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New! HHS YouTube Channel
Containing our popular documentaries
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HHS Event Reminders

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New!! 1979 and 1999 issues of Beachcomber
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Beachcomber Newspaper Archives

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A collection of 23 years of the Beachcomber Newspaper, digitized and viewable online, encompassing all issues from the years 1936 thru 1965, 4 issues from the 70's, and one from 1999.

All issues are viewable in high resolution, which means you can actually zoom in on the screen and read individual articles.

1938 Pageant Identification Project

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HHS is trying to identify all the people in a panoramic picture of the cast of the Pageant of 1938. Click the image above for more info about how you can help us in this project.
 

We are open!
We are now open to the public time during our regular hours - on Sundays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 1 pm to 4 pm.

We welcome all visitors to the museum with the following protocols:

  • Masks are required upon entering any building.
  • Please stay with your group at all times and continue the 6 ft rule with those you do not know.
  • Hand sanitizer and masks are available upon request.
  • Groups larger than five people may be broken down into smaller groups for tour purposes,
  • Appointments are still requested if working on research or genealogy projects.

We thank you for helping to keep all our volunteers safe!

Rev. Deb Knowlton's Book For Sale

color_me_included-cover_sm.jpg We now have for sale Rev. Deb Knowlton's book Color Me Included, a historical study of African Americans of Hampton's first church and its descendant parishes, 1670-1826. Click here for more info.


 

HHS Casino Fundraisers - Dates for 2021

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You can help us by gambling on HHS-sponsored charitable gaming days at the Ocean Gaming Casino at Hampton Beach. Click here for more info.


 

1927 Centre School Panorama with Name IDs

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Did anyone in your family attend the Hampton Centre School in 1927? If so, you can probably find their picture (as a kid) within our panoramic picture. We have created a series of web pages that enable you to find people by name in the image. Click here to find out about it.


 

Souvenir China Exhibit added to our Archives

china Pictures of the Souvenir China Exhibit from 2018-19 have been assembled into a series of webpages as part of our Archives collection.

This archive view includes close-up individual images of every piece in the exhibit, so it is a good chance for even people who saw the exhibit to get an even closer view of the pretty items that were on display. Click here to view the exhibit.


 

See Our 90th Anniversary Posters in Web Format

90th_exhibit_poster1_vsm.jpg HHS celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2015. As part of that occasion, an exhibit was created at the museum called Gathering on the Green: A History of the Hampton Historical Society and Tuck Museum from 1925 to the Present. It consisted of a series of posters for each decade, spread throughout the museum. Visitors would follow the route through the museum and read each poster.

At the time, we wanted people to come to the museum to see the new exhibit, and didn't want to present the full text of each poster on this website. However, now that some time has passed, we are now presenting those posters in web-friendly format for easy online viewing.

So, if you want to read a lot of interesting info about the history of Hampton and HHS, presented in a lively format (derived from the original, beautiful posters), go to the upgraded Gathering on the Green page.

(The physical posters are still on display at the museum, so come in and see them for real too!)