About Us

The New England Historical Society exists to promote interest in New England history and tell the fascinating stories that are unique to our region. Since we launched in 2013, we’ve had some highlights:

June 2013 – New England Historical Society.com was launched. Since then we’ve had more than 15 million visitors to the site.

August 2014 – We launched our weekly email newsletter, now with more than 20,000 readers.

December 2018 – Celebrated hitting the 2 million visitors per year pace.

May 2019 – Published our first book with Rowman & Littlefield’s Downeast Books division – Bar Harbor Babylon.

May 2020 – Publisher our second book with Rowman & Littlefield’s Downeast Books division – New England’s Hidden Past.

August 2020 – Experienced our busiest day to date with more than 31,000 visitors reading the site.

The reception of the New England Historical Society had been overwhelming and positive. We look forward to many more years of growth.

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