The Tamworth Historical Center’s mission is to preserve, protect, and enhance the historical values of the Town. Our purpose is to promote an awareness of the richness and uniqueness of Tamworth’s history.

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THC News

The latest updates from THC. Read more THC news.

Work Continues on House

Work continues at the History Center, in spite of winter cold. Capstone HomeServices is busy adding on a back hallway that will connect two rooms for better traffic flow, and building a handicapped ramp.

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Our House

The corner of Main Street and Great Hill Road may have seemed quiet all winter, but renovation has been progressing inside the Hall-Dyer House, future home of the Tamworth History Center. While this work is only Phase 1 of three planned renovation phases, this summer we will open several ground-floor rooms, part-time, to help celebrate the Town’s 250th.

In the old house we’ve uncovered wide board paneling, unusual framing, split board lath, and evidence of mysterious earlier staircases. The c. 1830 building has its own stories to tell. We look forward to sharing them.

But this won’t be a traditional house museum, with period rooms, like the Historical Society’s previous building on Greg’s Way. The main focus will be the many stories that have made Tamworth unique, from 1766 onwards. You can help us design a media-rich, interactive center, with changing offerings. Visitors of all ages will be able to discover ‘the Tamworth story’ through selected artifacts from THC’s collection, but also via audio recollections, big-screen videos, and more, created in part by townspeople. Explore town and area history online using the NH State Historical Society website, New England Ancestors.org, and links. Or travel Tamworth via Google Earth, and other modalities as yet unknown!

This spring, thanks to a grant from The Tamworth Foundation, working with professionals from the NH Preservation Alliance and Full Circle Consulting, the History Center will develop a strategic plan. With strong organizational, outreach and fund-raising initiatives, we’ll bring alive our big vision.

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Events

Open House, February 4, 2017
We had a wonderful Open House Saturday, Feb. 4th, with 40 visitors in to see our exhibit all about Tamworth. The exhibit will be up for another month or two, with more open houses TBA. And we are happy to give you a tour any time. Call 323-7762.

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Membership

Membership Makes it all Happen

Please consider becoming a new member or renewing your annual membership. We accept donations at our programs, and we depend on your membership dues and your generosity.
Membership Levels

  • Individual – $15
  • Two-­Person – $20
  • Family – $25
  • Supporter/Business – $50
  • Life – $225

Become a member today, contact us or Membership Form.