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.

Two New Exhibits for Summer 2017

Photos – Genealogies – Books – Hats – Audiovisuals Early Days at The Barnstormers Its founding by Francis Cleveland – Well-known actors who started here. Programs – posters. Curated by Anne & Bill Batchelder, Marion Posner and Liz Smith Dedicated to Betty Steele Leaving and Coming Back: Stories of family and love of Tamworth from […]

New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell – May 24

CML announces: “New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell”, Wednesday 5/24 at 7:00 pm, a NH Humanities program co-sponsored by Cook Library and Tamworth History Center.  New England Quilt Museum curator Pam Weeks will weave world history, women’s history, industrial history and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation about quilts. Participants are invited […]

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Our House

The corner of Main Street and Great Hill Road may have seemed quiet the winter of 2015, 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, the goal was met to open several ground-floor rooms, part-time, to help celebrate the Town’s 250th in the Summer.

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!

In the Spring of 2016, 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

Two New Exhibits for Summer 2017

Photos – Genealogies – Books – Hats – Audiovisuals

Early Days at The Barnstormers
Its founding by Francis Cleveland – Well-known actors who started here.
Programs – posters.
Curated by Anne & Bill Batchelder, Marion Posner and Liz Smith Dedicated to Betty Steele

Leaving and Coming Back:
Stories of family and love of Tamworth from the descendants of Dr. Joseph Boyden.
Curated by Rebecca Boyden
Dedicated to Joan Casarotto

As well as mini-exhibits of Tamworth paintings, Hidden family history, old maps, and more.

Also visit the Gift Shop with books, maps, 250th video and the yard sale with old doors, screens, sinks, paints, claw-foot bathtub, etc.

Main Street & Great Hill Road Tamworth Village
Open Wed., Sat. and Sun., 11-3
And evening hours starting in July Or by appointment: 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. Print and mail the member form Membership Form or contact us.