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New Hampshire Historical Society

Founded in 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society is the fifth-oldest historical society in the nation and one of New Hampshire's leading cultural organizations. It is the only institution devoted to saving, preserving, and sharing all aspects of New Hampshire’s history. 

Over nearly two centuries the Society has saved and preserved the most extensive collection of archives, objects, books, and research resources related to New Hampshire history that can be found anywhere. Headquartered in Concord, the Society uses its vast collections and resources to serve thousands of adults and children each year through its library, museum, website, publications, exhibitions, public programs, and extensive youth and school educational programs. 

The Society is an independent nonprofit organization that receives no financial support from state government. It is financially strong and has a statewide membership. 

In 2017, the Society launched “The Democracy Project: Renewing History and Civics Education in New Hampshire Schools,” a major educational initiative to address the growing knowledge deficit in the areas of history and civics. A key component of the project is a comprehensive educational resource for both students and educators called "Moose on the Loose: Social Studies for Granite State Kids." All the materials are available online via 

For more information about the New Hampshire Historical Society visit or call 603-228-6688.

Posted on: Monday, March 9, 2020

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