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Hooksett Heritage Month Goes On – History Scavenger Hunt

HERITAGE MONTH GOES ON – In May, several local groups usually celebrate Hooksett’s Heritage with events and programs. In light of current conditions, in-person activities won’t be possible this year, but we still want to celebrate Hooksett’s varied history so we’re offering something else. The Heritage Commission will be sponsoring a HISTORY SCAVENGER HUNT using the town’s roadside historic markers. It will be a great change of pace, and you’re guaranteed to learn something new.

It’s simple:

  1. Download the Location Guide to the town’s roadside markers: 
  2. Visit each of the markers during the month of May and jot down a fact from each; then
  3.  Email with the facts you’ve chosen.

You will be entered in a drawing to be held the week of June 8.  Prizes include a copy of Hooksett Historical Sketches, the only stand-alone history of our town, or a piece from a selected group of Heritage Commission custom Hooksett merchandise, including Cat’s Meow or glass medallion.

Kathie Northrup, Chair of the Heritage Commission, says “the Historic Marker Program, adopted by the council in March 2005, is an official program of the Town of Hooksett and administered by the Heritage Commission. The roadside signs tell the stories of people and places important to our town’s history.  So take a ride in May and learn those stories.”

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