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.


Our Mission

The Exeter Historical Society is the steward of Exeter's rich past. It is our mission to preserve Exeter's history and educate students, the community, and visitors of all ages through programming and outreach.


A little bit about us...


What We do & What We've Done

The Exeter Historical Society...

  • Provides eight regular monthly programs of historical interest each year, October through May

  • Visits schools with Civil War and WWII workshops to educate students about the Exeter experience

  • Was awarded Business of the Year - Small Non-Profit/Educational Category, 2011, by the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce

  • Produces the monthly video series, the Exeter History Minutes

  • Writes the bi-weekly column, "Historically Speaking" in the Exeter News-Letter

  • Conducts genealogical research for members and patrons

  • Presents programs of local history to community organizations

  • Creates exhibits of local artifacts

the Exeter Historical Society has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to community involvement and contributed substantially to the educational community of Exeter and the state.”
— Wes Balla, NH Historical Society

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