Darby Field And The ‘First’ Ascent Of Mount Washington
Gilmanton Year-Round Library in conjunction with the New Hampshire
Humanities Council, will be hosting, “Darby Field and the ‘First’
Ascent of Mount Washington.” This program, open to all area
residents, will be presented October 17th at 6 p.m. at the library.
more than 200 years historians believed that Darby Field, a resident
of Durham, NH, made the first climb up Mt. Washington in 1642, as
was recorded by then Gov. John Winthrop. However, in the last
several decades, questions have emerged about his use of Native
American guides, about the likelihood of prior ascents by Native
Americans, about the route Field may have followed on the mountain,
and about whether Field actually made the ascent as claimed.
Presenter, Allen Koop, examines how historians reconstructed the
“truth” when given scant, vague, and even contradictory evidence.
program will appeal to historians, hikers, naturalists and anyone
with a curiosity concerning Mt. Washington.
GYRL Hosts Spirits of New England October 19
Dustin Pari, from Ghost Hunters, presents Spirits of New
England at Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works, Thursday, October
19, 6 pm. Space is limited; sign up startedOctober 3.
Pari (yes THAT Dustin Pari from Ghost Hunters AND Ghost Hunters
International AND Destination Truth) will present his brand new
lecture “Spirits of New England” when he visits Gilmanton on
Thursday, October 19. He will be at Old Town Hall in Gilmanton
Iron Works at 6 pm
of us natives know - New England is full of tales from the past and
many from our very own homes that will send chills down anyone’s
spine! Dustin will share stories he has gathered from his extensive
research and tell a few stories of his own!
event is sponsored by the Gilmanton Year-Round Library and is free
and open to the public. But SPACE IS LIMITED. Sign ups will
begin on October 3rd at 1pm at the Library. Don’t miss this once in
a lifetime chance to meet a world renowned Paranormal Investigator!
Gilmanton Food Pantry News
Gilmanton Food Pantry has much to be thankful for as we continue to
reach out to and help those in need within our community.
with greatest pleasure that we extend a huge thank you to the
Gilford High School Athletics, the football and high school booster
clubs, the greater Gilford/Gilmanton communities, the student
athletic leadership team, and their Athletic Director/Team Leader,
Rick Acquilano, for their participation in the NH Tackles Hunger
efforts and contributions of nearly $800 plus 500 pounds of food are
a welcome bonus in helping to keep our shelves stocked so that we
may continue with our mission of helping others.
keeping with thanking our greater community at large, we had a very
successful Yard Sale in July. To everyone who made donations,
helped set up and work that day, and especially to all those who
stopped by and found treasures to buy thank you for your support.
It is with community support that the Gilmanton Food Pantry is able
to carry out its mission of helping those within our community who
are struggling. Thank You!
those who enjoy shopping at Thrift Stores, we will be offering
women’s clothing and accessories at 50 percent off during the month
of October. All proceeds go to help support the Food Pantry.
We also accept donations of gently used clothing.
Gilmanton Food Pantry & Thrift Shop is an outreach program of the
Gilmanton Community Church.
Wednesday, 3-6 pm and Saturday, 10 am-2 pm.
Location: 1817 Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works.
& Entrance: Gilmanton Community Church Parking Lot. Look
for a sign that says Harvest Bible Church.
Address: Post Office Box 16, Gilmanton, N. H. 03237.
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