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African American Cultural Center
Contact: Vernis Jackson, Founder & Board Chair
Phone: 603-430-6027 or 436-7629
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 4444
       Portsmouth , NH  03801-4444
Email:
Website:
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 2000
Meeting:
Museum: At the Connie Bean Comm. Center, 135 Daniel St, 2nd floor.
       Open Tues. & Thurs. 1-3p, Sat. 10am-4pm.
Skills:

Albacore Park, PPMMA
Contact: Jim Sargeant
Phone: 603-436-3680
Fax:
Address:  600 Market St
       Portsmouth , NH  03801-3361
Email:
Website: ussalbacore.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1983
Meeting: None
Museum: Museum is the USS Albacore, a submarine.
       Open daily - hours change seasonally.
       $5 adults, $3 child
Skills:

America's Stonehenge
Contact: Pat Stone, Operations Manager
Phone: 603-893-8300
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 84
       North Salem , NH  03073-0084
Email:
Website: www.stonehengeusa.com
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1958
Meeting: None
Museum: Located at 105 Haverhill Rd, North Salem.
       Open year round, 9am-5pm. Closed Christmas & Thanksgiving.
       $9.50 adults, $8.50 seniors (65+), $6.50 ages 6-12
Skills:

American Independence Museum
Contact: Gail Nessel Colglazier, Exec. Dir., gcolglazier@independencemuseum.org
Phone: 603-772-2622
Fax: 603-772-0861
Address:  1 Governors Ln
       Exeter , NH  03833-2420
Email: info@independencemuseum.org
Website: www.independencemuseum.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1991
Meeting:
Museum: AIM shares the history of the founding of our nation, with a mission to "Connect America's Revolutionary past with the present" through the experiences of one family, one town, and one state. Tours include the newly restored Folsom Tavern and the Ladd- Gilman House, site of the NH Treasury during the Revolution, a Governor's mansion, home to a signer of the U.S. Constitution, and the headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati's New Hampshire chapter.
       Open mid-May - last Sat. in Oct., Wed-Sat. 10am-4pm, tours on the hour, last tour at 3pm. Folsom Tavern open for special events.
       $5 adults, $3 students, under 6 free. AAA discount
Skills:

Atkinson Historical Society
Contact: Adele Dillon, Sec., 603-362-4822, dillnh@aol.com
Phone: 603-362-9317
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 863
       Atkinson , NH  03811-0863
Email:
Website: atkinsonhistoricalsociety.org
Map Key: K-8
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1954
Meeting: 2nd Monday, Mar., May, Jul., Sept., 2nd Sunday, Nov., Feb.
Museum: Kimball Museum, 3 Academy Ave, Home of Atkinson's 1st minister, built in 1759-1774.
       Open 2-4pm Wed., 10am-2pm 1st Sat. of month.
       Admission free
Skills:

Auburn Historical Association
Contact: Donald Dollard, Pres., 603-483-8323
Phone: 603-483-8323
Fax:
Address:  102 Hooksett Rd
       Auburn , NH  03032-3225
Email: dollard73@comcast.net
Website:
Map Key: K-7
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1976
Meeting: Feb., April, May, Sept., Oct., Nov., 2nd Fri. of each month.
Museum:
       Open 3rd Sat. monthly, 1-4pm, also by appt.
Skills:

Brentwood Historical Society
Contact: Alma Vahey, Pres., 603-679-8635
Phone:
Fax:
Address: Brentwood Town Hall
       1 Dalton Rd
       Brentwood , NH  03833-6011
Email: lindarou@rcn.com
Website:
Map Key: K-8
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1960s
Meeting: 7:30pm, 2nd Thur., April-Dec.
       At the museum, 140 Crawley Falls Rd.
Museum: Museum is open by appointment
       
Skills:

