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June 17, 2015

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Summer Sizzle Event – Fun For Everyone So Mark Your Calendars!


Come to the Gilmanton Year-Round Library on Saturday June 20 from 10 to 2 for the Library’s annual Summer Sizzle.   Events are scheduled that will appeal to all. 


Local artisans, crafters and growers will be selling their goods. Along with the vendors, used books and plants for the garden will be for sale.  While browsing the sales, enjoy live music performed by local musicians.  The children will enjoy face painting, and a craft activity just for them. 


For the car lovers, check out the antique cars on display.  All vintage cars and their owners are invited to attend. There is no entry fee and no judging; just a pleasant day in the country. 


After viewing the cars, shopping or playing, stay for a barbeque lunch prepared by library volunteers.


The Library is located at 1385 NH Route 140 opposite the Gilmanton School. 


All proceeds will benefit the Year-Round Library.  For more information, contact John Dickey at 267-6098 or [email protected].



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Face painting delights kids of all ages at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library Summer Sizzle, 10-2 on Saturday, June 20.


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Three of the vintage cars which will be at the Car Show,  part of the Gilmanton Year-Round Library’s Summer Sizzle event, June 20, 10 am to 2 pm.



The Shaker Legacy At Gilmanton Historical Society June 23

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The Shaker Legacy is Darryl Thompson’s subject at the Gilmanton Historical Society, Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works, Tuesday, June 23, 7:30 pm.


The Gilmanton Historical Society will host Gilmanton’s own Darryl Thompson with a talk about the Shakers and his experience growing up at Canterbury Shaker Village.  Darryl’s father Bud Thompson helped found the museum at Shaker Village with three Shaker sisters.   The program is Tuesday evening, June 23rd, 7:30 pm at Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron works.


The program is free and open to the public; donations to support the work of the Society are gratefully received.   Refreshments and social hour begins at 7 pm.  The program begins promptly at 7:30.


The Society’s Museum, in the basement of Old Town Hall,  is open at 7 pm before the program.  The Museum is open for summer hours, May to September, every Saturday 10 am to noon except July 4th and Old Home Day (August 8).  


The Society’s summer series is presented on the 4th Tuesday of each month, May through September.  July 23 features a walking tour of Gilmanton Iron Works Village.  History of Lower Gilmanton will be the program on August 26.  The final program of the season, September 22, is Exemplary Country Estates of New Hampshire.  For details pick up a brochure at the Town Office and review the Society’s exhibit on Thomas Cogswell, Gilmanton’s Revolutionary War hero.   Or check the Society’s website,  There is a link on the Town website.


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.



Book & Bake Sale At Gilmanton Iron Works Library, Gilmanton Iron Works


The Gilmanton Iron Works Library will hold a Book and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 20 from 9:30 to noon. This historic library, located at 10 Elm Street, will offer special books, videos, and DVDs, as well as a wide variety of baked goods, sweets, and other treats.


“Many people return every year to our Book and Bake Sales,” explains Susannah Chance, president of the Gilmanton Iron Works Library Association. “They come looking for a favorite book or back for a treat they enjoyed last year. The variety of goodies our volunteers and neighbors donate for the sale is always amazing. Our book and bake sales are our primary fundraisers and we very much appreciate the community’s support.” Sales will also be held on July 18, August 29 and October 10.


The Gilmanton Iron Works is open on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – noon, Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. – noon, and Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. Beginning July 7, Amanda Baumann will host a Children’s Story Hour at the library on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome to attend.


A public library serving the community since 1916, the Gilmanton Iron Works Library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A small group of volunteers maintains the building and the library’s extensive collection of books and DVDs. For more information, visit the Library at 10 Elm Street in the Iron Works, or on-line at the Library’s Facebook page.






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