Atkinson Historical Society

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Atkinson Historical Society

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Atkinson NH Historical Society

Atkinson Historical Society Collection

The collection of the Atkinson Historical Society includes many historical papers, artifcats found around time, items from local businesses and period clothing. Items from the former grange buliding, many veterans itema as well as many items such as scrap books and old photos from local organizations.

 

Veterans Room

The collection is organized by theme with the Veterans room likely being the most impressive with items from the Civil War all the way to current.

Grange Room

When the Grange Hall was torn down in 1986 many items were recovered including the main curtain for the stage. There are also a number of current Atkinson residents who were former members who have donated items for the display.

Horton Room

The Horton room is dedicated to a number of classroom related items.

 

Upcoming Events The Atkinson Historical Society has an active events team. Our goal is to bring quality and interesting events into Atkinson to inform the public about a current topic of interest or historical topics of all kinds. This link will take you to our events page. Currently we are actively planning events to celebrate the Atkinson 250th anniversary in 2017.

Atkinson History Atkinson has a rich history dating back to before the American Revolution. The town was part of a tract of land purchased from the indians by settlers of Haverhall, MA on November 15, 1642. The first settlements were made in 1728 by Benjamin Richards of Rochester and Jonathan and Edmund Page and John Dow of Harerhill. Click here for more details on the history of Atkinson..

Kimball Museum The Atkinson Historical Society makes it's home in the Atkinson Kimball Museum. Formerly the Atkinson public library. The museum is open every Wednesday from 2 - 4 pm and the 1st Saturday of each month from 10am - 2pm. Here is a more detailed listing of museum hours..

Research We can help you with research on specific home or people from Atkinson. Contact the organization via phone or electronically. Research page.

Organization The Organization board consits of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and 3 board members. Full organization page.

Meetings The Atkinson Historical Society conducts 6 meetings in a typical year with ad-hoc board meetings as needed..Full Meeting schedule.

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