Exeter Historical Society

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michellegagnenh
Exeter, NH63 contributions
Genealogy comes alives
Apr 2019 • Family
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 Society helped her uncover some exciting information and complete her report, while learning so much. With the Historical Society’s assistance, she was able to trace her ancestors back to England and the ship that they sailed on and when they arrived in the US in 1638. She also found that though them, she is related to two of the founding families of Exeter, NH, and that one of her ancestors signed the Declaration of Independence!
The guardians of the treasure trove of information and artifacts at the Exeter Historical Society are knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Make an appointment today to find out more about your family history or to learn more about Exeter’s history. Well worth a visit!!
Written April 7, 2019
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MausX
Exeter, NH11 contributions
Quaint piece of history
Sep 2017 • Family
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 to inform one of days gone by. Only very good because parking is limited and for some access can be a little challenging. Best bet is to make this part of a walking tour of Exeter.
Written July 9, 2018
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Vince B
Spring Lake, NJ3 contributions
Amazing record of out rich History
Jul 2017
Great find to just re familiarize with our historic roots .. Many hidden facts that come to life .The staff was very friendly and helpful. A great stop to complement the amazing historic EXETER!
Written November 10, 2017
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Jim M
Exeter, NH196 contributions
Take a look at the new and improved Exeter Historical Society
Sep 2017 • Couples
Does not matter if you live her or are just visiting the Exeter HIstorical Society has lots to offer. Exhibits provide a look at our past. The great staff offer help if you need some research on things like who used to live in your old home. Recent building enhancements include new handicap access so stop by and take a look
Written October 2, 2017
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MollysMomNewburyNH
Newbury NH19 contributions
Delightful visit to the historical society
Jun 2017 • Couples
We stopped for a few hours in Exeter NH and in attempting to learn a little about the town, stopped in at the historical society. What a treat! A lovely lady (I think her name was Pam) brought us through the building and shared stories of some of the town's founders as we walked through. Her presentations were lively and fun and it was a welcome surprise on a beautiful day in Exeter.
Written June 14, 2017
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Catherine T
Saint Helens, OR486 contributions
Beautiful old Library, great programs
Mar 2017 • Couples
The Exeter Historical Society is a wonderful repository of research with very useful staff eager to help. It also holds some artifacts of this Revolutionary War Capitol town and is a good place for a quick visit.
Written March 13, 2017
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RVtraveller2016
Flagstaff, AZ35 contributions
Wonderful staff at this site who are extremely helpful
Jun 2016 • Family
Visited the Historical Society as part of my ongoing research. They have a great book collection that covers more than just Exeter but also have a fabulous historic newspaper collection and found a wonderful obituary for one of the folks I'm researching. While they helped me they were also busy preparing for an exhibit about either medicine or dentistry - nice to see the involvement of young folks in the museum who were learning how to read these old documents!
Written July 23, 2016
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Dale J
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The women of NH
May 2016
I recently attended a lecture at the historical society about the history of NH women's activities in art, politics, literature, medicine, and several other areas since the founding of the state. It was very interesting and informative. I had just moved to Exeter 6 months ago and previously not known about this organization, which is a good source of information for family and NH history if you are doing research
Written May 18, 2016
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Bill8457
Exeter, NH20 contributions
Good place to get to know the history of the Town
Nov 2015
Starting with a copy of the original 1638 contract between the Town's founder, John Wheelwright, and the local native Americans right up to present day records, this is a hidden gem. Also strong on genealogy of local families. Strong curator.
Written November 23, 2015
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ReubenHackney
London, United Kingdom40 contributions
Tiny but fascinating
Nov 2014 • Solo
I popped in on a rather freezing Tuesday afternoon (watch the opening hours - 2pm to 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays only) and was clearly the first visitor who'd been in for a while.

There's a cornucopia of fascinating local memorabilia of the kind that in a town with less historic merit than Exeter might be banal. However, painting of independence and civil war heroes from the town, an original 17th century press and a wealth of documents dating from Exeter's time as the capital during the war of independence and a wonderful granfather clock make this an excellent use of an hour of your time.

I was lucky enough to be shown around by one of the ladies who runs the Historical Society. They are supremely knowledgeable and well worth listening to.
Written November 19, 2014
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