Programs & Events Calendar

New Hampshire Historical Society Currently Closed

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the New Hampshire Historical Society is closed to the public. In addition, all public programming for the spring of 2020, including the Society’s annual meeting, has been postponed. The health and safety of our members, visitors, and staff are of paramount importance to us, and we hope that by postponing all large gatherings we help slow the spread of COVID-19 in New Hampshire. We will reopen when it is safe, and we plan to schedule new dates for the postponed programs. We hope you will join us when they are offered in the coming year. All of these dates will be well advertised through the Society’s usual communication channels. In the meantime, please continue to 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. We also encourage you to contact staff via our Contact Us form or email. All of us at the Society extend our best wishes for your well-being as we weather this pandemic.

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. -- POSTPONED (new date has not yet been scheduled)
New Hampshire Historical Society Annual Meeting


Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13, 2020, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord

Boot Camp Workshop: New Hampshire History Institute
Learn more about the state you love! The New Hampshire Historical Society presents the New Hampshire History Institute for upper elementary educators. This boot camp in New Hampshire history will include sessions on the Abenaki, early colonial settlement, American Revolution, tourism, immigration, and the presidential primary; age-appropriate social studies and ELA methodology; and an introduction to "Moose on the Loose: Social Studies for Granite State Kids" the new state social studies curriculum for upper elementary grades, created by the New Hampshire Historical Society. "Moose on the Loose" integrates high-quality social studies instruction with English language arts, math, and science requirements. Attendees will receive a stipend of $150 for the four-day workshop. Participants of this workshop must be public or private school educators in New Hampshire. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Register online through Eventbrite.com or contact Professional Development Coordinator Katie Corbett at kcorbett@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0644 for more information.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord
One-Day Workshop: Introduction to the “Moose”

Explore the new state social studies curriculum, "Moose on the Loose: Social Studies for Granite State Kids." Developed by the New Hampshire Historical Society for upper elementary students and educators, this new curriculum provides: lesson plans, explainer videos, inquiry resources, curated primary source sets, and resources for learning and implementing social studies methods – all available online, free of charge. "Moose on the Loose" integrates high-quality social studies instruction with English language arts, math, and science requirements. Educators attending this workshop will navigate the new online curriculum, becoming familiar with the wealth of resources offered for teachers and students. Educators will sample several lesson plans and activities from "Moose on the Loose." Attendees will receive a stipend of $25 for the workshop. Participants of this workshop must be public or private school educators in New Hampshire. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Register online through Eventbrite.com or contact Professional Development Coordinator Katie Corbett at kcorbett@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0644 for more information.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord
One-Day Workshop: New Hampshire and the American Revolution

The New Hampshire Historical Society presents a professional development opportunity focusing on New Hampshire and the American Revolution, a one-day workshop for upper elementary educators. Refresh your knowledge of the American Revolution and learn about New Hampshire's role in it, all while exploring ready-made lesson plans, projects, and activities you can introduce to your students in the coming school year. The workshop includes instruction in "Moose on the Loose: Social Studies for Granite State Kids," the new online statewide curriculum that is being adopted all over New Hampshire. "Moose on the Loose" integrates high-quality social studies instruction with English language arts, math, and science requirements. Attendees will receive stipends of $25 for the one-day workshop. Participants of this workshop must be public or private school educators in New Hampshire. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Register online through Eventbrite.com or contact Professional Development Coordinator Katie Corbett at kcorbett@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0644 for more information.

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord
One-Day Workshop: Lesson Writing Workshop

Join the New Hampshire Historical Society staff for a lesson writing workshop! This workshop is open to upper elementary educators interested in integrating more social studies into their classrooms. Morning sessions include how to use an Inquiry Design Model and a Primary Source Set; a review of age-appropriate social studies and how it can be integrated with ELA instruction; and a chance to sample social studies lesson plans and activities. In the afternoon, educators will have a chance to write their own social studies lesson plans. Participants of this workshop must be public or private school educators in New Hampshire. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Register online through Eventbrite.com or contact Professional Development Coordinator Katie Corbett at kcorbett@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0644 for more information.