New Ipswich Historical Society

23 Main St

New Ipswich, NH 03071

Research

The Society has many ongoing research projects related to our collections and to the history of New Ipswich people. Most recently, we created a database of our cemetery records. This was compiled from a handwritten list created by Charles Henry Chandler in 1914. You can download the file and search for your ancestors. The file includes burials in three New Ipswich cemeteries, the old "Hill" cemetery (H), Central Cemetery (C), and Smithville Cemetery (S) between 1690 and 1955. To view the file, click here. Note: you will need to use the ‘Back’ button to return to this page.

Did you know that both New Ipswich town histories are available digitally on Google Books? You can even download them as pdf's. Here are the links:

Frederic Kidder and Augustus Addison Gould, History of New Ipswich (1852) 

Charles Henry Chandler and Sarah Fiske Lee, The History of New Ipswich, New Hampshire (1914)

 


 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 closed for the 2017 season.

Summer and Fall of 2018 hours : TBD
Please call 603.801.3511 to arrange a private visit.

 


Whatever happened to?

Ellen Barr, a girl from New Ipswich!

Recent Acquisitions

 See what items have been donated to the Historical Society recently. If you can add any information about any of these, email us at info@newipswichhistoricalsociety.org.

 

Center Village Historic District

 The Center Village of New Ipswich is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. If you want to see some of the houses included, as well as a map of the District and a complete listing of all properties included, go to our new Center Village Historic District page.

 

New Ipswich in the Civil War

 During the American Civil War, New Ipswich people served both on the battlefield and at home. One resident, Lydia Clark O'Bear, even wrote a book about the contributions of townsfolk to the war effort. For more information, see our new Civil War pages.

 

Photo of the century: Our forebears

 

NI Historical Society 1906
NI Historical Society 1906

The Way We were, 1906 Group photo of the Historical Society, taken in 1906.

The photo was labelled "Cranford Company, 1906."

Does anyone know what that was, or where this picture was taken?

Back row, l to r: Hattie McKown, Prof. Poore, Abbie Phelps; 2nd row: Abby Beard, Mrs. Samuel Thayer, Ettie Taylor, Miss Marie Lindberg (a teacher), Annie Thayer, Miss Lee, Ella Walker, Lizzie Crowell; kneeling: Arthur Thayer, Edna Hudson.

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 !