New Ipswich Historical Society

23 Main St

New Ipswich, NH 03071

The Greatest Generation

Beginning in 1941, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, New Ipswich—along with the rest of the nation, began to mobilize for war. Dozens of young men, as well as a few women, enlisted in the military and went off to fight. Many returned, but some did not—and we are all forever in their debt.

Town historian Hazel Balch Moore preserved the memory of these heroic men and women in a photo album, which she created for the New Ipswich Historical Society. In this album, 121 photographs capture their faces, forever youthful, never to be forgotten. 


The Historical Society’s “Greatest Generation” project aims to capture and preserve public memories of these young heroes. We are planning an exhibition of the photographs from the album, as well as a public lecture about the town’s experience with war. If you have memories you would like to share, please contact us, using the form at the right side of this page. We hope you will help us keep this “Greatest Generation” alive through our collective memories.

Here is a list of names of all of those pictured in the photo album. Use your back key to return to this page.




President, Greg Hanselman

Vice President, John Rosenfelder

Treasurer, Patricia Lage

Secretary, Margaret Lee


2016 President's Letter



New Winter Program, Jan. 25, 2018

Historic District Marker Unveiled

A new bronze marker for the Central Village Historic District was unveiled on Saturday, December 9, 2017 by members of the Historical Society.  The marker was obtained from a grant from Historic New England, a donation from the  New Ipswich Historical Society, as well as, an anonymous donor.  We would like to thank those who funded this project, as well as, the New Ipswich Selectman for approving the location of the marker on the town owned property at the corner of Turnpike Road and Main Street.  Also, a special thank you to the New Ipswich DPW for installing the marker.

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!


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