Cheshire County’s rich cultural heritage offers a variety of opportunities for things to do at the Historical Society’s headquarters in the Ball Mansion, the Society’s period house museum the Wyman Tavern, and all around the 23 historic towns that make up Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
The Historical Society’s Headquarters are located in an 1870 Italianate structure on Main Street in Keene, New Hampshire. The Society mounts featured exhibits throughout the year. The Society also houses a permanent exhibit with examples from the important glass factories in Keene and Stoddard (1814-73), the Hampshire Pottery Company (1871-1923), and Wilkins and Kingsbury Toys (1890-1942). In its Barry Faulkner Room, the Society displays works by the renowned artist from Keene whose works appear in the National Archives building in Washington, D.C. and at New York City’s Rockefeller Center. Throughout the year, events are hosted at the Historical Society such as lectures, workshops, and films.