604 or

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New Hampshire Historical Society - Founded 1823