Programs & Events Calendar

All programs and events are held at the New Hampshire Historical Society's headquarters building, located at 30 Park Street, Concord, unless otherwise noted.

Friday, May 31, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Statewide Preservation Conference

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance will hosts it biennial conference, “Preserving Community Character: Critical Issues and Opportunities,” and its 2019 Preservation Awards on Friday, May 31, at the Littleton Opera House in Littleton. The keynote speaker is Thompson M. Mayes, vice president and senior counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Mayes is the author of “Why Old Places Matter: How Historic Places Affect Our Identity and Well-Being.”  Register on Eventbrite or by calling 603-224-2281. To learn more, visit www.nhpreservation.or​g. Organizational partners supporting this event include AIA New Hampshire, Association of Historical Societies of NH,  AARP NH, Littleton Historical Society, NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, Bureau of Historic Sites, NH Division of Historical Resources, New Hampshire Historical Society, Land and Community Heritage Investment Program, NH Municipal Association, Plan New Hampshire, and Stay Work Play NH.

Tuesday, June 4, through Saturday, June 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free Admission

In conjunction with the New Hampshire State House Bicentennial Week Celebration, the New Hampshire Historical Society will offer free admission from Tuesday, June 4, through Saturday, June 8, 2019. Among the many events scheduled for the week, Wednesday, June 5 has been designated as New Hampshire Cultural History Day. There will be programming on the State House lawn from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., involving various ethnic communities (Native American, Greek, French, Somali, Indonesian, etc.), and various craft, musical and dance traditions.

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Free Admission (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Guided Gallery Tours (10 a.m.,11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.)

In conjunction with the New Hampshire State House Bicentennial Week Celebration, the New Hampshire Historical Society will offer free admission and guided gallery tours of its historic Park Street building and exhibitions. Led by a member of the Society’s education or volunteer docent staff, guided gallery tours are 45 minutes long and are appropriate for visitors of all ages. Availability is on a first-come-first-served basis, and tours are capped at 12 people. To schedule a guided tour for an adult group of 12 or more people, see our group tours page or contact Assistant Director of Education and Public Programs Jenn Walton at jwalton@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0645. Youth and school groups of any size must schedule a guided visit in advance.

Friday, June 21, 2019, at noon
Guided Gallery Tour

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 45 minutes long and are appropriate for visitors of all ages. The tour is included in the price of admission to the Society; New Hampshire Historical Society members are admitted for free. Availability is on a first-come-first-served basis, and tours are capped at 12 people. To schedule a guided tour for an adult group of 12 or more people, see our group tours page or contact Assistant Director of Education and Public Programs Jenn Walton at jwalton@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0645. Youth and school groups of any size must schedule a guided visit in advance.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 10 a.m.
Tales of New Hampshire Family Storytime

Sharing stories about the Granite State is a great way to bring families together in a weekly story hour. Each week, a storyteller will share a classic tale about New Hampshire icons like the Concord coach and the Old Man of the Mountain. The program also includes a visit to the exhibition Discovering New Hampshire to see related museum objects from the Society’s collections, and time for games or arts and crafts. This free program, due to the generosity of Concord Pediatric Dentistry, is a perfect introduction for young children to all the things that make the Granite State a great place to live. The Tales of New Hampshire Family Storytime will run on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. for six weeks (June 25–July 30, 2019.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 10 a.m.
Tales of New Hampshire Family Storytime

Sharing stories about the Granite State is a great way to bring families together in a weekly story hour. Each week, a storyteller will share a classic tale about New Hampshire icons like the Concord coach and the Old Man of the Mountain. The program also includes a visit to the exhibition Discovering New Hampshire to see related museum objects from the Society’s collections, and time for games or arts and crafts. This free program, due to the generosity of Concord Pediatric Dentistry, is a perfect introduction for young children to all the things that make the Granite State a great place to live. The Tales of New Hampshire Family Storytime will run on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. through July 30, 2019.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 10 a.m.
Tales of New Hampshire Family Storytime

