Hooksett Heritage Day offers glimpse into past
New Robie's owner Tom Walsh is opening the doors of the historic country store to Hooksett Heritage Day participants. (Ryan O'Connor/Union Leader Correspondent)
“It’s a one-day event that we can all sort of find out about the town’s history and check out the historic buildings in town,” said Kathie Northrup, chairwoman of the Hooksett Heritage Commission.
The Hooksett Historic Society, located at the Arah Prescott Library, is open for guests to browse through memorabilia from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Robie’s Country Store, she said, will offer lunch specials throughout the day, and members of the White Mountain Division of the National Ford Model A Club will have a variety of vintage vehicles on display.
From 10 a.m. to noon, the Head School at 16 Pleasant St., which was built in 1839 and is the second-oldest town-owned building, will be open to the public.
“The Town Hall started removing some of the finishes and yanked off the 1960s paneling, so you can kind of see some really interesting old things underneath and try to figure out some mysteries there,” said Northrup. “And we’re also using a moose plate grant to have the tin ceiling in there restored.”
“We’ll talk about that area and then get in our cars and go over to grange hall where we’ll continue the walking tour,” she said. “Almost everything, with the exception of the Head School, is right in the village.
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