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Little Steppers — 1963
Little Steppers — 1963

Little Steppers Drum & Bugle Corps marching in Plymouth's Bicentennial Parade

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Royal Eagles — 1967
Royal Eagles — 1967

1967 NH Champion of Drill Corps

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1st Pemigewasset House hotel
1st Pemigewasset House hotel

This was originally Webster's Tavern, but was sold to Denison Burnham in 1843 and later expanded. It burned down in 1862.

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Little Steppers — 1963
Little Steppers — 1963

Little Steppers Drum & Bugle Corps marching in Plymouth's Bicentennial Parade

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Made in Plymouth, NH - Yesterday to Today

Many people think of Plymouth as a sleepy college town, but at points in its past it was a hive of industry, manufacturing goods that were shipped across the country and around the world.

The Plymouth Historical Society's newest exhibit features over a dozen industries -- large and small -- from Plymouth's founding to today. While some goods were common items that were made in most towns, others were quite unique and surprising. Come and discover the history hidden in you own backyard! The exhibit displays include brief narratives, interesting photos and actual artifacts when possible.

How will our exhibition space continue to evolve?
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Typically, all presentations are at the Plymouth Historical Museum in the Old Webster Courthouse and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. The bulk of programming for the 2022 season will continue to be held remotely via Zoom as we weather what is hopefully the end of the pandemic.

WED | FEB 8 | 7:00 PM | Congregational Church

What Happened to Local Hero John Ordway?

Historian Ronald W. Collins will present a program on Sergeant John Ordway, the local man who was third in command of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Collins will trace Ordway’s adventures from his boyhood in a part of Hebron that was once part of Plymouth to his mysterious death at the age of 42.

Ronald W. Collins is a past president of the Hebron Historical Society and the author of Sergeant John Ordway: A History with his Genealogy and over thirteen other histories and genealogies.

The February 8 program will be in person at 7pm in the lower level of the Plymouth Congregational Church, next to Town Hall. It is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

See flier to the right for more information.


Thank you all for a great year!

We have closed out our 2022 events. We're hard at work preparing to bring you another exciting year of looking back at our history in 2023.

Important dates to remember:


We will remain closed from December 17 through March 11

For additional upcoming events, take a look at our calendar.

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