The Society was established to promote an interest in and appreciation for the history of New Durham. The Society supports this goal by collecting and sharing materials that document the unique history of the town. The organization encourages and helps support the restoration
and preservation of the town's historic places, landmarks, objects and documents related to the town's history, for the benefit of the public.
Additionally, the purpose of this Society is to receive and maintain a fund or funds of real or personal property, or both, and subject to the restrictions and limitations set forth in the bylaws, to use and apply the whole or any part of the income from these funds and the principal of these funds exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary, or educational purposes either directly or by constitutions to Internal Revenue Code and its Regulations as they now exist or as they may be amended, within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Society shall operate so as to not commit any act which would result in its losing its tax exempt status.
The Historical Society is also a social organization which sponsors activities and programs of interest to the community. Its regular meetings feature speakers from the local area and around the state.
Membership in the Historical Society is open to any member of the public who would like to join.
Individual membership: $10
(under 18 is free)
Family membership: $15
Click here to download our membership form. (Coming soon)
The New Durham Historical Society is a 501(c)(3)
Meetings are held in February, April, June, August, October and December on the second Thursday of the month.
Meetings begin at 7pm at the New Durham Public Library (2 Old Bay Road). All meetings and programs are open to the public regardless of membership.