The Nashua Historical Society
Preserving the Past for the Future

 

 

The Florence H. Speare Memorial Museum

Open first week in March through last Wednesday in November
Tues - Thurs 10:00am - 4pm, and by appointment.

Though the Historical Society was founded in 1870, this museum was constructed in 1971-1972 through the generosity of the late Sceva Speare, a prominent local business man. It was named in honor of his wife, Florence Hyde Speare.
The museum contains a wealth of information regarding Nashua's origin, its evolution into a mill town in the 1800's, its continued growth as a city, and as a leading manufacturing and technological center.
Ever changing exhibits bring alive scenes of other era's, complete with authentic costuming, furnishings and accessories.
The Florence H. Speare Museum houses the Frank B. Clancy Research Library and features exhibits depicting various aspects of historic Nashua.