Town history contains in-depth stories and photos (history by subject).
Timeline is a brief overview of New Boston's history from 1735 to 2013 (history by date).
About us provides information about the New Boston Historical Society, including contact info and photos of the museum.
Links connect you to: on-line histories of New Boston, other useful links, and a Google search of this website.
Fifty years of looking backwards!
The Historical Society was founded in 1966, and we celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2016.
It's 2017 now and we're still celebrating, because Living In The Past is what we do!
The "objects in mirror" (left) are the New Boston Town Hall and the Old Engine House.
Added 12/15/2011: Test our experimental new Photo Map to display old photos from our collection on a map of New Boston.
The Town history page now has a link to the new Joe English Hill page which discusses the history of Joe English, World War II bombs, and a satellite tracking station. Somehow they're all connected. (Updated 11/29/2013 with memories from the Korean War.)
We created a new General Stores page to remember the importance of the village store to life here in New Boston.
This page was updated with two photos of the November 30, 2011 auction of Dodge's Store. The store reopened January 11, 2012.
(Phil Lavallee photo from July 4, 2009)
July 4, 2011 in New Boston:
Two items normally on display in the Historical Society museum are brought out every Fourth of July.
-- Constitution #2, the Fire Department's 1851 "hand tub" fire engine, was driven to the fairgrounds by Bob Lapointe for a demonstration. See the Fire & Fire-fighting page for more information.
-- The New Boston Artillery Company exercised the Molly Stark Cannon so we updated the Cannon page with a new video.
Thank you everyone who came to our Open House on May 1, 2011 !!!
See photos of the Open House on Flickr.
Click on Event calendar for upcoming events.
In the Spring of 2011, the Historical Society moved from the Old Engine House to the Wason Memorial Building across from Dodge's Store.
New Boston Historical Society
Wason Memorial Building
2 Central Square
New Boston, NH 03070
Phone: (603) 487-2526 when open