Swansea Historical Society

Luther Museum Flag Pole
Luther Museum Flag Pole, c. 1850

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The Swansea Historical Society celebrates its 80th anniversary this year
established January 23, 1941

In celebration of this anniversary, the SHS has created a Still Photo Presentation to document the history of the Society.

To view the presentation, please click here.

We hope you enjoy our presentation!
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Topic of the Month

First Signers of Swanzey



  • Houses of the Hortonville District
  • National Register Houses not in a District
  • Stevens Family Contributions

What is Historic Preservation?

According to The National Park Service, historic preservation is a conversation with our past about our future. It provides us with opportunities to ask what is important in our history and what parts of our past can we preserve for the future.

Through historic preservation, we look at history in different ways, ask different questions of the past and learn new things about our history and ourselves. Historic preservation is an important way for us to transmit our understanding of the past to future generations.

Our Nation’s history has many facets and historic preservation helps tell these stories.

~source: Cultural Resources National Parks Service

Welcome to the Swansea Historical Society!

The Swansea Historical Society is a non profit organization dedicated to preserving, collecting and researching historical information and items. The society also takes pride in creating ways to help future generations understand their heritage and the history of Swansea.

Founded January 23rd, 1941 the Swansea Historical Society celebrates it's 80th anniversary in 2021!

Swansea Historical Society 80th Anniversary Fundraiser and Homegrown Artifacts Event

The Swansea Historical Society will be celebrating its 80th Anniversary on Sunday, December 12th at 1pm at the Swansea Community Center.

Today's Featured Basket - Bogle Wine Basket - Value $150

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Fundraiser Item

The Swansea Historical Society has been proudly collecting and sharing Swansea’s history and artifacts for 80 years. On December 12, 2021 The Executive Board Members would like to invite Society Members and town residents to share their own homegrown artifacts, such as photographs, leather goods, pottery etc. We will discuss the history of the artifacts and any information you may have. We will also have of a few of our collections on display

We will be drawing the winners of our fundraising baskets as well as selecting the winner of a door prize. There will be cake and refreshments. Come join us! All are welcome!

Click here for a list of prizes and where to purchase tickets

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Luther Museum Collage

Luther Museum Collage


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Upcoming Events

Swansea Historical Society Fundraiser

more info

2nd Annual Vendor Craft Fair
Postponed until Spring 2022

Pumpkin Patch
Postponed until October 2022

Annual Clam Boil Dinner

Sea Glass Classes

Arts and Crafts Fundraiser

By appointment only
Anyone wishing to do research (e.g. viewing family files or something in the Swansea Historical Society's collections) please contact Carl Becker at 508-379-0972 or Cheryl Bogle at 508-496-9564 to schedule an appointment.

By appointment
Please contact Carl Becker at 508-379-0972 or Cheryl Bogle at 508-496-9564

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