Exhibitions

Enjoy a guided tour of the New Hampshire Historical Society's historic Park Street building and exhibitions led by a member of the Society's education or volunteer docent staff. Guided gallery tours are offered the second Saturday of the month at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and on the third Friday of the month at 12 noon. The tour is free for New Hampshire Historical Society members and included in the price of paid admission for adult and family audiences. In conjunction with guided tours being offered at the New Hampshire State House on Saturday, December 9, 2017, the Society will offer tours that afternoon at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. See our Programs & Events Calendar for more details.

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Discovering New Hampshire

From an Abenaki dugout canoe to an early snowmobile, the exhibition Discovering New Hampshire shares the history of New Hampshire's people, places, and events through objects, photographs, and documents you can't see anywhere else.

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Making the World Safe for Democracy: Posters of the Great War in New Hampshire

Featuring 15 posters from the Society’s collection, this exhibition examines the use of this popular art form to to shape public opinion and mobilize Americans to fight a distant war. 

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White Mountains in the Parlor: The Art of Bringing Nature Indoors

During the 1800s the natural wonders of the White Mountains attracted artists, photographers, writers, tourists, and entrepreneurs to New Hampshire. The 36 landscape paintings featured in this exhibition reveal stories of White Mountain scenery, of the artists who depicted it, and of the people who owned and cherished these paintings.