Candia Historical Society
Contact: Marguerite Swain, Pres., 603-483-2757, h-mswain@comcast.net
Phone:
Fax:
Address: PO Box 300
       29 High St
       Candia , NH  03034-0300
Email:
Website:
Map Key: J-7
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1975
Meeting: 7pm, 4th Tues., monthly except December.
       Meet at School House No. 1, 29 High St
Museum: Old School House No. 1 , 29 High St
Skills:

Chester Historical Society
Contact: Hilary Hall, Pres.
Phone: 603-887-4545
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 34
       Chester , NH  03036-0034
Email: thefuture@chesterhistorical.org
Website: www.chesterhistorical.org
Map Key: K-7
County: Rockingham
Founded:
Meeting: 7pm, 4th Tues. every other month
       Stevens' Memorial Hall, Jct. 102 & 121
Museum:
Skills:

Deerfield Historical Society
Contact: Connie Stone, Treas., 603-463-8309, cstone5152@yahoo.com
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 41
       Deerfield , NH  03037-0041
Email: dfldhistory@metrocast.net
Website:
Map Key: J-7
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1972
Meeting: 7:30pm, 3rd Thurs., Oct.-Nov., March-June
Museum: Deerfield Town Hall, Old Center Rd.
       Open upon request.
       Admission free
Skills:

Derry Heritage Commission
Contact: Richard Holmes, Chair, 603-434-6042
Phone: 603-434-1247
Fax:
Address:  29 W Broadway
       Derry , NH  03038-3220
Email:
Website: http://www.derry.nh.us/
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded:
Meeting: 7pm, 2nd Tues., every other month.
       Adams Memorial Bldg
       
Museum: Derry Historical Museum in Adams Bldg, West Broadway; comprehensive museum of Derry's history.
       By appt only.
       Admission free
Skills:

Epping Historical Society
Contact: Joy True, Pres., 603-679-8855, joysgarden@hotmail.com
Phone: 603-679-2944
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 348
       Epping , NH  03042-0348
Email:
Website:
Map Key: J-8
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1971
Meeting: As needed for programs & general business
Museum: 11 Water St. Home of 3 Governors.
       Open Mon. 6-9pm, Wed. 10am-2pm.
       Admission free
       Extensive family genealogies & cemetery records
Skills:

Exeter Historical Society
Contact: Barbara Rimkunas, Curator
Phone: 603-778-2335
Fax:
Address: PO Box 924
       47 Front St
       Exeter , NH  03833-0924
Email: exhissoc@verizon.net
Website: exeterhistory.org
Map Key: K-9
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1928
Meeting: 1st Tues, Oct.-April
Museum: Museum & Research Library
       Open Tues.& Thurs. 2-4:30pm; Sat- 9:30am-12pm & by appt.
       Admission free
       Past Perfect user
Skills:

Fitts Museum
Contact: Pat Larkin
Phone: 603-483-8881
Fax:
Address:  52 Douglas Drive
       Candia , NH  03034-0091
Email: through web page or at fittsmuseum@comcast.net
Website: www.fittsmuseum.org
Map Key: J-7
County: Rockingham
Founded: late 19th c
Meeting: Monthly Meetings, contact Fitts Museum for more information
Museum: Fitts Museum, High Street (Rt. 27) , Candia; a two-story colonial-era bldg.
       Open to public Third Saturday of the Month, May through October, 1-4 PM;
       private tours available by appointment
       Admission free
Skills:

Fremont Historical Society
Contact: Matthew Thomas, Pres., 603-895-4032
Phone: 603-895-4032
Fax:
Address:  225 South Rd
       Fremont , NH  03044-3408
Email: spiritof1776mt@msn.com
Website:
Map Key: K-2
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1966
Meeting: 2nd Tues., March, May, Sept., Nov.
Museum: Fremont Historical Museum, 8 Beede Hill Rd.
       Open 2nd Sun. 2-4pm, May-Oct. or by appt.
       Writing & publishing local history, lecturing on 15 New England historical topics
Skills:

