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 Historical Society of Cheshire County

The Historical Society of Cheshire County is a non-profit organization in Keene, just across Main Street from Keene State College.  Since 1927, the Society has worked to collect, preserve, and communicate the history of Cheshire County.  Our headquarters at 246 Main Street offers featured exhibits, a research and genealogy library, regional history archives center, and a museum store.  Our Wyman Tavern Museum at 339 Main Street was built in 1762 and is open for tours during the summer season.  Our Bruder House acts as an admissions and orientation center for the Tavern and offers a classroom/meeting space for the community to enjoy.  Throughout the year the Society offers a wide range of workshops, lectures, festivals, field trips, classes, and children’s activities that reach about 8,500 people per year.