Be a Part of History: Help Hopkinton Celebrate its 250th Anniversary
Project Snapshot is a joint effort of the Hopkinton Historical Society and the Hopkinton Town Library to take a giant "snapshot" of our town in 2015. We are trying to gather as many family histories and photos from our town’s 5,500+ citizens as possible. Please click on the online survey below and take a few minutes to answer the questions and submit your photos. Or, click on the PDF version to print out and complete the survey. Attach additional pages if needed.
Do you have old photos of Kimball Cabins?
The Town of Hopkinton recently appointed a committee to look at options for the future use of Kimball Lake and its four cabins.
Join us on Sunday, April 13 at 1:00 pm for our Annual Meeting, Dessert Social, Salute to Volunteers, and Program. This year's program features Hopkinton resident Dick Hesse in a living history program sponsored by the NH Humanities Council.
Program: A Conversation with John Marshall
The year is 1835 and John Marshall has been Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court since 1801. He had fought, literally and figuratively, to establish a strong national government, opposed in that effort by powerful politicians including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and Andrew Jackson. Although his opponents controlled Congress and the White House for all but four years of Marshall’s tenure on the Court, Marshall prevailed in advancing his views on the law and the Constitution. Richard Hesse portrays Marshall as he reflects on his life and explains his views and his fears for the future of our country in this living history program.
The Annual Meeting will begin at 1:00 and the program will begin at 2:00. Both the meeting and program are free and open to the public.
How do we use our rivers – for transportation, industry, recreation? How have we shaped the river, and how has the river shaped our town? The Society’s 2014 summer exhibit will look at how we use the Contoocook River and how the river has influenced our town’s development. The exhibit is one of several river exhibits that are planned for area museums. Participating museums include the Bradford Historical Society, the Little Nature Museum, the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, the NH Telephone Museum, Penacook Historical Society, Sutton Historical Society, and the Warner Historical Society. Accompanying the exhibits will be a series of programs, concerts, hands-on demonstrations, and a living history presentation. The exhibit opens May 1.
Annual Art Show & Sale
The Hopkinton Historical Society’s 24th “Tomorrow’s Masterpieces Annual Art Show & Sale” will open with a gala champagne artists’ reception from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Long Memorial Building located at 300 Main Street in Hopkinton, NH. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the artists, add to your own collections, and do some early shopping for the holiday season while enjoying light refreshments and sparkling conversation. Cost of the champagne reception is $10 for Historical Society members and $15 for non-members. Tickets are available at the door.
Featuring more than forty of the region’s finest artisans, this juried event offers original works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, handmade prints, fiber art, photography, ceramic, pastel, and wood. "Tomorrow’s Masterpieces” will be on display from October 2 through December 6, 2014 and will be open during Museum hours. There is no admission charge.
Artists participating in the 2014 show are encouraged to include works that incorporate our summer exhibit theme of rivers and water. Looking ahead to 2105, artists are encouraged to include works that celebrate Hopkinton.
New artists interested in having their work juried should contact the Society at 746-3825 or email@example.com.
The fourth Cemetery Walk will be held at the Stumpfield Cemetery (located at the rear of the Contoocook Village Cemetery) on at 1:30 pm on October 18 and 19. Written by Jeff Dalzell, directed by Christine Hamm, and filled with many talented local actors, this year's Cemetery Walk is sure to be filled with riveting and little-known stories about our town's past!
Below is a clip of Jeff Dearborn as the Sexton in the 2010 Contoocook Village Cemetery Walk.