When visiting the Moffett House be sure to stop and browse through the books, postcards and DVDs in the Musem Store. Many of the books in the store were written by local authors and historians.
Items in the Museum store may also be orderd by printing the museum store order form and mailing the form along with a check or money order to:
Berlin & Coos County Historical Society
P.O. Box 52
Berlin, NH 03570
This morning my husband and I decided to spend our last day of a one-week vacation in N Conway visiting the city of Berlin NH. As someone born and raised in Berlin , Germany I was especially interested in seeing your Berlin. We arrived around noon and looked for a nice place to have lunch which we found at Tea Birds Cafe. The waitress was charming and nice, but had no knowledge about the history of Berlin. I asked when it was founded.She answered it had been there for quite a long time. My husband inquired whether she knew of a place,where we could find out more , such as a museum or historical society. She asked a colleague and told us that there is a museum on High St.,but that it is only open on Saturdays. We checked for any kind of booklet or postcard at the Rite Aid next door, but the girl behind the counter could not help us. She told us that she was from Sedona CA.
Since it was a rainy Friday, we figured that we were out of luck and headed out of town, but stopped at Walmart to see whether they might have some informative material. At the checkout we learned that indeed there is a Berlin Historical Society in Berlin, but the woman helping us told us it was located on Main Street, while the customer behind us maintained that it was on High Street.
We postponed the visit until the next time we come north, and did some research on the web this evening. There seems to be a rich history that the people living in Berlin should also know about. Maybe someone could start a campaign to teach them the basics. It would be very helpful to people like me and my husband who come with some natural curiosity and should be able to find out about some of the interesting events in your city’s past.
We live in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. It also has a rich history of settlers from different parts of the world.
Wishing you all the best in your work,