Last updated: 3/5/2011
Hampton, New Hampshire
Street Address
40 Park Ave
Hampton, NH 03842
Mailing Address
PO Box 1601
Hampton, NH 03843
Services
Gift Shop
Online Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Staff
Betty H. Moore, Executive Director
Description

The aims of the Society (the name was officially changed in 1994) have also become broader. To accomplish its goal of the promotion and preservation of the history and heritage of Hampton, the Society conducts an active educational program of tours and lectures thoughout the year.

The museum has continued to grow. Other buildings on the Green have joined the main house as exhibition areas. There is a nineteenth-century schoolhouse, a farm museum, and a fire-fighting museum.

Membership in the Hampton Historical Society/Tuck Museum is open to all who wish to support the mission of the Society, which is to promote the history and heritage of the town of Hampton and the surrounding area. We are an independent, non-profit organization. Our sources of income are memberships, donations, fundraising and bequests. The money is used for collection care, education programs, building and maintenance. Membership gifts are fully tax-deductible.

To help accomplish our mission, which is the promotion and preservation of the history and heritage of Hampton, the Society conducts an active education program for children, and tours and lectures throughout the year for adults

Guided museum visits can be arranged and designed around the interest of groups and organizations. The grounds can be rented out for family reunions and other events. Contact us at 603/929-0781 for details and rates.

Mission

The mission of the Hampton Historical Society is to increase public knowledge and understanding of the history and cultural heritage of the town of Hampton, New Hampshire, from its earliest inhabitants to the present generation. We will communicate that history through an active museum, educational programs, and a resource library.

History

Long known locally as the Hampton Historical Society, the society was actually incorporated in 1925 as the Meeting House Green Memorial Association to honor the original settlers of Hampton. A descendant of one of those families, Edward Tuck, generously donated funds to purchase a house on the site of the original meeting house green. The land surrounding the house was laid out as a park, and the house was turned into a small museum, appropriately named the Tuck Museum.

Educational Programs

We see home-schooled groups, Scout groups, and high school students doing research. By the end of each year we have had 600-800 students, teachers, and parents who have participated our programs. We also try to emphasis that we are all volunteers, how much we enjoy what we do, and how important it is to be active in our community

  • There are three to four programs a year regarding local history. Graveyard tours, Exhibit Openings, Holiday Members Open House are other ways members, friends and visitors are able to enjoy the museum.
Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes

Services

Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours

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