Chesterfield NH Historical Society
Chesterfield NH Historical Society

Stone House History Project

“Every time we're given the opportunity to save something of historical significance — like the
Stone House Tavern — we should take it, because it's a chance to preserve a piece of our
American Story. Wishing you all success with this project.” — KEN BURNS


In the 43 years since our agency was founded, the Chesterfield Historical Society (CHS) has actively and diligently shaped the future by preserving our local heritage.


We are now greeted with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase the Stone House Tavern, a beautiful icon that remarkably boasts many of the original features from its construction in 1831.


The Zoning Board recently granted our variance request to use the Stone House Tavern as a museum. With this success, we can move toward our goals of purchasing the building, preserving it, creating a vibrant showcase of Chesterfield’s past, and providing a place to educate people of all ages about Chesterfield’s  importance to the region and its connection to the history of our nation


With support from the community, we are confident that we can accomplish our goals. The project's goals  and the donation form are easily available at the bottom of this site.  If you require more information, contact Naomi Davis Lee (Noe) at 603-903-8516 or e-mail us at


Below are examples of some of the unique features that makes this building so special:  vintage barkeeper's cage, beehive stove, ballroom, and attic accommodations.  Preserving the ballroom is especially significant, as the fiddle's bench may be one of the last ones in the nation. The attic's five cubicles for Spartan  accommodations are also a rarity nationwide.  It is amazing, that although the building has had 12 owners since 1831, and these features still exist.  But, only the Chesterfield Historical Society can guarantee these will remain and thus preserving the building's historical integrity.

Project Executive Summary
A capital campaign of $750,000 to include indivdual and grant support will provide for the following objectives:
1. $310,000 to purchase the building and fund the capital campaign
2. $200,000 to provide for short and long term restoration, maintenance and preservation
3. $240,000 to establish an endowment for educational programming
CHS Ex Sum_FINAL web.pdf
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Capital Campaign Donation Form
Click through to download our Donation Form and become part of the preserving Chesterfield History.
Chesterfield Form_FINAL No Bleeds.pdf
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