Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire

 
 
ABOUT THE SOCIETY
Name:
The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire

Founded: 
November 18, 1783

Founding Location:
Folsom Tavern, Exeter, NH



OUR CONTACT INFO
Email:
President Michael H. Studley
michaelstudley@gmail.com

Mail:
22 Summit Drive
Hingham, MA 02043


OUR officers
President: 
Mr. Michael H. Studley
Vice-President: 
Nicholas D. Ward, Esq.
Secretary:
Mr. Charles A. Tarbell

Treasurer:
Mr. Stephen B. Jeffriesmailto:michaelstudley@gmail.com?subject=http://michaelstudley@gmail.comshapeimage_2_link_0
 

The New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati was created November 18, 1783 at the Folsom Tavern in Exeter, New Hampshire, by Major - General John Sullivan.


For forty years the organization remained active; in 1823, the Society went dormant for over 70 years.  On July 4, 1896 the Society was reorganized in Concord.  Six years later, on November 1, 1902 the Society purchased the Ladd - Gilman House in Exeter, which had served as the New Hampshire State Treasury from 1775 to 1783.


In 1929, the Society purchased the Folsom Tavern in which the New Hampshire Society was organized and where George Washington had been entertained on his visit to Exeter in 1789.


In 1985, the 23rd known Broadside of the first printing of the Declaration of Independence was found in the attic of the Ladd - Gilman House.


In 1991, the American Independence Museum was founded with the Ladd-Gilman House as its base.











To download a copy of a presentation on the history of the Society: "The Society of the Cincinnati: America’s Oldest Hereditary Veterans Organization" please click on the icon above.


In addition, please visit the American Independence Museum homepage to learn more regarding our museum and educational efforts in Exeter, New Hampshire:  www.independencemuseum.org

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