First editions of the History of New-Hampshire, 1784, 1791, and 1792, by Jeremy Belknap (1744–98), New Hampshire Historical Society, gift of John Farmer.
Important Information About Library Collections Access
Portions of the New Hampshire Historical Society’s archives and special collections will be closed to researchers effective March 18, 2015, through September 8, 2015. (The reopening date is subject to change.) This closure is to accommodate installation of important climate control and energy efficiency renovations at our historic Park Street headquarters. Collections not accessible during the renovations include all manuscripts, maps, broadsides, oversized and encased photographs, glass plate and photographic film negatives, ephemera, audiovisual materials, and newspapers not on microfilm.
The Society’s library reading room remains open its regular schedule of Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and researchers will still have access to the Society’s extensive book, photographic print, and microfilm collections. For more information about research resources accessible during the renovations please contact Reference Librarian/Archivist Malia Ebel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-856-0641.
The climate control and energy efficiency upgrades are made possible through generous support to the New Hampshire Historical Society’s capital campaign, including a Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program. Other key priorities underwritten by the capital campaign include: digitization of the Society’s collections to make them more widely available; implementation of the online New Hampshire History Network to facilitate the sharing of collections by local historical societies around the state; additions to the endowment; and two new exhibitions opening in October 2015 at the Society’s Park Street headquarters.
Location and Hours
New Hampshire Historical Society
30 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301
Tuesday through Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The library and museum collections catalogs are available online, as are many finding aids for the library collections.
Admission to the New Hampshire Historical Society's research library is $7 for adults. Children under 18 and members of the New Hampshire Historical Society are admitted free. Full-time students and active military personnel and their families also are admitted free with valid I.D.
The New Hampshire Historical Society's staff is prepared to assist you in general research on New Hampshire history and genealogy by using any sources found in our library or museum. Research services can be ordered online and by telephone or mail. For details see the Research Services
page or call the library reference staff at 603-856-0641.
Photocopy charges are 35 cents per page for nonmembers and 25 cents for members plus a service charge of $7 for mailing or fax.
The New Hampshire Historical Society is the independent nonprofit that saves, preserve, and shares New Hampshire history. The Society serves thousands of children and adults each year through its museum, library, educational programs, and award-winning publications.
The New Hampshire Historical Society is not a state-funded agency. All of the Society's programs and services are made possible by dues and contributions from individuals, foundations, and businesses. Free use of library research resources is one of the many benefits of membership. You are invited to join today! Call the membership department at 603-856-0621 or use our convenient and secure online membership form.