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Alstead Historical Society
Contact: Bruce Bellows, Pres., 603-835-6751
Phone: 603-835-6751, 603-835-7900
Fax: 603-835-6279
Address:  PO Box 16
       Alstead , NH  03602-0016
Email: dwmoody@beaverwood.com
Website:
Map Key:
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1937
Meeting: Quarterly mtgs.
Museum: Museum in Maybelle H. Still Memorial Building (formerly Universalist Church) Junction of High St. & Pleasant St., Alstead Village.
       Open Sun. 1-4pm Summer only.
       Admission free
       Recording oral histories.
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Chesterfield Historical Society
Contact: Cornelia Jenness, 603-363-8018, niall@webryders.com
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 204
       Chesterfield , NH  03443-0204
Email: chesterfieldNHhistoricalsociety@hotmail.com
Website:
Map Key: L-2
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1974
Meeting: Occasional
Museum: Archive & musem @ Route 63 Chesterfield.
       Open Thurs. 9am-12pm, Sun. 2-4pm.
       Admission free
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Dublin Historical Society
Contact: Russell Bastedo, Pres.; Nancy Campbell, Archivist
Phone: 603-563-8545
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 415
       Dublin , NH  03444-0415
Email: dublinhistory@townofdublin.org
Website:
Map Key: K-4
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1986
Meeting: July annual fundraiser, Aug. annual meeting, board meets 10 time a year
Museum: Schoolhouse Museum, Main St, Sat. & Sun., 1-4pm, July & Aug. and by appt.
       Archives Bldg behind Town Hall; normal hours 9am-12pm Mon.-Fri. Call Nancy Campbell 603-563-8640 to confirm times.
       Admission free
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Fitzwilliam Historical Society
Contact: Theresa Sillanpaa, Curator
Phone: 603-585-7742
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 87
       Fitzwilliam , NH  03447-0087
Email: fitzhs@peoplepc.com
Website: www.fitzhistoricalsociety.org
Map Key:
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1961
Meeting: No regular mtg.
Museum: Amos J. Blake House Museum, 66 NH Rt. 119W
       Open Thurs. 9-11am, 1st Sat. 9-11am, closed Jan., summer hours: Memorial Day-labor Day weekends, Sat. 1-4pm
       Admission free, guided tours free
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Friends of Pisgah, Inc.
Contact: Lori Powell, 603-336-7479
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 134
       Chesterfield , NH  03443-0134
Email:
Website:
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County: Cheshire
Founded: 1987
Meeting:
       
Museum: Pisgah Park Visitor Center, Old Chesterfield Rd., Winchester
       Open weekends in summer & fall, 11am-4pm, call State Park at 603-239-8153.
       Admission free
       Education programs
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Gilsum Historical Society
Contact: Betty Pratt, Pres., 603-352-6208
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 216
       Gilsum , NH  03448-0216
Email:
Website:
Map Key: J-3
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1981
Meeting: 3rd Tues., monthly
       
Museum: Old Town Hall Museum, 27Main St; Blacksmith Shop Museum, 8 Church St.
       Open by appt.
       Admission free
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Hinsdale Historical Society
Contact: John Smith, 603-336-5353, jsmith14@comcast.net
Phone: 603-336-8377
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 194
       Hinsdale , NH  03451-0194
Email: Hinsdalehistoricalsociety@verizon.net
Website:
Map Key: L-2
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1971
Meeting: Last Sun., Jan., April, July, Oct.; Directors meet 3rd Thurs. monthly
Museum: Corner of Main St. & Chesterfield Rd., Rt. 63.
       Open Tues. 9-11am
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Historic Harrisville, Inc.
Contact: Linda Willett, Ex. Dir.
Phone: 603-827-3722
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 79
       Harrisville , NH  03450-0079
Email: historicharrisville@msn.com
Website: www.historicharrisville.org
Map Key:
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1971
Meeting: Mtg twice yearly: Oct., April
Museum: 6 Mill Alley.
       Archives open Tues. 9am-12pm.
       Admission free
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Historical Society of Cheshire County
Contact: Alan F. Rumrill, Exec. Dir., 603-352-1895, director@hsccnh.org
Phone: 603-352-1895
Fax: 603-352-9226
Address: PO Box 803
       246 Main St
       Keene , NH  03431-0803
Email: hscc@hsccnh.org
Website: www.hsccnh.org
Map Key: K-3
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1927
Meeting: 7:30pm, 4th Mon., Feb., April, Sept., Nov.
       Meetings held at HSCC Headquarters, 246 Main St, Keene.
