New Hampshire
Learning Center

History forms the building blocks of who we are and who we will become. We can learn from it, cherish it, and grow from it. New Hampshire values its historical sites, buildings, and legacy-all of which continue to influence the traditional and folk arts of the state.

A sculpted golden eagle perched on top of the golden dome of the Capitol building in Concord.

The New Hampshire State House is in Concord, NH and was built in 1816. In 1819, a sculpted golden eagle was installed on the dome as a symbol of courage and strength. The original eagle was removed in the 1950s in order to preserve it and put on display at the Tuck Library of the New Hampshire Historical Society. A gold leafed replica now presides over the State House.

Would you like to learn more about New Hampshire history?

New Hampshire's Native American Heritage

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How the Granite State Got its Name

New Hampshire's Colonial History

New Hampshire: A Place That Inspires

New Hampshire Old Home Days

Visit some of the organizations & websites that specialize in aspects of New Hampshire history:

New Hampshire State Government:

State of New Hampshire's Official Website - "Webster" Webster's section: Just for Kids Division of Historical Resources, Department of Cultural Resources, State of NH DHR's Listing of Historic Markers Milne Special Collections & Archives, University of New Hampshire

Museums in New Hampshire:

American Independence Museum, Exeter, NH Canterbury Shaker Museum, Canterbury, NH Enfield Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH Musterfield Farm Museum, Sutton, NH Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH New Hampshire Farm Museum, Milton, NH New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, NH Northern Forest Heritage Park, Berlin NH Poore Family Homestead Farm Museum, Stewartstown, NH Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Tamworth, NH Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NHTuck Memorial Museum, Hampton, NH

Organizations in New Hampshire:

New Hampshire Humanities Council, Concord, NH New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, Concord, NH

Photo credits
All: Photographer - Lynn Martin Graton