Historical Societies, Museums & Heritage Sites

Berlin & Coos County Historical Society

Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center 119 High Street Berlin NH 03570
(603) 752-4590
www.berlinnhhistoricalsociety.org  

Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center features artifacts, postcards, videos & books. Open Tues-Sat.

Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation

39 Strawberry Hill PO Box 395 Bethlehem NH 03574
(603) 869-5465
www.bethlehemsynagogue.org  
davegoldstone1@gmail.com
Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation offers a variety of programs in our historic synagogue on Strawberry Hill and in the town of Bethlehem. The 2017 calendar includes the fourth annual White Mountain Jewish Film Festival at the Colonial Theatre featuring films about Jewish life with relevant guest speakers, and receptions on the Colonial patio; and Sounds in the Sanctuary, a classical concert series featuring musicians from the North Country Chamber Players and other world-class orchestras. Books of Jewish Interest Group will meet at the Bethlehem Public Library this year. Available for weddings, bar/bat mitzvah services, baby-namings, and other life cycle events. Facebook: Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation

Errol Heritage Commission & Heritage Fund

PO Box 100 Errol NH 03579
(603) 482-3884
www.aannh.org/heritage/coos/umbagog.php  
debb1e2000@aol.com

Franconia Heritage Museum

PO Box 169 553 Main Street Franconia NH 03580
(603) 823-5000
www.franconianh.org  
heritagemuseum@myfairpoint.net
Open Friday and Saturday 1-4 pm (Memorial Day Weekend to Halloween).

Gorham Historical Society

25 Railroad Street Gorham NH
(603) 466-5338
www.gorhamnewhamshire.com  

Gorham Historical Society is committed to preserving history and artifacts of the Gorham area. This includes the 1907 former Grand Trunk Railway Station and Static Train display and model railroad. See us on Facebook!

Haverhill Historical Society

PO Box 25 Haverhill NH 03765

www.haverhillhistoricalsociety.blogspot.com/  
haverhill.historical.society@gmail.com
Housed for most of its existence in the town library, the Society now maintains a modest history museum and reference library (open May-October) in temporary quarters at 58 Court Street, Haverhill Corner. It sponsors an active seasonal schedule of lectures and tours, and a fourth-grade school program conducted in the Ladd Street School (1849), a one-room schoolhouse which the Society has owned since 1980 and restored.

Jackson Historical Society

PO Box 8 23 Black Mountain Road Jackson NH 03846
(603) 383-4060
www.jacksonhistory.org  
info@jacksonhistory.org
Our new home in Jackson is in the old Town Hall, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Society has restoreed this historic building and created The Museum of White Mountain Art at Jackson. Visit our historic displays, use our archives for your research, enjoy our 19th century collection of White Mountain art.

Jefferson Historical Society Museum

PO Box 37 Rte 2, 900 Presidential Highway Jefferson NH 03583
(603) 586-4372
www.aannh.org/heritage/coos/jefferson.php  

They have a eclectic collection of artifacts reflecting rural history. Exhibits include Thaddeus Lowe, Cherry Mountain Slide, the Waumbek Hotel, old tools and more! Hours are Sunday and Thursday 1-4 & by appointment. Please come and visit them June through October!

Lisbon Area Historical Society

PO Box 6 6 South Main Strett Lisbon NH 03585
(603) 838-6146
www.lisbonareahistory.org  
info@lisbonareahistory.org
Gallery Page
We are a nonprofit organization with a collection of 18th, 19th and 20th Century artifacts, papers, books, photographs, genealogies and other items relevant to our area’s rich history.

Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University

34 High Street Plymouth NH 03264
(603) 535-3210
go.plymouth.edu/mwm  
museum.wm@plymouth.edu
Free & open to the public, the Museum of the White Mountains is home to a range of exhibits that celebrate the region. See website for hours & events.

