Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the Society is closed to the public. The health and safety of our members, visitors, and staff are of paramount importance to us. We will reopen when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, please enjoy New Hampshire's history through our website, which presents the Timeline of New Hampshire History, online exhibits, digital and audio versions of Historical New Hampshire, and access to the Society’s collections through the integrated museum and library catalog. Also enjoy our audio tour of the Society's Park Street building, introduction to exhibitions, and interactive activities for kids. Although designed for use while touring the Society, this resource can be accessed from anywhere and viewed on a smartphone, tablet, or desktop computer.
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.
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.