In celebration of Preservation Month, the Hooksett Heritage Commission is sponsoring the 13th Annual Hooksett Heritage Day on Saturday, May 20, 2017, with activities from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Plans include an open house at the old town hall, 16 Main Street, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with representatives of the Heritage Commission and the Town Hall Preservation Committee on hand to show visitors the progress made in the rehabilitation project over the past year. Most exciting–the second floor has been removed so the main hall is now the main hall once again as it was from 1828 to 1961. Guests will also be able to view future plans and historical photos of changes to the building.
The Robie’s Country Store Historic Preservation Corp. will have scrapbooks with photos of old Hooksett at the store from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Plan a few minutes to explore Hooksett’s early times. This is also time to browse the preservation corporation’s merchandise along with custom Hooksett items from the Heritage Commission.
“This is our 13th year recognizing Hooksett’s story on a special day. It’s our opportunity to acquaint residents with a little of what made Hooksett Hooksett,” says Kathie Northrup, Chair of the Heritage Commission. “Every town has its own unique and interesting history. Do you know Hooksett’s? Here’s the chance to visit the historic buildings open that day and talk with the people working to give or restore life to Hooksett’s special places.”