New Castle, NH Historical Society
New Castle Historical Society thanks all the program presenters as well as all those who came to hear our dynamic programs in 2019. On December 18th, the Maude Trefethan school of New Castle will put on a special holiday program, performed by the school children.
We start our new program series in the spring of 2020.
Shipwrecks, and a Surfman's Peril
The Piscataqua River Gundalow and the World in Which it Sailed.
Wood Island Life Saving Station Restoration
Iran, Past and Present: Archaeology, Architecture and Gardens
The local Surfmen of the Seacoast, who made up the heroic but nearly forgotten US Life Saving Service
What Happened 400 Years Ago and Why is New Hampshire Celebrating?
New Castle Archipelago: Past, Present and Future
Annual Meeting and
Welcome to the New Castle Historical Society’s website. Here you will learn about the history of New Hampshire's oldest island village, New Castle--also known as Great Island. Our online catalog allows you to access our rich history through historical documents and photos. Check out our vibrant schedule of lectures and exhibits. Research the forts and lighthouses that compose our harbor defense system. Come to the museum and enjoy hands-on experiences in volunteer opportunities with artifacts and documents dating back to the 1600s. We are also the first stop on the newly created New Castle walking tour. Maps are available at the museum.
What's happening now at the Museum
"Red Paint" Indian Spearhead Circa 3000 BC,
one of our many in-house exhibits
Come Visit Us Today!
June 1 through September 6
Wednesdays & Saturdays 1:00 - 3:00
September 10 through May 31
Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00