Walpole Historical Society

Open Saturdays, Noon -4pm

To obtain a membership form, please click on the "Join Us!" link above.

From Craft to Industry: Clock-making in Rural Massachusetts, 1785 – 1825, with a story about Walpole, 1794 - 1804 -- September 2 at 12:30 pm – Robert Cheney, Executive Director and Curator of the Willard House and Clock Museum in North Grafton, Ma., discusses the transformation of the Willard family business. Lindy Larson shares his knowledge of clock-making, focusing on Gurdon Huntington, whose recently restored clock in our collection will be discussed.

The Inaugural Concert of of the Historical Society's 1790s Frederick Beck fortepiano on November 11, 2022 at the Walpole Unitarian Church.  Musician-composer Ben Cosgrove performed before a sold out audience.

The Museum is open by appointment.

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Volunteers having fun working with the Museum's collection on Tuesday morning from 10am to noon.  Please join us!  We welcome your participation.

There are a lot of great new items in the Museum Shop.  Come on in and visit - you are sure to see something you can't live without!

The Windsor Chair - September 9 at 12:30 PM - Fred Ernst discusses why and how he learned to build Windsor chairs, with examples of his finished
work and some of the tools he used

Researching?  See the full text of "A History of Walpole, New Hampshire"
volumes 1 and 2, by Martha McDanolds Frizzell (1963).
Volume 1 is a narrative history with property recordsVolume 2 contains genealogical histories.

Timothy Hamilton, piano conservator, discussing the condition of the Historical Society's 1790s Frederick Beck fortepiano.

The next performance in the Walpole Historical Society concert series is scheduled for January 21, 2024.  Tickets on sale starting January 1, 2024.

Joanna Andros leading a discussion of The Understory on August 26 at 12:30 pm, exploring the world of undergarments with the many examples in our collection.

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Visitor Parking next to the Museum. Take Academy Lane to top of the hill. An ADA accessible ramp is there.