World War II, Tuesday, August 23
Gilmanton Historical Society presents Gilmanton during World
War II on Tuesday, August 23rd, 7:30 pm.
What was it like to be on the home front in Gilmanton during World
War II? On Tuesday evening, August 23rd, Pat
Clarke, Gilmanton Historical Society’s vice president, will describe
what life was like for the home folk in Gilmanton during the war
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 fourth in the Gilmanton Historical Society’s
2016 summer series. Programs are offered on the 4th Tuesday of
each month, May through September. The final program,
September 25, brings a tribute to Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of
Godfrey’s Lady’s Book and best known for her campaign to have
Thanksgiving made a national holiday..
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.
Gilmanton Year-Round Library Looking To The Future
To better serve the wants and needs of the Gilmanton community, the
GYRL has acquired the services of the UNH Survey Center. A
survey, scheduled for distribution in mid-August, will be sent to
all town residents in hopes of obtaining a better understanding of
how the library can best serve their needs and address concerns.
During Community Conversations the library has received generous
input, but realizes that only a small percentage of Gilmanton
residents are being heard. Participation in the UNH survey
will provide for a more diverse and wider range of viewpoints.
It is important to
note, that all surveys will be entirely anonymous and will be sent
directly from and returned to the Survey Center at UNH.
Working with the
results of the survey will aid the Library Trustees and staff to
better understand the needs and feelings of the community, and
thereby best plan for serving and accommodating these needs.