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Berlin & Coos County Historical Society
Contact: Odette LeClerc, Curator, 603-752-7337
Phone: 603-752-4590
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 52
       Berlin , NH  03570-0052
Email: bechs@hotmail.com
Website:
Map Key:
County: Coos
Founded: 1992
Meeting: 6:30pm, 2nd Tues.
       At the Moffett House Museum
Museum: Moffett House Museum, 119 High St, Berlin
       Open Tues.-Sat., 12-4pm.
       Admission free
       Research--history of area & genealogy
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Cohos Historical Society
Contact: Vicki DeLalla
Phone: 603-922-8337
Fax: 603-922-8339
Address:  PO Box 262
       North Stratford , NH  03590-0262
Email:
Website: www.cohoshistoricalsociety.org
Map Key:
County: Coos
Founded: 2002
Meeting: 6pm (Standard Time) or 7pm (Daylight Savings Time), 3rd Wed., monthly
       Jan.-March at the Stratford Town Hall, April-Dec. at the Marion Blodgett Museum.
       The Society works to preserve the historical heritage of Bloomfield, VT; Brunswick, VT and Stratford, NH.
Museum: Marion Blodgett Museum, corner of Hollow Rd and Bog Rd, Stratford Hollow.
       125 year old former Methodist Church
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Colebrook Area Historical Society
Contact: Arnold Goodrum, Pres., 603-237-4470, agoodrum@ncia.net
Phone:
Fax:
Address: PO Box 32
       17 Bridge St
       Colebrook , NH  03576-0032
Email:
Website:
Map Key: C-6
County: Coos
Founded: 1992
Meeting: 7pm, 2nd Thur., May-Oct.
Museum: Colebrook Area Historical Museum, 17 Bridge St.
       Open Sat. 10am-2pm July & Aug.
       Admission free
Skills:

Dalton Historical Society
Contact: Terri L. Parks, 603-837-9120, terri@daltonhistoricalsociety.org
Phone:
Fax:
Address: c/o Terri L Parks
       220 Union Rd
       Dalton , NH  03598-5640
Email:
Website: www.daltonhistoricalsociety.org
Map Key:
County: Coos
Founded: 1976
Meeting: Usually 1st Thurs.
       Town Hall
Museum: None
Skills:

Dummer Historical Society
Contact: Rachel Jewett
Phone: 603-449-6628
Fax:
Address:  1344 E Side River Rd
       Dummer , NH  03588-5423
Email:
Website:
Map Key:
County: Coos
Founded:
Meeting: No regular mtg.
Museum: Historical collection in Dummer Public Library, call for appt.
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Gorham Historical Society and Railroad Museum
Contact: Rueben Rajala, Pres., 603-466-5521
Phone: 603-466-5338
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 351
       Gorham , NH  03581-0351
Email: gorhamhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
Website: www.gorhamnewhampshire.com
Map Key: E-9
County: Coos
Founded: 1973
Meeting: Meetings are generally the third Thursday of each month at the
       Gorham Congregational Church.
Museum: Open seasonally, late May through Columbus Day,
       usually 10 AM-3 PM, Tuesday through Saturday. Visits by appointment also.
       Call or email in advance to check museum schedule.
       Admission by donation. 1907 former GTRR depot, town history and railroad
       exhibits, model RR and steam era Railroadiana exhibit in boxcars,
       caboose, diesel locomotive, Baldwin steam engine, Russell snowplow.

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Jefferson Historical Society
Contact: Joe Marshall, Pres., 603-586-7021
Phone: 603-586-7021
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 143
       Jefferson , NH  03583-0143
Email: jcm@ncia.net
Website:
Map Key: E-6
County: Coos
Founded: 1977
Meeting: 7pm, 1st Tues., monthly (at the Museum in summer)
Museum: Old Methodist Church, Rte 2.
       Tues., Thurs., Sat., 11am-2pm; June-Columbus Day.
       Admission free
Skills:

John Wingate Weeks State Park (NH State Park)
Contact:
Phone: 603 788-4004
Fax: 603-271-3553
Address: State of NH, DRED (State Parks)
       PO Box 1856
       Concord , NH  03302-1856
Email: nhparks@dred.state.nh.us
Website: www.nhstateparks.org
Map Key:
County: Coos
Founded: 1935
Meeting: Programs by Weeks State Park Association. Free weekly programs re: North Country, Thurs. evenings late June-Aug.
Museum: Located on US Rte 3, Lancaster, top of Mt. Prospect. Home of conservationist & politician.
       Open late June-Labor Day: Wed., Fri.-Sun., 10am-5pm, Thurs. 12pm-5pm; Labor Day-Columbus Day: Sat, Sun & holidays, 10am-5pm.
       $7 adults, $1 children (6-17); free for children <6 & NH resident 65+
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Lancaster Historical Society
Contact:
Phone: 603-788-3004
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 473
       Lancaster , NH  03584-0473
Email:
Website:
Map Key: D-6
County: Coos
Founded: 1907
Meeting: 2nd Wed., 2pm, Oct-April; 7pm May-Sept.
       At Museum.
Museum: Wilder Holton House Museum, 226 Main St.
       Call for good times.
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Mt Washington Cog Railway
Contact: Donna Kenison
Phone: 603-278-5404
Fax: 603-278-5830
Address:  Route 302, Base Rd
       Bretton Woods , NH  03575
Email: Donna@thecog.com
Website: www.thecog.com
Map Key:
County: Coos
Founded: 1980
Meeting: None
Museum: Railroad opened in 1869. Museum located at the base of the railroad.
       Open May-Oct when the train is running, due to weather call to confirm
       Admission free
Skills:

