Historic Harrisville

P.O. Box 79
Harrisville, NH 03450

Erin Hammerstedt
Executive Director



Office Hours

Mondays 8:00 – 3:00

Tuesdays 8:00 – 4:00

Wednesdays 8:00 – 5:00

Thursdays 8:0 – 3:00

Fridays 8:00 – 3:00



Meetings & Events

Friends of Historic Harrisville Spring Meeting & Lunch
Saturday, April 18, 2020
10:00 a.m.
All are welcome

Friends of Historic Harrisville Fall Meeting & Lunch
Saturday, October 24, 2020
10:00 a.m.
All are welcome



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Pay HHI Rent Online

Historic Harrisville tenants may now pay their rent online using a credit card or PayPal. Click here to make an online payment.



Historic Harrisville is dedicated to protecting critical land parcels in and around the mill village by means of establishing conservation easements or outright purchase.

The Petersen Land
With the help of HHI supporters, summer residents and area locals, we were able to raise the $225,000 to purchase the 59 acre Petersen Property, located on Hancock Road across from the Skatutakee Lake.
Closing on the property occurred on November, 2019, one day before Thanksgiving. And we are forever thankful to all of you who supported us in this mission. The outpouring of generosity that enabled us to acquire this important piece of wetland and forest was humbling. It never ceases to amaze us how the members of our community band together in times of great need.The property is a walkers delight with several existing trails. Park on Hancock Road and take advantage of the latest snowfall by strapping on a pair of snow shoes and exploring to your heart’s content. In warmer weather, Skatutakee Lake residents will potentially have a new way to access town, avoiding bustling summer car traffic.
Next time you are visiting the Harrisville General Store, take a moment to look out from the porch and ponder how different those green hills behind the Mill complex would look, if it weren’t for people like you. Your faith in our mission to ensure the unique and historic setting of our National Landmark village and preserve the rural character of our town has made all of this possible and for that we send our heartfelt thanks.



In 2004, Historic Harrisville purchased the land and former mill sites upstream from Harrisville village. The sites comprised the tiny industrial village known as Mosquitobush, where waterpower turned the machinery for small woodworking mills until the late 1930s. These seven acres lie between Lake Nubanusit and Harrisville Pond. They are a wildlife habitat for otter, moose, weasels, birds, amphibians, and reptiles. The Harris Center for Conservation Education holds a conservation easement on the land.


Bollerud Easement

In 1987 Historic Harrisville established its first conservation easement, 28 acres of privately owned hillside land above the village. They offer a grand view of Mount Monadnock.


Johnson Field Easement

This triangular field, located at the eastern entrance to the mill village, has been owned and protected from development by Historic Harrisville since 1988. In 2010 a community garden was established where 30 plots are under cultivation by individuals.