New Ipswich Historical Society

23 Main St

New Ipswich, NH 03071

Summer Program, 2015

New Ipswich Summer Program 2015
New Ipswich Summer Program 2015

Two-day event at the New Ipswich Historical Society, (23 Main Street, New Ipswich, NH 03071) and Historic New England’s Barrett House, (79 Main Street). Join us for some or all of these free activities.


Both days, the Society will be open from noon until 4:00 p.m. Barrett House will also be open for downstairs-only tours on those days. The overall objective of the event is to introduce visitors, especially those from the local community, to the resources available for researching, understanding, and interpreting local houses, schools, mill buildings, and landscapes. Visitors will be offered free copy photographs of their houses, a walking tour of the National Register Center Village Historic District, and a lecture on Sunday afternoon by Jennifer Goodman, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance. The lecture is sponsored by a grant from the Stearns Burton Lecture Fund.


Event details:

  • Saturday and Sunday—both the Historical Society and Barrett will be open from 12-4 p.m., with tours of Barrett every half hour. (The Society will close at 2 p.m on Sunday during the lecture). 
  • Saturday, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Walking tour of the Center Village Historic District, led by Greg Hanselman, an author of the 1992 Historic District nomination.  Select residents of houses in the district will be on hand to comment on their houses during the tour.
  • Exhibition of historic photographs and historic maps of New Ipswich both days. Visitors will also be able to research the histories of their own houses, using Historical Society collections and reference materials. Historic photographs of significant New Ipswich architecture will also be on view in the Carriage Barn at Barrett House.
  • Sunday, 2:00 p.m.—Jennifer Goodman, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance will present a program in the Barrett Carriage Barn, “These Places Matter: Celebrating the History and Significance of New Ipswich and Other New Hampshire Towns.” Free and open to the public; refreshments to follow



President, John Rosenfelder

Vice President, Daniel Ziarnik-Case

Treasurer, Patricia Lage

Secretary, Margaret Lee


2018 Fall President's Letter



 2018 Fall Program, Car Talk

POSTPONED due to impending snowstorm.

New date & time -TBD


Historic District Marker Unveiled


A new bronze marker for the Central Village Historic District was unveiled on Saturday, December 9, 2017 by members of the Historical Society.  The marker was obtained from a grant from Historic New England, a donation from the  New Ipswich Historical Society, as well as, an anonymous donor.  We would like to thank those who funded this project, as well as, the New Ipswich Selectman for approving the location of the marker on the town owned property at the corner of Turnpike Road and Main Street.  Also, a special thank you to the New Ipswich DPW for installing the marker.


Annual Meeting


The NIHS Annual Meeting was held on  Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Historical Society. 


Mark Haines of Ashby MA, gave a talk about New England barns. 

His topics included: construction, dating, disassembling, rebuilding, re-purposing, and restoration of old barns.


 2018 NIHS Hours


Summer and Fall of 2018 hours :

June 2, 9, 23: 1pm-3pm

July 14, 28: 1pm-3pm

August 11, 25: 1pm-3pm

September 8, 22: 1pm-3pm

October 13: 1pm-3pm



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Ellen Barr, a girl from New Ipswich!


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