Mural ceremony held May 29, 2013

cheever muralsA good turnout occurred at the unveiling of two William Abbott Cheever Murals at town hall. The program featured Peter Cheever the artist’s son, Senator Boutin, representatives from NH cultural and historic organizations and members of the community as well as the NH arts , Kearsage Indian Museum, and former staff of the village school which held the large mural from 1986 to 2004. The Historical Society salutes all involved in the success of the project. All of History in Hooksett matters and we hope to continue in our efforts

A view of our Prescott Museum

prescott

Heritage day attracts a few visitors

The Prescott hosted a few visitors who took the time to come out in the rain. three visitors came down from Bow. They were members of their Heritage Commission. Thanks to all who helped . Meanwhile at Robies Store- Dorothy Robie, Leo Beslie and Roger Hebert shared memories of Hooksett past and over at the head School , school marms Denise and Ruth hosted their open house.

10th regiment in Hooksett

Reunion of the 10th Regiment in front of Hooksett town hall- this photo is one of the many items we have on display at the Prescott

Daniel Webster program a success

Society held a excellent Program- thank you James Farrell from Unh Speakers bureau for his program on Daniel Webster- His talk discuss his great oratory skills as a lawyer proving a murder was guilty, defending Dartmouth College at the supreme court, speaking as a United States Senator and his speeches on the 200 anniversary of the Mayflower, the 50th anniversary of the Battle of bunker Hill and on the deaths of Presidents J Adams and T Jefferson. Thank you mr Farrell
Society members approved up to $500 for a new laptop- motion made by Brian Bair and seconded by Kathy Northrup- motion carried
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Heritage Day 2013 brochure

heritage day 2013

New Town Hall displays

There are new historical society displays at the town Hall . We now have  4 cases of  historical Hooksett.  Postcards, photos, news clippings, match boxes , and  many other items of hooksett’s past including motor inns, old businesses, town government and features on town citizens and items from educational institutions