Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
The Hampton Library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21st
The Library will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 22nd in observance of Thanksgiving
We will reopen on Friday, November 23rd at 9:30 am.
A Little History on Thanksgiving from www.history.com
Though many competing claims exist, the most familiar story of the first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth Colony, in present-day Massachusetts, in 1621. More than 200 years later, President Abraham Lincoln declared the final Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving. Congress finally made Thanksgiving Day an official national holiday in 1941.
Sarah Josepha Hale, the enormously influential magazine editor and author who waged a tireless campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday in the mid-19th century, was also the author of the classic nursery rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb.