Vote for Warrant article #27 on March 14

A warrant article has been submitted to be voted on at the upcoming Town Meeting on March 14. No tax dollars are requested. The entire project will be funded by the Historical Society. For many years, the Society has been searching for a new space to house its growing collection. The original plan was to take over the old schoolhouse (at right) where both the Historical Society and the Town Offices now reside. That plan has not materialized. We would like to locate a new historically designed building in the historic area of Wilmot Center, and the town-owned land at 14 North Wilmot Road would be an ideal place.

Historical Self-Tours of Wilmot

Baptist Church Wilmot Flat

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

2024 members
Membership form for 2024


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.

The WHS board meets every 2nd Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the town office at 9 Kearsarge Valley Road. All are welcome to attend. Email for more information.
Charter Members of the Wilmot Historical Society

Retired Architect Donald P. Paulsen, 97, Receives Wilmot’s Boston Post Cane

On Friday, March 1, 2024, members of the Wilmot Historical Society board awarded the Boston Post cane to Donald P. Paulsen at his home on Fox Lane in Wilmot. Don was born in July of 1926. He is 97 years old and is currently the oldest living member of the Wilmot community.

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)

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

PO Box 97, Wilmot, NH