New London Historical Society Events
Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 11, 2022
3pm to 5pm
At the Phillips Barn
Free to the public. Traditional Christmas carols by local students and holiday sing along with the Lowe Sisters. Santa in his Sleigh, cookies and cocoa.
One of a Kind Wreaths for Sale and
gifts made by local artists
and talented crafters.
Saturday, July 29th, 2023
Offered anytime throughout the year
3pm to 5pm
The society has offered its unique, hands-on exhibits to area school groups for over 30 years at no cost, though donations are accepted.
The annual 4th Grade Open House for students from Kearsarge Regional elementary schools is one well-established example. Students are divided into small groups and cycle through a series of activities designed to illustrate different facets of 19th century life in rural New England. These include bartering in the Country Store, attending class in the Schoolhouse, cooking on the hearth at the farmhouse, weaving on the barn loom, and playing games on the field. Afterwards, they gather for hearty lunch in the Phillips Barn and complete their visit with a music program.
The volunteer effort is significant, requiring the collaboration of society docents, parent chaperones, and classroom teachers. At the end of the busy day, both students and volunteers are exhausted, but rewarded. In their yearbooks, many elementary school students cite this field trip as one their favorites.
Young at Art
Happens each spring - check back soon for the 2023 date
Young at Art is a art exhibit of local Kearsarge Area kids artwork from grades K-12. Awards are presented at an Young At Art event.
NH History Network
The New London Historical Society is one of 10 local historical societies from across the state who are part of the NH Historical Society’s recently launched New Hampshire History Network – a digital gateway that provides centralized access to the state’s rich history and historical collections.
NLHS was selected because it has been, over the past 10+ years and many volunteer hours, converting its 50 years of paper documentation on its extensive collections to PastPerfect, a collections management software designed for use by small historical societies and museums.
Civil War Program - Living History Day
Saturday, June 25th, 2023