The purpose of Bradford Historical Society is to bring together people interested in history, especially that of Bradford, and to promote a better understanding of our town and our American heritage.The society's major function will be to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area.BHS is funded by donations and membership dues. We are open during the summer months on Saturdays at the Tin Shop at 160 East Main Street, Bradford NH from 10am-12pm. Or by appointment call (603) 938-2078.
The historic Contoocook Railroad Depot and Riverway Park is located in Contoocook Village. The park includes the Contoocook train depot, the world's oldest surviving covered railroad bridge, a 1907 vintage passenger coach, and the Lewellen Bandstand.Looking for meeting space Whether you are looking to host a single event or weekly meeting, look no further! We offer warm and comfortable year-round meeting space for several groups and yours could be one too! If you're lucky, you may even be able to host your event on the coach! Contact us for more details.
Founded in 1859, the Hopkinton Historical Society is a not-for-profit organization supported entirely by membership dues and donations. It offers award-winning exhibits, programs and special events, as well as genealogical and historical research, throughout the year for its members and the general public. Its broad-ranging collections of papers, books, art and artifacts of historic value are housed in the William H. Long Building, an 1890 gift to the Society that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
A not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to connecting people with historic and ongoing American Indian cultural expression and respect for nature through the presentation of over 1,000 artifacts, festivals, group tours, a museum store and research library.
Many years ago the leaders of a variety of small, local NH museums and historical societies got together to share resources and ideas. This informal gathering grew into a larger consortium of museums, historical societies, and libraries who recognize the value of collaboration. Since then, the MUSES have worked together to produce a variety of exhibitions pertinent to the area and relevant to the times. Whether working together or doing their own "thing" these organizations provide a wealth of information and a wonderful experience.
Take a walk down Memory Lane and discover over 130 years of telephone history at one of our country's finest exhibits of antique telephones and equipment. This educational resource, featuring the collection of Alderic O. "Dick" Violette, starts with a look at Alexander Graham Bell's invention and travels through the era of crank phones, local operators, party lines, automatic dialing systems, and wireless technology. More...
Originally founded in 1830 as Silver Lake Hose Co. No. 1, the Warner Fire Department has been in continuous operation for more than 185 years.The museum houses a wide array of antique firefighting equipment, including an 1824 Hunneman Handpumper, a ladder truck of the same vintage, and a 1927 Chevrolet Fire Engine. The museum is open by appointment and during town festivals. To schedule an appointment, call the Warner Fire Dept. at 603.456.2222 or the Telephone Museum at 603.456.2234. More...