The Nashua Historical Society
Preserving the Past for the Future



The Nashua Historical Society will be closed on the following days in observance of these holidays.

Holiday Calendar 2019

January 1 - New Year's Day observed (Tuesday)
January 21 - Civil Rights/Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday)
February 18 - Presidents Day (Monday)
May 27 - Memorial Day (Monday)
July 4 - Independence Day (Thursday)
September 2 - Labor Day (Monday)
November 11 - Veterans Day (Monday)
November 28 - Thanksgiving Day (Thursday)
November 29 - Thanksgiving Friday (Friday)
December 25 - Christmas Day (Wednesday)

2019 Upcoming Spring Events

Tuesday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. Putting Human Faces on the Textile Industry: The Workers of the
Amoskeag Manufacturing Company
Daily life for the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company’s textile worker was not easy. Robert Perreault sheds light on how people from a variety of European countries as well as from French Canada made the transition from an agrarian to an industrial society and how that change affected families, cultures, the nature of work, and relationships among workers themselves. In addition to this program, you can also view the Nashua Manufacturing exhibit currently on display at the historical society.
This program is free and open to the public through a grant from the NH Humanities’ Humanities to Go! Speaker’s Bureau.

Saturday, June 8, at 2:00 p.m. Our Town, Our Schools, Their Words.
Using annual reports from Nashua during the 1840’s-1850’s, examine how town fathers addressed public education in their one-room schools. These chroniclers were prolific writers who made VERY candid observations on the
state of their eleven schools and never minced words! They both praise and critique teachers, scholars and parents! They discuss in detail, the progress and deficiencies in teaching methods, materials and discipline. They write about the conditions in the schools and chastise the public for their lack of support on countless issues. Come to find out how, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” This is an entertaining and visual presentation with fascinating handouts! Free and open to the public

Also happening on The Nashua Historical Society grounds

Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to noon Nashua Garden Club Annual Plant Sale.
Nashua Garden Club members have worked diligently to divide their favorite perennials and to grow vegetable plants from seed. There will also be annuals, bulbs, herbs and indoor plants. Savvy gardeners know to come early for the best selection! Garden club members will be on hand to answer your questions.

All programs are presented at
The Nashua Historical Society, 5 Abbott Street, Nashua, New Hampshire.

For more information please email:, call 603-883-0015 or visit our

Please visit The Nashua Historical Society’s changing exhibit case at
Nashua’s City Hall. The current exhibit is a history of the Pheasant Lane Mall.