New Hampshire Historical Society (United States)

The New Hampshire Historical Society is an independent, nonprofit membership organization, founded in 1823 as the fifth such statewide historical society in the United States. The Society has saved and preserved the most extensive collection of archives, objects, books, and research resources related to New Hampshire history that can be found anywhere, and hundreds of additional items are acquired each year. The collections include 35,000 museum objects, 50,000 printed volumes, 2 million pages of manuscripts, 800,000 pages of newspapers, 250,000 photographic images, 5,000 broadsides, 3,000 maps, and thousands of ephemera items. Ranging in date from pre-contact to the present day, the holdings reflect broadly the economic, political, social, and cultural history of the state.