9/27/ 2012 Historical Society meeting minutes

the meeting was open at 630 , there were 30 people in attendance. President Sullivan welcomed the audience and the speaker and spoke on the recent activites of the society which included co hosting a the town family Fued with the Heritage Commission for the Veterans Memorial  project. It raised $749 . the society meeting in October will be part of History month which will include the Prescott building being opened, board installation and video on recent finds in the collection.Other grou[s will host a one room school house program, a hooksett haunts and a program on the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Missile crisis. The Society Building will become Handicap accessable with a ramp that will access to the Prescott and allow a new access to the Old town hall. Project to begin hopefully soon.  A motion was made by Bernadette Cheveratte to allow the board to spend $750 of town funds on items for the collection and archival equipment. Motion seconded by Evelyn Green Law. Motion passed.   A Old Suncock Bank Pen was also recieved from Kathy Northrup. the Bank was located next the Dunkin Donuts on Rt 3 .   Mat Bose from the Library was introduced and asked members if they were aware of a old farmhouse on edge water drive. it is believed to be owned by the janison family.  After a brief discussion Matt Introduced maggie Stier who spoke on the Old Man of the Mountian from its initial discovery in 1804 to its fall in 2003 and its memorialization. It included photos, postcards and stories of its importance to the State of NH. a brief video of its story was also included. at the end of the meeting- new members sign up and others renewed their membership. the speaker was provided through the Hooksett Library and a grant from the NHHC

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