New Boston Historical Society
New Boston, New Hampshire
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, many of whom are in the "at risk" age group.
Note that Historical Society volunteers continue our mission to research and preserve New Boston history. We encourage you to send us your inquiries via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 2020 update — We're experimenting with "virtual history"... 3-minute YouTube videos about stories from New Boston's past, which you can view from the comfort of your home. We've uploaded a handful of 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!
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:
- Home page - which is this page.
- Event calendar lists upcoming Historical Society events.
- Town history contains in-depth stories and photos (history by subject).
- Timeline is a brief overview of New Boston's history from 1735 to our town's 250th anniversary in 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 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.
9/30/2020 See our announcement about YouTube history at the top of this page.
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.
3/16/2020 The museum is closed temporarily — see note at the top of this page.
3/03/2020 New Boston students who will graduate from high school this year should note the May 1 deadline for our scholarship application!
2/08/2020 New page: "A Wagonload of Soapstone".
1/25/2020 We added Daniel Ferson's 1841 memoirs to "Memories of New Boston".
12/12/2019 We updated the Event Calendar page with our exciting 2020 presentation schedule!
11/05/2019 New page: "Glass Negatives of 1890s New Boston".
9/15/2019 We added more interview transcriptions to the "Memories of New Boston" page.
7/15/2019 New page: "New Boston's Luncheonettes".
7/09/2019 New page: "Photography in New Boston - Part 2".
5/27/2019 Memorial Day: Please visit "Sgt. Ronald C. Davis & the Davis Scenic Drive".
5/12/2019 New page: "New Boston's Chicken & Egg Industry".
4/06/2019 New page: "Counterfeiters Arrested in New Boston".
3/19/2019 We modified this website to be more "mobile friendly" for readers with smartphones.
3/01/2019 New page: "The Old Engine House".
2/07/2019 New page: "New Boston and the Russian Flu".
1/08/2019 New page: "The Great Lightning Storm of 1916".
12/06/2018 New page: "A Labor-Saving Device".
11/01/2018 New page: "The Town Hall Clock".
10/24/2018 New page: "A Visit to the Registry of Deeds".
10/04/2018 New page: "The 1908 Cider Mill".
9/12/2018 We updated our Links page with a gravestone database and more information for genealogists.
7/03/2018 New page: "Bicycles of New Boston".
6/23/2018 We will open the museum 10AM-1PM one Saturday per month in summertime: 6/23, 7/21, 8/18 and 9/15.
3/15/2018 New page: "Wilson Hill Farm".
2/22/2018 New page: "Historic Trees of New Boston".
1/28/2018 We added the "Sevilla and Henry" story to the "Cemetery" page.
12/07/2017 New page: "New Boston in 1823".
11/17/2017 New page: "New Boston's wine industry".
11/09/2017 During our 2017 Annual Meeting we elected David Woodbury, President, and Mary Atai, Vice President. We thanked Dick Moody for serving as President for 18 years!
6/01/2017 New page: "Frog Rock".
5/15/2017 New page: "Leaving New Boston - the long decline of a New England town 1830-1930".
5/12/2017 New page: "New Boston in the Great War 1917-1918".
2/01/2017 New page: "Lazy-A: an Underground House".
1/04/2017 Don't miss our Call for Volunteers at the top of our About us 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.
Hours: Thursdays, Noon – 2:00 PM
and after our evening presentations (see our Event calendar)
and by special arrangement.
David Woodbury, NBHS President
Website last updated October 6, 2020.
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