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Your donations help support the Society’s efforts to preserve and share the history of our city and its people through exhibits, programs and special events.

Find out how to donate or become a member today at our Join & Support page.  Thank you!

Event: An Evening with Ann


Service: Family History Services

Please visit the Family History Services page for more information.

Support Local Businesses

Stop by the Laconia Historical & Museum Society Collections Building at 65 Water Street to collect the code for your passport!

Grab a passport at any participating business and get ready for amazing gift bags that will get you to #ShopLocal, as well as see shows, enjoy cuisine and enjoy life locally. Belknap Mill Scentapy NH Vintage Vinyl Daub’s Cobbler Shop, LLC Lucky Vibes Tattoo Company The Studio New Leaf Wayfarer Coffee Roasters – Laconia, NH Spyglass Eyewear Shield Comics & Games Laconia Antique Center Colonial Theatre – Laconia GoodNatured Juice and Smoothie Bar McCycle Prescotts Lakes Region Vale Tudo Laconia Historical & Museum Society White Birch Gifts Lake Life 603 Waterfall Cafe Rise – A Shabby Chic, Resale Boutique and more. SageBerry Candle Company 48 Main Cafe & Creperie The Nest – Meredith NH Lake Effect LLC George’s Diner @thewellnessshopnh Hermit Woods Winery & Eatery @greatnoGreat Northern Trading Co. Adornments & Creative Clothing 603 Paws Meredith Historical Society Lee’s Candy Kitchen Meredith Public Library

Learn: Laconia and the Vietnam War

Please check out the extraordinary work that the students in Taylor Osborne’s Laconia High School history class have created. “This website is a “living project,” as it will continue to grow and develop at the hands of future U.S. History students at Laconia High School. These future classes will build upon the foundation established by the students in the Spring of 2023, continuing to build a comprehensive local history of the impacts of the Vietnam War.”   To visit the site, click on the link below.


Look What’s Coming!



We can’t wait to share our the programs, events and accomplishments we have planned for 2023!  To stay in touch with us, please fill out the form below and we’ll send you a quarterly e-newsletter to keep you informed.

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