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.


Grant from Rye Driftwood Garden Club

News at RHS

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.

Mark your calendars for the August 25 Annual Meeting featuring The Story One Dress Can Tell: Social Positioning Through Dress in 19th c. Seacoast NH, presented by Astrida Schaeffer of SchaefferArts Costume Exhibition & Care.

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:
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

Upcoming Events

Rye Historical Society
​and town museum