New Ipswich Historical Society

23 Main St

New Ipswich, NH 03071

New Ipswich in the Civil War

Civil War Monument
New Ipswich Civil War Monument dedicated June 17th, 1878.

From the beginning of the war in 1861, New Ipswich citizens rallied behind their troops through what they called "The Home Regiment." Formally known as The Soldier's Aid Society, this organization worked to clothe, feed, and provide medical care for local soldiers serving in the war. On May 2, 1861, Clark Obear noted in his journal, "Town meeting in aftrernoon. Voted to raise $50 each to uniform a company; also to raise $2000, as it shall be needed, to provide for the families of those who shall enlist in the service of their country; also $100 to prosecute traitors."

By 1862, when the war had progressed to a full-scale bloodbath, the Soldier's Aid Society reported the following:

Soldier's Aid Society Report
Soldier's Aid Society Report

For more information, see Lydia A. Obear, New Ipswich in the War of the Rebellion: What its Men and Women Did (1898); available online at:

http://www.archive.org/details/newipswichinwaro00obea

 


 OFFICERS

 

President, John Rosenfelder

Vice President, Daniel Ziarnik-Case

Treasurer, Patricia Lage

Secretary, Margaret Lee

 


2021 President's Letter

 


UPCOMING PROGRAMS

 

 NH's One-Room Rural Schools: The Romance & the Reality

Thursday, September 29 at 6:30 p.m. following our short Annual Meeting

New Ipswich Historical Society (23 Main Street)


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IMPORTANT EVENTS

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.

 


Annual Meeting

 

New Ipswich Historical Society Annual Meeting

The NIHS Annual Meeting will be  held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at the New Ipswich Historical Society(23 Main Street, New Ipswich). 

Click here for more information.

 


2022 NIHS Hours

 

2022 hours

Second and Fourth Saturdays

Special Memorial Day Opening Date May 22, 2022

1pm-3pm

Our other opening days for 2022 starting June 11th coincide with the Barrett House Opening so that you can visit both if you so choose.

 


Whatever happened to?

Ellen Barr, a girl from New Ipswich!


 

Contact US

For more information about membership, programs, or research inquiries, please contact us at info@newipswichhistoricalsociety.org. or call John Rosenfelder at 603.878.3487.

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