Prescott update

Progress continues on the new ramp for Prescott. a new door has been installed, groundwork has started on the ramp that will provide dual access to both the Prescott and old town Hall. this ramp will provide handicap accessibility while allowing the historic integrity of the 1909 Prescott front façade to remain pristine. This project is being done in conjunction with the OTHPC and the town of Hooksett. The door though not circa 1909 will be painted and modified to fit in with the interior of the library

Brewing in NH

about 20 individuals enjoyed the program on Brewing in NH by Glenn knoblock  , presented through the Nh Humanities council. Glen spoke on the history of the small brewers of Nh going back to the late 1700’s with the taverns, the inns and some of the early brewers. He talked about some brewers that located in Manchester, Dover and Portsmouth up until prohibition of the 1919. He provide insight into the process, the big brewers of our time including Frank Jones, true Jones and Eldridge.   He highlighted the revival of the nano brewers from Smuttynose to Hooksett’s own White birch.  

Prescott Building is a changing

prescott bricks

This photo was taken on june 7 by HHS member Brian Bair of the first stages of the handicap accessible ramp improvement project. those bricks are from 1909 and could actually had been laid by Arah Prescott the benefactor of the First Town Library. The items removed will be saved for the future.

Town Family Feud a success

On Thursday June 13, the Society with the Heritage commission hosted this series of town feuds to raise funds for our Veterans Park restoration and improvements project. The program was sponsored by our Chamber of Commerce and featured 8 teams representing- town Council, Hooksett lions, the Fire/police department, Hooksett- ittes, Two teams from town departments- administration/clerk and Planning/ code enforcement, Webster woods neighborhood and Hooksett republican committee. This single elimination feud also featured silent auction items. The winners for this 2013 feud were Hooksett Council – called Council Clan