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Lincoln Park / Tibet program highlights

The Society meet on Sept 22 at the old Lincoln park school now owned by mr jin. we thank him for hosting our small gathering. The building looks great and the three room have been updated and still have features of the old school including the molding around the old stage, the high door ways and the kitchen area with the 1950’s ammenities.

The program was on teaching English to the followes of the Dalia Lama in the mountain region of India where the tibetan government is in exile. the program highlighted the history of the Dalia Lama and spotlighted the education of these students in conditions that can be a kin to the school houses of Hooksett

History week

Hooksett Celebrates NH History Week
The Governor has proclaimed October 16 through 22 as NH History Week, an opportunity to share NH stories with our citizens. The Heritage Commission, Historical Society, Robie’s Country Store Historic Preservation Corp., Head School Society, and the Hooksett Public Library have joined together to make plans for Hooksett’s participation. The groups decided that one week is just not enough time so they will be offering programs celebrating NH History and Hooksett’s part in it all month long!

The programs kick off on Tuesday, October 4 at the Library. Popular local writer John Clayton will talk about his new book New Hampshire: War and Peace, at 6:30 p.m. His comments will include information about Rene Gagnon, the local Marine who helped raise the flag at Iwo Jima. Clayton will be selling copies of his books at the event with proceeds going to the Manchester Central High School band’s trip to Pearl Harbor.

On Friday, October 14, the schoolmarms of the Head School Society will present “Hooksett Haunts and Spirits”–ghost stories at Head School followed by a walk through history in the Head Cemetery. At grave sites guests will hear from Hooksett Spirits who will talk about their lives in early Hooksett. There will be two sessions–6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Donations of $5 per person or $10 per family will benefit the living history program at Head School.

The Heritage Commission and NH Humanities Council will cosponsor a program on “Native American History of NH” on Monday, October 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the former Lincoln Park School (10 Brace Ave). In addition to the history of the Pennacooks and Abenakis, visitors will hear about the native people who occupied what is now Hooksett and the Pinnacle’s role in early mapmaking.

On Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m., Neil Levesque, Executive Director of the NH Institute of Politics will talk about “NH Primary History.” With its own long history of rich political traditions, where else could this program be held but at Robie’s Country Store, 9 Riverside Street. Sponsored by the Robie’s Country Store Historic Preservation Corp.

The Historical Society will host “A Night at the Prescott Museum” on Thursday, October 20 at the Arah Prescott Library. This open house will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and feature Hooksett trivia games and puzzles.

An “Historic Hooksett Treasure Hunt” is set for Saturday, October 22, starting at noon at the Arah Prescott Historical Library. The entry fee, which benefits the Historical Society, is $20 per car. Prizes will be awarded.

The month’s events will finish up at the Library on Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. with a regular meeting of the Historical Society including installation of officers followed by a program on the Civil War in recognition of the conflict’s 150th anniversary. Stephen Robert Closs, New Hampshire Civil War historian and author, will speak about his new book, Willing Sacrifice: Granite State Valor During the American Civil War 1861-1865. Hear stories of Civil War soldiers from Hooksett and other towns in New Hampshire. Cosponsored by the Historical Society and the Hooksett Public Library.

Historic Hooksett Medallion

The Hooksett Heritage Commission is pleased to offer a Hooksett-inspired glass medallion created by League of NH Craftsmen member and glass artist Chris Salmon. As the principal designer of Old Hancock Glassworks in Antrim, Salmon has designed and created commemorative items for Yellowstone National Park, the White House, Monticello, and over 50 museums and landmark sites through the United States. The pressed glass medallion is made of post-consumer, recycled glass using 600-year-old techniques Chris first learned in Germany and perfected at the Rhode Island School of Design.

The first medallion is a depiction of the Hooksett Village School (1937). The 3″ collectibles are available in blue and green for $10 each. Quantities are limited. Whether called sun catchers, ornaments, or collectibles, these medallions are a Hooksett keepsake you will want to have.

The medallions will first be available at the Heritage Commission table at Old Home Day on Saturday, September 24.

Hooksett Haunts

Don’t be scared, the following picture will be the location of the Friends of the Head School program called

Hooksett Haunts on October 14th at Head Cemetery.  there will be two programs one for kids and one adults so dont worry about a PG rating for the school marms will create a wonderful program for all ages.  The School marms provide one room school House program for hooksett school children and others and this event will serve as a fund raiser to help support this wonderful program. The program of the one room school house focus on hooksett 1840’s.

Scenes from Hooksett

Check out the new section called Scenes from Hooksett for some interesting pictures

Also a few new pictures of our national historic site – Robies Country Store under town events

History week events

Click link and view poster for the events of history week