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Exeter Historical Society, Exeter

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We are a recipient of the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce's 2011 Business of the Year Award!

For over 80 years the Exeter Historical Society has been collecting artifacts from Exeter’s past ... and its present.

Our collections illustrate the town’s rich and fascinating history, its residents, and ultimately its place in the larger history of both the state and the nation.

A non-profit organization, the Exeter Historical Society offers regular programs of local historical interest and is a repository for documents, maps, photos, artifacts, and other ephemera pertaining to Exeter, New Hampshire.

We maintain a research library, act as a resource for genealogical research, co-sponsor historical events and publications, create exhibits hoping to encourage historic preservation, and document today’s events as the history of tomorrow.
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  • My great niece needed to do a school project about her ancestors and she decided to do it on her father’s side of the family. Her great grandmother and the AMAZING women at the Exeter Historical... 
    My great niece needed to do a school project about her ancestors and she decided to do it on her father’s side of the family. Her great grandmother and the AMAZING women at the Exeter Historical...  more »
  • Located on Front st in Exeter you could mistake the Historical society for a part of Phillips Exeter academy. Great stop for history buffs wanting to know more about Exeter with plenty of artifacts... 
    Located on Front st in Exeter you could mistake the Historical society for a part of Phillips Exeter academy. Great stop for history buffs wanting to know more about Exeter with plenty of artifacts...  more »
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  • I learned in a half hour what would have taken me days of research (if I had been able to figure it out at all). The historian I spoke with was extraordinarily knowledgeable, generous with her time, and able to provide context for the questions I've been struggling with. I'll be back sometime to do family research but for now, I have a better understanding of what was happening in the area in the 1600s which is extremely valuable as I try to understand what life was like in the area.
  • The staff here were wonderful. Very helpful Went and got books out of their library for us, and spoke with us in depth about the history of Exeter. It was a wonderful experience and I'm glad I went. My wife even appreciated even if I was doing my own family genealogy

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