Welcome to the Hooksett Historical Society

Home of Hooksett Historical Society

This Exciting site will provide you with  information on the Hooksett Historical Society and about interesting facts about the History of Hooksett . the HHS is now 43 years old and our town is 195 years strong.

Look at the various pages for town and society events, photo’s and archival items.  Each page will give you a unique look into our history, its buildings, its people and its life.

Enjoy! Join the Hooksett Historical Society and become part of Hooksett History. Contact the society if you are willing to help at openhouses, inventory or organizing our collection.  Theres many things that can be done.  

The header photo is taken from a circa early 1900’s postcard which depicts the railroad trestle with the old wooden passenger bridge ( in background) on the Merrimack River in Hooksett Village.

The Historical society meets the 4th thursday of the month in September, October, March, April, May and June. Other meetings scheduled as needed. Open houses are held throughout the Year and private appointments can be arranged

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Board Nominations sought

The Hooksett Historical Society is officially seeking nominations for the 2017-2018 board which includes President,vice, secretary and treasurer. If you are interest in these positions or becoming a member or volunteering please contact – a slate of Nominations will be made at our September meeting with installation occuring in October thanks

Yankee Ingenuity

Hooksett Historical Society presents a NH Humanities Event – Yankee Ingenuity on thursday September 28, 2017 at the Public Library starting at 630 pm- a bried update Society activites will occur prior to the presentation- In this New Hampshire Humanities presentation, folklorist and oral historian expert Jo Radner shares a selection of historical tales—humorous and thought-provoking—about New Englanders who have used their wits in extraordinary ways to solve problems and create inventions. The stories are engaging and entertaining, but also may raise some profound questions about our admiration of ingenuity and about the ethics of pursuing discoveries without taking their potential outcomes into account. The performance will include discussion with the audience, and may introduce a brief folktale or a poem about inventiveness and problem-solving – thanks to our co sponsor the Hooksett Public Library

Manchester, the city that wouldn’t die

Manchester: The City That Wouldn’t Die” In March of 1936 the city suffered through the worst flood in its history. That same year, in the midst of the Great Depression, the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, the city’s largest employer, declared bankruptcy. The city not only survived these disasters, but came back stronger than ever. This was due to the imagination, courage, and hard work of its citizens. By the end of 1936 a new company had been formed – locally owned and operated – called Amoskeag Industries that successfully diversified the economic base of the city. This talk will include a showing of the short “March of Time” documentary from 1937 on the founding of Amoskeag Industries, plus an illustrated talk on the Great Flood of 1936, the demise of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, and the founding of Amoskeag Industries. The program will take on Thursday May 25th,2017 at 630 pm and be held at the Hooksett Public library. The presenter, will be John Clayton,Director of the Manchester Historic Association

Amoskeag Manufactoring

flood scene

here is a view of the river near veterans park, showing the old village school on left and odd fellows on right- both lost in the  march 1936 flood 004 - Copy

The Charter

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Happy Holidays

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Village Deport circa 1930’s

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