New Ipswich Historical Society

23 Main St

New Ipswich, NH 03071

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Founded 1913

In 1913, a group of town residents concerned about preserving the town's historical resources founded the New Ipswich Historical Society. The hopes and goals of the founding members, Sarah Fiske Lee, William A. Preston, Mary F. Preston, Herschel W. Lewis, Helen M. Brooks, and Helen A. Sargent, have persisted for all of these years. Their original mission was "to discover, secure, and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary, family, and ecclesiastical history of the town." Although the Society has grown, relocated, and modernized, it remains essentially an expression of those original sentiments--an institution committed to preserving and presenting the history of New Ipswich, in as many ways as we can imagine.

Today, the collection of the New Ipswich Historical Society includes books, photographs, maps, letters, paintings, samplers, trade signs, bandboxes, furniture, cooking implements, tools, clothing, firefighting equipment, and a myriad of other historical artifacts that enrich our understanding of the history of this place.

The Historical Society will be open to the public on the second and fourth Saturday of the month, July 8th - October 14th,  and open for special events as published here.

 

What’s New?

New Ipswich Center Village Historic District

If you live in one of the houses listed on the National Register of Historic Places (the New Ipswich Center Village Historic District), or if you are just interested in the architectural history of New Ipswich, see our new page dedicated to the Historic District.

Programs

We are busy planning programs for the summer/fall of 2017 and are interested in learning more about the agricultural history of New Ipswich. If you are currently a farmer or know someone who is, or if you have an interest in the history of farming in New Ipswich, please use email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make suggestions for programs related to the continuation of our agricultural heritage.

Projects

We have a project called “The Greatest Generation,” which involved scanning and interpreting a photo album in the collection with pictures of the young men and women from New Ipswich who went to fight in World War II. We would love to have you contribute your memories to this project.

Cemetery Database

We recently discovered that the Cemetery Database had been corrupted; that has been fixed so if you have already downloaded the file, you might want to download it again, from here.

Facebook

We are on Facebook! To see what’s new at the Historical Society or just to post your questions or comments, try our new Facebook page.

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 OFFICERS

 

President, Greg Hanselman

Vice President, John Rosenfelder

Treasurer, Michelle Pelletier

Secretary, Margaret Lee

 


2016 President's Letter

 


IMPORTANT EVENTS

 

The NIHS Annual Meeting was held on  Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Historical Society. 

 

 


 2017 NIHS Hours

 

We are now open for the 2017 season.

Summer and Fall of 2017 hours :

Second and fourth Saturdays

July 8th - October 14th

1:00pm to 3:00pm

We are also open by appointment if you so wish.
Please call 603.801.3511 to arrange a private visit.

Contact US

For more information about membership, programs, or research inquiries, please contact us at info@newipswichhistoricalsociety.org

You can also find us on FaceBook !