Welcome to the

Moultonborough Historical Society

953 Whittier Hwy.
Moultonborough, NH 03254



Organized 1959
501(c) 3. Nonprofit Corp

September 26, 1994

Mission Statement 

The Mission of the Moultonborough Historical Society is to preserve the history and character of the Town of Moultonborough, to share our buildings, collections, and resources with the community though research, exhibitions, and educational programs, and to inspire our members and  future generations to appreciate our rich heritage.

Welcome to the

Moultonborough Historical Society's

2014 Season Webpage

During the next couple of months we will be getting our website ready for the 2015 season. This page will be replaced with a new page. But don't worry, we will be keeping most of the  2013 and 2014 homepage so that you can see what happened here last year.

Here is the link to the 2013 MHS Homepage


Moultonborough Historical Society



 Meca and I hope to see you here next season.

Opening Day 2014

Norman & Meca Atkinson

Please check out out website here form time to time and see what is going on. Just because the museum is close we still have plenty to do to keep thing going. Join us on Facebook as we will continue to add new photographs and articles thought out the winter.

Meca, Norm, and the Moultonborough Historical Society would like to Thank everyone for a great 2014 Season. We started many new projects and met many new friends.

We are looking forward to a new and even better season for 2015.

Hope to see you here........


3D Panoramic Photography Now at

Lamprey House Museum

We have started photographing some of our more interesting items in our collections in a new 3D panoramic style of photography. We will be bring you more and more items to our 3D collection. It is good to see that even though the Museum is closed for the winter things are still going on.

Once you open the picture file you can either watch it play or click on the picture and slowly spin the picture to view the item from all around.

This first 3D image is of the horse treadmill in the Emerson Barn here at the Lamprey House Museum.


MHS - Horse Treadmill w/ Flash by Mecasdad on Photosynth


Corp. Joseph F. Wentworth - Civil War Letters

Thank you Jane Rice for transcribing these letters.

We have just updated the Corp. Joseph F. Wentworth webpage with two letters the he wrote home during the Civil War.

Find out about the Civil War Corp. from Moultonborough who was killed at Gettysburg. just click on the link below.

Corp. Joseph F. Wentworth Webpage

November Program

Honoring Our Veterans - Pot Luck Dinner

Our Honoring Our Veteran - Potluck Dinner was a huge success with lots of great food and stories from our Veterans.


we started the evening off with a quick meeting followed with great food.
We had plenty of great food.
Bruce Garry is always good for a great story about his Military career. Bruce garry
Nat King gave us another great story.

Hope to see you there next year...........

The History of Veterans Day

For a great history of Veterans Day please follow the link below to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Moultonborough Historical Society


This webcam uploads a new image every 15 seconds. Hit the refresh button to view a new image. If at first there is no image just REFRESH again.

We are currently in TEST mode so if there is no image please be patient. We'll be working out the bugs. Thank You.

The webcam is currently located in the front room of the Lamprey House Museum but we will be moving it around to view different areas and views of our Complex here at the Moultonborough Historical Society.

Please let us know about your favorite spots by emailing us at: Webmaster@MoultonboroughHistory.org.

Click on the link below to go to our Webcam Page

Lamprey House Museum Webcam

Webcam Uploaded Picture 

Webcam Provided by Meca and Norman Atkinson.


Public Library Website

Library Corner - November 2014

By Jane Rice

Along with Black History Month and Women’s History Month, we now have an officially declared Native American Heritage Month, and it just happens to be November, which makes this a perfect time to review some of the resources pertaining to the history of New Hampshire’s native peoples that we have available here in the Moultonborough Library.

One of the classics is “Colby’s Indian History : antiquities of the New Hampshire Indians and their neighbors,” written by Solon Colby of Meredith in 1975 and now a valuable collector’s item. Solon was born in 1900 and studied the Indians of New Hampshire all his life after finding an artifact in his garden as a youngster. He passed away in 1971 and the book was published after his death.

“Life Along the Merrimac,” edited by John Pendergast, is a collection of Indian references from various published histories of towns along the Merrimack River of New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

“A Time Before New Hampshire: A story of a land and native peoples,” by Michael Caduto. A time Before

 “A Time Before New Hampshire: A story of a land and native peoples,” by Michael Caduto, begins with the formation of the earth and describes the forces of geology, glaciology, botany, climatology, ecology, zoology, and paleobotany that have formed the world as we now know it. It describes the formation of the land hundreds of millions of years ago as a result of major movements in the tectonic plates; chronicles the rise the rise and fall of reptiles, mammals, birds, and plants and other life forms stemming from climatic changes; and explores the arrival of human beings during and after the relatively recent ice age. He describes how the Indians co-existed with the giant Pleistocene mammals such as mastodons, giant short-faced bears, huge beavers, and others that those of us now living on earth have missed seeing by only a moment of geological time.

