Marlborough Historical Society - New Hampshire

The Marlborough Historical  Society
    P. O. Box 202, Marlborough, NH   03455

Our founding in 1964 - 58 years ago

The Marlborough Historical Society was founded by a group of residents who felt the need for an organization to preserve the history of the town of Marlborough.  The Society was chartered under the laws of the State of New Hampshire as a non-profit educational and charitable corporation on September 25, 1964.  For over 25 years, we have been listed by the IRS as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

Our Mission

The purposes of the Society are three-fold:
  • to promote interest in the historical and cultural background of Marlborough dating from the first settler in 1764
  • to collect and preserve articles of historical importance
  • to develop a fellowship within the town of Marlborough which will help to promote a better future through an understanding of the past

Our Collection:

Our collection consists of many artifacts, photographs and documents donated over the  years by residents who wanted the items preserved and shared with other residents, present and future. We have a large collection of photos and post cards, a variety of clothing items, articles related to the school, old industries and businesses, fraternal  organizations, the Library and various town departments. We also have books and articles on town history, maps, and other printed & hand-written documents.

The Sweetser Tavern was operated by Phillips Sweetser in the early 1800s –
it was located on Frost Hill Road near where the gazebo sits today.