Robies Store Open House 12/7/2013


The Robie’s Country Store Historic Preservation Corp. will be holding an Open House and the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at the store at 9 Riverside Street, Hooksett, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The open house begins at 11 a.m. so come for lunch–pulled pork sliders with cole slaw, shepherd’s pie, the cheesiest cheese and macaroni made with Robie’s extra sharp cheddar and other premium cheeses, pork pie, and steamed hot dogs. As a special treat, Mrs. Robie will be making a big pot of her baked beans.
There will be desserts, popcorn, and coffee, mulled cider, or cocoa with a variety of holiday cookies. Come sample a piece of the famous cheese wheel; you’ll want to take some home.
Get in some holiday shopping while at the store. Preservation group merchandise will be available as will items from the Heritage Commission line including Hooksett ornaments, clothing, town afghans, matted prints, mugs, sketches, collage posters, and tote bags and more.
At 4 p.m. Mrs. Claus and some helper elves will be dropping by to take letters back to Santa. The Robie’s Country Store Historic Preservation Corp. is also pleased to welcome Samantha (Sam) Mussatto, the November Hooksett Youth Achiever, to do the honors and light the holiday tree on the hill across from the store at 5 p.m.
“The Youth Achiever is a relatively new program, adopted by the council in August to recognize a young person in Hooksett for special achievements,” advises Kathie Northrup, a volunteer for the preservation group and Chair of the Heritage Commission. “Sam, a sophomore at West, is only the second one named. While we celebrate our past at Robie’s, we are happy Sam could join us, kind of a look into the future.”
The Robie’s preservation group thanks the Department of Public Works for decorating the tree.
Come and spend some time at Robie’s, Hooksett’s only listing on the National Register of Historic Places


Congratulations to Hooksett Public Library

On November 9th,2013 the Hooksett public Library was recognized at the NH Library of the Year. Congratulations to them . the Society thanks them for hosting many of our events and programs. Good luck to the librarian, staff and trustees

Historical Prints Now available

the Hooksett historical society has commissioned a local artist- Michael Cotter to do a series of prints highlighting Hooksett’s History.
The first two prints are now available. The First one features the Old Town Hall and Prescott Library and the Second one is of Head School #1 and the Head Cemetery. the prints are available for $5 and proceeds will benefit the Hooksett Historical Society


New Item for collection

here is a matchbook from the Indian Cliff indian cliff 6