Planned Giving

The mission of the New Hampshire Historical Society is everlasting. As long as there is a New Hampshire, there will be a need to save, preserve, and share its history.

The Society exists today in all its vibrancy due to the contributions of many individuals who have given generously of themselves. We are grateful to generations of Society members who have come before us and together created an institution as enduring as its mission. When you remember the New Hampshire Historical Society in your estate plans, you become a part of this legacy and help ensure the Society's continued well-being for generations to come.

Ways to Give

Remembering the Society through a bequest provision in your will, naming the Society as a beneficiary in an Individual Retirement Account (IRA), or establishing a trust to benefit the Society are all ways of making a planned gift.

The Society's gift acceptance polices outline various gift options. Unless you specify otherwise, planned gifts are invested in the Society's endowment. This policy has served the Society well through the years, preserving the donor's legacy and building the permanent endowment. Unrestricted charitable gifts provide the greatest flexibility in funding the Society's mission for the long term. Named endowment funds and their purposes are listed in our annual report

For more information on sample bequest language for your will, to discuss a specific purpose you have in mind for your gift, or if you have other questions, please contact the Society to arrange for a confidential conversation.

Edward & Julia Tuck Society

The Edward and Julia Tuck Society recognizes those who have included the New Hampshire Historical Society in their estate plans. Edward Tuck (1842–1938) and his wife Julia (1850–1928) underwrote the creation of the Society's landmark building at Park Street (completed in 1911) and made additional gifts that laid the foundation for the Society's endowment. Informing us of your intention to support the Society through your estate makes you an automatic member of the Edward and Julia Tuck Society. This program honors you in your lifetime for future gifts to benefit the Society. Or, you can choose to remain anonymous.

A special event for members of the Edward and Julia Tuck Society will be held on the afternoon of Monday, October 23, 2023, with guest speaker Chase F. Robinson. Chase, the son of past New Hampshire Historical Society board chair John S. Robinson and his wife, Ollie, is the Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art, which together constitute the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

The 2023 Edward and Julia Tuck Society event is generously sponsored by McLane Middleton, PA. Founded in 1919, McLane Middleton is the largest law firm in New Hampshire. It serves clients across New England through offices in Manchester, Concord, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Woburn and Boston, Massachusetts.

Nonprofit Information

The New Hampshire Historical Society is an independent, nonprofit membership organization. The Society is a registered 501c3 nonprofit; Taxpayer Identification Number 02-0233250.


William H. Dunlap
New Hampshire Historical Society
30 Park Street
Concord, NH 03301