Welcome to the Holderness Historical Society

We are a seasonal organization dedicated to preserving our town’s history, providing educational experiences and informative programs to the public, collecting artifacts and maintaining our museum, and providing an avenue for research.

On August 28, 1961 the first meeting of the Holderness Historical Society was held at the home of Susan Bacon Keith.  Through the next years meetings were held in private homes, the Community Church and the fire house.  When the New Hampshire Baptist Convention declared the North Holderness Church defunct the Historical Society purchased the building and had it moved from Perch Pond Road to Curry Place in 1994.


Museum Hours

July – September, Saturdays 10am – noon or by appointment. Contact holdernesshistsoc@yahoo.com

The museum will feature an exhibit of Holderness Youth Summer Camps.


2013 Programs

Saturday, July 13 10 am – Noon

Spinning Demonstration at HHS
Beverly Carpenter

Visit Owl Brook Alpacas at the Farm located at 257 Perch Pond Road, Holderness, NH
Bruce Carpenter

Beverly and Bruce Carpenter are the owners of Owl Brook Alpacas.  Bev will be demonstrating and talking about the process of spinning while you watch.  Bruce will be at the farm to welcome visitors and introduce you to the alpacas.

**July 17 at 7pm at HHS

“Daniel Webster:  New Hampshire’s First Favorite Son”
Richard Hess

**August 14 at 7pm at HHS

“Margaret Bourke-White:  America’s Eye”
Sally Matson

**September 4 at 7pm at HHS

“New Hampshire’s One-Room Rural Schools:  The Romance and the Reality”
Steve Taylor

**Sponsored by New Hampshire Humanities Council

For local cemetery information see site maintained by member Carl Sheperd, website.