Churches of Rye 1726-1959 by John Parsons: $5.00

Gramma Kilburn’s Kitchen by Jane Philbrick  (Rye native): $12

History of Rye, NH by Langdon Parsons, 1905 , (gen. & maps): $45

Just Rye Harbor by Tom and Rosemarie Claire: $30

The Mortal Sea: Fishing the North Atlantic in the Days of Sail by Jeff Bolster: $20

Oceanside History of Rye Beach & the Farragut by Tom Claire: $25

Patriots Reward by Stephen Clarkson: $25

Religion at the Isles of Shoals by Lois Williams: $15

Rye's Battle of the Century: Saving the Seacoast from Olympic Oil by Lisa Moll: $16

Rye and Rye Beach by William Varrell (hist. photos w/ captions): $20

Rye and Rye Beach ed. by Lew Karabatsos (hist. post cards): $20

Rye Harbor: Poems of the Seacoast by Bruce Valley: $20

Seahawk (Rye’s post-war hockey team) by Bruce Valley: $17

A Telegrapher's Lament (Rye’s inter. Cable station): $20

Too Young to Travel Abroad (Eur. Journal from 1856-57): $15

Rye and Beyond by Jessie Herlihy (includes 12 poems inspired by Rye History): $6

Recipes from Rye: $3

Summering in Rye (complement to hotel exhibit): $6

The Last Run by Stephen Clarkson (historical fiction set in Rye during Prohibition): $15

Wallis Sands Remembered: $20

Star Bright (photos of Star Island): $20

House Plaques

Art made in Rye by Nina Fox-Herlihy:  birds - $18, fish - $16

Postcards - .50 each

B/W glossy photos of Rye history, suitable for framing: $3.00

Rye History Notecards, set of 10:  $15

Maps suitable for framing: Rye in 1805, Gossport in 1857, 
Isles of Shoals History Map - $6.00

South School Bricks with historic photos - $15

Gift Shop

The Rye Town Flag is available in four sizes:

12" x 18" - $35

2' x 3' - $98 
2.5' x 4' - $122
3' x 5' - $130

Sample Notecard

Gift Shop Price List

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

Rye Historical Society
​and town museum

Town Flags

The Rye Historical Society is offering wooden plaques to document and adorn your home.

The plaques are made of locally grown select pine, milled by Rand Lumber. They are individually shaped and painted white by a local woodworker. Vinyl letters and numbers, which are crisper and clearer than paint, are applied by Timberline Signs. One of these plaques can be seen on the outside of the Rye Town Museum, 10 Olde Parish Road. Plaques are $85.00 each, and include a one-year membership to the Rye Historical Society. Checks should be made payable to The Rye Historical Society.

In the past, plaques were available only for houses built prior to the Civil War, and many of these plaques can still be seen on buildings in Rye. In an effort to document other buildings in town, there is no longer a restriction on the date of the house. However, as was done previously, documentation to substantiate the age of your home must be provided when you order the sign. The Rockingham County Registry of Deeds is available on line at, and the Historical Society is available to guide you. Documentation for houses that have plaques is available at the museum. 

Applications for house plaques are available in the Rye Library on the information table and in museum.


Rye Pottery Mugs