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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.


TUE | OCTOBER 11 | 9:30 AM

Annual Meeting

All are welcome at our Annual Meeting to join the conversation, to learn more about our organization, and to get involved in fulfilling our mission of telling Plymouth’s story for generations to come. We look forward to seeing you there!

SAT | OCTOBER 15 | 10:30 AM

Historical Walking Tour

Join us for a historical walking tour of Plymouth, NH with a focus on the area in and around the Common. You will visit sites on the National Registry of Historic Places, appreciate the stories that lay behind the unique artworks created for Plymouth, and gain a deeper knowledge of Plymouth’s important place in New England history as a hub for education and the burgeoning tourist industry. To join us on this tour, meet us at the Boy Scout sculpture in the Common at 10:30 am.

WED | OCTOBER 19 | 7:00 PM

Program by Marcia Schmidt Blaine

Join us via Zoom for Marcia Schmidt Blaine's program: "There Used to be Farms Here: A Transformation of 19th-century Northern New England Farms and Towns." In the late 19th century, the country underwent tremendous changes. Building on Carrie Brown's presentation and using Plymouth as the focus, this program will look specifically at the changes small northern New England farming towns faced in the nineteenth century as many people moved west to new farm lands or south to the mills. 

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

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