New Boston Historical Society
New Boston, New Hampshire
Gunner and Molly Stark Cannon

Welcome to the website of the New Boston Historical Society!

Navigating this website
Look under the cannon logo in the top left corner of each page (or page bottom if you're using a smartphone) for:

50th Anniversary mirror Fifty-plus years of looking backwards!
The Historical Society was incorporated in 1968, and we celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2018.


The "objects in mirror" (right) are the New Boston Town Hall and the Old Engine House.

Latest news:
2/27/2021 New page: "The Old Blacksmith Shop".
2/10/2021 New Boston students who will graduate from high school this year should note the May 7th deadline for our scholarship application!
1/31/2021 Now online: "Under the Fire House Roof" — a history of fire fighting in New Boston from 1845-1989 by Rena Davis.
1/14/2021 New page: "Winter Sledding in New Boston".
12/12/2020 New page: "Sargent's Goffstown-New Boston bus".
9/18/2020 New page: "New Boston's Whipple Free Library".
8/16/2020 New page: "Skiing in New Boston".
7/31/2020 We apologize that our website was down briefly due to too much traffic. We've upgraded to a service with 10X the capacity.
7/24/2020 New page: "The Boston Post cane".
7/19/2020 New page: "Bells of New Boston".
7/09/2020 New page: "New Boston's Newspapers".
6/17/2020 We added a list of New Boston's Revolutionary War soldiers to the "Links" page.
2/08/2020 New page: "A Wagonload of Soapstone".
1/25/2020 We added Daniel Ferson's 1841 memoirs to the "Memories of New Boston" page.

New Boston Historical Society
Wason Memorial Building
2 Central Square, New Boston
Mailing address: P.O. Box 595, New Boston, NH 03070
Phone: (603) 487-2526 – We check voicemail every Thursday except when the museum is closed.

Effective March 16, 2020 — The New Boston Historical Society museum is closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus epidemic. This temporary measure is for your safety and the safety of our volunteers. Note that Historical Society volunteers continue our mission to research and preserve New Boston history, working from home and in the museum. We encourage you to send us your inquiries via email: newbostonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com.

Pandemic update — We're experimenting with "virtual history"... 3 to 6 minute YouTube videos about stories from New Boston's past, which you can view from the comfort of your home. We've uploaded ten videos to the Historical Society YouTube channel. Do you have requests for new videos? Would you like to help make a video? Let us know!

When the museum re-opens, our hours will be: Thursdays, Noon – 2:00 PM
...and after our evening presentations (see our Event calendar once we re-open)
...and by special arrangement.

E-mail: newbostonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
David Woodbury, NBHS President


Website last updated February 27, 2021.
If you have suggestions or questions about our website, please e-mail the editor, Dan Rothman: townfarm@comcast.net