History week programs announced

Hooksett will celebrate History week which will officially start October 17th , with programs throughout the month of October
On Tuesday October 4th, the Hooksett public library will host John Clayton and his new book “ New Hampshire: War and Peace .
On Friday October 14th, the Head School Society will hold Hooksett Haunts with two sessions at the Head School and Cemetery featuring ghost stories and a brief tour of the Cemetery we we will get to meet famous folks from Hooksett’s Past. programs start at 6 pm and 7pm and will be used as a fund raiser for the school programs – $5 per person or $10 per Family
On Monday October 17th the Heritage commission will host a program at Lincoln Park School on Native Americans
On Wednesday October 19th, the Robie Country Store Historic Preservation Corp will host a program on NH Primary History at Robies Store
On Thursday October 20th, the Historical Society will host a ” Night at the Prescott Museum” featuring an open house, Trivia games and puzzles from 530 to 730 pm
On Saturday October 22th . Historical Society will host “ Treasure Hunt II” starting at 12 noon to 3pm . This fund raiser will be $20 per team and will ask contestants to locate town historic Places and bring answers back based on Clues. Prizes to team with most answered questions in shortest time. $100 worth of Prizes
On Thursday October 27th the Historical Society will host its monthly meeting with installation of officers and a program on the Civil War starting at 630 pm

Look for more details and other possible Programs

September 22,2011 meeting announced

The Society will host a special meeting of the society on September 22,2011 at 6pm at the old Lincoln Park School on Brace Ave

Tours of the school will begin at 6pm and will be followed by a presentation on teaching in Tibet , which is provided through the UNH Speakers Bureau

Education in Exile: Teaching in a Tibetan Refugee Community in the
Himalayas

When His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet was forced to flee his homeland in
1959, he settled in Dharamsala, a hill station in the Himalayan foothills of
northern India. Dharamsala is now the center of a vibrant Tibetan refugee
community: it is the seat of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile and home to
thousands of Tibetans who have escaped political and religious oppression in
their homeland and followed their leader into exile. It is also a backpacker’s
paradise, with tourists from around the world—drawn to the town’s mountainous
landscape and promise of spiritual awakening—mixing with the Tibetan and Indian
residents in a true cultural mélange. In 2007, Professor Gamtso spent her
six-month sabbatical living and working in Dharamsala, where she taught English
to Tibetan refugees and experienced firsthand the beauty of their ancient, rich,
and tragically threatened culture. Join Carolyn for a discussion of her
adventures in India, where she braved monsoon downpours—and roaming livestock—to
get to language class; learned about the rules of cricket from sports-crazy
monks; studied Buddhist philosophy with a respected lama; and discovered that
ultimately her Tibetan students were the true teachers.