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Dark Ocean

The Strange Case of the Laconia

A WWII Story of Disaster, Survival, and Cover-up

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2024, 7:00 pm

Where: Florence H. Speare Museum

When a ship the size of the Titanic, the Laconia, was sunk by a U-boat, some of its nearly 3,000 British passengers and Italian POW’s were rescued by the very U-boat that sank their ship.


Our Purpose

To encourage the community to value the history of Nashua through a variety of experiences and, by example, to demonstrate The Nashua Historical Society's commitment to community outreach and education. 

Founded in 1870, The Nashua Historical Society is a volunteer run, independent, non-profit organization and receives no operating support from the State of New Hampshire or the City of Nashua. The Historical Society's motto is "Preserving the Past for the Future" and in support of its purpose, the Historical Society collects, preserves and interprets materials pertaining to Nashua history.

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Gift Shop!

Charming, interesting and unique items available for purchase!  A great way to support the Nashua Historical Society.

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Online Catalog!

Our online catalog contains pictures and descriptions of some of the items in our extensive collection.

Enjoy Some

With thanks to local Girl Scout Heather, we have this fun collection of puzzles full of Nashua trivia.

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