Ft. Constitution (NH State Park)
Contact:
Phone: 603 436-1552
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: Rockingham
Founded: 1935
Meeting: None
Museum: Located off NH Rte 1-B at the Coast Guard Station in New Castle.
       Open year round.
       Admission free
Skills:

Ft. Stark (NH State Park)
Contact:
Phone: 603 436-1552
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: Rockingham
Founded: 1935
Meeting: None
Museum: Located off NH Rte 1-B, Wildrose Lane in New Castle. Battleworks, site appears to date from 1842.
       Open Memorial Day-Columbus Day, 9am-6pm.
       Admission free
Skills:

Fuller Gardens
Contact: Jamie Colen
Phone: 603-964-5414
Fax: 603-964-8901
Address:  10 Willow Ave
       North Hampton , NH  03862-2228
Email:
Website: www.fullergardens.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1927
Meeting: None
Museum: Turn of the century estate garden, over 1700 rosebushes
       Open 10am-5pm daily mid-May through mid-Oct.
       $6.50 adults, $5.50 seniors, $3.50 students, $2.50 under 12, $5 groups over 10
Skills:

Gilman Garrison House/HNE
Contact: Elizabeth Farish
Phone: 603-436-3205
Fax:
Address:  143 Pleasant St
       Portsmouth , NH  03801-4506
Email: efarish@historicnewengland.org
Website: www.historicnewengland.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded:
Meeting:
Museum: 12 Water St., Exeter.
       Study house, open by appt only
Skills:

Governor Langdon House/HNE
Contact: Elizabeth Farish
Phone: 603-436-3205
Fax:
Address:  143 Pleasant St
       Portsmouth , NH  03801-4506
Email: efarish@historicnewengland.org
Website: www.historicnewengland.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded:
Meeting:
Museum: 143 Pleasant St., Portsmouth.
       Open 11am-5pm, Fri.-Sun., June-Oct. 15.
       $6
Skills:

Hampstead Historical Society
Contact: Suzanne Martin, Curator
Phone: 603-329-6670
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 654
       Hampstead , NH  03841-0654
Email: info@HampsteadHistoricalSociety.org
Website: www.hampsteadhistoricalsociety.org
Map Key: K-9
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1974
Meeting: 7pm, 4th Tues., monthly.
       At Museum.
Museum: 67 Main St. (former library).
       Open Saturday 1-4pm, and by appt.
Skills:

Hampton Falls Historical Society
Contact: Sheila Kennedy, Pres.
Phone:
Fax:
Address: PO Box 104
       45 Exeter Rd
       Hampton Falls , NH  03844-0104
Email:
Website:
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1983
Meeting: 7pm, 2nd Mon.
       Town Library, Drinkwater Rd (winter), 45 Exeter Rd (summer)
Museum: Old East School, 7 Drinkwater Road. Hampton Falls Historical Society Library & Museum 45 Exeter Road
       Hours by appt.
       Admission free
Skills:

Hampton Historical Society
Contact: Betty Moore, Exec. Director
Phone: 603-929-0781
Fax:
Address: PO Box 1601
       40 Park Ave
       Hampton , NH  03843-1601
Email: info@hamptonhistoricalsociety.org
Website: www.hamptonhistoricalsociety.org
Map Key: K-8
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1925
Meeting: Board of Trustees montly 1st Thurs., Annual Meeting in October
Museum: Tuck Museum 40 Park Ave; includes farm museum, fire museum, 1850s schoolhouse.
        Open Sun, Wed.& Fri. 1-4pm.
       Admission free, donations appreciated.
Skills:

Hawke Historical Society
Contact: Peter Meigs, 603-642-8366, nhwoods@comcast.net
Phone: 603-642-8366
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 402
       Danville , NH  03819-0402
Email:
Website:
Map Key: K-8
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1967
Meeting: Annual mtg in Oct.
Museum:
Skills:

