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 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:
4/06/2019 New page: "Counterfeiters Arrested in New Boston".
3/31/2019 We added more interviews to "Memories of 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".
2/08/2019 New Boston students who will graduate from high school this year should note the May 3 deadline for our scholarship application!
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".
11/02/2018 We updated the Event Calendar page with our exciting 2019 presentation schedule!
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.

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


Website last updated April 6, 2019.
If you have suggestions or questions about our website, please e-mail the editor, Dan Rothman: townfarm@comcast.net