Historical Self-Tours of Wilmot
Baptist Church Wilmot Flat
The WHS board meets every 2nd Thursday at 5 p.m. in the town office at 9 Kearsarge Valley Road. All are welcome to attend.
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WILMOT HISTORICAL SOCIETY HISTORY ROOM
Formerly a one-room schoolhouse in Wilmot Flat,
this building now houses the Town Office and History Room.
9 Kearsarge Valley Road, P.O. Box 97, Wilmot, NH
History of the Town of Wilmot, New Hampshire
Everywhere we turn in Wilmot, we see glimpses of the past – of 200 years of building, foundations, mill races, agriculture, commerce, and stone walls that surrounded early pastures. The mission of the Wilmot Historical Society encourages us to engage with and stay connected to the people and timeline of our history.
We do this in many ways such as:
- recording audio and video stories of long-time Wilmot residents;
- updating our website with videos, documents, and photos;
- sponsoring presentations that explain and immerse us in our past;
- documenting the evolving past of our community;
- collecting & displaying artifacts that open doors to the Town’s history.
Annual Meeting Nov. 5, 2023
The Wilmot Historical Society's annual meeting took place in the Wilmot Town Hall at 9 North Wilmot Road starting at 1:00 with refreshments and conversation. Liz Kirby, president, called the meeting to order at 1:30. Four board members were voted in for a three-year term: Catherine Stearns, Mary Fanelli, Judy Hauck, and Sara Timberlake. The membership also accepted changes in by-laws that were presented.
Town Hall Renovation to begin in Spring of 2024
LCHIP has awarded a $305,303 grant toward the rehabilitation of the town hall. The Wilmot Historical Society has pledged $10,000 to the project. Warrant Article 04 was approved to fund this iconic building in Wilmot Center and preliminary work is scheduled to begin spring 2024 . If all plans fall into place the restoration should be complete by spring of 2025. (town website)
WHS Receives Mascoma Grant
Mascoma Bank has awarded a grant of $750 to republish Cap Levarn's The Early History of Wilmot, which is now available in the History Room at the Town Office or on Amazon.
Left to right, Front row: Judy Rayno(Cutler), Jean Amsden (Currier), Sue Keyser (Roberts), Pat Baker (Gross), Frank Baker, Barbara Coward (Stearns), Louise Andrus (Patten), Pat Rich (Glidden-French), Dolly Mailloux (Fowler). Second row: Pat Fleury (Evans), Kim Lucas (Keyser), Joyce Rand (Tilton), Posy Chandler (Aldrich) teacher, Barbara Sullivan (Aldrich), Helen Courtemarche (Peters), Henry Stevens, Nancy Clark (Stevens), Deb Perkins (Lamson), Nathan Walker, Jim Minard, Darlene Hoyt (Atwood). Back row: Eleanor Hazen, Marnie Eaton (Madden) teacher, Darlene Delano, Garry Rayno, Lee Stevens, Jim Rayno, Bam Fleury, Wade Walker, Mark Stevens, Charles Thompson, Bob Peters, Liz Kirby (Thompson). There were a total of two teachers and 31 students present at the reunion at the Wilmot Community Association.
Established in 1976, the Wilmot Historical Society (WHS) works to collect and protect artifacts, documents, and photographs relating to the Town of Wilmot. Through its educational programs, the History Room, and special projects, the organization endeavors to bring the town’s recent and not-so-recent past to life and to inspire residents to enjoy and treasure Wilmot’s history. The Wilmot Historical Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Charter Members - 1977
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