Just this summer,  Meredith resident and historian Bruce Heald has published “A History of the New Hampshire Abenaki,” and he was kind enough to donate a copy to the library. Bruce Heald


Looking further afield around New England, we also have “True Stories of New England Captives,” by Charlotte Alice Baker, a reprint of the 1897 edition, which details the experiences of several early colonists who were captured by the Indians in Colonial times. Many were marched through the woods to Canada and their families had great difficulty in getting them back, while others chose to remain with the Indians, especially those captured as children. Another good reference is “Indian New England Before the Mayflower,” by Howard S. Russell, published by the University Press of New England in 1980.

One of the great conflicts between Indians and colonists was “King Phililp’s War,” Philip being the name the settlers gave the chief Metacomet. The fighting took place between 1675-78, and is detailed in “King Philip's War: The history and legacy of America's forgotten conflict,” by Eric B. Schultz.

“Aunt Sarah, woman of the Dawnland,” by Trudy Ann Parker.

Sarah Jackson Somers, known as Aunt Sarah, was an Abenaki basketmaker and healer who lived in Lunenberg, Vermont. She was born in the 1820s and  lived to be 108, and her life story is told in “Aunt Sarah, woman of the Dawnland,” by Trudy Ann Parker.

October Program

"George Washington Spied Here"

Presented by Douglas Wheeler, PhD

at the

Moultonborough Public Library


Here we are learning about a Revolutionary War spy ring.

We had a full house for our October Meeting.

General George Washington was not only our first President but was America's first spymaster and intelligence chief and his actions in this endeavor in the American Revolutionary War contrast with the usual popular image of Washington as a simple, straight forward soldier. Professor Wheeler's lecture will highlight the secret side of Washington's wartime leadership with special attention to the story of patriot-spy-martyr Nathan Hale, Yale Class of 1773 and the history of the talented Culper spy ring in New York and Long Island.

A NH Humanities Council Program

Co-sponsored by the  Moultonborough Public Library

Moultonborough Historical Society

2015 Events


The Moultonborough Historical Society has been from the beginning a community minded organization committed to bringing local residents together for fun and for monthly programs showcasing the history of our town and surrounding area. 


The Historical Society is proud of what it has accomplished over the last 50+ years to help preserve the heritage and buildings of our town.  So as we look to 2015 we are focused on continuing our efforts to raise the funds necessary to keep our good works going forward and at the same time plan fun activities for all to enjoy.



Monte Carlo Night 2014

October 4, 2014

Thank you everyone for another terrific Monte Carlo Night.

We had a fun packed night with great food provided by the Center Harbor Diner. Plenty of gambling at all of the tables, as well as all kinds of raffles.


Here are a few pictures from Monte Carlo Night 2014.

Thank You.....


We had Prizes, Prizes, and more Prizes. Tracey and Fran getting the 50/50 raffle ready.
Mary with some of the Center Harbor Diner crew. Cathy Garry setting up her super yummy cakes.
Time to eat...... The Moultonborough Historical Society table.
Time for cake. Amanda from the Center Harbor Diner helping serve the cake.
The crew from the Center Harbor Diner.
Heather Taylor, Amanda Verbanic, Karen Young, Bill Taylor, and Norman Atkinson.
Center Harbor Diner Crew Center Harbor Dinner

Karen Young, Heather Taylor, Amanda Verbanic, and Bill Taylor

And the winner is............ We have a winner.

Thank you everyone for making Monte Carlo Night a Huge Success.

New Research File on Moultonborough History

Lands in NH

Lands In New Hampshire - 1896  New
State of New Hampshire - Township Grants of Lands in New Hampshire Included in the MASONIAN PATENT - Issued Subsequent to 1746 by the Masonian Proprietary.

New Map of Moultonborough From 1892
Added To Our Research Page

1892 Map of Moultonborough New 9/28/2014

Sandwich Fair - Through the Years

Joan Cook's book

"Sandwich Fair Through the Years"

Order it today


Sandwich Fair Through the Years


By Joan Cook


1886 - 2010


Peter E. Randall Publisher 2011


$24.00  $5.00 S&H



Sandwich Fair by Joan Cook

Visit our online Book Store to order this and other books featuring local History.



