Welcome to the Hooksett Historical Society

Home of Hooksett Historical Society

This historical page site will provide you with  information on the Hooksett Historical Society and about interesting facts about the History of Hooksett . the HHS is now 47 years old and our town is 200 years strong. Happy Birthday Hooksett – July 2.2022

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 open houses, 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

200th photo

a gathering of citizens

Governor and Council july 12,2022

As part of our bicentennial the Governors Council met at the Hooksett library- here are two scenes

One of a Proclamation presentation and one of our 2021 little league champs

Scenes from our birthday

Happy Birthday Hooksett

HHS and Hooksetts Bicentennial

HHS to participate in the year long celebration with special Video presentions, interesting programs

and numerous events – Keep an eye for more information

RoseMary Clooney at the Dragon

Hooksetts Motels and motor inns (in 1967)

Hooksett road was the main route north to the mountains prior to 93 interstate was constructed in early 1970’s . A list appears in “Hooksett Historical Sketches” by Charles Hardy . A * marks the ones that remain

Bradley Arms, China Dragon Motor Inn, Dolly Dimple, FireBird ( Beau Clair)* ,Granite State , Hi- Way motor Inn, Indian Cliff*, Lombardo’s, Lucky Seven*, Merrimount Cabins, Paul’s Cabins, Pine Valley , Rivardo’s (aka El Rivardo’s) Rileys Motel and Cabins, Tom’s Motel and Cabins and Goodnight Motel. Other motor inns and cabins or Inns that existed prior to 1967 included Sky Ray motel, Doll House Cabins, Burbank Cabins, Robinson’s (The Boulders) Rainbow Cabins( bypass 28), Starlight Motor Inn (bypass 28), White Cabins ( next to Howard Johnsons) and Elm House , Riverside Inn, Hooksett Inn, Ayer House

Dorm Life

the dorms at Mt St Mary’s College

a fun post card

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Hooksett village- circa 1912 –

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