Historical Tours of Wilmot
Baptist Church Wilmot Flat
The Curiosity Shop
Open for business one day only this summer from 9 am to noon on Saturday, July 24th at the Wilmot Farmers Market. (pdf)
History Room in the Town Office
Call Liz Kirby at 603-496-4883
Fall 2020 Meeting Postponed
The 2020 annual meeting of the Wilmot Historical Society is postponed to some point in the future when we feel it is safe to gather.
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.
Wilmot Historical Society Charter Members – 1977
WHS Receives Mascoma Grant
Mascoma Bank has awarded a grant of $750 to republish Cap Varn's The Early History of Wilmot.
Hall Farm acquires non-profit status
Preserving the farm where Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon shared a writing life. Helping to preserve Wilmot's history. (more)
Town Hall Rehab
At the May 15 Town Meeting residents of Wilmot voted to raise the Town Hall and Creativity Lab to the level of the Library. Funding is currently being sought from LCHIP. The Wilmot Historical Society wholly supports the efforts of the Town to rehabilitate and improve the Town Hall and has pledged $10,000 if needed. (Townwebsite)
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