Pollyanna of Littleton New Hampshire

Littleton NH
444-6158
www.golittleton.com/pollyanna.php  

Littleton's jubilant bronze sculpture tributes hometown author, Eleanor H. Porter (1868 – 1920) best remembered as the creator of the world's most optimistic character, Pollyanna, 1913. Pollyanna of Littleton was featured on the cover of NH To Do Magazine in April, 2013 and their Centennial celebration was held in June, 2013.

Purple Moose Kidventures & Discovery Center

Kristen Steele Lancaster NH 03584
603-788-3030
www.purplemoosekidventures.com  
kristen@pmkdc.com
Small Children's Museum offering classes focusing on music, dramatics, and enrichment activities for kids ages 2-12 and crafting activities for adults.

Sandwich Historical Society

PO Box 244 4 Maple Street Center Sandwich NH 03227
(603) 284-6269
www.sandwichhistorical.org  
sandwichhistory@gmail.com
A local historical society, welcoming research and tours of the Elisha Marston House, Quimby Barn, Grange Hall, and Lower Corner Schoolhouse.

Sugar Hill Historical Museum

1401 Route 117 Sugar Hill NH 03586
(603) 823-5336
www.sugarhillnh.org/library-and-museum/sugar-hill-historical-museum/   
kittyh41@gmail.com
The three-building campus of the Sugar Hill Historical Museum reflects the long history of Sugar Hill’s people places and culture. The main exhibit for 2016 is Clothesline, a clothing and textile exhibit which includes table linens and accessories. Other exhibits include the Cobleigh Tavern, carriages, a reproduction of a local blacksmith’s shop, and an extensive hand tool collection. Adjacent to the main display in the Carriage Barn is a model kitchen in which a black wood-fired stove is the focal point surrounded by a plethora of kitchen utensils in homemade cupboards.

The library contains a large photograph collection along with historical and genealogical references. Museum publications and a wide variety of treasures for all ages are found in the gift shop.

BUILD THE BUILDING FUND – Fundraisers for 2016 will rebuild the museum’s building fund. June 11-12: Yard Sale as part of the Sugar Hill Lupine Festival Weekend. Sept. 24: Yore Collectibles Antique Appraisals at the Carolina Crapo Building. October 1: Autumn Auction-Antiques & Collectibles on the Sugar Hill Museum lawn. All Season: Raffle - Joan Hannah pottery. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Open 11 to 3, Fridays and Saturdays, Memorial Day Weekend through Columbus Day Weekend.

The Frost Place

PO Box 74 158 Ridge Road Franconia NH 03580
(603) 823-5510
www.frostplace.org  
frost@frostplace.org
The Frost Place is a permanent home and museum for poets and poetry. We honor the legacy of Robert Frost and encourage the creation and appreciation of poems.

Tillotson Center for the Arts

14 Carriage Lane, Colebrook NH 03576
(603) 237-8576
www.tillotsoncenter.org  
thetillotsoncenter@gmail.com
The Tillotson Center is the North Country’s top venue for visual & performing arts. It has a heritage museum, a 171 seat theater, and an art gallery. It is also available for rent. Contact thetillotsoncenter@gmail.com for more information.

Upper Pemigewasset Historical Society

26 Church Street Lincoln NH
(603) 745-8159
www.lincoln.lib.nh.us/history.htm  

Museum of local history of the area including photos & artifacts from Thornton to Twin Mountain. Open mid-June to Columbus Day weekend; Wednesdays 2-4, Saturdays 6-8 or by appointment.

Weeks State Park Association

PO Box 104 123 Mt. Prospect Rd., Rte 3 Lancaster NH 03584
(603) 788-4004
www.nhstateparks.org/ParksPages/Weeks/Weeks.html  

Open June-October. Tour the summer home and fire tower built by John Wingate Weeks and experience the breath-taking panoramic views from Mt. Prospect.

Whtiefield Historical Society

King's Square PO Box 21 Whitefield NH 03598
(603) 837-2466
  

Open May through September, Thursdays 2 to 4.
Art courtesy of AANNH member artist Marek Bennett.