Meca and I have the Hamke Room ready for the next Program.

We are looking for local people who would like to put on a program spotlighting their talents. For right now we are working on a Mini-Program featuring Basic metal detecting and research.

Please contact us at: Webmaster@MoultonboroughHistory.org if you would like to put on a Mini-Program or know of someone who would.

Help Pave the Way!

Memorial Walkway Brick Fundraiser


Moultonborough Historical Society Brick


New Bricks have arrived - Moultonborough Historical Society


Join us in raising funds to help pay for renovation and improvements at our museum complex while creating a lasting memory at the same time!  Buy a brick to commemorate an event, honor a family member, advertise your business, or memorialize a loved one.  Join in our community effort to continue to preserve the history of Moultonborough. The bricks will be incorporated into the landscaping and walkways around the Lamprey House Museum and by participating in our project you will help us acknowledge members and friends of our unique and special community.


Proposed Plan for the Garden and Walkway.



The bricks will be placed in the walkways around the MHS Complex and in our soon to be built Memorial Garden.



On Monday August 11th right before our August Program we placed our first brick in one of our walkways. Overseeing the event were Kathy Garry, President of the Moultonborough Historical Society and Mary Lamprey Bare, (Past President and currant Executive Board Member.

We would also like to thank Ken Burbank of Perfection Stoneworks from here in Moultonborough for volunteering his time to place the bricks for us. We currently have 12 more bricks to place with about 8 more on order.

Please use the online shopping cart or the printable form to order your Memory Bricks today.

Mary Lamprey Bare, Kathy Garry, and Ken Burbank of Perfection Stoneworks.

 Meca Atkinson and Ken Burbank

Meca Atkinson helping Mr. Burbank preparing the hole for the first brick.

First Brick - Amy Mae Shaw Atkinson


Bricks are $75.00 each

You can also order an exact copy of your walkway brick, for yourself, for just $30.00 more.



You can now Order, Design, and pay for your Memorial Bricks online right here on our website.



Download the PDF order form Here: Order Form

Online Ordering Page - Click Here


Moultonborough Historical Society

PO Box 659

  Moultonborough, NH  003254


If you need further information, please call Norman Atkinson at 603-998-3455, or Webmadster@MoultonboroughHistory.org


Thank you for your support!

Moultonborough Historical Society

Is Now On

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1949 Town House Guestbook

Moultonborough Historical Society

We have just scanned and produced a PDF file of an old guest book from October 19, 1949. The guest book came from the Old Moultonborough Town House. Download it and check out all of the old name from 1949. I found quite a few that I remember from the past.

I should have the next guest book ready next weekend.

The dates of that one is: July 5, 1963 to June 24, 1996

Click on the link below to view the file.

1949 Town House Guestbook
NEW 8/17/14
PDF file

Seneca J. Jones - Dog Sled

This dog sled, was owned by Seneca J. Jones who lived here in Moultonborough. Mr. Jones owned the Roxmont Chicken Farm on Sheridan Road. He used the Sled to work trap lines near the Farm.
It is now on permanent display here in the Emerson Barn.



Seneca J Jones Dog Sled


Thank you Dick and George Plaisted for dropping it off and bringing it in the Emerson barn.


Roxmont Chicken Farm Ad - 1955


Roxmont Chicken Farm 1955



Mystery Dinner

 Saturday, July 26, 2014


Magic Foods Catering—Route 25 in Moultonborough


Our Mid-Summer fund raising event was a Mystery Dinner on Saturday, July 26, 2014 featuring a return of the actors of Get-a-Clue Productions in


"Radio Silence…
Death on the Air.”


Everyone had a wonderful time with Get-A-Clue Productions while taking part in their radio show production of "Radio Silence - Death on the Air". Thank You everyone for all of the hard work.

Here are a few pictures from the Radio Show - Murder Mystery.

The audience is ready. Let the dinner and Murder Mystery begin.
A shot rang out and now we have a dead body.
Sam Perry and Gracie before the show. Sam Perry
People from the audience had a great time being part of the radio show.
Do you think that the Cook did it?
Or was it Mr. Pickles?

(Private Eye Ju Lee and Mr. Pickles.)
Could there be a second Murder?


Support the Moultonborough Historical Society

and have some fun.

