Programs & Events Calendar
Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, the New Hampshire Historical Society's library is open for research by advance appointment only. Visit our Using the Library page to learn more and to make a research reservation. The Society's exhibitions remain closed at this time, and all on-site public programming has been postponed. While the Society’s exhibitions are closed, please enjoy New Hampshire history through our website, which includes a Timeline of New Hampshire History, video lectures, online exhibitions, digital and audio versions of Historical New Hampshire, and access to the Society’s collections through the integrated museum and library catalog. Also enjoy an 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.
Upcoming Virtual Event
Thursday, May 20, 2021, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time
New Hampshire Historical Society Annual Meeting
Though we would love to hold a traditional annual meeting with the auditorium at Park Street filled with Society members, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s meeting will be a live virtual event held via Zoom. We look forward to welcoming members from across New Hampshire and the country to the Society’s first-ever virtual annual meeting. This year’s business meeting will include reports and presentations about the Society’s fiscal year 2020 accomplishments and financial results, nominations to the board of trustees, new additions to the library and museum collections, current programs, and future plans. The annual meeting's featured presentation will be on the collaborative project New Hampshire Now, presented by award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and photo-educator Gary Samson. Inspired by the Farm Security Administration photography documenting life in America during the Great Depression, the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists and the New Hampshire Historical Society joined forces, along with seven other partnering organizations, to undertake a three-year project to photographically record daily life in the state. New Hampshire Now: A Photographic Diary of Life in the Granite State is a 21st-century portrait of the people, places, culture, and events in New Hampshire. The resulting archive of more than 5,000 images will be preserved at the New Hampshire Historical Society, and a representative sampling will be featured in a book and in exhibitions around the state in the fall of 2021. Project Director Gary Samson will speak about the vision and goals for the project and share some of the work of the 46 participating photographers. The annual meeting is free for New Hampshire Historical Society members. Please register online here. If you have questions or need assistance with registering, call 602-228-6688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.