The Laconia Historical and Museum Society is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of all aspects of the history and culture of the City of Laconia, New Hampshire, and surrounding environs from its earliest inhabitants to the present day.
The Society places special emphasis on the city’s three major and distinct population centers, downtown
The Laconia Historical and Museum Society is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history and culture of the City of Laconia, New Hampshire. Founded originally as the Laconia Historical Society in 1951, the organization was restructured in 1980 as a New Hampshire Voluntary Charitable Organization. In 1994, a second group, known as the Laconia Museum Society was incorporated in the city. The two organizations merged in 1998 and the surviving entity was named the Laconia Historical and Museum Society (LHMS).
The Society’s offices are housed in the Laconia Public Library, in the heart of downtown