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Alton Historical Society
Contact: Nancy Thomas, Pres., 603-875-2488
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Address:  PO Box 536
       Alton , NH  03809-0536
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Map Key: I-7
County: Belknap
Founded: 1950
Meeting: 7pm, 3rd Tues., April-Oct.
       Usually in Gilman Library
Museum: Museum of Alton History, Alton artifacts & documents is located in Gilman Library, Main St, Alton (downstairs).
       Open Wed. afternoons during July & Aug, also by appt.
       Admission free, donations accepted. Brochure available. Walking Tour brochure available.
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Barnstead Historical Society
Contact: Susan Fraser, Sec., 603-269-8991
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Address:  c/o 201 Tom Berry Rd
       Center Barnstead , NH  03225-3445
Email: ssfraser@tds.net
Website: www.barnstead.org/aboutbarnstead/historicalsociety.html
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County: Belknap
Founded: 1972
Meeting: 7pm, 4th Thurs., April, June, Aug., Oct.
       At Town Hall
Museum: No museum. Society owns the old town jail and maintains changing exhibit at the Oscar Foss Memorial Library. Brochure available.
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Belknap Mill Society
Contact: Suzanne Lee, Interim Exec. Dir.
Phone: 603-524-8813
Fax: 603-528-1228
Address: The Mill Plaza
       25 Beacon St E
       Laconia , NH  03246-3459
Email: belknap@worldpath.net
Website: www.belknapmill.org
Map Key: H-6
County: Belknap
Founded: 1970
Meeting: Call for calendar of events, etc.
Museum: The Mill Plaza, Laconia. Art, Historic House Site, History, Industrial Knitting.
       Open Mon.-Fri, 9am-5pm, year-round.
       Admission free
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Belmont Historical Society
Contact: Magnus McLetchie, Pres., 603-524-3408, lamprey_farm@yahoo.com
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Address:  180 Dutile Rd
       Belmont , NH  03220-3519
Email: belmonthistory@gmail.com
Website: http://www.historicalsocietiesnh.org/belmont
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County: Belknap
Founded: 1969
Meeting: call Betty Butler 603-524-2543
Museum: Province Road Meeting House, 251 Province Rd .
       Under renovation
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Centre Harbor Historical Society
Contact: Seth Ira Stearns, Pres., 603 279-1236, libertyhill@metrocast.net
Phone: 603-279-1236
Fax: 603-279-1236
Address:  PO Box 98
       Center Harbor , NH  03226-0098
Email: libertyhill@metrocast.net
Website: www.chhistory.com
Map Key: H-6
County: Belknap
Founded: 1971
Meeting: 7pm, 4th Thur., April-Oct.
Museum: Village Schoolhouse Museum, 94 Dane Road (Rte. 25B): Assorted items of interest to the growth of the village.
       Open Sat., 10am-2pm, July & Aug.
       Admission free
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Gilmanton Historical Society
Contact: John L. Dickey, Pres., 603-267-6098, jdickey@metrocast.net
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Address:  PO Box 236
       Gilmanton , NH  03237-0236
Email:
Website: gilmantonnh.org/historical_society.htm
Map Key: I-7
County: Belknap
Founded: 1967
Meeting: 4th Tues., May-Sept.
Museum: Gilmanton Town Offices (Academy).
       Open by appointment.
       Admission free
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Harold S. Gilman Museum
Contact: Pat Rockwood, Selectman's Office, 603-875-2161
Phone: 603-875-0201
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 659
       Alton , NH  03809-0659
Email: museum@alton.nh.gov
Website: www.alton.nh.gov/Museum.asp
Map Key: I-7
County: Belknap
Founded: 1967
Meeting: No regular mtg.
Museum: Corner Rt. 140 & Main St. (Rte. 11 & 28A)
       Open Mon.-Fri. 10am-3pm or by appt.
       Admission free, donations appreciated.
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Laconia Historical & Museum Society
Contact: Jennifer Carroll-Plante, Exec. Dir.
Phone: 603-527-1278
Fax: 603-527-1277
Address:  PO Box 1126
       Laconia , NH  03247-1126
Email: lhmslpl@metrocast.net
Website: www.laconiahistorical.org
Map Key: H-6
County: Belknap
Founded: 1951
Meeting: 7pm, 3rd Mon., Oct.-June (2nd Mon on holidays).