Historic New England (HNE)
Contact:
Phone: 617-227-3956
Fax:
Address:  141 Cambridge St
       Boston
       MA
       02114-2702
Email:
Website: www.historicnewengland.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1910
Meeting:
Museum: HNE oversees Barrett, Gilman Garrison, Gov. Langdon, Jackson, & Rundlett-May Houses
Skills:

Historical Society of Kensington
Contact: Lorraine P. OKeefe, Pres.
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  c/o The Social Library
       126 Amesbury Road
       Kensington, NH  03833
Email: kensingtonhxsociety@gmail.com
Website: www.historicalsocietiesnh.org/kensington/
Map Key: K-9
County: Rockingham
Founded:
Meeting: Mtg time and place varies. Annual Yard & Bake Sale: 9am-1pm, 4th Sat. in Aug.; at the Old Brick Schoolhouse.
       Other mtgs at Kensington Social Library.
Museum: One Room Schoolhouse, Amesbury Rd.
       Open by appt.
       Admission by donation.
Skills:

Historical Society of Seabrook
Contact: Eric N. Small, Pres.
Phone: 603-474-5066
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 414
       Seabrook , NH  03874-0414
Email: enswalton@comcast.net
Website:
Map Key: K-9
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1964
Meeting: No mtgs presently.
Museum:
       Open irregular hours
Skills:

Jackson House/HNE
Contact: Elizabeth Farish
Phone: 603-436-3205
Fax:
Address:  143 Pleasant St
       Portsmouth , NH  03801-4506
Email: efarish@historicnewengland.org
Website: www.historicnewengland.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded:
Meeting:
Museum: 76 Northwest St., Portsmouth
       Open 11am-4pm, 1st & 3rd Sat., June-Oct. 15, tours on the hour.
       $6
Skills:

James E. Walley Museum & Library
Contact: Edgar W. Anderson, Pres.
Phone: 603-436-3712
Fax:
Address:  351 Middle St
       Portsmouth , NH  03801-5009
Email: webmaster@stjohnslodge1.org
Website: whalleymuseum.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded:
Meeting:
Museum: Library covers Freemasonry, Portsmouth & NH history & genealogy. Museum has Masonic artifacts & Seacoast area photos.
       Open Wed. 7:30-11:30am and by appt.
       Admission free
Skills:

James House Association, The
Contact: Alfonso Webb, Pres., 603 926-3851
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 234
       Hampton , NH  03843-0234
Email: info@jameshousemuseum.org
Website: www.jameshousemuseum.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1994
Meeting: Annual mtg in June, other programs and locations vary
Museum: First period house c. 1720 under restoration;Located at 186 Towle Farm Rd.
       Open 1-4pm, 3rd Sun, May-Oct.
       Admission free, donations appreciated.
Skills:

Kingston Improvement & Historical Society/Friends of the Church on the Plains
Contact: Danny Smith, Pres., 603-642-5262, Ruth Alberts, 603-642-5508
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 663
       Kingston , NH  03848-0663
Email:
Website:
Map Key: K-8
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1978
Meeting: 4th Mon. of month
Museum: Church on the Plains, 151 Main St., Historic Church Bldg.
       Open by appt.
       Admission free
Skills:

Kingston Museum
Contact: Joyce Davies, Chair., 603-642-5419, joycedavies@verizon.net
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 24
       Kingston , NH  03848-0024
Email:
Website:
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1970
Meeting: Committee meets when necessary.
       Committee appointed by town selectmen
Museum: Museum on Depot St. Town owned-collection.
       1st Sat. & Sun. in Aug. and by appt.
       Admission free
Skills:

Londonderry Historical Society
Contact: Betsy McKinney
Phone: 603-432-2005
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 136
       Londonderry , NH  03053-0136
Email: info@londonderryhistory.org
Website: londonderryhistory.org
Map Key: K-7
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1968
Meeting: 3rd Tues. each month.
Museum: Morrison House Museum, Pillsbury Rd.
       By appt.
       Admission free
Skills:

