Current and Upcoming Events
The Society is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 9-4 and Saturdays from 9-1.
Do you have old photos of Kimball Cabins?
The Town of Hopkinton appointed a committee to look at options for the future use of Kimball Lake and its four cabins.
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Hopkinton Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, Salute to Volunteers, Finger Food Social, & Program will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019. The meeting will begin at 1 pm, and at 2 pm Dr. Robert Goodby will present “Digging into Native History in New Hampshire.” Bring an appetizer or dessert to share, drinks will be provided. The event is free and open to the public; no RSVP necessary. This program is made possible by a grant from NH Humanities.
About the Program:
Abenaki history has been reduced to near-invisibility as a result of conquest, a conquering culture that placed little value on the Indian experience, and a strategy of self-preservation that required many Abenaki to go "underground," concealing their true identities for generations to avoid discrimination and persecution. Robert Goodby reveals archaeological evidence that shows their deep presence here, inches below the earth's surface.
Presenter Robert Goodby is a professor of Anthropology at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge. He holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Brown University and has spent the last thirty years studying Native American archaeological sites in New England. He is a past president of the New Hampshire Archeological Society, a former Trustee of the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner, and served on the New Hampshire Commission on Native American Affairs. In 2010, he directed the excavations of four 12,000 year-old Paleoindian dwelling sites at the Tenant Swamp site in Keene.
Calling Local Photographers!
Hopkinton Historical Society is putting together its 2020 Calendar and is looking for images of Hopkinton and Contoocook. Images can be of events (i.e., Memorial Day Parade, Hopkinton Fair, etc.) or places (i.e., Kimball Lake, Gould Hill, etc.), and representative of different seasons (especially winter and spring!). All submissions should have a landscape orientation and an image resolution of at least 1600x1200 pixels. Photographers may submit up to six images. The deadline is 4/30/19. Please email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions, contact the Society at 746-3825 or email@example.com.
Do you have too much stuff in your home that doesn’t “spark joy”? Boxes of items inherited from your parents that you don’t know what to do with? If so, the Hopkinton Historical Society would like to help you out!
The Society is holding its fourth Vintage Yard Sale on Saturday, May 18 from 8-1 and is looking for framed art, tools, old silver, furniture, china, jewelry, etc. If you have items to donate, the Society can pick them up, or you can drop them off at the Society. Please call 746-3825 with any questions or to schedule pick-up or drop-off of your items. Thank you for your support! All proceeds to benefit the Hopkinton Historical Society