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


June 28,2018 Open house Cancelled

The HHS has decided to cancel our meeting tonight due to severe weather as well for the safety of our patrons and members.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Look for additional Open houses through out the Summer

May minutes

On May 20th, the Society held its meeting at the Hooksett Public Library.


In a brief report, HHS President updated attendees on Activities that occurred at Heritage Day and HHS program on the 19Oth birthday of Governor Head at Head Cemetery.

Treasurers report – 3979.03 on hand

Program on Town Reports followed

Up coming events for June 2018

June 18th- Historical Society to sponsor a 8th grade History award at Cawley recognition night- Bob Thinnes to present on our behalf

June 28th– “A night at the Museum” –  the Arah Prescott Historical Library will be open from 6pm to 8pm >  This will be the final event of the year and serves as Junes program.  It will feature historical puzzles and name that item .     At this meeting we will be offering memberships for the following year.  $ 3 per person or $5 family-  Notices to appear on facebook and on this site


Hooksett Town reports- a eclectic view


Hooksett Town reports-a eclectic view- will be the subject of the Next Historical society program
May 24,2018 630
pm at Hooksett Public Library
Each year Towns are required to submit reports that reflect the year’s activities and Hooksett is no exception. The Historical Society will feature a program that highlights Hooksett Town reports from 1915 to the present. The images culled from these reports will show an eclectic view of how they have changed over these past 100 years. Join us and celebrate Hooksett history through the pages of Annual town reports.

In conjunction with this program, the Historical Society is displaying old town reports at the Hooksett Town Hall.


190th Birthday Governor Head


                            May 20, 2018

Come join us at 2pm at Head Cemetery  Pleasant Street Hooksett for a Birthday Celebration featuring Scouts from Troop 292, Head Society School Marms  and Executive Councilor  Christopher Pappas who will lay the ceremony wreath .  This is part of Hooksett’s Heritage Day

Heritage Day May 20,2018

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New Town Hall displays

The HHS is pleased to announce that  new displays are now available to the public. These will be located at Town Hall and located across from Council chambers.  The feature  Old Town reports and pictures of students at the old Village School. Come by and see if you can find yourself  or identify  your classmates

photo below is taken at the original Village School prior to 1936

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