Lebanon Historical Society Remembers ”The Hook and Eye Man” (10/05)

The Lebanon Historical Society will remember a traveling stone carver who left his mark on the Upper Valley in a program titled “The Life of an Early 18th-century Stone Carver – The Hook & Eye Man” on Monday, October 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lebanon Public Library Community Room. There is no admission fee and the room is handicapped-accessible. The event is co-sponsored by the Lebanon Historical Society and the Lebanon Public Libraries.

Enfield historical researcher Richard Henderson will tell the story of the man who left a legacy of unique designs in many local cemeteries, including Windsor, Hartford, and Norwich, Vermont; Cornish, Plainfield, Enfield, Lebanon, Hanover, Lyme, and Orford, New Hampshire, as well as many other towns along the Connecticut River. Referred to as “The Hook & Eye Man,” he resided in Norwich and purchased land as early as December, 1761, just six months after the town was chartered.

Mr. Henderson, whose specialty is early deed research, has been a member of Upper Valley historical societies, and past president of the Lebanon Historical Society. He is a member of the New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association, the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, and is an elected Cemetery Trustee in Enfield, New Hampshire.

The Lebanon Historical Society promotes the heritage of Lebanon, New Hampshire – its prominent citizens, special places, and memorable events – and also supports historical scholarship. The Society Web site is located at http://www.lebanonnh.org.

The Lebanon Public Library, located at the corner of Colburn Park and Bank Street in downtown Lebanon, has been serving the community for over 95 years. Library information and on-line resources are available at http://www.leblibrary.com.

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