Chesterfield NH Historical Society
Chesterfield NH Historical Society

The Chesterfield New Hampshire Historical Society

Open Thursdays 9:30AM - 12N

Sundays 2PM - 4PM

Or Contact us for an Appointment


Due to the present COVID-19 situation, CHS will be closed to the public until further notice.  However, we can be contacted through e-mail: or by phone at 603-363-8018. 

We are sorry for this inconvenience.  Please stay healthy and safe.

CHS Celebrates $15,000 Grant Award

CHS is happy to announce it has received a $15,000 grant from The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (NHCF) on the advise of the Putnam Foundation.  The purpose of this award is to help meet the matching funds required by the LCHIP grant.  The CHS Board and Chesterfield Community thank the Putnam Foundation for their generosity and help in advancing the development of the Stone House Tavern Museum.  Information on the Putnum Foundation can be found at and the NHCF    

CHS Celebrates $95,000 LCHIP Grant


In December 2019, the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) presented $95,000 matching grant to CHS to help support the developement of the Stone House Tavern Museum.  More details can be found in the Stone House Tavern Project section.

Our 2020 "Colorful" Calendars are Now on Sale


You can find them at the Chesterfield Library, Chesterfield People's Bank, Toadstool in Keene, the Chesterfield Town Office and CHS

Incorporated in 1975, our mission is to stimulate interest in and document the history of the Town of Chesterfield.  This is done through collections and preservation of items with historical interest and significance and by sharing them through programs, workshops and publications.


Chesterfield Stonewall Study Results

March 3rd

Famous and Eccentric Personages of Chesterfield

Chesterfield History

1736 to 2011


Chesterfield Historical Society Newsletters

Stone House Tavern Project

Stone House Tavern Project

Now that we have purchasd this iconic building, our Capital Campaign turns to the Sustainablity Phase.   Eventually CHS hopes to turn the building into a museum that will feature Chesterfield's contribution to the region and the nation.  Learn more about how you can help with this project.

Our Cemeteries

Chesterfield has 24 private or public cemeteries.  They are cared for by the Chesterfield Cemetery Commission (CCC). 

Tales & Legends

All towns have their tall tales and legends.  Some are like grains of truth that have disappeared into the bucket of time.  Learn about Chesterfield's... 

Stone House Tavern History

Stone House Tavern History

Learn about the history and significant historical value of this 1831 property.  Help us preserve the Stone House Tavern with your donations.

Our Shop

We offer Calenders both present and past; Maps; Old Town Records, Town History Book, Lake Spofford Book, Coloring books and More...

A Photographic Gallery of Places and Activities from the Past and Present

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