Get-a-Clue Productions Business Card

Post Offices of Moultonborough

By Sherry Lively


Moultonborough Post Office Display


We now have a wonderful new display featuring the Moultonborough Corner Post Offices from years past. The new display case was first used outside the Post Office when it was at the Old Country Store. Then moved to what is new Zelek's. The display will be placed inside the Old Moultonborough Town House but until the end of the 2014 season we will be displaying it along with other Moultonborough Post Office related artifacts here at the Lamprey House. Drop on by and check it out.


Thank you Sherry Lively, Art Lively, Judy Ryerson, and Norman Atkinson for getting everything ready for the September meeting.



Lasagna Cook Off - Great Job Everyone

Lasagna Cook-off 2014 Moultonborough Historical Society


What is more fun then sitting down to a great plate of lasagna, whether it is homemade or a piece from your favorite restaurant?   Lasagna Cook Off MHS


We would like to thank everyone who helped to make our first Lasagna Cook-off a huge success. From everyone who entered a lasagna to local businesses who donated items and people who donated their time. Thank you all.


We would like to thank Amanda Verbanic from the Center Harbor Diner who worked wonders in the kitchen to keep everything running smooth. Lasagna Cook Off - Center Harbor Diner
Lasagna Cook Off - Jim Barms Entertainment was provided by Jim Barns

We will be adding more pictures to our website featuring the Lasagna Cook-Off. So drop by here often to check it out.


August Program

Moultonborough Woman's Club

The Moultonborough Historical Society Salutes the Moultonborough Woman's Club

Monday August 11th


at the Lamprey House Museum

953 Whittier Highway (Rte 25)

The Moultonborough Historical Society recognized the MWC and helped  celebrate the start of their 65th Anniversary!

We had a good turnout and learned about the Woman's Club.

Make sure that you visit their website at:




A great way to learn our history.

Thank you Joan for a wonderful evening at the Moultonborough Public Library.

      We all learn what Paul Revere and the war was like through the eyes of someone close to to all of the action. Mrs. Revere. You will also enjoy a surprise ending that will have you looking to the internet to learn more.

A NH Humanities Council Program 

co-sponsored by the  Moultonborough Public Library


Memorial Day - 2014

 Thank you to all the service men and women out there past, present and future.

We had a flag raising ceremony on Memorial Day morning at 9:30am at the Lamprey House Museum. The flag was flown over the Capital Building in Washington, DC. New Flag at Moultonborough Historical Society
Moultonborough Historical Society Thank you Josh and Diane Bartlett for contacting Senator Ayotte’s office to obtain the flag. Thank You to everyone.

Here is the short video of the flag raising ceremony.

Memorial Day Parade - June 26, 2014

 Here is the video of the Moultonborough Memorial Day Parade. The skies cleared just in time to make it a perfect day here in Moultonborough.

Here are a few highlights from the Moultonborough Memorial Day Parade.

      Here comes the parade. Moultonborough Memorial Day Parade
Moultonborough Memorial Day Parade Honoring our Veterans from Moultonborough.
Brownie Troop #10093 from Moultonborough. I wonder how many future veterans are in our local Scout Troops? Moultonborough Memorial Day Parade
Moultonborough Memorial Day Parade The Moultonborough Academy Marching Band. Lead by Donna Conway.
Many of our local Veterans. Thank You for your service. Moultonborough Memorial Day Parade - Veterans
Moultonborough Memorial Day Parade The Lively girls.
Guest Speaker - Retired Brigadier General Ed Harrington. Moultonborough Memorial Day Parade  - General Ed Harrington
Moultonborough Memorial Day Parade - Donna Conway Honoring Donna Conway for her many years of service bring music to  the students of our community.  Enjoy your retirement.


"All Aboard the Titanic"


by Ted Zalewski

at the

Moultonborough Public Library



titanic - Moultonborough Historical Society
"All Aboard the Titanic" responds to people's enduring fascination with this historic, and very human, event. Including and moving beyond the physical facts of the story, Ted Zalewski explores the personal experiences of selected passengers and crew, including those with New Hampshire affiliations, emphasizing examples... of individual courage and triumph.

Thank You Mr. Zalewski for a wonderful evening....
Ted Zalewski Mr. Zalewski showing a picture of a perfume pouch found on the Titanic. He shared a sample of one of the perfumes with the audiance.
The "Unsinkable Molly Brown"
Mr. Zalewski is in a replica of a life vest that would of been on the Titanic.
The unsinkable Molly Brown
Mr. Masabumi Hosono, 42, a civil servant from Tokyo, was the only Japanese passenger on the Titanic.
Meca Atkinson is holding pieces of coal from the Titanic. Meca Atkinson with Titanic Coal
Snacks after the Titanic Program. Cathy Garry and Fran Vincent serving snacks that were to be served on the Titanic the night she sank. Waldorf Pudding and Tea Biscuits.