Sharing stories about the Granite State is a great way to bring families together in a weekly story hour. Each week, a storyteller will share a classic tale about New Hampshire icons like the Concord coach and the Old Man of the Mountain. The program also includes a visit to the exhibition Discovering New Hampshire to see related museum objects from the Society’s collections, and time for games or arts and crafts. This free program, due to the generosity of Concord Pediatric Dentistry, is a perfect introduction for young children to all the things that make the Granite State a great place to live. The Tales of New Hampshire Family Storytime will run on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. through July 30, 2019.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at 10 a.m.
Tales of New Hampshire Family Storytime

Sharing stories about the Granite State is a great way to bring families together in a weekly story hour. Each week, a storyteller will share a classic tale about New Hampshire icons like the Concord coach and the Old Man of the Mountain. The program also includes a visit to the exhibition Discovering New Hampshire to see related museum objects from the Society’s collections, and time for games or arts and crafts. This free program, due to the generosity of Concord Pediatric Dentistry, is a perfect introduction for young children to all the things that make the Granite State a great place to live. The Tales of New Hampshire Family Storytime will run on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. for six weeks through July 30, 2019.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 10 a.m.
Tales of New Hampshire Family Storytime

Sharing stories about the Granite State is a great way to bring families together in a weekly story hour. Each week, a storyteller will share a classic tale about New Hampshire icons like the Concord coach and the Old Man of the Mountain. The program also includes a visit to the exhibition Discovering New Hampshire to see related museum objects from the Society’s collections, and time for games or arts and crafts. This free program, due to the generosity of Concord Pediatric Dentistry, is a perfect introduction for young children to all the things that make the Granite State a great place to live. The Tales of New Hampshire Family Storytime will run on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. for six weeks through July 30, 2019.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at 10 a.m.
Tales of New Hampshire Family Storytime

Sharing stories about the Granite State is a great way to bring families together in a weekly story hour. Each week, a storyteller will share a classic tale about New Hampshire icons like the Concord coach and the Old Man of the Mountain. The program also includes a visit to the exhibition Discovering New Hampshire to see related museum objects from the Society’s collections, and time for games or arts and crafts. This free program, due to the generosity of Concord Pediatric Dentistry, is a perfect introduction for young children to all the things that make the Granite State a great place to live.

Monday, August 5, 2019, through Friday, August 9, 2019
Teacher Training Workshop: College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework

Learn or deepen your understanding of the C3 Framework with the guidance of Professor John Lee, one of the authors of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards. Participants will receive a C3 Framework instructional book, as well as breakfast and lunch every day.  Continuing education credits are available for those interested.  These workshops are offered by grade span: High School: August 5–6, 2019 (two full days) at $350 per person; Elementary School: August 7, 2019 (one full day) at $90 per person; Middle School: August 8–9, 2019 (two full days) at $350 per person.  The C3 Framework workshops are cosponsored by the New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies. Funding opportunities may be available through Title 2 or Title 4 grants. Please contact Ashley Frame of the New Hampshire Department of Education at ashley.frame@doe.nh.gov or 603-271-6579 for more information. Space is limited and registration is required. Register online at Eventbrite.com. For questions or more information, contact Professional Development Coordinator Katie Corbett at kcorbett@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0644.

Monday, August 12, 2019, through Thursday, August 15, 2019
Teacher Training Workshop: New Hampshire History Institute

Learn more about the state you love and expand your social studies skills! This four-day workshop, targeted for educators of grades 3–5, provides an overview of New Hampshire history, covering topics like colonial and revolutionary New Hampshire, immigration, industrialization, and tourism. Explore the new elementary social studies curriculum, Moose on the Loose, which uses state history to teach ELA, math, science, and social studies. This free, online curriculum, created by the New Hampshire Historical Society, will be available in Fall 2019.  Participants will receive stipends of $150 for participating in the four-day program. Breakfast and lunch are included, and continuing education credits are available for those interested. The New Hampshire History Institute is cosponsored by the New Hampshire Council for the Social Studies.  Space is limited and registration is required. Register online at Eventbrite.com. For questions or more information, contact Professional Development Coordinator Katie Corbett at kcorbett@nhhistory.org or 603-856-0644.