Rye Historical Society
​and town museum

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

Treasures from the Isles of Shoals: How New Archaeology is Changing Old History

August 22: 6:30 PM

RHS Annual Meeting & Presentation

August 25, 4 PM, @ St. Andrew's By the Sea

Labor Day Trolley Tour
Ride a Trolley to Learn about Rye History
Monday, September 2nd; 10:15 AM

Online Registration on EventBrite

Senses of Place: Winter Life on a Small Island
September 26; 6:30 PM; @ Rye Congregational Church

Fall Trolley Tour
Ride a Trolley to Learn about Rye History

Sunday, September 29th; 10:15 AM
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The Shipwreck of the SS William H. Machen

November 4; 6:30 PM; @ Rye Library​

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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​​​Upcoming Events

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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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

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

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