Current and Upcoming Events
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.
Your donations help support Hopkinton Historical Society's programs and exhibits.
Thank you for your support!
The Society will be closing at noon on Saturday, October 14 in order
to prepare for the Cemetery Walk at the Contoocook Village Cemetery
at 1 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Cemetery Walk at the Contoocook Village Cemetery
Come hear the stories of Hopkinton and Contoocook from the early 20th century -- stories of soldiers and suffrage, nurses and farmers, immigrants and the town doctor -- all of those who "did their bit" to fight World War I on the war front and on the home front.
Contoocook Village Cemetery is located at the intersection of Main St. (Rt. 103) & Penacook Rd. in Contoocook. Visitors will move to each gravesite during the Cemetery Walk, so walking shoes and a folding chair are recommended. Tickets are $10 for members of Hopkinton Historical Society and $15 for non-members and are available at the event.
New Pop Up Exhibit at the Society: "A Story about my Doll made by Tasha Tudor"
Our new pop-up exhibit features a doll and clothing that were all handmade by well-known children’s illustrator and author Tasha Tudor. The doll, named Alexandra, was made for former Hopkinton resident Lucy Schade Jackson in 1954. Included in the display are these three absolutely charming quarter-sized Valentine’s Day cards made by Tasha Tudor.
We’d love to know what you collect and if you’re interested
in displaying your collection at the Society!
The MUSE (MUseums Sharing Experiences) group is currently planning a multi-organization exhibition for 2017, Over There, Over Here: World War I and Life in N.H. Communities. It will feature exhibits, programs, lectures, book readings and activities involving Bradford, Hopkinton, Penacook, New London, Warner and Webster museums, historical societies and libraries as well as the Aviation Museum in Londonderry. Some of the themes the exhibition will cover are temperance, women’s suffrage, the Spanish Influenza epidemic, code talkers, camouflage, communication, art, literature, and the home front.
To find out more about the collaboration, or to view upcoming programs, click on this link: http://www.overthereoverhere.com/.