Programs & Events Calendar

All in-person programs will be held at the New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord, unless otherwise noted.

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The wearing of face masks is optional for all staff and visitors.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022, noon to 4 p.m.
Members Tour: Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter

Our popular annual member tour offers a unique opportunity to explore one of New Hampshire’s most hallowed educational institutions. This year, members are invited to join the New Hampshire Historical Society on a visit to Phillips Exeter Academy (PEA), one of the oldest secondary schools in the country. Founded in 1781, the school has shaped generations of the nation’s leaders in a wide variety of fields, including such figures as Daniel Webster, Franklin Pierce, Robert Todd Lincoln, George Plimpton, Gore Vidal, Dan Brown, and Mark Zuckerberg. The day begins at the Exeter Inn for lunch and a talk by history instructor emeritus Jack Herney, who will discuss the history of the school. During his more than 40 years at Phillips Exeter, Herney served in a variety of academic and administrative capacities, from history instructor and dean of faculty to commissioner of Club Basketball. Next up, we’ll enjoy a walking tour of PEA’s beautiful campus, followed by a visit with PEA archivist Magee Lawhorn who will share with us more of the school’s multifaceted history and materials from the school’s collections. Please note: Attendees must be comfortable walking a few miles to participate in this event. The registration fee for Society members is $55 per person. Nonmembers are welcome to join the group with a registration fee of $105 per person, which includes a one-year Society membership. Space is limited, and registration is required. To register, visit or contact Visitor Services Coordinator Katie Corbett at 603-228-6688 or