Annual Meeting October 30, 2022

The 2022 WHS annual meeting will take place on October 30, 2022 from 12:30 – 3 p.m. at the Wilmot Town Hall, 9 North Wilmot Road. 

Speaker will be Dr. Robert Goodby, professor of Anthropology at Franklin Pierce University, who will present a program on what life was like in New England 12,000 years ago. (pdf)

Historical Tours of Wilmot

Baptist Church Wilmot Flat

North Wilmot
Wilmot Center
Wilmot Flat
Kearsarge Mountain
An introduction & map is included in each document

2023 members

Membership form for 2023


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.

Charter Members of the Wilmot Historical Society

10th Anniversary of UCC Church on the Rise

July 6, 2012 - Having been flooded on several occasions, the First Congregational Church of Wilmot decided to lift their church from its old foundation and raise it out of the flood plain. At the end of June 2012 the building was rested on girders until 7/2/2012 when it was pulled back onto its new foundation—a great deal higher. This 10+ minute video was recorded by Lindy Heim for the the Wilmot Historical Society.  (video)

Warrant Article Passes for Town Hall

LCHIP has awarded a $305,303 grant toward the rehabilitation of the town hall. The Wilmot Historical Society has pledged $10,000. Warrant Article 04 was approved to fund this iconic building in Wilmot Center. (details)

WHS Receives Mascoma Grant

Mascoma Bank has awarded a grant of $750 to republish Cap Levarn's The Early History of Wilmot

Wilmot One-room School House Reunion - November 6, 2016
Wilmot One-room School House Reunion - November 6, 2016

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