Museum: HSCC, 246 Main St; Tues.-Fri. 9am-4pm, Wed. 4-9pm, Sat. 9am-noon; Accessible; Admission free
       Wyman Tavern Museum, Historic House Site 339 Main; 603-357-3855; Thurs.-Sat. 11am-4pm; June-Labor Day; admission $3.00 (<12 yr free).
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Horatio Colony House Museum & Nature Preserve
Contact: Anita Carroll-Weldon, Director
Phone: 603-352-0460
Fax:
Address:  199 Main St
       Keene , NH  03431-3780
Email: colonymuseum@webryders.com
Website: www.horatiocolonymuseum.org
Map Key:
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1977
Meeting:
Museum: Horatio Colony Hs Museum, Main St; Nature Preserve, Daniels Hill Rd.
       Open May 1-Oct 15, Wed.-Sun., 11am-4pm; winter hours by appt.
       Admission free
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Jaffrey Center Village Improvement Society
Contact: Kenneth D. Campbell, Pres., President@jcvis.org
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 772
       Jaffrey , NH  03452-0772
Email:
Website: www.jcvis.com
Map Key:
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1906
Meeting: Annual meeting 3rd Sat. in July, others throughout year.
Museum: Melville Academy Museum, Blackberry Ln, Jaffrey Center. Also 6 properties maintained as parks and open space.
       Sat. & Sun., 2-4pm, July & Aug., also by appt. Contact housechair@jcvis.org
       Admission free
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Jaffrey Historical Society
Contact: President
Phone: 603-532-6527
Fax:
Address:  40 Main St
       Jaffrey , NH  03452-6144
Email:
Website:
Map Key: K-4
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1958
Meeting: Members meet 2nd Tues. Feb., April, Oct. & Dec.; Board meets 2nd Thurs., bi-monthly Sept.-May; Annual meeting 2nd Tues. Aug.
Museum: Museum located in Jaffrey Civic Center, 40 Main St.
       Call Civic Center for hours, 603-532-6527. Accession committee gathers 10am-12pm, Mon. & thurs., Oct.-May.
       Admission free
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Marlborough Historical Society
Contact: Richard Butler, Pres., 603-876-3980
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 202
       Marlborough , NH  03455-0202
Email: dbutler@cheshire.net
Website: MarlboroughNH.org
Map Key: K-3
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1964
Meeting: 4th Tues, Sept., Oct., Mar., Apr., May
Museum: Displays at Frost Free Library
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Nelson Town Archives
Contact: Roberta Wingerson
Phone: 603-847-9945
Fax: 603-847-3197
Address:  HCR 33, Box 660
       Nelson , NH  03457-9703
Email: beewing@cheshire.net
Website:
Map Key:
County: Cheshire
Founded:
Meeting:
Museum: Early town records and genealogical material relating to the Town of Nelson; located in Nelson Town Office.
       Open by appt.
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Park Hill Meeting House Society
Contact: Janet Hurley, Treas., 603-399-4385, oh3@cheshire.net
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 255
       Westmoreland , NH  03467-0255
Email:
Website:
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County: Cheshire
Founded:
Meeting:
Museum: Park Hill Meeting House on Park Hill.
       Open randomly & for special events.
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Richmond Historical Society
Contact: Norma Thibodeau
Phone: 603-239-4598
Fax:
Address:  480 Fitzwilliam Rd
       Richmond , NH  03470
Email: RichmondHistoricalSociety@yahoo.com
Website:
Map Key: L-3
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1977
Meeting: Call for information
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Rindge Historical Society
Contact: Bob Cleland, Pres., 603-899-5762
Phone: 603-889-2341
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 543
       Rindge , NH  03461-0543
Email:
Website:
Map Key: L-4
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1974
Meeting: 10am, Sat., quarterly.
       At Rindge Meetinghouse
Museum: Rindge Museum, 47 School St.
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Stoddard Historical Society
Contact: M.C. Tsen, 603-446-7500
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 213
       Stoddard , NH  03464-0213
Email: coldstreamhouse@earthlink.net
Website:
Map Key:
County: Cheshire
Founded:
Meeting: 7:30pm, 3rd Tues., April, June, Aug., Oct.
       At the Stoddard Town Hall
Museum: Museum and archives Rte 123 North.
       Open 2-4pm Sun. in Summer or by appt.
