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.


We love New Hampshire. And we’ve been saving its history for nearly two centuries. The New Hampshire Historical Society’s building, located in the heart of the capital city, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to exhibitions about the state’s history, art, and culture. Exhibitions feature an array of objects, photographs, and manuscripts, ranging from a 500-year-old Native American canoe to a 1972 Ski-doo, and from the original letter documenting Revolutionary War hero John Stark’s famous quote, “Live Free or Die,” to memorabilia of New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primaries. Works of art on display include portraits of New Hampshire people, like Franklin Pierce and Daniel Webster, and landscape paintings from the Society’s renowned collection of 19th-century White Mountain art.

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