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 40 years old and our town is 192 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

Happy Thanksgiving from the Hooksett Historical Society

The Hooksett Historical Society wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving

Hooksett Heritage Gift Ideas

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Society at Robies

Members of the Hooksett historical society have been participating at the last two Robies Open House.   Always spreading the word about Hooksett history


Announcement from our Merrimack friends

Merrimack Historical Society’s Historic Yard Sale being held Sat., Aug. 29 at our headquarters, 502 Boston Post Rd. in South Merrimack from 9-3


The Hooksett historical society has announced its July Open House schedule

Saturday July 11th-   10 -2

Saturday July 18th    10-2

Thursday July  23th –    5- 7
Members are encouraged to attend and visitors are always welcomed



A few Scenes from 2012 Heritage Day

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Hooksett Heritage Day May 31

The Town Council recently declared May as National Preservation Month in Hooksett.

    In the proclamation, the council noted how important it is to celebrate the role of history in our lives and acknowledged that “historic preservation is an effective tool for managing growth, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering local pride and maintaining community character while enhancing livability.”
    In celebration of Preservation Month, the Heritage Commission, Historical Society, Robie’s Country Store Historic Preservation Corp., Town Hall Preservation Committee, and the Head School Society will cosponsor the 11th Annual Hooksett Heritage Day on Sunday, May 31, 2015, with activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Meet and greet the Schoolmarms of the Head School Society at Head School, 16 Pleasant Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The marms will be showing and telling–toys of the 1840s.  But Head’s is not just for kids.  The schoolmarms also have a program tailored to adult groups so they, too, can enjoy a typical school experience in 1840 Hooksett.  Ask them about it.
    The Arah W. Prescott Historical Library, home of the Historical Society, located in front of the old town hall, will be open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Make some time to visit this gem of a building.  You’ll be surprised to see the great collection of Hooksett memorabilia on display.
    From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. members of the Town Hall Preservation Committee and Heritage Commission will be available at the old town hall to talk about the history and future of this treasured building.  Come and see the progress that’s been made and take a look at schematic drawings of possible layouts of the interior.
    The Robie’s Country Store Historic Preservation Corp. will be hosting an open house at the store from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  If you’ve been missing your Robie’s cheese wheel, they’ll have one that day along with some Heritage Day luncheon specials including baked bean, lasagna, and baked spuds with broccoli and cheese.  Come hungry and give them a try–and get some to go.
    “It’s our 11th year and we’re happy to share parts of Hooksett’s history,” said Kathie Northrup, Chair of the Hooksett Heritage Commission.  “We hope residents will take advantage of the opportunity to visit the historic buildings open that day and talk with the people working to give life to Hooksett’s special places.  It’s a chance to learn a little more about their hometown.”
a picture of Old Town Hall during restoration
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