The Moffett House Museum & Genealogy Center
Berlin and Coos Historical Society
119 High St, PO Box 52, Berlin, NH 03570
Odette Leclerc, Curator
The museum is the former home and office of Dr. and Mrs. Irving Moffett. There are two floors of artifacts and books open to the public for viewing and research on a regular basis. The basement, which housed the doctor's office, is open only by appointment.
Among the artifacts are extensive military memorabilia (uniforms from WWI to Desert Storm), photo albums, a full set of Brown Company Bulletins, largest collection of souvenir china in Coos County, town histories for surrounding towns and research assistance.
Tuesday-Saturday 12-4 or by appt
Route 16 (Main Street). Corner of High and Emery Streets.
Programs Offered: Admission is free. Speak French.
While you are in town, also visit:
*Nansen Ski Jump
- once was the site of the tallest steel tower jump east of the Mississippi and where Olympic Ski jump trials and Eastern State Championships took place. Built 1937, last jump 1982. *Fire Tower on Milan Hill * Gorham sites and museum. Boom Piers
Did you Know?
The Nansen Ski Jump, c.1937, was the site of the tallest steel tower jump east of the Mississippi and where the Olympic Ski jump trials and Eastern State Championships took place. Last jump 1982. Can be seen from Rte 16.
The oldest ski club, still in existence, in the United States began in Berlin in 1875 as a Norwegian ski klubben; later it took the name Nansen Ski Club to honor Dr. Fridtjof Nansen, professor of Oceanography and Zoology at Univ. of Oslo (Norway).
Pilot Carmen Onofrio took off from the Berlin Municipal Airport to bring equipment for icing research ot the top of Mt. Washington. Only plane to ever land on that mountain; made 43 trips to deliver all the equipment. First Landing: March 12, 1947.