Moffat-Ladd House & Garden
Contact: Barbara Ward, Director/Curator, 603-430-7968
Phone: 603-436-8221
Fax: 603-431-9063
Address:  154 Market St
       Portsmouth , NH  03801-3730
Email: moffatt-ladd@juno.com
Website: www.moffattladd.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1895
Meeting: Limited public programs. Colonial Dames meet four times/year
Museum: Located at 154 Market St.
       Open mid-June to mid-October daily. Mon-Sat 11am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm.
       $6 adults, $2.50 children 7-12, under 7 free. AAA discount, NEMA discount
Skills:

New Castle Archives & Records Committee
Contact:
Phone: 603-431-6854
Fax:
Address:
       New Castle , NH  03854
Email:
Website:
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded:
Meeting: 9-11am, 1st Mon., monthly.
Museum: Records, original manuscripts, maps pertaining to New Castle from 1623 to present
Skills:

New Castle Historical Society
Contact: Nancy Borden
Phone: 603-436-4440
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 89, 120 Main St.
       New Castle , NH  03854-0089
Email: oldgreatisland@gmail.com
Website: www.newcastlenhhistoricalsociety.org/index.html
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded:
Meeting:
Museum:
Skills:

New Market Historical Society
Contact: Richard Alperin, Pres., 603 659-7372, ralperin@gmail.com
Phone: 603 659-7420
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 534
       Newmarket , NH  03857-0534
Email:
Website: www.newmarketnhhistoricalsociety.org
Map Key: J-9
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1965
Meeting: 7pm, 4th Mon., Mar.-Nov.
       Stone School Museum
Museum: Stone School Museum on Granite St., Zion’s Hill (next to Stone Church).
       Thurs. 2-4pm, June-Aug. and by appt.
       Admission free, donations accepted
Skills:

Newfields Historical Society
Contact: Diana L. Toth, Pres., 603-772-5960
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 126
       Newfields , NH  03856-0126
Email:
Website:
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1995
Meeting: 7pm, 2nd Wed., Sept.-June.
       Newfields Town Hall
Museum:
Skills:

Newington Historical Society
Contact: Gail Pare, Pres. 436-6415, gmpare@comcast.net; Lelia Lamson, 431-0534, JohnandLeeLamson@verizon.net
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  205 Nimble Hill Rd
       Newington , NH  03801-2726
Email:
Website:
Map Key: J-9
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1912
Meeting: 3-4 times a year
Museum: Old Parsonage, Nimble Hill Rd.
       Thurs., July & Aug, 2-4:30pm
       Admission free
Skills:

Newton Historical Society
Contact: William G. Landry, Pres., 603-382-0949, billlandrynh@comcast.net
Phone:
Fax:
Address: PO Box 289
       22 S Main St
       Newton , NH  03858-0289
Email: newtonhistoricalsoc@comcast.net
Website: www.newton-nh.gov/Pages/newtonnh_historical/index
Map Key: K-8
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1974
Meeting: 7pm, 2nd Mon, monthly
       22 S Main St
Museum: Village Primary School, 22 S Main St, Marshall House, 5 Wallace St
       Both sites open by appointment only
       Admission free, donations accepted
Skills:

North Hampton Historical Society
Contact: George Chauncey, Pres., 603-964-7919
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 17
       North Hampton , NH  03862-0017
Email:
Website:
Map Key: K-9
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1957
Meeting: Programs 3rd Mon., 7:30pm, Board meetings 1st Mon. 3pm.
       North Hampton Public Library
Museum:
       Program experience
Skills:

