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HHS Event Reminders

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1938 Pageant Identification Project

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HHS is trying to identify all the people in a panoramic picture of the cast of the Pageant of 1938. Click the image above for more info about how you can help us in this project.
 

Feasting with Recipes Then and Now

feasting Exploration of Recipes from Colonial New England
Presented by Liz Barbour, of The Creative Feast.

A joint program of HHS, Lane Library, and Hampton Garden Club.

Lane Library, August 9, 2017; 6:00 p.m.
Click here for more info.

Annual Pig Roast!

pigroast The 16th Annual Pig Roast will be held August 26, 2017. Click here for more info.

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Announcing the Hampton Personal Property Books

In a major addition to our website, we are announcing the digital copies of the town's Personal Property Books.

The Town of Hampton kept public records of personal transactions by residents for many years (we have records from 1837 through 1974) - leasing cottages; purchasing automobiles; purchasing expensive appliances; etc. The law back then required residents to register their personal property (including vehicles, livestock, etc.) because the law required them to pay tax on all property. We have digitized 23 of these books for use by researchers. They are also of interest to anyone who likes to peruse old records related to the price of items, etc. Click here to view these books.


 

HHS Casino Fundraisers - Dates for 2017!

gambling HHS is sponsoring charitable gaming at the Ocean Gaming Casino at Hampton Beach. The first date of the year is April 7, 2016. Click here for more info and dates.

 
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Beachcomber Newspaper Archives

Announcing a major addition to our website - a collection of 23 years of the Beachcomber Newspaper, digitized and viewable online, encompassing the years 1936 thru 1965 (there are some gaps).

All issues are viewable in high resolution, which means you can actually zoom in on the screen and read individual articles. We think that many people will be interested in viewing these old newspapers. It's hard to stop once you start!

The archive is permanently linked from the Town Histories and Miscellaneous section of the Genealogy and Research page. Click here for the main index to the Beachcomber Archives and enjoy!