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Sullivan Public Library Archives
Contact: Chris Pratt, Vol. Archivist, cpratt@webryders.com
Phone: 603-847-3458
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 92
       Sullivan , NH  03445-0092
Email: spl@webryders.com
Website: www.ci.sullivan.nh.us/archive
Map Key:
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1997
Meeting: None
Museum: Sullivan Public Library, 436 Centre St., provides a repository for items related to the history of Sullivan, NH.
       Open Mon. 1-6, Wed. & Thurs. 6-8, Sat. 9-noon, Appointment only
       MLIS with archives concentration; preservation, copyright & public records
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Surry Historical Committee
Contact: Marilyn Jarvis, Chairperson, 603-352-6803, mrjarv@netzero.com
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  24 Village Rd
       Surry , NH  03431-8314
Email:
Website: www.surrynhhistory.com
Map Key:
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1992
Meeting: Only as need arises.
Museum: Historical items at Historical Society of Cheshire County
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Swanzey Historical Museum
Contact: Mary Faulkner, 603-352-4486
Phone: 603-352-4579
Fax:
Address: PO Box 416
       720 W Swanzey Rd
       West Swanzey , NH  03469-0416
Email:
Website:
Map Key: E-2
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1986
Meeting:
Museum: Route 110, approx. 5 miles south of Keene
       Open Mon.-Fri., 1-4pm, Sat. & Sun 10am-4pm, end of June-Columbus Day, weekends only May 30-June, no holidays.
       Admission free
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The Marlow NH Historical Society, Inc
Contact: Maria Baril, Vice - President, maria@barils.com
Phone: 603-446-2292
Fax: 603-446-6281
Address:  PO Box 12
       Marlow , NH  03456-0012
Email: marlowhs@earthlink.net
Website: www.marlowhistoricalsociety.org
Map Key:
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1976
Meeting: Board - 1st Tues. ea. month; general meeting 3rd Thurs. as scheduled
       The Chapel
Museum: The Chapel
       9:30am-Noon, 3rd Sun. May-Oct.
       Admission free
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Troy Historical Society
Contact: Bob Hall, 603-242-6292 or Kathy Marotte, Pres., 603-242-7731
Phone:
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 593
       Troy , NH  03465-0593
Email:
Website: www.troy-nh.us/histsoc.html
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County: Cheshire
Founded: 1993
Meeting: 4pm, 2nd Thurs., March-Nov.
Museum: Museum located in Kimball Hall, 4 Depot St.
       Open by appt.
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Walpole Historical Society
Contact: Donna Drouin, President, 603-904-4008, dmd555@comcast.net
Phone: 603-756-3449
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 292
       Walpole , NH  03608-0292
Email: dmd555@comcast.net
Website: www.walpolehistory.org
Map Key: J-2
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1930
Meeting: 7pm, 1st Mon., monthly except Dec.
Museum: The Academy Museum at 32 Main St.
       Open Weekends, 2-4 pm, June to mid-October, or by appt.
       Admission free, donations appreciated
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Westmoreland Historical Society
Contact: Janice M. Carpenter, Sec., 603-399-7075
Phone: 603-357-0966 (Bill Howland, Pres.)
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 105
       Westmoreland , NH  03467-0105
Email: Daisyandme@webryders.net (Sec.)
Website: www.historicalsocietiesnh.org/westmoreland, westmorelandtown.com
Map Key: K-2
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1955
Meeting: 1st Mon. April-June, 1st Tues. Sept., 1st Mon. Oct.-Nov.
Museum: Corner School House.
       Open by appt.
       Admission free
       Grant writing
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Winchester Historical Society
Contact: Erin Robb, Pres., 603-239-8918
Phone: 603-239-7399
Fax:
Address:  PO Box 64
       Winchester , NH  03470-0064
Email: sheridanmuseum@yahoo.com
Website: userpages.cheshire.net/~dbd/shGeneral.htm
Map Key: L-2
County: Cheshire
Founded: 1975
Meeting:
Museum: The Sheridan House, 391 Back Ashuelot Rd.
       Open 9am-12pm Wed., 2-4pm Sun.
       Admission free
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Monadnock Historical Societies Forum
Contact: Tom Haynes, Dir. Educ.
Phone: 603-352-1895
Fax:
Address: c/o Historical Society of Cheshire Co.
       PO Box 803
       Keene , NH  03431-0803
Email: dired@hsccnh.org
Website: www.hsccnh.org/roundtable/default.cfm
Map Key:
County: Cheshire/Hillsb.
Founded: 2003
Meeting: 3rd Thurs., Feb., June, Oct.
       Hosted by different Societies
Museum:
       Developing a roundtable forum in other regions.
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