Gilmanton Old House Tour
Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 3rd, and take a step back
into time and tour 10 of Gilmanton’s finest old homes. Douglas W.
Towle, restorer extraordinaire, is chairing this event for the
benefit of the Gilmanton Year Round Library.
Featured on the tour will be a Pilgrim style home, along with Capes,
Colonials and Federals.
The price to tour 9 of the homes is $20.00. As an added treat, for
$25.00 extra, you can tour Douglas Towle’s current restoration and
enjoy a beer/wine/cheese reception beginning at 5:00 pm.
Tour times are from 12 pm - 5 pm and tickets can be bought and/or
picked up the day of the tour at the Gilmanton Academy located on
Route 107 in Gilmanton Corners beginning at 11:30 am.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please
contact Sue Barr at 267-1905 or 491-3477, stop by the Gilmanton Year
Round Library, or visit the library’s website:
www.gyrla.org and make your purchase under “Donations” via
Visa/MC, PayPal, or cash/check.
Farmers’ Market At The Gilmanton Year-Round Library
Wednesday afternoons, during the summer and fall, Amy Russell sets
up her canopy and offers local produce for sale. Amy is responsible
for organizing a Farmers’ Market for Gilmanton on the lawn at the
Gilmanton Year-Round Library from noon to 4 pm on Wednesdays. The
library is on Route 140 across from the Gilmanton School, between
Gilmanton Corners and Gilmanton Iron Works.
The spacious lawn at the library has plenty of room for vendors and
customers and for children to romp. The library is open for
browsing during the Farmers’ Market hours.
Amy welcomes other vendors - farmers, gardeners, bakers, artisans
and crafts persons, even musicians - to join her to expand the
market. Of course, she welcomes customers to take advantage of the
fresh produce and other local goods available for sale.
Farmers and others interested in information about
the Gilmanton Farmers’ Market should contact Amy Russell by email at
[email protected] or
by phone at 339-2634.
Gilmanton Architecture, History And Variety, At Gilmanton Historical
Mountain View House, built as a theological seminary, was a
prominent feature in Gilmanton before it burned in 1893. Learn more
as Richard Guy Wilson presents a program on Gilmanton architecture
on Tuesday evening, July 23 at Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron
Richard Guy Wilson, long-time Gilmanton summer resident and
prominent architectural historian, presents an illustrated program
highlighting the wide variety of architectural styles to be found in
the Town on Tuesday evening, July 23, at Old Town Hall, Route 140,
in Gilmanton Iron Works.
Refreshments and social hour begin at 7 pm; the program begins
promptly at 7:30. The Society’s Museum is also open at 7 pm. The
program is free and open to the public; donations to support the
work of the Society are gratefully received.
The Society’s summer series is presented on the 4th Tuesday of each
month, May through September. Continuing the focus on
the Town and its special buildings, Pat Clarke presents the history
of the Gilmanton Academy in August. The summer’s final program, in
September features New Hampshire in the Age of Clipper Ships with
The Gilmanton Historical Society offers a number of publications on
the history of the Town. They are available at all Society
programs, at the Town Clerk’s Office, and at the Brick House in
Gilmanton Corners. The Society’s Museum, at Old Town Hall is open
Saturdays from 10 am until noon, and at 7 pm before each of the
First Congregational Society In Gilmanton
The First Congregational Society in Gilmanton will hold our next
service on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm at the Smith Meeting
House on Meeting House Road in Gilmanton, NH. The Reverend Sidney
Lovett of Holderness, NH, will officiate and we will have Harriet
Coupal as our organist. Refreshments will be served after the
service in the meeting room downstairs which is naturally air
conditioned and there is plenty of parking. Please come and bring
your friends and family to this non-denominational service.
The Smith Meeting House is the oldest church in Gilmanton and is
named in honor of the first minister to serve there, Reverend Isaac
Smith. The First Congregational Society was formed in 1774 and
maintains the Smith Meeting House and all four buildings on the
grounds which are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Restoration work has begun on the School House building, and two
monuments between the church and the school were moved back to
provide a larger space for tents and festivities. The proceeds from
Old Home Day go towards maintaining these historic buildings and
grounds and your support is greatly appreciated.
Contact George B. Roberts, Jr., at 603-520-1300 for more