The Nashua Historical Society
Preserving the Past for the Future




The Nashua Historical Society office is open on
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Unfortunately, the museums are still closed.)

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 mission, the Historical Society collects, preserves and interprets materials pertaining to Nashua history.


Here in Nashua, New Hampshire, a river mill town that grew on work and dreams, professional and community arts groups abound.
In myriad ways, we honor the past, live the present, and envision our future in cultural forms.
Here, in this traditional yet modern city, creative energy flows year round.


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.


Using sound management techniques, the Nashua Historical Society shall collect and preserve artifacts, properties, records and documents from Nashua, Nashville, and Colonial Dunstable.
It strives to strengthen the organization's position in the community, to increase membership and to provide services to Nashua.

The Nashua Historical Society has acquired and maintains the Florence H. Speare Memorial Museum, dedicated in 1972, and the Abbot-Spalding House, built in 1802-1804 and purchased in 1978.
These museums with their collections are open to the public.

The Florence H. Speare Memorial Museum is open year round.
Tuesday - Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and by appointment.

The Abbot-Spalding House Museum is open per the calendar year and by appointment.

Check local TV and radio listings. If the Nashua public schools are closed, the Nashua Historical Society is also closed.

Please feel free to visit. In addition to the tours, the Nashua Historical Society offers research services, Nashua library access and other resources.

We hope you enjoy visiting our site as you learn more about our organization.