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1938 Pageant Identification Project


HHS is trying to identify all the people in a panoramic picture of the cast of the Pageant of 1938. Click the image above for more info about how you can help us in this project.

Winter open days are now in effect:
closed Sundays in Jan, Feb, and March
(open Wednesday and Friday as usual)

HHS Calendar of Events for 2018!

calendar The 2018 HHS event schedule is now available. More info will follow for each event as it comes closer, but this will give you an overview of the upcoming year. Click here for more info and dates.

Salt Marsh Farming On The New Hampshire Seacoast

March 14, 2018 7-8PM
St. James Masonic Lodge
77 Tide Mill Rd - Hampton
No charge - Light refreshments
RSVP to: shea.4.nh@gmail.com

Join us to watch the extraordinary Salt Marsh Farming On The New Hampshire Seacoast followed by a discussion with local marine biologist and salt marsh historian, Ellen Goethel. This film, by award winning producer Joshua Silveira, combines researched narration, rare photographs, and personal interviews to tell the fascinating story of New Hampshire's salt hay industry. Sponsored by the Conservation Commission


Membership Renewal

renew All members will be receiving in the mail the November newsletter. The mailing includes a sheet with each person's individual renewal due date. We urge you to renew your membership.

Please note that it is possible to renew your membership online on the Membership page, as well as make an additional contribution at renewal time.


Announcing the 90th Anniversary Posters in Web Format

90th_exhibit_poster1_vsm.jpg HHS celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2015. As part of that occasion, an exhibit was created at the museum called Gathering on the Green: A History of the Hampton Historical Society and Tuck Museum from 1925 to the Present. It consisted of a series of posters for each decade, spread throughout the museum. Visitors would follow the route through the museum and read each poster.

At the time, we wanted people to come to the museum to see the new exhibit, and didn't want to present the full text of each poster on this website. However, now that some time has passed, we are now presenting those posters in web-friendly format for easy online viewing.

So, if you want to read a lot of interesting info about the history of Hampton and HHS, presented in a lively format (derived from the original, beautiful posters), go to the upgraded Gathering on the Green page.

(The physical posters are still on display at the museum, so come in and see them for real too!)



Announcing the Hampton Personal Property Books

In a major addition to our website, we are announcing the digital copies of the town's Personal Property Books.

The Town of Hampton kept public records of personal transactions by residents for many years (we have records from 1837 through 1974) - leasing cottages; purchasing automobiles; purchasing expensive appliances; etc. The law back then required residents to register their personal property (including vehicles, livestock, etc.) because the law required them to pay tax on all property. We have digitized 23 of these books for use by researchers. They are also of interest to anyone who likes to peruse old records related to the price of items, etc. Click here to view these books.


HHS Casino Fundraisers - Dates for 2017!


HHS is sponsoring charitable gaming at the Ocean Gaming Casino at Hampton Beach. The first date of the year is April 7, 2016. Click here for more info.


Beachcomber Newspaper Archives

Announcing a major addition to our website - a collection of 23 years of the Beachcomber Newspaper, digitized and viewable online, encompassing the years 1936 thru 1965 (there are some gaps).

All issues are viewable in high resolution, which means you can actually zoom in on the screen and read individual articles. We think that many people will be interested in viewing these old newspapers. It's hard to stop once you start!

The archive is permanently linked from the Town Histories and Miscellaneous section of the Genealogy and Research page. Click here for the main index to the Beachcomber Archives and enjoy!