Given the current health crisis, the Society is closed to the public until at least April 14, 2020. The health and safety of our members, visitors, and staff are of paramount importance to us. We will re-evaluate an opening date as we get closer to April 14. In the meantime, please 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. All of us at the Society extend our best wishes for your well-being as we weather this pandemic.

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Discovering New Hampshire

From an Abenaki dugout canoe to an early snowmobile, the exhibition Discovering New Hampshire shares the history of New Hampshire's people, places, and events through objects, photographs, and documents you can't see anywhere else.

Image of a White Mountain painting

White Mountains in the Parlor: The Art of Bringing Nature Indoors

During the 1800s the natural wonders of the White Mountains attracted artists, photographers, writers, tourists, and entrepreneurs to New Hampshire. The 36 landscape paintings featured in this exhibition reveal stories of White Mountain scenery, of the artists who depicted it, and of the people who owned and cherished these paintings.