We will be at the museum on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 12noon and the First Saturday of the month 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., or by appointment, for those who would like to visit or are doing research.
The Rindge Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that is responsible for cataloging, maintaining and displaying historical town records and artifacts. In 1994 the society purchased the Hoyt-Allen house, c. 1800-1840, near the town center and converted it into a museum to house these items.
The museum has an enviable collection of agricultural and industrial artifacts, works of art, maps, books, photographs, diaries and letters dating back to the 18th century. Featured artifacts include the discharge papers of Eleazer Blake signed by George Washington, and the hand painted sleigh of William Dean who was mysteriously murdered in Jaffrey.
As part of its outreach program to the community, the society works with local schools and Franklin Pierce College as a source for research materials, holds open houses and programs for the display of artifacts, and provides a resource for genealogical reference. Looking for an ancestor buried in Rindge? Try the link to the Meetinghouse Cemetery or Hillside Cemetery on Findagrave.com.
A town's history is one of its most valuabl assets, and as its custodian, the Historical Society makes it come alive for the community.