we wish we had):
our storage rooms (many artifacts are stored in a heat/AC controlled
lighting in them, for displaying our
collections of wonderful
either two or four drawers
local appraiser to
volunteer his/her time to appraise our collection
to use in
are always needed
and welcomed at the
Goffstown Historical Society.
- 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).
making a gift to the
Goffstown Historical Society.
Goffstown Historical Society is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization.
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
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.
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.
name (as the donor) is engraved on a plaque
located inside the historical
(see photograph at left).
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
- 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
organizational, institutional and personal archives
- early costumes and textiles,
including embroidered or cross-stitched creations
- prints, paintings and sculpture
- other Goffstown memorabilia
WHERE WILL YOUR COLLECTIBLES
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
To make a donation of an object, artifact, document, or collection,
please contact us, by telephone or mail,
on our contact page.