Town History Resources

Center Harbor Vital Records.  Browse a database of CH marriages, births, and deaths, drawn from CH town reports.  Family history researchers can also consult the Ancestry and Heritage Quest databases.

Nichols Library Historical Records.  Primary historical sources at the Nichols Library include library records, town reports, vital records, cemetery records, the Belknap College archive, and clippings files. Secondary sources include histories of the town and Nichols Library, regional histories and general works on New Hampshire.

The Center Harbor Historical Society preserves records and artifacts pertaining to town history and presents programs on topics of historical interest.   The Nichols Memorial Library contains records of town vitals and records and memorabilia of Belknap College (1963-1973).

Center Harbor historical points of interest

The Village Historic District.  A walking tour of 13 buildings registered on the national Historic Preservation List, one of which is the Nichols Library.

The Kona Fountain. A gift to the town from Herbert Dumaresq created by sculptor  Russell Gerry Cook

Belknap College (1963-1973).  A liberal arts college formerly located in Center Harbor.

The Town Bandstand.   Home site of the Center Harbor Town Band (1878), one of the oldest continually playing ensembles in the state.