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

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

Memorial Day Trolley Tour: Monday, May 27
Rye History Trolley Tour

10:30 to 12; $20 per adult, $18 seniors/under 18.

Reservations a must by email only: info@ryenhhistoricalsociety.org.
Confirmation by email with further info will be prompt.

1623 Series Schedule Announced

  • ​July 10: 6:00 PM
    Henry Burke
    Past and Present Flora of Rye and the Seacoast
    Seacoast Science Center
    570 Ocean Boulevard

  • August 7: 6:00 PM
    Katie Brodeur
    Past and Present Fauna of Rye and the Seacoast
    Seacoast Science Center
    570 Ocean Boulevard

  • August 22: 6:30 PM
    J. Dennis Robinson
    Treasures from the Isles of Shoals: How New Archaeology is Changing Old History
    Location TBA

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

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Garden help needed in the spring. Contact Debbi Toohey if you'd like to help!

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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

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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