The Goffstown Historical Society  is located in the town of Goffstown, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
 
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Our Wish List
(What we wish we had):
  • metal shelving for
    our storage rooms (many artifacts are stored in a heat/AC controlled
    area).
  • display cases with
    lighting in them, for displaying our
    collections of wonderful artifacts
  • metal file cabinets,
    either two or four drawers
  • a local appraiser to
    volunteer his/her time to appraise our collection
  • Easels to use in
    displaying items
Volunteer at the Goffstown Historical Society



Volunteers are always needed
and welcomed at the
Goffstown Historical Society.


Volunteer activities include:
- serving on our society's governing board
- helping with Open Houses and other society events
- organizing files, books, and collections
- greeting and assisting visitors
- look-ups (responding to research requests)
- assisting with exhibit design and organization

Requirements for volunteers:
- you should be 18 years of age (younger volunteers are accepted if their parent or guardian is also present)
- you should have an interest and interest and enthusiasm for Goffstown--its history, (yesterday, today and tomorrow).

Make a Donation to the Goffstown Historical Society



Consider making a gift to the
Goffstown Historical Society.


The Goffstown Historical Society is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization.
We do, however have expenses. Our "historic" (which means "quaint, but often needing maintenance") historical society building requires on-going repairs and upgrades. Our current artifacts are preserved in a climate-controlled environment that incurs a cost. In addition, we often see artifacts and documents for sale, relating to Goffstown's history and people, and would like to be able to purchase them.

Please consider making a donation of your time, talent or a monetary gift.

To make a monetary donation, please send a check (a money order, or cash will be accepted also), made payable to "Goffstown Historical Society," and mailed to:

Goffstown Historical Society
PO Box 284
Goffstown, New Hampshire 03045

Do your ancestors come from Goffstown? There is no better way to honor your ancestors, than by making a gift to honor their memory, and at the same time preserving Goffstown's historic treasures! Gifts may be made on behalf of yourself, or to honor a living individual (or a group), and also to honor the memory of a loved one or family. Every gift is gratefully acknowledged.

Close up of Granite Post

Sponsor one of the historical society's
"Granite Posts" for $80.00 each, or a "half post" for $40.00. This covers the actual cost of the post.

Your name (as the donor) is engraved on a plaque
located inside the historical society
(see photograph at left).

Granite posts in front of the Goffstown Historical Society
Plaque commemorating donors of granite posts

We are also grateful when we receive items and artifacts of historic importance to Goffstown, New Hampshire, to add to our collection. These items might include (but are not limited to):

- photographs, albums, documents, pamphlets, and advertising, relating to Goffstown history, including letters and diaries
- published genealogies or town history books of Goffstown, surrounding areas, and New Hampshire
- antique furniture pieces, household and industrial objects
- Native American artifacts (locally collected)
- African-American, and culturally diverse artifacts and documents, from the early days of Goffstown
- films and videotapes; sound recordings
-
corporate, organizational, institutional and personal archives
- early costumes and textiles, including embroidered or cross-stitched creations
- prints, paintings and sculpture
- antique toys
- other Goffstown memorabilia

WHERE WILL YOUR COLLECTIBLES GO?
You may be an avid collector, and have found great pleasure, in collecting, art, quilts, or any other number of items from Goffstown's past. Your collection, years in the making, fills you with a feeling of pride, and satisfaction. You may be planning to pass your collection to your child or grandchild, or you may be looking for other options. If so, have you considered giving your collectibles now, or through your will, to the Goffstown Historical Society? A gift to the society will benefit generations to come, and many will benefit and learn from your "treasures."

To make a donation of an object, artifact, document, or collection, please contact us, by telephone or mail, on our contact page.
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