Historical Displays Planned

The Historical society in efforts to promote our towns history and to provide another outlet for the towns people to climpse into our past will be creating a new display area in Hooksett Town Hall.  It is planned in the area near the council chambers.  Look for a announcment soon on the Opening of the Little musuem at Town Hall.  A opening reception will also be planned

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TOWN HALL POSTER

The Heritage Commission has added the old Town Hall to its series of collage posters of Hooksett sites.  The poster shows 9 views of the old Town Hall from the late 1800s to 2009.  It’s interesting to track the architectural changes over the years.  The 11″ x 14″ poster is available at the Town Clerk’s Office for $15.  All proceeds from the sale of this poster will be donated to the Town Hall Preservation Committee.  Other posters are Meet Me At Robie’s, Hooksett’s Stone Walls, and the Barns of Hooksett.

Privy to Hooksett history

here is a interesting photograph of the Head School Privy- notice the corn husks

Mystery Photo II

Can you identify this Town site

Head School dedication remarks

Here are the remarks made by James A Sullivan the President of the Hooksett Historical Society

It is a great pleasure to be here at the dedication of this Historic Marker. The HHS takes great pride in the fact that not only does this marker recognize the historic importance of the Head school and Head cemetery to the town of Hooksett, it also recognizes the fact that School House #1 can and will continue to play a role in making more history.

To appreciate history, you must not only read about it, you must live it .

The one room school programs that will take place here will allow the children of Hooksett to live history, to touch history and to learn history. A part of our towns glorious past now will be part of our glorious future.

I would be remised if I did not mention that in 1965 this very same building became known as Heads Chapel. That dedication holds a special place in my heart for it was during Dorothy Allen’s, my grandmothers, term of President of the Hooksett Women’s Club that the school was restored into a Town Chapel. She took great pride in that accomplishment but I think that today she would be even more pleased with it being rededicated as a School. As a teacher in Hooksett for 45 years she would be honor to know that once again that this one room school house will once again play a role in educating future Generations of Hooksett children.

As President of the HHS and as a Hooksett School Board member, I take great pleasure in congratulating all those involved in this project and I am pleased to know that preserving History and providing Education can be fun and a worthwhile endeavor when done together. Yesterday , today and tomorrow Head school house #1 has, is and will continue to make history. Thank you

Head School House/Cemetery Marker

On October 2,201o the Historical society took part in the dedication of that historic marker. Over 125 people attended the event sponsored and planned by the Heritage commission. It included HHS remarks, RCSHPC remarks, Town Council remarks and featured school children leading the audience in the pledge. reading a recitation and unveiling the beautiful Marker. all ages participated and we heard remarks from the ” school marms” who conducted a one room school house program . A cemetery tour was also conducted

It was a truly a historic event and great thanks goes to all who made the project and the dedication a success.  The HHs would like to request any one who has photographs of the program to forward to the HHS at the email address of jsulli9604@aol.com

Here is a view of the Marker with the school house in the background- notice the wooden building on the left this is the privy.  The school house is one of only a few that have a privy still existing. 

a view inside the Prescott

Here is one picture of what you can expect when you visit the Arah Prescott building on 16 main street.  The pictures show the Library being organized and the collection being inventored. This is the south side of the interior

         Notice the two signs from old Hooksett Inns