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.


Lake Spofford Ice Hole January 2021

Spofford Lake Association

Ice Out Lottery

Ended Feb. 15th


It has become a tradition to guess the lake's ice out date.  This year, it is the first date on which there is no visible ice anywhere on the lake surface at exactly 2pm in the afternoon. CHS records has the latest date being May 3, 1956.   However, It has been occurring for many past decades in March and April.


Now the Spofford Lake Association has made it into a fundraiser.  They are sharing the profits from this first ever ice out lottery with the Chesterfield Historical Society!  We are patiently awaiting the outcome.


March 2021 CHS Board Meeting via Zoom

March 30th  7pm

Famous and Eccentric Personages of Chesterfield

Chesterfield History

1736 to 2011


Chesterfield Historical Society Newsletters

Stone House Tavern Project

Stone House Tavern Project

The building has been purchased and Phase I renovations are almost complete.  Now, we move into Phase II, making the interior into a museum that will feature Chesterfield's contribution to the region and the nation.  Learn more about how this is happening and 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

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.


(The Governing Documents, Conflict of Interest Policy, Whistleblower Policy, 2019 IRS Form 990, and 2020 IRS Form 990 are available on request.)

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