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.

But we aren’t just looking to the past—we also have our eyes on the future. The New Hampshire Historical Society serves thousands of people every year through our library, museum, programs, websites, publications, and exhibitions. And our school programs are teaching the next generation about history, civics, and the fundamental concepts of American government. From kids to seniors and everyone in between, the Society helps us understand who we are and why New Hampshire is a place like no other.

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 join us today!


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