Northwood Historical Society
Contact: Joann W. Bailey, 603-942-8661
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 114
       Northwood , NH  03261-0114
Email:
Website:
Map Key: J-8
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1968
Meeting: 4 program meetings, 7 business meetings
Museum: Northwood Historical Society Museum at Bryant Library, 76 School St/Rte 107, Northwood Narrows.
       Sat., 1-3pm, July & Aug.
       Admission free
Skills:

Nottingham Historical Society
Contact: Lisa Brouchard, 603-475-5931
Phone: 603-679-5022
Fax: 603-679-1013
Address:  PO Box 241
       Nottingham , NH  03290-0241
Email:
Website: nottinghamnh.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/NottinghamNH_Historic/index
Map Key: J-8
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1976
Meeting: 7 PM, 2nd Wed; every other month.
       Van Dame School Museum
Museum: Van Dame School Museum (next to Comm. Center), 1850 schoolhs; open weekley, usually thurs. 9-11pm
       Square Schoolhouse Museum (top floor DAR building on the Square) interior set up as an early 1800s' school rm; open by appt.
       Pattucoway Grange Hall (Route 152 next to Fire Station) c. 1840, open by appt.
Skills:

Plaistow Historical Society
Contact:
Phone: 603-382-1675
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 434
       Plaistow , NH  03865-0434
Email: info@plaistowhistorical.org
Website: www.plaistowhistorical.org
Map Key: K-8
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1974
Meeting: 7pm, 3rd Tues., March-Nov.
Museum: 127 Main St.
       Open Wed., 6-8pm, July & Aug., Sun. 2-4pm, Sept. & Oct. or by appt.
       Admission free
Skills:

Portsmouth Athenaeum
Contact: Tom Hardiman, Keeper
Phone: 603-431-2538
Fax: 603-431-7180
Address:  PO Box 848
       Portsmouth , NH  03802-0848
Email: athenaeum@gwi.net
Website: www.portsmouthathenaeum.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1817
Meeting: Programs and times vary
       Held at Library, 9 Market Sq.
Museum: Research room and exhibition gallery 9 Market Sq.
       Private institution. Public hours Tues. & Thurs., 1-4pm, Sat. 10am-4pm. Reading Room 1st floor Thurs. 1-4pm.
       Donations accepted
Skills:

Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Inc.
Contact: Valerie Cunningham, Pres.
Phone: 603-431-2768
Fax:
Address:  143 Pleasant St
       Portsmouth , NH  03801-4506
Email: pbhtrail@aol.com
Website: www.pbhtrail.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1995
Meeting:
Museum:
Skills:

Portsmouth Historical Society
Contact: Sandra Rux, sandrarux@comcast.net
Phone: 603-436-8420
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 728
       Portsmouth , NH  03802-0728
Email: info@portsmouthhistory.org
Website: www.portsmouthhistory.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1917
Meeting: Varies
Museum: John Paul Jones House, Middle & State St.
       Open daily, 11am-5pm. Memorial Day-Oct. Self-guided tours.
       $8 adults, $3 children under 12, AAA discount
Skills:

Raymond Historical Society
Contact: Diane White, Pres., diane.white@comcast.net
Phone: 603-895-2866
Fax:
Address: PO Box 94
       1 Depot Rd
       Raymond , NH  03077-0094
Email:
Website:
Map Key: J-8
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1969
Meeting: 7pm, 2nd Sun., Mar.-June, Aug.-Dec.
Museum: 1 Depot St., in railroad depot; includes rolling stock & Giles School.
       Open Sun., 2-4pm, July-Oct. Also by appointment.
       Admission free
Skills:

Robert Frost Farm (NH State Park)
Contact:
Phone: 603-432-3091
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: Rockingham
Founded: 1935
Meeting: Programs (free) by Robert Frost Homestead Trustees & Friends of the Robert Frost Farm.
Museum: Farm located on NH Rte 28, Derry. This 2-story white farmhouse was home to Robt Frost & family 1900-1911.
       Farmhouse & barn open 10am-5pm, Memorial Day-Columbus Day(weekends only Memorial Day-early June & after Labor Day, daily early June-Labor Day). Tours on the hour. (Grounds open all year).
       $7 adults, $1 children (6-17), free children <6 & NH resident 65+
Skills:

