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


4 Responses

  1. Anyone have information on the railroad artist Arch McDonnell who built the house on Pleasant St. next to the Head Mansion? I remember his wife. The house is now up for sale and it would be great to get some history on it. My mom, Rosalie McNeil had quite a few of his pictures she purchased as Suburban Furniture while working there.

  2. Read with much interest Historical Society of Hooksett. Born in Hooksett, now live in North Carolina. I mention two items considered to be of historical significance: 1) The Boston and Maine railroad bridge, unique in design with a “curve” rather than the usual straight across river spans, 2) Heads Brick Yard produced bricks for mills south in Manchester and beyond along Merrimack River. Years ago, research at Concord NH Library revealed valuable information about the brickyard and labor force.

    • thanks for the comment, I find out you had my grandmother for a teacher. she really was special . we at the HHS agree those two items are or were vital to our town
      if you still have that research , would love to see it
      thanks jim

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