Historical Society

Please take a moment to read our 2020 Membership Letter!


The purpose of the Orford Historical Society is to assist the residents of the Town of Orford in preserving their history and heritage for their appreciation and understanding, as well as for that of future generations.

Established in 1996, the OHS is a self-supporting, non-profit educational organization, with membership open to all who are interested in the history of Orford. We regularly present five programs each year, including walking tours and other home grown events drawing on the knowledge and experience of local residents. Working with students, we published an historical guide to the town, and more recently an illustrated collection of Orford-based poetry by Dot Pierson. Our growing collections include artifacts, photographs, letters, and documents.

"Photo of the Week" Series

Each week we will post a photo(s) from our collections on our Facebook page.

Check our Photo of the Week page here for additional photos and content!

Our next photo series will focus on summer camps in and around Orford!

This week: Camp Lauroweld

(all photos circa 1949)


Horseback Riding

Stories by the Fire



Not a Member of the Orford Historical Society Yet?

Annual membership fee is $25 and can be sent via cash or check (made out to the “Orford Historical Society”) 

with your name, email, and phone number to:

Orford Historical Society 

P.O. Box 44

Orford, NH, 03777 

Your contribution will help us to continue our legacy of bringing Orford history to the community!