North Hampton Historical Society

Collecting, Preserving, and Sharing the Community’s History

Who we are, what we do, membership, volunteer and donor information: NHHS Brochure For additional information, Contact North Hampton Historical Society


The North Hampton Historical Society has created a website for photographs from their collection. There are photos from the 275th celebration, the 250th celebration, the Dorothy Spears Collection, Barns of North Hampton, and Bandstand construction. 


New exhibit at the Stone Building (Clerk’s Office)
Our new exhibit in the Stone Building celebrates new accessions, such as pictures of an 1876 Studebaker Chuckwagon, as well as some of our existing artifacts from Charles Philbrick’s Tin Shop and complimentary household items from the collection. Of special interest now is an 1850s roll of North Hampton voters.


Business meetings are first Monday of the month at 3pm in the Heritage Commission conference area at the Stone Building/Clerk’s Office

Seeking volunteers for a Curators Working Group
Meets on Thursdays 1 – 4 pm Town Offices (233 Atlantic Avenue) Conference Room
All welcome.
For additional information —   email the NHHS 


June 9, 2016:
The National Park Service is celebrating New Hampshire this week as part of a larger yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Feature on a Facebook page for the National Register program is North Hampton Library!  You can view the page by going to National Register facebook page 
https://www.facebook.com/NationalRegisterNPS/

The North Hampton Library is significant in education as the first purpose-built library building in the town of North Hampton. The Library represents the 19th-century trend of establishing free public libraries. The library is also an excellent example of the Tudor Revival style. It was designed by Boston architect, J. Lawrence Berry and built by well-known local craftsmen.
https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13001149.pdf
 New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources

Upcoming Programs:

♦  Wednesday, September 19
New Hampshire Roads Taken – or Not | Steve Taylor | Town Hall | 7:00pm
♦ Wednesday, October 24 
John Winant, New Hampshire Man of the World | Richard Hesse |Town Hall | 7:00pm

Past Programs:

North Hampton House Styles and Histories presented by Lisa Mausolf Architectural Historian
Megalethoscopes presented by Monique Fischer Northeast Document Conservation Center
New England Lighthouses 
Lafayette and the Farewell Tour, Alan Hoffman
Poor Houses and Town Farms, Steve Taylor
History of Wentworth by the Sea, Dennis Robinson
Color Me Included
Wild and Colorful: Victorian Architecture in New Hampshire, 1820 – 1914 
The Great Sheep Boom
Reverend Dr. David McClure
On the Abenaki trail
Marelli’s Market
Mystery on the Isles of Shoals: Closing the Case
Your Haunted Towns (link to video)  
Lighthouse Kids Preservation Efforts at White Island
New England Stone Walls 
Songs and Stories by Don Watson 
The Granite Men of Henri-Chapelle:
Stories of NH’s World War II Veterans
Exemplary Country Estates [PDF]
Paul Revere and His Role in the War of 1812  (link to video)