New Hampshire Historical Society
Founded in 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society is the state's foremost historical organization. It has achieved this distinction by collecting, preserving and interpreting materials related to the state's past as well as offering programs for the public (such as lectures, workshops and school classroom visits). The New Hampshire Historical Society operates a small museum within its headquarters building. Among the highlights of the collection are several flags of New Hampshire regiments from the Revolutionary War. The society also creates displays of historic artifacts and photos from its growing collection. For those who can't make it to the museum, there are also several online exhibitions that are available by clicking the links at the bottom of this page.
Backstory and Context
The New Hampshire Historical Society is not a state-funded agency. Edward Tuck (1842–1938) and his wife Julia (1850–1928) financed the creation of the Society’s landmark building while the organization funds all programs and services through donations and memberships.