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.

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 2 p.m.
Lecture: Private George Dilboy and the Decisive Battle of World War I

When the Yankee Division was thrown into combat during the terrible summer of 1918, none of its soldiers had more combat experience than Private George Dilboy. Born in the Greek-speaking provinces of the Ottoman Empire, Dilboy had fought in the Balkan Wars as a teenager, and after emigrating to New England, he eagerly volunteered for service in his adopted country shortly before the United States entered World War I. This presentation, given by Professor Dan Breen from Brandeis University on the 100th anniversary of the end of the war, commemorates Dilboy's heroism during that bloody conflict by telling the story of how, in a few moments of astonishing courage, he earned the only Medal of Honor awarded to a New Hampshire resident during the Great War. This program is included in the price of admission to the Society; free for New Hampshire Historical Society members.

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Guided Gallery Tours

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. Find out more about New Hampshire’s “Temple of History” and hear stories about the objects on display. From a 500-year-old dugout canoe to a 1972 Ski-doo, the exhibitions on display at the New Hampshire Historical Society show you things you can’t see anywhere else. Guided gallery tours are 45 minutes long and are appropriate for visitors of all ages. The tour is included in the price of paid admission for adult and family audiences. New Hampshire Historical Society members are admitted for free. Reservations are not accepted. 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, November 16, 2018, 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. Find out more about New Hampshire’s “Temple of History” and hear stories about the objects on display. From a 500-year-old dugout canoe to a 1972 Ski-doo, the exhibitions on display at the New Hampshire Historical Society show you things you can’t see anywhere else. Guided gallery tours are 45 minutes long and are appropriate for visitors of all ages. The tour is included in the price of paid admission for adult and family audiences. New Hampshire Historical Society members are admitted for free. Reservations are not accepted. 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.

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 1 to 4 p.m.
Genealogy Workshop: Researching Veteran Ancestors in Colonial Conflicts, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812

Throughout American history, brave men and women have answered the call to serve our country and defend our families. Many of us can claim these courageous citizens as our ancestors. But how do we learn more about their service? In this workshop, presented in conjunction with the New England Historic Genealogical Society, discover valuable tools, tips, and strategies for researching veteran ancestors who served in colonial conflicts, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. Space is limited, and registration is required. The cost for this workshop is $35 for members of either the New Hampshire Historical Society or the New England Historic Genealogical Society and $50 for nonmembers. To register, visit Eventbrite.com, mail the registration form with payment, or call Member and Visitor Services Coordinator Wendy Olcott at 603-856-0621.

Thursday, November 22, 2018
Thanksgiving Day Holiday

The Society's library and museum will be closed all day. The Society will be open its regular hours of 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 23, and Saturday, November 24, 2018. Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Workshop: Caring for Audiovisual Collections

Audiovisual collections, such as home movies, oral histories, and television and radio broadcasts, bring the past to life using sound and moving images. However, AV material also present unique challenges to individuals, families, and organizations trying to care for them. Most motion picture film, tape, and other AV formats deteriorate quickly and require obsolete equipment to be viewed or listened to. This one-day workshop, presented in conjunction with the Northeast Document Conservation Center, provides participants with an overview of the variety of AV materials stored in organizations and family collections and introduces strategies for their care and digitization. Space is limited, and registration is required. The cost for this workshop is $75 for members and $100 for nonmembers. To register, visit Eventbrite.com, mail the registration form with payment, or call Member and Visitor Services Coordinator Wendy Olcott at 603-856-0621.

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Guided Gallery Tours

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. Find out more about New Hampshire’s “Temple of History” and hear stories about the objects on display. From a 500-year-old dugout canoe to a 1972 Ski-doo, the exhibitions on display at the New Hampshire Historical Society show you things you can’t see anywhere else. Guided gallery tours are 45 minutes long and are appropriate for visitors of all ages. The tour is included in the price of paid admission for adult and family audiences. New Hampshire Historical Society members are admitted for free. Reservations are not accepted. 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, December 21, 2018, 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. Find out more about New Hampshire’s “Temple of History” and hear stories about the objects on display. From a 500-year-old dugout canoe to a 1972 Ski-doo, the exhibitions on display at the New Hampshire Historical Society show you things you can’t see anywhere else. Guided gallery tours are 45 minutes long and are appropriate for visitors of all ages. The tour is included in the price of paid admission for adult and family audiences. New Hampshire Historical Society members are admitted for free. Reservations are not accepted. 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, December 25, 2018
Christmas Holiday

The Society's library and museum will be closed all day. The Society will be open its regular hours of 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Wednesday, December 26, through Saturday, December 29, 2018.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019
New Year's Day Holiday

The Society's library and museum will be closed all day. Happy New Year!

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Exhibition Opening: Signs of the Times

For more than a century the New Hampshire Historical Society has collected signs that have been part of the landscape and culture of the state of New Hampshire. Some have become iconic symbols of the Granite State, while others are so commonplace as to be barely noticed. Either way, signs have been ever-present throughout the state’s history, whether they are supporting a cause or a candidate, tempting us to buy something, or pointing us where we want to go. In the Society’s new exhibition, discover how signs can also serve as a window into our past and capture a moment from New Hampshire’s history. The exhibition will be on view through October 2019.