by GSA Sarah Brown
The New Hampshire Historical Society is an architectural as well as historical gem located on Park Street in Concord. Sandwiched between the NH State Library and the Concord City Library, the Society building
houses both exhibition spaces and a research library. The main draw is the permanent exhibit featuring a timeline of New Hampshire history through artifacts and succinct descriptions.
There is also a separate gallery with beautiful paintings of the White Mountains. The current special exhibit is on signs in NH history. The fun aspect of this exhibit is that the signs are scattered throughout
the building. It’s a mini scavenger hunt to find them all!
The research library offers a wide variety of materials for the genealogical or historical researcher and the staff and volunteers are happy to provide assistance.
The NH Historical Society is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30am to 5pm. Admission is $7 and society members are free. There is limited street parking with a fee.
While you’re in Concord, visit the NH State House for a free tour of the building celebrating it’s 200 birthday this year. Stop into the Visitors Center and say hello to fellow GSA’s and, if they are free, get an
escorted tour. There are lots of lunch options on Main Street and a variety of shops, so spend the day exploring the state capitol.