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Undated potato farmers in Reeds Ferry, New Hampshire. From the Library of Congress.

The Merrimack Historical Society has several ways for its members to research the town, buildings, events and people of the past. Priority time is always given to our members, and limited research is performed free-of-charge for them.

Researchers who are not members may be charged $25/hour in advance for volunteer staff research time, and charged entry fees to our museum and research facility. Also there is a greater cost to non-members for copies of documents, photographs or electronic media they wish to have.

Therefore, we encourage anyone desiring research information about our town or its people to become a member prior to requesting same. Exceptions to this rule may be made for local educators who are working on a class project or visit, town administration connected with the Merrimack Heritage Commission, or other local boards and societies.

The Merrimack Historical Society Museum at 10 Depot Street in Merrimack has an extensive collection of indexed folders on almost any topic you could conceive of relating to the town’s history, with separate files on individuals and genealogies. Our collection includes photographs, newspaper clippings, copies of documents, maps, books, and more. We are in the process of organizing this vast collection, to be entered into museum software that will allow us to retrieve it more quickly.

MEMBERS ONLY: Merrimack Historical Society members now have access to a Virtual Librarylocated on this web site. A password is required. This password will be shared with members through the Society newsletter or you may contact us at

People of Note – This page on our web site provides a BRIEF list of women and men “of note” who have contributed to Merrimack New Hampshire in unique ways.