About Us

We love New Hampshire. And, we've been saving its history for two centuries.

Since 1823 the New Hampshire Historical Society has been preserving our state's past and telling its stories to each generation. Nowhere will you find a more extensive collection of archives and objects related to New Hampshire's history.

Each year the Society uses its vast collections to serve thousands of members and visitors through our research library, museum, website, publications, exhibitions, and public programs. And, our school programs touch the lives of children from virtually every community across the state.

The Society is an independent, nonprofit, member-supported organization, not a state-funded agency. All of our work to save, preserve, and share New Hampshire's past depends on membership dues and contributions from people like you.

To our members, we say thank you. And, to all others who share our love of New Hampshire, we invite you to discover us today!

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