The Henniker Historical Society is located in Academy Hall in Henniker, New Hampshire. The historic school building at 51 Maple Street was built in 1836 by Horace Childs. The first students attended the academy in the spring of 1837. One notable alumnus of Henniker Academy is Richard Foster, the American abolitionist, Union Army officer, and initial head of a college for African Americans in Jefferson City, Missouri. The academy is also known as one of the places William Martin Chase taught at before joining the justice of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire.
The Henniker Historical Society was founded in 1971 as an organization to preserve the history of the town of Henniker. The society is based out of Academy Hall and the organization offers a public museum inside the building. The museum is open year-round. Tours of the museum and other events also occur throughout the year.
Henniker is a beautiful town in New Hampshire that is home to some lovely shops, restaurants, and sights. Don’t miss out on seeing the Henniker Covered Bridge nearby.