       Laconia Public Library
Museum: In Laconia Public Library, ADA accessible.
       2 exhibits each year.
       Admission free
       Past Perfect training, curatorial advice
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Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society
Contact:  
Phone: 603-366-5950
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Address:  PO Box 5386
       Weirs Beach , NH  03247-5386
Email: info@lwhs.us
Website: www.LakeWinnipesaukeeMuseum.org
Map Key: H-6
County: Belknap
Founded: 1985
Meeting: Board meetings quarterly
Museum: Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, Research Library & Museum Store: 503 Endicott St. North (Route 3) in the Weirs section of Laconia.
       Tues.-Sat, 10am-2pm, open all year.
       Admission free
       Marketing, publicity (news releases)
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Lakes Region Heritage Roundtable
Contact: Charles Morrison, Exec. Dir., 603-366-2799
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Address:  PO Box 1492
       Center Harbor , NH  03226-1492
Email: lrhr2000@metrocast.net
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County: Belknap
Founded: 2001
Meeting: Varies
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Meredith Historical Society
Contact: George Jewell, Pres., 503-524-6586, gkjewell@metrocast.net
Phone: 603-279-1190
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Address: PO Box 920
       45 Main St
       Meredith , NH  03253-0920
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Map Key: H-6
County: Belknap
Founded: 1950
Meeting:
Museum: Main St. Museum, Main St, Wed-Sat, 11am-4pm, Memorial Day weekend-Columbus Day weekend, or by appt.
       Farm Museum, 61 Winona Rd: Historical Farm Life, Wed & Sat, 12-4pm, mid-June-Columbus Day weekend, or by appt.
       Admission free, donations appreciated
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New Hampton Historical Society
Contact: Gordon DuBois, 603-279-0379, forestpd@metrocast.net
Phone: 603-279-0379
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Address:  PO Box 422
       New Hampton , NH  03256-0422
Email: forestpd@metrocast.net
Website: www.historicalsocietiesnh.org/newhampton
Map Key: H-5
County: Belknap
Founded: 1945
Meeting: Monthly except for August and December. Annual meeting and election of officers in July. Usually meet in the Gordon-Nash Library on Main Street in New Hampton.
Museum: New Hampton Historical Museum, 30 Dana Hill Rd., New Hampton Built in 1880 as an Adventist Christian Chapel and given to the Historical Society in 1965. Rehabilitation continues, with the goal of reestablishing the building into historical vignettes: a school house classroom; a parlor room; a bedroom; and displays of New Hampton's history. After several years of restoration work the museum is now open to the public. Admission free. Call for hours.
Skills: Community building

Sanbornton Historical Document Foundation
Contact: Jennifer Mayo, Coordinator, 603-279-5499
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Address:  PO Box 178
       Sanbornton , NH  03269-0178
Email: jmayo@sanbornton.org
Website: www.sanbornton.org
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County: Belknap
Founded: 1999
Meeting: Board meets 3rd Thurs. monthly.
       Sanbornton Public Library.
       Workshops are offered on document preservation. Call or email for information.
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Sanbornton Historical Society
Contact: Dave Witham, Pres., 603-286-9590
Phone: 603-286-7227
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 204
       Sanbornton , NH  03269-0204
Email: info@lanetavern.org
Website: www.lanetavern.org
Map Key: I-6
County: Belknap
Founded: 1952
Meeting: 7pm, 1st Wed., April-Oct.
       Lane Tavern, 520 Sanborn Rd, NH Rte 132
Museum: 520 Sanborn Rd.
       Open during special events, meetings and by appt.
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Thompson-Ames Historical Society
Contact: Carmel Lancia, Pres.
Phone: 603-527-9009
Fax: 603-527-9009
Address:  PO Box 7404
       Gilford , NH  03247-7404
Email: thomames@worldpath.net
Website: www.gilfordhistoricalsociety.org
Map Key: H-7
County: Belknap
Founded: 1943
Meeting: 7:30pm, 1st Mon., May-Dec.
       Held at Society Buildings
Museum: Mt. Belknap Grange, 5 Belknap Mtn Rd, call for times, free.
       Union Mtg Hs, 24 Belknap Mtn Rd, call for times, free.
       Benjamin Rowe Hs, 88 Belknap Mtn. Rd, call for times, free.
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