New Hampshire Historical Society

30 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301 - United States




Founded in 1823 the New Hampshire Historical Society is the premier organization preserving and sharing Granite State history. Its museum and library offer the most extensive collection of resources and materials related to New Hampshire history that can be found anywhere.


The Society’s 1911 building is one of the finest examples of public architecture in New Hampshire and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Current exhibitions explore New Hampshire’s history, art, and culture through a variety of objects, ranging from a Native American dugout canoe, a Revolutionary War flag of the Second New Hampshire Regiment, the original 1818 eagle that once sat atop the state capitol, portraits of New Hampshire residents such as Daniel Webster and Franklin Pierce, and early New Hampshire furniture and decorative arts. Thirty-eight 19th-century White Mountain landscape paintings are also on display.


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