Northern Forest Heritage Park
Contact:
Phone: 603-752-7202
Fax: 603-752-7222
Address:  961 Main St
       Berlin , NH  03570-3008
Email: heritage@ncia.net
Website: www.northernforestheritage.org
Map Key:
County: Coos
Founded: 1994
Meeting: See website.
Museum: Logging Camp Interpretive Ctr: self-guided tours; call ahead for hours.
       Brown Company House Museum: call ahead for hours.
       Androscogin River Boat Tours: May-Oct., Tues.-Sat., 3pm & 5pm.
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Northumberland Historical Society
Contact: Sandy Gagnon
Phone: 603-636-1450
Fax:
Address:  292 Lancaster Rd
       Groveton , NH  03582-4019
Email:
Website:
Map Key:
County: Coos
Founded: 1960S
Meeting: 6pm, 2nh Tues., May-Sept.
       St Mark's Episcopal Church in Groveton
Museum: Museum in town office. 1799 Old Mtg House.
       Open middle of June-Labor Day, 9am-4pm
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Pittsburg Historical Society
Contact: Douglas Balon, Curator, 819-849-9510; Bill Bradley, Pres., 603-538-6681
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 2
       Pittsburg , NH  03592-0002
Email:
Website:
Map Key: B-6
County: Coos
Founded: 1982
Meeting: 7 PM, 4th Wed; May thru Nov.
       Summer: Museum; winter: Community Hall.
Museum: Pittsburg H/S Museum, Main St (located in Old Town Hall across from Town Offices).
       Open Sat., 1-3pm, July & Aug.
       Admission free
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Poore Family Farm Foundation
Contact: Richard Johnsen, johnsen@moose.ncia.net
Phone: 603-237-5500
Fax:
Address:  RR 1, BOX 328A
       Colebrook , NH  03576
Email:
Website: www.poorefamily.homestead.com
Map Key:
County: Coos
Founded:
Meeting: See website for listings.
Museum: 7 miles north of Colebrook, Rt 145; watch for signs.
       Open June-Sept. see website for hours.
       $5 suggested donation.
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Shelburne Heritage Commission
Contact: Hildreth Danforth, Chair
Phone: 603-466-2621
Fax:
Address:  259 North Rd
       Shelburne , NH  03581-3105
Email: danforth@ncia.net
Website: www.shelburnenh.com
Map Key:
County: Coos
Founded: 1998
Meeting: No regular mtg.
Museum: Peabody Farm Museum,
       Open by appt.
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The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel
Contact: Steve Barba, Innkeeper Emeritus
Phone: 877-255-7267
Fax: 603-255-4221
Address:  1000 Cold Spring Rd
       Dixville Notch , NH  03576-7250
Email: jowen@dncinc.com
Website: www.thebalsams.com
Map Key:
County: Coos
Founded: 1866
Meeting: None
Museum: 1866 classic New England destination resort, Many historic displays along hallways and in sitting rooms.
       Ballot Room open to public when not in use.
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Twin Mountain-Bretton Woods Historical Society
Contact: John R. Gardiner, Pres., jrgardiner@roadrunner.com
Phone: 603-846-5573
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 464
       Twin Mountain , NH  03595-0464
Email:
Website: www.twinmountain.com/historical.php
Map Key:
County: Coos
Founded: 1995
Meeting: 7pm, 1st Wed., monthly.
       Twin Mountain Town Hall
Museum:
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Umbagog Area Heritage Committee
Contact: Debbie Freedman
Phone: 603-482-3884
Fax:
Address: c/o Umbagog Area Chamber of Commerce
       PO Box 113
       Errol , NH  03579-0113
Email: debb1e2000@aol.com
Website: www.umbagogchambercommerce.com
Map Key:
County: Coos
Founded: 2003
Meeting: No regular mtg.
Museum: Working to restore old lock-up in Errol, 125 Main St, for use as a historical museum & archive for the Umbagog area, which includes Errol & neighboring townships in NH & ME.
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Whitefield Historical Society
Contact: Kenneth Russell, Jr., Pres., 603-837-9747
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 21
       Whitefield , NH  03598-0021
Email:
Website:
Map Key:
County: Coos
Founded: 1982
Meeting:
Museum: Located in the basement of Laconia Bank in center of Whitefield.
       Open Thurs. 2-4pm, May-Sept.
       Admission free
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