Important Information About Library Collections Access

Portions of the New Hampshire Historical Society's archives and special collections will be closed to researchers effective March 18, 2015, through September 8, 2015. (The reopening date is subject to change.) This closure is to accommodate installation of important climate control and energy efficiency renovations at our historic Park Street headquarters. Collections not accessible during the renovations include all manuscripts, maps, broadsides, oversized and encased photographs, glass plate and photographic film negatives, ephemera, audiovisual materials, and newspapers not on microfilm.

The Society's library reading room remains open its regular schedule of Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and researchers will still have access to the Society's extensive book, photographic print, and microfilm collections. For more information about research resources accessible during the renovations please contact Reference Librarian/Archivist Malia Ebel at or 603-856-0641.

The climate control and energy efficiency upgrades are made possible through generous support to the New Hampshire Historical Society's capital campaign, including a Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and a grant from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program. Other key priorities underwritten by the capital campaign include: digitization of the Society's collections to make them more widely available; implementation of the online New Hampshire History Network to facilitate the sharing of collections by local historical societies around the state; additions to the endowment, and the debut of a New Hampshire history overview exhibition, opening in October 2015, at the Society's Park Street headquarters.