Remembering Mary Philips who served for many years as our tireless curator.

Hearse House Museum

1885- A storage shed for the new town hearse was built.

1912- A larger addition for a snow roller was added.

1986- The town of Salisbury turned the Hearse House building over to the Salisbury Historical Society.

1990- The Museum was opened by our then President, Anne G. Smith. It was her vision to turn this Hearse house into an appropriate space to display the Town hearse and the many other Salisbury artifacts that had been donated to the Society for preservation.  We remain grateful for Anne Smith’s vision and determination and for all those who worked to create and preserve The Hearse House museum. 

The original hearse remains on display today. In addition, there is a reconstruction of a country store with goods, old post office mailboxes, an old telephone switchboard system, handcrafts and various tools and objects of historical interests.

Today our new curator, Linda Denoncourt carries on the work of Mary Phillips who passed November 2016.  Mary was a and knowledgable and tireless asset to the society and dear friend to many.  

Fall and Winter Hours: Open by appointment. Please contact Linda Denoncourt for a visit, donation to the archives or related questions: