Historic Homes at Gilmanton Historical Society July 26
The Gilmanton Methodist Church (1826 - now gone) and its
adjoining parsonage (1840). The parsonage will be one of the four
homes whose history will be discussed at the July 26th meeting of
the Gilmanton Historical Society.
On Tuesday, July 26, members of the Gilmanton Historical Society
will talk about the history of their homes and how the houses relate
to the history and development of the Town. The
buildings represent different time periods in the growth of the Town
(spanning the period from 1813 to 1916) and are of very different
architectural styles. Come and learn the stories behind four
Gilmanton homes and their owners. The presentation will be
illustrated with vintage as well as current photographs.
Changes in ownership through the years will be highlighted.
The program, at Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works, begins at
7:30. Social hour and refreshments begin at 7 pm. The
Society’s museum in the basement of Old Town Hall will be open at 7
This program is the third in the Gilmanton Historical Society’s 2016
summer series. Programs are offered on the 4th Tuesday of each
month, May through September. In August, Pat Clarke,
Society vice president, tells us about Gilmanton in World War II.
On Saturday morning, August 13, the Society will lead a tour of
Gilmanton’s first village, Lower Gilmanton, including the Kelley
Corner School and the First Baptist Church. The final program
in September brings a tribute to Sarah Josepha Hale.
The programs are free and open to the public. The hall is
handicapped accessible. The Society’s Museum is open at 7 pm before
the program, and Saturdays during the summer from 10 am until noon.
Donations to support the work of the Society are always welcome.