Show your pride in Hampstead and the Historical Society with this short sleeve t-shirt, High quality, 100% cotton Champion t-shirt with small embroidered Champion logo on the left sleeve. Available in S, M, and L for $15 at the Hampstead Historical Museum.
If you are new to town, a great place to learn about Hampstead history is by purchasing a copy of Maurice Randall's book History of Hampstead New Hampshire (1999), available for $25 at the Hampstead Historical Museum.
This book was initially intended to cover from 1899-1999 to document the history of Hampstead after Harriette E. Noyes 1899 A Memorial History of Hampstead, New Hampshire. However, Maurice added a general early history of Hampstead as he discovered new facts and for the convenience of readers who have not read Ms. Noyes two earlier volumes.
You can learn more about Maurice Randall and Harriette Noyes and her books on the Distinguished Citizens page of this website.
Big Island Pond, by long time pond resident T.A. Goulet, covers the rich history of the largest lake in Hampstead with 214 pages of historical information and vintage captioned photographs, a few in color.
Learn about the and famous residents including Benning Wentworth, the first Royal Governor of New Hampshire, George Eli Whitney, inventor and steam car pioneer, Mercury and Apollo astronaut Commander Alan B. Shepard as well as the founding and other notable residents of the communities around the lake.
The Penobscot Marine Museum and Derry Museum of History are the main sources for the photographs; their best were selected for publication. This book is available for $30 at the Hampstead Historical Museum.