A visit to the New Hampshire Historical Society, located at 30 Park Street in Concord, is a great way to reinforce student learning in a stimulating environment. Upon entering the monumental rotunda of the Society's historic 1911 building, students will see iconic objects and images of New Hampshire's history, including the original eagle that once sat atop the state capitol, portraits of royal governors, and a rare Revolutionary War flag of the Second New Hampshire Regiment.
In the exhibition Discovering New Hampshire, on view in the second-floor gallery, students will learn about people, places, and events in New Hampshire history through a rich assortment of museum objects and archival materials from the Society's collections. In a hands-on activity, held in the Society's auditorium, students will use artifacts to delve into how everyday life in New Hampshire has changed over time.
New Hampshire Socials Studies Frameworks supported in a guided visit to the New Hampshire Historical Society:
Part I Themes
B. Civil ideals, practices, and engagement
C. People, places, environments -- relationship between people and place
G. Historical impact of science and technology on society
Part II Essential Skills
- Differentiating past, present, future, and changes over time
- Detecting cause and effect
- Evaluating sources of information
- Creating and testing generalizations and theses
- Expressing ideas clearly
- Comprehend and critique
- Value evidence, and be able to cite evidence
- Understand other perspectives
- Demonstrate flexible communication and collaboration
$4 per participant (students and adults); $48 minimum charge.
One adult is admitted free of charge for every 10 students. Additional adults, including school staff, pay $4 each.
Our letter confirming your reservation will indicate the number of free adult admissions we have allotted you for your visit. Chaperones and teachers are expected to assist the Society's educational staff with supervision and must remain with their groups at all times.
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