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New Hampshire Favorites

Page Belting Company weathervane
Page Belting Company weathervane, unidentified maker, Concord, NH, 1893. New Hampshire Historical Society Collection.

We all have favorite people, places, and objects. Some conjure up memories and others may simply appeal to our values or visual sensibilities. Look around your home or your community for a favorite place or a familiar object. All of these people, places, and objects elicit stories or associations. Many are cherished and passed down by generations of people.

The Society has been saving, preserving, and sharing New Hampshire’s history for nearly two hundred years. You might ask why are these objects and materials here? Why are they important? Join us as we look at some favorite objects from the collections and their stories in the exhibition New Hampshire Favorites. You’ll find some familiar, while others are new and surprising.

What You'll See

Among the diverse group of objects featured in the exhibition is a mammoth weathervane that was atop the tower of the Page Belting Company factory in Concord for more than a century. The Society has recently acquired this custom-made copper and iron weathervane in the shape of a belt and pulley that stood on the city’s skyline as a symbol of belts manufactured and sold around the world. New Hampshire Favorites will be on view through May 3, 2009.

Plan Your Visit Today

The Museum of New Hampshire History is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m. The museum is also open Monday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from July 1 through October 15, and in the month of December.

Admission is $5.50 for adults; $4.50 for seniors; $3 for children 6-18, with a family maximum of $17. Children under 6 and members of the New Hampshire Historical Society are admitted free.

Directions

The Museum of New Hampshire History is located at 6 Eagle Square in downtown Concord, NH. Telephone: 603/228-6688

Take Interstate 93 to Exit 14. Northbound -- turn left at the light at the end of the exit ramp; Southbound -- turn right at the light at the end of the exit ramp. Stay in the right lane. At North Main Street turn right. Take the next right onto Storrs Street. Pass under a bridge and overhead parking garage; the museum parking lot entrance is on the left just as you begin to emerge from under the overhead parking garage. At the parking lot entrance gate, take a ticket to open the lot gate. After parking, cross Storrs Street to the museum entrance. The museum is a four-story granite building.

Parking is free for museum visitors. Bring your parking lot ticket to redeem for an exit token at the museum reception desks.

About Us

Founded in 1823, 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.

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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 admission to the Society's museum and free use of library research resources are two of the many benefits of membership in the New Hampshire Historical Society. You are invited to join today! Call the membership department at 603/856-0621 or join online.



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New Hampshire Historical Society - Founded 1823