|Two rare Revolutionary War flags from the Second New Hampshire Regiment of the Continental Line are among the items on display at the Society. The flags, captured by the British Ninth Regiment of Foot on July 8, 1777, at Fort Anne in New York, were packed into the personal baggage of the British commander Lieutenant Colonel John Hill, and shipped to England where they were passed down through Hill's family. In 1912, Edward Tuck, the philanthropist who donated funds to build the Society's 1911 headquarters building, learned that the flags were for sale in London, and he purchased them for the Society.
Exhibition Gallery Closed for Renovations
The New Hampshire Historical Society's exhibition gallery is currently closed for climate control and energy-efficiency renovations. During the renovations visitors are welcome to enjoy the architecture of our landmark 1911 building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Admission to the Society's historic building is free during renovations.
Two new exhibitions, Discovering New Hampshire and Remembrance and Reality: Landscape Paintings of New Hampshire, will open in October 2015.
More About the New Hampshire Historical Society's Museum
The New Hampshire Historical Society is the independent nonprofit that saves, preserves, 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. You are invited to join today and enjoy the many benefits membership provides. Call the membership department at 603-856-0621 or use our convenient and online membership form.