Gilmanton NH News

October 11, 2017


Darby Field And The ‘First’ Ascent Of Mount Washington 

The 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.


For 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.


This program will appeal to historians, hikers, naturalists and anyone with a curiosity concerning Mt. Washington.     



GYRL Hosts Spirits of New England October 19

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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.


Dustin 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.


As many 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!


This 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


The Gilmanton Food Pantry has much to be thankful for as we continue to reach out to and help those in need within our community.


It is 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 food drive.


Your 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.  


In 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!


For 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.


Hours: Wednesday, 3-6 pm and Saturday, 10 am-2 pm.


Telephone:  603-364-0114.


Location:  1817 Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works.


Parking & Entrance:  Gilmanton Community Church Parking Lot.  Look for a sign that says Harvest Bible Church.


Mailing Address:  Post Office Box 16, Gilmanton, N. H. 03237.

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