Gilmanton NH News

June 20, 2018


Gilmanton’s First 100 Years At Gilmanaton Historical Society June 26

A program on Gilmanton’s first 100 years will be presented at Gilmanton Historical Society, Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works, Tuesday, June 26, 7 pm.


Pat Clarke, vice president of the Gilmanton Historical Society, will present a program linking national and world events with what was happening locally at the same time during Gilmanton’s early years. He will discuss the forces driving early Gilmanton life including settlement patterns, participation in the American Revolution, and early agriculture and manufacturing. The program is at Old Town Hall on Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works. 


Social hour and refreshments begin at 7 pm and the program begins promptly at 7:30.  The Society’s museum, in the basement of Old Town Hall, will be open at 7 pm.


This is the second program of the Society’s 2018 summer series.  John Dickey will lead a walking tour of Beech Grove Cemetery in Gilmanton Corners beginning at 6 pm on July 24th.  On August 28th John Dickey offers a program of Gilmanton post cards.  The final program, on September 25th, brings Steve Blunt performing as John Hutchinson with Songs and Stories of the Hutchinson Family Singers.


The Society’s Museum in Old Town Hall is open every Saturday morning, 10 am to noon, June, July and August.


The programs are free and open to the public.  Donations to support the work of the Society are always welcome.



Thank You


The American Legion Ellis-Geddes-Levitt Post 102 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 102 of Gilmanton wish to thank all those who attended our Memorial Day services and activities on Sunday, May 27, 2018.


A heartfelt thank you goes out to all those who donated to the sale of poppies.  Red poppies represent a symbol of those who have died at war and the proceeds are used specifically for the benefit of veterans. 


The Gilmanton school seventh grade class holds an essay contest each year about the meaning of Memorial Day, and the American Legion Auxiliary of Gilmanton is proud to sponsor this essay contest with a cash award.  Louie Laurendeau was this year’s winner and proudly read his essay during the ceremonies.  To all our veterans, Thank You for your Service.


We hope to see all of you at Old Home Day on August 18th.


American Legion Commander Morton E. Young


American Legion Auxiliary President Raelyn Cottrell


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