Exeter, New Hampshire... we bring its rich history to life.

Lincoln's visit to Exeter

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After a flying visit to the Exeter Historical Society in the spring of 2010, I have decided to stay and dedicate myself to the study of this town. I LOVE Exeter, NH, history! I am strictly an insectivore. I enjoy roosting in the collections of the Exeter Historical Society. I am History Bat!


The Exeter Historical Society and its partners are proud to have offered festivities commemorating the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s 1860 visit to Exeter, NH. To learn more about Lincoln in New Hampshire, go to our Lincoln Online Resource Center.

Children's Football Team

For over 80 years the Exeter Historical Society has been collecting artifacts from Exeter’s past ... and its present.

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Our collections illustrate the town’s rich and fascinating history, its residents, and ultimately its place in the larger history of both the state and the nation.

Eno's Brickyard

A non-profit organization, the Exeter Historical Society offers regular programs of local historical interest and is a repository for documents, maps, photos, artifacts, and other ephemera pertaining to Exeter, New Hampshire.

Three on Water Street

We maintain a research library, act as a resource for genealogical research, co-sponsor historical events and publications, create exhibits hoping to encourage historic preservation, and document today’s events as the history of tomorrow.