Exhibiton October 13, 2017 - March 31, 2018

The Earliest White Mountain Paintings: 1800 - 1850

Thomas Cole and Other Hudson River School Artists

This exhibition tells the story of Thomas Cole's first to the White Mountains in 1828, when he climbed Mt Chocorua and walked through Crawford and Franconia Notches, a trip considered a wilderness adventure. Prints of Cole's White Mountain paintings and maps of his joiurney will be on display, as well as the earliest (pre-1850) paintings of other artists.

Welcome to the Jackson Historical Society

Jackson, New Hampshire

Open Saturdays and Sundays 10:00 - 3:00 and by appointment


The Jackson Historical Society was formed in April of 1977 by a group of townspeople whose interest was to preserve the history of Jackson. The Society records information about the past and present of Jackson for its future. Its bylaws state:

"The object of this Society shall be to engender interest in the history of the Jackson area by the collection, display and care of articles of historic and educational interest, to accept such materials by gift, loan, purchase or all other appropriate means and to act as a body for dissemination of information thereof."

Our new home in Jackson is in the old Town Hall, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Society has restoreed this historic building and created The Museum of White Mountain Art at Jackson. Visit our historic displays, use our archives for your research, enjoy our 19th century collection of White Mountain art.

Old Town Hall
Covered Bridge c 1804


As was in the past, is in the present and will be in the future: residents and visitors alike enter Jackson through its covered bridge, built in 1876. Coverd Bridge c 1985