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.
Recent and Upcoming Events
A Glorious Paddle down the Contoocook River!
Forty-five paddlers took part in a nine-mile trip down the Contoocook River from Contoocook Village to Penacook on Saturday, August 23, 2014 (see photos below). Participants were given maps identifying more than 20 interesting features and landmarks along the way and were able to tour a restored 1920s-era boat house. The event was organized by the Hopkinton Historical Society, which is one of eight museums currently examining the role of rivers in our communities through exhibits and programs. For additional information about the “Along the River” project or upcoming programs, go to www.AlongtheRiver.org. Sponsors of “Along the River” include Contoocook River Canoe Co., Merrimack County Savings Bank, the NH Humanities Council, and Sugar River Bank.
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.
Looking ahead to 2015, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fourth Cemetery Walk will be held at the Stumpfield Cemetery (located in the northwest corner of the Contoocook Village Cemetery) on at 3:00 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.