The Society

The Webster Historical Society was originally formed in 1940 as The Society for the Preservation of the Old Meeting House in Webster, NH.  Its purpose was to save the building from destruction by the Blackwater Dam flood control project.   In 1960, the Society became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is registered on the GuideStar website.  Membership dues and contributions are tax deductible.

The Society is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of the meeting house, the Hy-Mar Station, the reproduction horse shed, the Mast Wheels and numerous artifacts from past generations.

Mission  

The Society for the Preservation of the Old Meeting House in Webster, NH is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of this 1791 structure, the reproduction horse shed, and the Hy-Mar Museum.  It strives to obtain, preserve, and exhibit historical memorabilia; and it seeks to promote historical interest in the town of Webster and the state of New Hampshire.

National Register of Historic Places

The Old Meeting House was added to this register in 1985.  The National Register plaque, a picture of which is in the photo gallery, is on the right front corner of the building.

Officers & Trustees, elected September 2017

President: Kim FortuneTrustee: Janice Boynton 2018
Vice President: Alberta SnowTrustee: Tara Gunnigle 2018
Secretary: Judy JonesTrustee: Elaine Lary 2019
Treasurer: Barbara CorlissTrustee: Carol Young 2019
Trustee: Cindy Farr 2020

By-Laws, updated 2017

Committees (Responsibilities)

  • Buildings and Grounds
  • Curator
  • Fundraising
  • Membership
  • Programs, Publicity, and Social Media
  • Web Presence and Digital Archives

Challenges

  • Funds for repairs to the Meeting House
  • Lead-based paint removal from the Meeting House; repainting
  • Community involvement

Current Projects

  • Recruit new members
  • Obtain estimates and bids for repairs
  • Secure grants for repairs