A NH Humanities Council Program

co-sponsored by the Moultonborough Public Library

MHS Kids Corner with Meca

New Video - Moultonborough Woman's Club

No Bake Cookies by Robert Huston age 11 - 1972

Moultonborough Historical Society - Meca Atkinson

In this episode of Kids Corner Meca makes Oatmeal No Bake cookies from a 1972 cookbook printed by the Moultonborough Woman's Club. The recipe is from Robert Huston who was 11 years at the time. Meca also give a short history of the Moultonborough Woman's Club.
Thank you to the Moultonborough Woman's Club for helping to write the script and for some of the photographs.
Thank you also to Robert Huston for both the recipe and a special guest appearance.
Filmed, Directed, and edited by Meca and Norman Atkinson.

Moultonborough Historical Society
April 25th, 2014



New Video Display Tells History of the Goodwin Safe.

Meca and I have put together a new video display here at the Museum.

In the video Meca tells us some of the history of the safe that was donated to the Moultonborough Historical Society by Joanne and Paul Cummings. 

The safe was donated in September and is now located in the old kitchen area oh the Lamprey House Museum.

 Meca also shows you how to open an old safe.

 We are looking forward to adding more interactive content to the museum in the coming years.

Meca Atkinson Kids Corner Safe DVD Player

Doing Some Research on Local History?

Check out our new RESEARCH PAGE with many searchable documents. It is a work in progress so check back often.


The Town Register Cover



Ralph E Goodwin Safe Sept 3 2013

The Moultonborough Historical Society received a very special gift this week. A safe that was used in the Old Country Store, then known as  "Ralph E. Goodwin General Merchandise". The Goodwin 's owned the store in the years between about 1930 and 1953. The safe was purchased in June of 1915 and sent here to Moultonboro.

We would like to thank Joanne and Paul Cummings for this wonderful donation.

Letter from "The Victor Safe & Lock Co." to R. E. Goodwin, dated June 12, 1915.The letter contains information on how to open the safe. (Click on the picture to see a larger copy)

We would also like to thank Richard and George Plaisted as well as Norman Atkinson for all of the hard work moving the safe to the Museum from the old Marion Goodwin home.

Moultonborough Historical Society Safe

Become a Member of our Society

It's a great time to join if you are not a member. Just follow this link for our
 "Become a Member" page. It's quick and easy, and now you can do it online using PayPal.
Become a member today.

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You can now become a member of the Moultonborough Historical Society online using PayPal. Just use the handy Memberships button to the right.
If you are already a member you can renew your membership here as well.


MHS Kids Corner with Meca
Meca Atkinson - Kids Corner

Meca wanted to do something to help get kids interested in local history so we decided to do short videos showing stuff of interest to kids. This is her first video on how to use an old typewriter. 
Please let Meca and Dad know what you think and if you have any ideas on future shows.

~~Meca & Dad~~

Meca has a new video out. Number 6

October 1, 2013 - "Interview with Norman R. Atkinson"

In this episode of Kids Corner, Meca does her first interview. She interviews the Director of the Lamprey House Museum and her Dad - Norman Atkinson.

We will be adding more videos over the rest of the year. Just follow the link below to check out the new videos as they are added.

MHS Kids Corner


Long Lost Historic Paper Found

Private Clinton Shaw's Discharge Paper From June 21st, 1865

We just found private Clinton Shaw's discharge papers from the Civil War on June 21st, 1965. Click on the picture below to see a larger copy of the document. You can learn more about Private Shaw by following this link. Private Clinton Shaw Page

Private Clinton A Shaw's Discharge paper from June 21st, 1865

New Webpage

The History of Moultonborough 1600 - 1930

"The 1985-1986 school year found the Moultonborough Central School's Sixth Grade involved in compiling a historical time-line of Moultonborough."

"A period of five months was required to compile information for the time-line. The tedious task of researching material, which parents, friends, and Mr. Lange graciously loaned, challenged the students immensely. The organization, writing, rewriting, and editing proved a worthwhile learning experience."

"The students hope that this historical document will provide enjoyment for those who would like to learn more about their community."

You can view or download and save the complete file here.

The History of Moultonborough 1600 - 1930.pdf

"My Memories Of Growing Up In Moultonborough" 

We had a wonderful evening at the old Moultonborough Town House sharing memories about growing up in Moultonborough.

