RCSHPC Founding Member John R. Turbyne Jr. Memorial

We are sad to report the passing of John R. Turbyne Jr.

John served as director and vice president to Robie’s Country Store Historic Preservation Corp. from it’s beginning in 1997 until September 2011. His guidance was a vital part of the many successes in developing the Corp. and the business model for the preservation of this historic site.

His interest in the project never diminished, even after his retirement from the Board of Directors. His counsel was inspirational to all who worked with him.

He will be missed

Memorial donations can be made by mailing to:

RCSHPC c/o Robert Schroeder

27 Goffstown Road

Hooksett, NH

03106

ROBIE’S COUNTRY STORE HAS NEW OPERATOR

Robie’s Country Store was successfully operated by four generations of the Robie Family beginning in 1887 and ending in 1997 when Dorothy and Lloyd Robie retired. Because the store was such a landmark of the community, Robie’s Country Store Historic Preservation Corporation (RCSHPC) was created by the volunteer efforts of local citizens who were interested in preserving the store as it had existed for the previous 110 years and to maintain an active cultural and historical centerpiece for Hooksett. They did not want to let it deteriorate to “just another historic roadside marker”.

Throughout those 110 years, many well known visitors walked through the same doors that exist today. One wall of the store is completely covered with photographs of many of those visitors, including presidential candidates, one of whom ultimately became a U.S. president, and stars of stage, screen and radio. Many artifacts used or collected during the Robie tenure are displayed throughout the store, making it a museum as well as a functioning business.

RCSHPC is very thankful for the overwhelming support and hard work from numerous volunteers, workers and businesses who have kept and continue to keep Robie’s Country Store alive and growing. Amber and Josh Enright have expanded the menu options while continuing the high quality food service which operates as Roots. In addition to providing on site dining, take out and off site catering play a big role in the success of this operation.

Please join with us and visit this iconic place to enjoy it’s ambiance, outstanding food, artifacts, and the wide variety of visitors who pass through daily.

Robie’s Country Store is listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places and has also gained a place on the Save America’s Treasures list.