[HMHS News] Community Announcement: Hopkinton Historical Society, Cemetery Walk
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Fri Oct 15 17:18:12 EDT 2010
Hopkinton Historical Society
Cemetery Walk – Contoocook Village Cemetery
Come hear about the lives of Contoocook’s early residents at a
Cemetery Walk through the Contoocook Village Cemetery on October 16 at
2:00 and 4:00 pm, and on October 17 at 2:00 pm. Visitors will be
guided to gravesites of "former" residents, portrayed by actors in
period costumes, who will share something of their lives and times.
Among them will be the woman who became a lion tamer; early
industrialists who harnessed the power of the Contoocook River; Civil
War soldiers who returned to town - and those who did not; and how
apples came to be grown on Gould Hill. The event is not scary;
instead, it is a glimpse into Contoocook’s rich heritage through the
lives of its citizens.
The all-local cast includes LeRoy Anderson, Roxanne Benzel, Ben
Dalzell, Nick Dalzell, Jeff Dalzell, Jeff Dearborn, Joanne Parmenter
DeBold, Jean Philippe DuBois, Roland DuBois, Dan Dustin, Joell
Gaskill, Phil Hassett, Sam Hayden, Dick Hesse, Dorothea Jensen,
Melissa Jones, Stephen Lajoie, Erick Leadbeater, Pete Mosseau, Derek
Owen, Nate Robertson and Si Robertson. Research was done by Roxanne
Benzel, Jeff Dalzell, Carol Hooper, and Heather Mitchell. Christine
Hamm is the director, and Jeff Dalzell is the head writer.
The walk will begin inside the Contoocook Village Cemetery, located at
the intersection of Main Street (Rt. 103) and Penacook Road in
Contoocook. Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes, and
may want to bring a folding chair. The event will be held rain or
shine. Refreshments will be served following the event at the
Contoocook Railroad Depot located on Main Street in Contoocook.
Tickets are $5.00 for members/$7.00 for non-members and may be
purchased at the event or purchased in advance at the Society during
regular business hours on October 7, 8, 9, 14, and 15. Proceeds from
the Cemetery Walk will benefit the Hopkinton Historical Society, a non-
profit organization founded in 1859.
For more information, please contact HHS at 603-746-3825,
nhas at tds.net, or www.hopkintonhistory.org.
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