Hooksett gets Moose Plate grant

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A portion of the map. Photo/Courtesy

HOOKSETT, N.H. – Thanks to a Moose Plate grant from the New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the New Hampshire State Library, the Hooksett Heritage Commission is able to conserve and digitize a pre-1842 map of Hooksett village.

The hand-drawn map, which was donated earlier this year by a Manchester resident, is 42”x 58 3/4” and was prepared in black manuscript ink on woven paper backed by favric.

The Moose Plate grants, which come from motorists that purchase the conservation license plates better known as “Moose Plates,” are used for projects that “support the restoration, preservation and/or conservation of publicly owned items significant to New Hampshire’s cultural heritage.”

Since 2001, the Moose Plate program has raised more than 20 million dollars that have directly contributed to the ongoing success of projects around New Hampshire.  All funds raised through the purchase of Moose Plates are used for the promotion, protection and investment in New Hampshire’s natural, cultural and historic resources.