News at RHS

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.

By Reservation Only on EventBrite

​Register Here:​

1623 Series Schedule Announced

New Date and Time! August 8: 6:30 PM
Katie Brodeur
Past and Present Fauna of Rye and the Seacoast
at Rye Public Library.

Find out about the animals of the Seacoast!

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

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!

Grant from Rye Driftwood Garden Club

The Rye Historical Society Board is passionately pursuing its mission 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. This is accomplished through special exhibits and regular programs and museum hours.

The Board of the Rye Historical Society is focusing on a new exhibition, educational programming, and planning for the 2023 anniversary of the settling of Odiorne Point. Following are noteworthy dates. All are free and open to the public.


Rye Historical Society
​and town museum

Garden Helpers Needed!

A big shout out of thanks to the Rye Driftwood Garden Club grant committee for taking notice of, then granting, our application to implement a landscape enhancement this spring! And perfect timing, as we reopen the Museum to a new exhibit in May. This plan must be installed prior to the end of June. Any garden assistance will be greatly appreciated this spring. Contact Debbi Toohey.