Rundlet-May House/HNE
Contact: Elizabeth Farish
Phone: 603-436-3205
Fax:
Address:  143 Pleasant St
       Portsmouth , NH  03801-4506
Email: efarish@historicnewengland.org
Website: www.historicnewengland.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded:
Meeting:
Museum: 364 Middle St., Portsmouth.
       Open 11am-4pm, 1st & 3rd Sat , June-Oct. 15, tours on the hour.
       $6
Skills:

Rye Historical Society
Contact: Alex Herlihy, Chair, 603-997-6742
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 583
       Rye , NH  03870-0583
Email: alexherlihy@comcast.net
Website: www.ryehistoricalsociety.blogs.com
Map Key: J-10
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1976
Meeting: Board meeting, public programs 3-4 times a year
Museum: Special exhibit on hotels, permanent exhibit on town history.
       Open Sat. 10am-2pm May 1 - Oct. 31 or by appt.
       Admission free
       Genealogy, old graveyard, school programs
Skills:

Salem Historical Society
Contact: Daniel Zavisza
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  310 Main St
       Salem , NH  03079-2498
Email: drzavisza@myfairpoint.net
Website: www.historicalsocietiesnh.org/salem/
Map Key: K-7
County: Rockingham
Founded: c. 1965
Meeting: 7:00pm, 2nd Tues., March-Nov.
       At Salem Museum.
Museum: Salem Museum, 310 North Main St; also Old Meetinghouse, Schoolhouse #5, Alice Hall Memorial Library.
       Open Mon. 2-5pm April-Nov. or by reservation.
       Admission free
Skills:

Sandown Historical Society
Contact: Bertha Deveau, Sec., 603-887-4520
Phone: 603-887-6100
Fax: 603-887-6100
Address:  PO Box 300
       Sandown , NH  03873-0300
Email:
Website:
Map Key: K-8
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1977
Meeting: 7:30pm, 3rd Wed., May-Sept.
       At the museum in train boxcar.
Museum: Sandown Museum - Train and Sandown history. 1 Depot Rd., Sandown,NH.
       Open May-Oct. 1-5pm.
       Admission free, donations appreciated.
Skills:

Sandown Old Meeting House Association
Contact: Eleanor Bassett or Arlene Bassett, 603-887-3453
Phone: 603-887-3946
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 377
       Sandown , NH  03873-0377
Email: abassett@gsinet.net
Website:
Map Key: K-8
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1927
Meeting: None
Museum: Old Meeting House, Fremont Rd.
       Open by appointment. Call 603-887-3453 or 887-3946.
Skills:

Stratham Historical Society
Contact: Jean S. Hyland, Interim Pres., 603-658-9922, tedsan@comcast.net
Phone: 603-778-0434
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 39
       Stratham , NH  03885-0039
Email: info@strathamhistsoc.org
Website: www.strathamhistsoc.org
Map Key: J-9
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1970
Meeting: Sept., Nov., Jan., March, May
Museum: Geo. A. & Emma B. Wiggin Library Bldg., 15 Portsmouth Ave.
       Open Tues. 9-11:30am, Thurs. 2-4pm, 1st Sun. of month 2-4pm
       Admission free
Skills:

Strawbery Banke Museum
Contact: Lawrence Yerdon, Pres., lyerdon@strawberybanke.org
Phone: 603-433-1100
Fax: 603-433-1115
Address:  PO Box 300
       Portsmouth , NH  03802-0300
Email:
Website: www.strawberybanke.org
Map Key: J-9
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1958
Meeting: Events listed in calendar of events for year.
Museum: This ten-acre restored waterfront neighborhood dating from 1630 includes: 16 buildings furnished to different time periods from 1700s to 1943, Abbott’s Little Corner Store & 1955 Drisco House. Exhibits on social history, trades & architecture. Historic gardens & landscape. On-site archaeology excavations & exhibits, working craft shops, and a wealth of events, tours, programs and activities for all ages.
       Open 10am-5pm, daily, May-Oct.
       $15 adult, $10 youths (5-17), 4 years & under free, $40 family (2 adults & youth under 17)
Skills:

