Local History Sources

Specific Belmont History Sources and where to find them

Th library has circulating copies of Wallace Rhodes Reminisciences of a New Hampshire Town and Dane M. Marden's Postcard History Belmont.

Belmont Heritage Commission
The Belmont Heritage Commission was founded by citizens at the 2004 Town Meeting.  Under New Hampshire law RSA 674:44-b as a Land Use Board, we promote recognition, use and protection of the unique historic and cultural resources of Belmont, and also integrate preservation planning as a partnership with individuals, businesses, Town boards and other appropriate groups.  (Adopted by the Belmont Heritage Commission on January 13, 2005)
Belmont Cemetery Trustees
Lakes Region (NH) History Online 
A collaborative effort between Laconia Public Library, Laconia Historical & Museum Society and Belknap Mill Society, to provide the public with greater access to Laconia's history. Search by keyword, last name, year, or research term to find images.  Or browse the collection with a random search.
UNH Town Reports Digital Collection
Scanned PDFs of Belmont Town Reports from 1860-2008.

Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" Young 1905 Diary

Presented and transcribed by Diane Marden May 28, 2004 Belmont NH Heritage Commission
Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" Young 1905 Diary

Failed Kennedy Assassination Plot

The Kennedy Assassin Who Failed - Smithsonian Magazine December 6, 2012

Researching your old house

Andrew Cushing of the NH Preservation Alliance visited us in April 2018. He's consolidated his tips and tricks in the blog post linked here.