Belknap County Historical Society

Find Belknap County New Hampshire historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Ames New Hampshire Historical Society 8 Belknap Mountain Road Gilford NH 03249 603-527-9009


Center Harbor Historical Society 94 Dane Road Center Harbor NH 03226 603-279-1236

Laconia Historical Society 695 North Main Street Laconia NH 03246 603-527-1278

Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society 503 Endicott Street North Laconia NH 03246 603-366-5950

Lake Winnipesaukee New Hampshire Historical Society 579 Endicott Street East Laconia NH 03246 603-366-5776

Meredith Historical Society 45 Main Street Meredith NH 03253 603-279-1190

Tilton Town of Historical Society 11 Grange Road Tilton NH 03276 603-524-1135

About Historical Societies

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program that creates an official list of historically significant places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service manages the program.

Can a historical society tell me how much a historic item is worth?

In most cases, a Historical Society cannot provide monetary appraisals, but they can provide insight into why an item has historic value. They may also provide the names of reputable appraisers in the area.

What kinds of documents do I need to research my ancestors' history?

The local Historical Society or library may have a variety of documents and records that can help you to research your ancestors. Ship registries, immigrations files, birth and death certificates, church registries, and civil and military records can all be extremely helpful in this kind of research.