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

Labor Day Trolley Tour
Ride a Trolley to Learn about Rye History
10:30 to 12; $25 per person
Monday, September 2nd
Arrive no later than 10:15 to board the trolley.

By Reservation Only on EventBrite

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

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
    Rye Congregational Church, Central Rd., Rye

Visit our News & Events page for details!

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

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

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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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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.

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