About the New Boston Historical SocietyWe want you! Volunteers are always welcome to help us at the New Boston Historical Society. Your energy, expertise, ideas and enthusiasm are needed.
|Officers (updated November 2017)||Board of Directors|
|David Woodbury, President||Terrie Wallace||Mary Atai, Vice-President||Jim Dane||Debbie Harpe, Secretary||Tom Lazott||Jay Marden, Treasurer|
The mission of the New Boston Historical Society (NBHS) is to acquire, preserve, and display New Boston's past. The NBHS acts as protector, repository and information source for the community.
The NBHS Building and Museum is open to the public every Thursday from 12:00 to 2:00 PM and after our bi-monthly evening meetings. We can arrange to open the museum for you at another time upon request, with advance notice.
NBHS meetings are free and open to all and are held on the second Thursday every other month at 7:00 PM in the NBHS Building or the Community Church across Mill Street. See the calendar for details. We look forward to seeing you there!
Hours: Thursdays, Noon – 2:00 PM
Architects' rendering of the Wason Memorial Building before it was built in 1927
to contain the Whipple Free Library collection. Note the 1920s clothing style.
Personalized House SignThe New Boston House Sign Program provides interested residents of New Boston the opportunity to purchase a personalized house sign with date of home and text of the owner's choosing. The purpose of the House Sign application - which you may download by clicking on the sample sign - is to document through the New Boston Historical Society the authenticity (date and historical ownership) of the signs obtained through this program.
CHARLIE & RENA DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The late Rena Davis helped to establish the New Boston Historical Society in 1968 and was the driving force behind it for nearly thirty years. In 2003, the Historical Society established the Rena Davis Scholarship in her memory. Rena's husband Charlie Davis was also very active in the Historical Society. In 2011, Charlie's name was added as a tribute to all his time given to the Society. The scholarship is awarded each spring to a graduating senior from New Boston who plans to continue his or her education in the field of history, social studies, archaeology, anthropology, or a related field. If no student interested in history (or a related field) applies, the scholarship may be awarded to a New Boston college-bound senior pursuing any course of study.
If you would like to apply for the scholarship, fill out the scholarship application and submit it to the Goffstown High School Guidance Office by the first week of May of your senior year of high school. Contact the Historical Society if you are enrolled at another high school or are home-schooled.
Rena and Charlie Davis
The Historical Society congratulates these recent recipients of the Charlie and Rena Davis Memorial Scholarship:
June 2011 - Nate Welton
June 2012 - Dan Minnich
June 2013 - Jen Cashin - Jen plans to study History and Anthropology at the University of Maine. She hopes to do field work in archaeology and forensic anthropology.*
June 2014 - Alessandra Barone - Alessandra will attend the University of New Hampshire.
June 2015 - Emma Pinard - Emma will attend Plymouth State University.
June 2016 - John Comeau - John will attend Montana State University.
June 2017 - Melissa Mullen - Melissa will study Archaeology at the University of New Hampshire.
* Jen Cashin received her Anthropology degree in 2017 and is now pursuing her Masters in Museum Studies at George Washington University. Good luck, Jen!