Monthly Archives: June 2016

Home Depot in Rocks Village

The Rocks Village Memorial Association cannot thank The Home Depot enough for all that the team did for our project.  


On June 29th, a team from Plaistow New Hamphshire’s Home Depot worked on the Hand Tub House project.

New Plants/trees donated to RVMA from Home Depot are:

Plum tree
Cherry tree
Regal Oak Tree (2)
River birch tree (2)
Flowering Pear (2)
Cercus Rising Sun (2)
6 2 gallon rhododendron
3  5 gallon rhododendron
10 2 gallon ornamental grasses
3 5 gallon willow shrubs

Successful Fundraising Yard sale 2016

A note of THANKS to everyone that helped make the yard sale a huge success!  Between the sale, financial donations and the Walking Tour we earned over $2,500.00 this weekend.  Pretty amazing!

So many people contributed to this effort, from the Village and beyond.  We cannot thank you enough.

Another Yard Sale is planned for the fall – stayed tuned for a date.


Beautiful Day for a Walk Through History

On Saturday June 11th, Historic New England and Rocks Village Memorial Association lead two tours through the Rocks Village Neighborhood.

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Sarah Jaworski from Historic New England lead 32 people through the history of the families of Rocks Village

What’s a Hand Tub House?

a)  A bath house for sailors coming up the river delivering goods from Europe and the West Indies.
b) A building to house the Fire Fighting Apparatus called a Hand Tub.
c) A place where neighbors of Rocks Village gather for celebrations and to resolve community issues.

Answer:  b and c.
Although the hand tub itself no longer is housed here, the building continues to be a place for neighbors to gather to discuss issues and enjoy celebrating.