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15th Annual Hooksett Heritage Day

In celebration of Preservation Month, the Heritage Commission, Head School Society, and Historical Society will cosponsor the 15th Annual Hooksett Heritage Day. 

The Heritage Commission will host a program on Hooksett’s town cemeteries at Head Cemetery on Pleasant Street starting at 10 a.m.  Mike Horne, chair of the Hooksett Cemetery Commission, will talk about our cemeteries, past and present.

 After the Cemetery Commission program, Mackenzie Conner, a candidate for a Girl Scout Gold Award, will be debuting her project–a walking tour of Head Cemetery.  Wear comfortable shoes.

The schoolmarms of the Head School Society will be at the school till 12:30 p.m. to show guests around and answer any questions they may have.

If you’ve never had a chance to visit the Arah W. Prescott Historical Library (in front of the Old Town Hall), stop by any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and browse around.  There are lots of great photos, objects, and memorabilia.  You’re sure to learn something you didn’t know before.

As a special treat, thanks to the current owner of the circa 1794 Prescott Tavern (junction of 3A and Pine Street), visitors from noon to 3 p.m. will be allowed to tour the tavern/inn.  In the early days, guests could buy dinner for 20 cents and those wishing to imbibe could get as many glasses of rum as they wished for 3 cents each.  No dinner or rum on the 18th, but guests can view an example of conceptual plans showing the site’s possibilities.