1961 Hampton Old Home Days - Program

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Old Home Day -- August 5, 1961

Sponsored by
The Meeting House Green Memorial and Historical Association

1:00 p.m.
Parade -- Hampton Center to Tuck Field

1:30 p.m.
Registration at Tuck House, 40 Park Avenue
Tickets on sale for:
Tour of Old Houses: $1.00
Country-Style Supper: $1.25

1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tour of Old Houses

2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Pease Air Force Base Judo Team will give several exhibitions.

2:30 p.m.
Entertainment by the Granite State Highlanders
Drummers, Pipers & Dancers

During the afternoon, guests may visit:
The First Congregational Church -- Winnacunnet Road
The Lane Memorial Library -- Winnacunnet Road
The Little School House -- Meeting House Green
Founders Park -- Park Avenue
Tuck Museum -- Meeting House Green
Civil War Relics
Exhibit of Coats-of-Arms of Hampton Families
Historic Pine Tree Cemetery -- Winnacunnet Road
Ring Swamp Cemetery -- Park Avenue

3:00 p.m.
Ball Game at Tuck Field

3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Pony Cart Rides for children, 10c.

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Country-Style Supper at Tuck Field (in the tent)

Laying of the Corner Stone for Tuck Hall
Master of Ceremonies: Major Wilbar Hoxie
Dedicatory Address: Honorable Ralph Sanborn, Chairman
State Historical Commission
Dedicatory Prayer: Rev. Arthur O. Dewey

Followed by Exhibition of Square Dancing
by the "Down Easters" of Kittery, Maine

Photographs of Old Homes:
Courtesy of Colt Photo Service

PERIOD DRESS - Helping to create atmosphere during Old Home Day in Hampton Saturday were these five residents. Shown wearing fashions from the past are, left to right, Mrs. Margaret Wingate, Mrs. Leonard Hayden, Miss Adeline Marston, Mrs. Edwin L. Batchelder and Mrs. Margaret Barry. [Portsmouth Herald photo]

HOSTESSES AT THE OBED S. HOBBS HOUSE, one of several which could be visited during the Old Home Day festivities were, left to right, Elizabeth Hammond, Virginia Blake, seated, Jean Higgins at the organ and Dorothy Jennings. [Staff Photo]

PORTRAIT OF THE 1800'S - Helen Brown, Emma Trees, Julia Dewey and Charlotte Batchelder, participants and hostesses at the Old Home Day ceremonies, are gathered at Tuck House, where they took a few moments to look over the many family "coats of arms" that were display. [Staff Photo]

THE FOLKS BEHIND THE SCENES are shown preparing the food at Tuck Field for the Old Home Day supper. [Staff Photo]

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