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.
Upcoming and Recent Events
December 5th, 5-7 pm:
"Last Chance Night” for Annual Art Show & Sale, and Slide Presentation of Waters of the Monadnock
Join us for the last chance to view and purchase the artwork of 56 area artists, including works in oil, wood, photography, pottery, fabric, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media. Enjoy refreshments and a special slide presentation of the recently-published Waters of the Monadnock featuring the photography of Larry Bickford and poetry by Richard Brandt. Both Bickford and Brandt are teachers at Hopkinton High School. Signed copies of their book will be available for sale.
December 6th, 1-3 pm:
Family Art Program: Iris Folding Greeting Cards
Join us on Saturday, December 6 from 1 to 3 pm for a Family Art Program. Hopkinton resident Allita Paine will show participants how to make their own greeting cards using iris folding, a paper craft technique that involves folding strips of colored paper in such a way to form a design. The center of the design forms an iris, similar to the opening of a camera lens. Participants will be able to take home finished cards. The program is open to everyone age 8+; children must be accompanied by a parent. There is no charge to participate; however, please register at 746-3825 or firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure a spot.
through Oral History
A Hands-on Workshop
for Towns, Schools and Organizations
Is your community interested in collecting and presenting its stories but not sure where to start?
Historical societies, libraries, schools, and other organizations should plan to attend this one-day work-shop on January 10, 2015 with oral historian Jo Radner. There is no cost to attend the workshop, but registration by December 13, 2014 is required.
Click here for more info about the workshop.
Click here for the registration form.
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 email@example.com.
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.