Rye Historical Society
​and town museum

The Rye Town Museum houses a vast collection of items. Open Saturdays 10-12 or by appointment. Come visit us!
 

Through special exhibits and regular programs and museum hours, the society aims to engage people in the vital aspects of Rye's history so that current issues may be better understood and future plans respect the natural and human history of the town.
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Join Us! RHS Annual Meeting


Mark your calendars for the August 25 Annual Meeting and History Event!


At St. Andrew's By the Sea, Church Rd., Rye Beach


4 PM RHS Annual Meeting


4:15 PMThe Story One Dress Can Tell: Social Positioning Through Dress in 19th c. Seacoast NH, presented by Astrida Schaeffer of Schaeffer Arts Costume Exhibition & Care.


Light, summer refreshments will follow. All are welcome!

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Our new hand-crafted Rye mugs are now available at the museum in three colors: $30 each

Download our new Walking Tour app and take your audio-guided tour of the "Rye Beach Walk." Find out more!

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We invite anyone who is interested in preserving Rye history to join the society.

Our extensive image collection is available for viewing both online and in our museum.

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​​​Upcoming Events

The Rye Historical Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

we rely on support from the community to further our mission.


Contact us: info@ryenhhistoricalsociety.org

Labor Day Trolley Tour
Ride a Trolley to Learn about Rye History
Monday, September 2nd

10:30 to 12; $25 per person

Arrive no later than 10:15 to board the trolley.

Online Registration on EventBrite


​Labor Day Tour Register Here:
 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rye-historic-trolley-tour-tickets-65135334539?ref=eios​


Or mail a check to Rye Historical Society, 10 Olde Parish Road, Rye, NH 03870.


Fall Trolley Tour
Ride a Trolley to Learn about Rye History

Sunday, September 29th
10:30 to 12; $25 per person
Arrive no later than 10:15 to board the trolley.
Online Registration on EventBrite

Fall Tour Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rye-history-trolley-tour-tickets-65726334235

​Or mail a check to Rye Historical Society, 10 Olde Parish Road, Rye, NH 03870.

1623 Series Schedule

August 22: 6:30 PM
J. Dennis Robinson
Treasures from the Isles of Shoals: How New Archaeology is Changing Old History
Rye Congregational Church, Central Rd., Rye