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.


The 2022 Chesterfield Historical Society Calendar is now available

Check Our Shop for Details


WMUR's New Hampshire New Hampshire Chronicle featured Lake Spofford and how it became a tourist destination. 

Check it out on the Stone House Tavern History Page



CHS Annual Meeting Oct. 20

via Zoom

Our Gold Star Soldiers, Plus Famous and Eccentric Personages of Chesterfield

Chesterfield History

1736 to 2011


Chesterfield Historical Society Newsletters

Stone House Tavern Project

Stone House Tavern Project

Phase I renovations are complete.  Now, we move into Phase II, working on exterior accessibility to the second floor and other structural necessities and improvements. 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.



A Collection of some of the earliest Chesterfield maps

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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