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Albert Bierstadt's 1862 paint of Mount Ascutney from Claremont, New Hampshire

The purpose of the Claremont New Hampshire Historical Society (herafter Claremont Historical Society or CHS) is to:

  • Preserve and publish historical knowledge of Claremont, New Hampshire.
  • Collect, acquire, and preserve documents, records and artifact of local historical significance and to record accounts, stories, and folklore concerning Claremont.
  • Acquire and maintain buildings to protect and display said items.
  • Participate in activities that promote interest in Claremont's history.

The Claremont Historical Society was founded in 1963. It has been headquartered at 26 Mulberry Street since 1977, when Mary Patten left the Society her antiques and home in memory of Ruth Porter Newell and Dr. Harman Newell, whose home was located at 26 Mulberry Street for many years. The Society has kept the house as a museum to Claremont History ever since, and has received many donations over the years. The holdings have enriched other sites in town, including the Opera House and the Common Man.

The Claremont History Museum is currently closed for restoration. If you would like to help restore the museum and preserve Claremont's history, please join as a member, make a donation, or volunteer.

You may contact us using the information below:

Claremont Historical Society

PO Box 973

Claremont, NH 03743

President: Wayne McElreavy (phone), email

Secretary: Dakin Burdick (812-391-2976), email

Last updated Aug. 10, 2022.