Moultonborough Historical Society Panelists June 10 2013

The panel included Mary Lamprey Bare, Mr. Mathew Blood, Mr. Richard Young, Mr. Richard Wakefield, and Mr. Nat King.

Mary Lamprey Bare

Mary Lamprey Bare showing some pictures from our past.

We would like to thank our panelists and those who helped make the evening possible.


"Growing Up In Moultonborough" Youtube Video.


Oral Histories and Audio Files New
Listen to files from our Audio Archives as well as interviews and Oral Histories.

Moultonborough / Center Harbor

Community Calendar  

There's always something to do in the Lakes Region . See what's happening in our community today!

Community Calendar Page  

Groups throughout the community have joined together to provide residents and visitors with a combined calendar to view events happening in our community!

Click on the picture below to submit your local event.

Want To Learn More About The Moultonborough Grange?

If you would like to learn more about the Moultonborough Grange Hall or take the online tour, please follow the link below. You will be glad you did.

Moultonborough Grange Virtual Tour


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Please make a contribution today to help us continue to maintain our buildings and provide the community with interesting programs about the history of our area.
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Moultonborough Cemetery Records

New webpage added to our website. Click Here

We have just started to add these cemetery records to our website. We do offer a more complete record in the form of two books.
"The Cemetery Records of Moultonborough New Hampshire"
"The Cemetery Records of Moultonborough New Hampshire - First Supplement 1988-2003"
Both books are available for sale here on our website and at the Moultonborough Historical Society Museum.

The files below are
Downloadable PDF Files.

Moultonborough Graves of Special Interest

Moultonborough Cemeteries      as of 12/2003

Holland Hill Cemetery

Middle Neck Cemetery


The Claude Rains Grave Site in Moultonborough


 Of the Lamprey House, Middle Neck School House, and Old Moultonborough Town House

The software used is from Microsoft and is called Photosynth. You might need to download a small Microsoft program called Silverlight to view the picture in 3D.

Click on the picture and move your mouse to move around the room.


The HAMKE ROOM at the Lamprey House Museum




The Emerson Barn - Sept. 3. 2011

You can see even more Panoramas by clicking on our

Local Panoramas (Microsoft Photosynth)  Page.

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I am proud to announce that our online store is now up and running. 

We hope to add more items as our website grows.

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Moultonborough Public Library


The  Moultonborough Historical Society would like to thank the Moultonborough Public Library for co-sponsoring several of this year's programs. We also are grateful for the use of the meeting room for our spring & fall meetings!

Check out their website by clicking on the link below.


Public Library Website


The mission of the Moultonborough Historical Society is to:


• preserve the history and character of the Town of Moultonborough,

• share our buildings, collections and resources with the community through research, exhibitions and educational programs, and

• inspire our members and future generations to appreciate our rich heritage.
Betsy Ross

The Moultonborough Historical Society’s ongoing project is the Museum. This is the result of meticulous, concentrated attention to detail from a dedicated group of historic-minded individuals along with generous monetary contributions from our year-round residents and very generous property owners from around the country.



Old Moultonboro


Moultonborough was granted in 1763 and was incorporated on November 24, 1777. The town is nestled among the hills on the north side of Lake Winnipesaukee in Carroll County. Surrounded by the Ossipee Mountains and Red Hill, the area offers year-round scenic beauty. The town was one of the earliest resort towns in NH. Today our economy is driven by the same factors the early settlers depended on - the woods and the lake.

In the early 1800’s, while the town was still growing, Moultonborough had one meetinghouse, nine school-houses, two taverns, one store, five sawmills, five grain mills, one cloth mill, one bark mill, one carding machine and one tannery. Moultonborough Falls (on Route 25) was also a center of trade and could boast three stores, two hotels, a tannery, a currier’s shop, a blacksmith, a gristmill, sawmill, carding and fulling mill, sleigh and carriage maker, saddle and harness maker, a printing office and shoe shop.

Our town has certainly changed and grown. We are proud of our heritage and hope you will visit our Museum and learn more about our history.


Come to a Meeting

Meetings are free and open to the public and generally held on the second Monday of each month. Programs feature topics of interest about Moultonborough and the Lakes Region. Please look for notices of meetings in the Meredith News.

Become a Member of our Society

It's a great time to join if you are not a member. Just follow this link for our
 "Become a Member" page. It's quick and easy, and now you can do it online using PayPal.
Become a member today.

Additional Options

You can now become a member of the Moultonborough Historical Society online using PayPal. Just use the handy Memberships button to the right.
If you are already a member you can renew your membership here as well.

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