Taylor Sawmill Historic Site (NH State Park)
Contact:
Phone: 603-271-3556
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: Rockingham
Founded: 1935
Meeting: Bob Spoerl, Caretaker, 603-271-3254.
       Co-managed with NH Div. Forest & Lands. Addl info from Community Forest & Stewardship Bureau, 45 Elwyn Rd, Portsmouth, 03801-5701; 603 431-6774.
Museum: Located at Ballad State Forest, Island Pond Rd., Derry. An 1805 up-&-down sawmill; originally from Sandown NH, re-assembled on site of an earlier mill which had been sold for scrap.
       Several demonstrations annually; see website for dates & times.
       Admission free
Skills:

Tobias Lear House
Contact: House Management
Phone: 603-436-4406
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 563
       Portsmouth , NH  03802-0563
Email: info@wentworthgardnerandlear.org
Website: www.wentworthgardnerandlear.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1940
Meeting:
Museum: Hunking Street; operated by Portsmouth H/S; owned by Wentworth Gardener/Tobias Lear Assoc.
       Open June 14-Oct. 15, Wed., 12-4 pm (call to verify).
       $5 adults, $2 children
Skills:

Warner House Association
Contact: Susan Joy Sager, House Mgr.
Phone: 603-436-5909
Fax:
Address: PO Box 895
       150 Daniel St
       Portsmouth , NH  03802-0895
Email: info@warnerhouse.org
Website: www.warnerhouse.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1930
Meeting: See website.
Museum: 150 Daniel St, Portsmouth; house dates from 1716-18.
       Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm, Sun 12-4pm, June-Oct
       $5 Adults, $4 AAA, $2.50 ages 7-12
Skills:

Wentworth Gardener House
Contact: House Management
Phone: 603-436-4406
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 563
       Portsmouth , NH  03802-0563
Email: info@wentworthgardnerandlear.org
Website: www.wentworthgardnerandlear.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1940
Meeting:
Museum: 50 Mechanic Street; operated by Portsmouth H/S; owned by Wentworth Gardener/Tobias Lear Assoc.
       Opening June 14-Oct. 15, Tues.-Sun., 12-4pm.
       $5 adults, $2 children
Skills:

Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion (NH State Park)
Contact:
Phone: 603-436-6607
Fax: 603-271-3553
Address: State of NH, DRED (State Parks)
       PO Box 1856
       Concord , NH  03302-1856
Email: wcevents@gwi.net
Website: www.nhstateparks.org
Map Key:
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1935
Meeting: Managed with cooperation of Wentworth-Coolidge Commission.
Museum: Located 375 Little Harbor Rd, Portsmouth. Home of 1st royal governor of NH (1741-1767), Benning Wentworth.
       Open late June-early Oct., guided tours Wed.-Sat. 10am-3pm, Sun 1pm-3:45pm until Labor Day, Fri.-Sun. 12pm-3pm thereafter.
       $7 adults, $1 children (6-17); free for children <6 & NH resident 65+
Skills:

Windham Historical Society
Contact: Jean Manthorne, 603-898-7433
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 741
       Windham , NH  03087-0741
Email: jmanthorne@aol.com
Website:
Map Key: K-7
County: Rockingham
Founded: 1991
Meeting: 7:30pm, 1st Wed., Sept.-June.
       At Museum.
Museum: Armstrong Bldg, 3 North Lowell Rd. Bldg town-owned, run in cooperation with H/S.
       Open by appt., call 898-7433
       Admission free
Skills: