Gilmanton School Fall Sports
Volleyball practice will begin on August 21st from 5:00-7:00 pm in
the school gym.
Girls’ Soccer will begin on August 21st from 4:00-5:30 pm. Please
meet on the soccer field.
Boys’ Soccer will begin on August 21st from 6:00-7:30 pm. Please
meet on the soccer field.
All athletes must have a full water bottle with them and come
dressed and ready to play. All soccer players must have a mouth
guard and shin guards with them at all practices.
All athletes must have a physical on file with the school nurse.
Permission slips are available on the school website and in the
The History Of Gilmanton Academy At Gilmanton Historical
Gilmanton Academy’s history is the subject of Pat Clarke’s
the Gilmanton Historical Society, Tuesday, August 27th, 7:30
Gilmanton Academy, now the site of Town offices, public meetings,
elections and various Town events, has played a vital role for more
than a century. Following up on Richard Guy Wilson’s
program on Gilmanton architecture, Pat Clarke presents The History
of Gilmanton Academy on Tuesday evening, August 27, at 7:30 pm, at
Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works.
Pat Clarke, who serves as vice president of the Gilmanton Historical
Society, has conducted extensive research on the Town’s history and
is the author of Gilmanton: Evolution of a New Hampshire Hill Town
from 1880 to 1940, drawn largely from study of newspaper files from
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. The summer’s final
program, on September 24th, features New Hampshire in the Age of
Clipper Ships with Glenn Knoblock.
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 summer programs.
Flax Retting Demonstration In Gilmanton
Gina Gerhard will demonstrate the process of flax retting,
the making of linen from flax, on Saturday, August 24th, 10 am to 2
pm, at the site of a unique flax-retting pond on Meeting House Road
in Gilmanton, sponsored by the Gilmanton Land Trust and Gilmanton
Flax, the plant from which linen is made, was an important crop to
19th century New Hampshire farmers. On August 24th, 10 am to 2 pm,
expert Gina Gerhard will demonstrate the process of flax retting –
creating linen – as it was done in Gilmanton 200 years ago. If you
missed this event last summer, you have the opportunity to
experience the demonstration at the site of an ancient flax-retting
pond on Meetinghouse Road in Gilmanton.
The flax retting pond, constructed and used in the early 1800s, is a
unique feature that may be the only one remaining in New Hampshire!
You can work with Gina Gerhard to understand the many steps in the
process of making flax into linen. Included in the demonstration
will be at least one spinner demonstrating how the flax is made into
The site, on Meeting House Road in Gilmanton, is on one of the
parcels to be preserved in the Gilmanton’s Greatest Views: for
Everyone, Forever campaign. The demonstration is free and open to
To reach the site from the west, at the junction of Meeting House
Rd. and Route 107, on Frisky Hill, go easterly on Meeting House Rd.
for about 1.1 mi. and watch for the barn on the left. From the east,
take Meeting House Road off Route 140; at the junction of Meeting
House Rd. and Stone Rd., go westerly on Meeting House Rd. for about
½ miles and watch for the barn on the right. No RSVP is needed.
For more information, check the website at
www.gilmantonlandtrust.org or contact John Dickey at