Historical Society

Historical Society

24 School Street
Rindge, NH 03461
603-899-2341

Visit and explore the Rindge Historical Society's Website!

The Rindge Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that is responsible for cataloging, maintaining and displaying historical town records and artifacts. In 1994 the society purchased the Freeborn Stearns house, c. 1815, and converted it into a museum to house these items.

We will be at the museum on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon and the First Saturday of the month 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., or by appointment, for those who would like to visit or are doing research.


 

Contact people:

Tim Derr
President
603-899-5044
Karla MacLeod
Vice President
603-899-2208   
Amy Raymond
Historian
603-899-5097


The Rindge Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that is responsible for cataloging, maintaining and displaying historical town records and artifacts. In 1994 the society purchased the Hoyt-Allen house, c. 1800-1840, near the town center and converted it into a museum to house these items.


The museum has an enviable collection of agricultural and industrial artifacts, works of art, maps, books, photographs, diaries and letters dating back to the 18th century. Featured artifacts include the discharge papers of Eleazer Blake signed by George Washington, and the hand painted sleigh of William Dean who was mysteriously murdered in Jaffrey.

As part of its outreach program to the community, the society works with local schools and Franklin Pierce College as a source for research materials, holds open houses and programs for the display of artifacts, and provides a resource for genealogical reference. Looking for an ancestor buried in Rindge? Try the link to the Meetinghouse Cemetery or Hillside Cemetery on Findagrave.com.


A town's history is one of its most valuable assets, and as its custodian, the Historical Society makes it come alive for the community.


Among other things, the Rindge Historical Society is fortunate to be the custodian of many of Revolutionary War veteran Eleazor Blake's personal effects, including a photograph of Eleazor taken late in his life, one of the few examples of an actual photograph of someone who fought in the revolutionary war. Verissima Productions produced a short video about Eleazor Blake from footage originally shot as part of a project they had planned to do. Watch it below:


 



 

Short Film About Eleazor Blake of Rindge, New Hampshire


 

Additional Information and Resources

Town of Rindge, NH

30 Payson Hill Rd | Rindge, NH 03461

(603) 899-5181