In our inventory, you will find photographs, documents, unpublished writings, maps, ephemera, realia (artifacts), news articles, media, in the Rye Town Museum available for research purposes.
Bookcase to right of front entrance
Monographs/documents/ unpublished books, writings with and w/o photos on specific Rye topics by a variety of people, including: Louise Tallman, Alex Herlihy and others.
Bookshelf to left of front entrance
Vertical file on wide variety of Rye topics including letters from Emma Foss wr. in 1973 describing life in Rye in 1890s and letter by Ralph Brown describing Prohibition days at Sagamore Creek and many more.
On the large bookshelf behind the chimney
Published booklets, books, pamphlets, articles, e.g., The Berrys of Sandy Beach, Rye on the Rocks by Bill Varrell, “History of Rye NH by Langdon Parsons, etc. Several genealogical books. A complete set of Rye Town Reports from the early 1860s and many more books on Rye and other seacoast communities.
Maps – from the earliest Rye map of 1805 to the present
In Archive Room
Town records compiled under a Moose Plate grant from state of NH – provide detailed list from records in archives room including mortgages, tax lists, court records, etc.
Rye Historical Society Papers
In fire-safe drawers:
Located in conventional 4-drawer file cabinet:
In upstairs library
Further Rye documents
In upstairs closet