Memories of Wilmot


“Memories of Wilmot” with Barbara Sanborn

In this documentary Barbara tells stories of being adopted, marrying and raising her family in Wilmot, and her love for making quilts. Two interviews were recorded by Wilmot Historical Society volunteers. The first interview with Barbara was filmed on October 12, 2018 at Barbara’s home on Pancake Street and the second interview was on May 5, 2019 at…

“Memories of Wilmot” with Donald Andrew Hall

This interview of Wilmot’s most famous poet, Donald Andrew Hall Jr., by Gail Matthews and Stephanie Perkins Wheeler of Kearsarge Valley Magazine was originally aired in August of 1990 and is republished here with permission. Former Poet Laureate of the U.S. from 2006-2007 and of New Hampshire from 1984–1989, Donald Hall died on June 23, 2018, at Eagle…

“Memories of Wilmot” with Thelma Minard

Thelma tells the story of how she and her family ended up in the town of Wilmot, New Hampshire from Vienna, Virginia, in 1971. Her story includes the historical backstory of the town purchasing the former one-room-school house building for one dollar, and her involvement in the process of obtaining funds to transform the building…

“Memories of Wilmot” with Clara Langley

In this historical documentary, Clara Langley shares stories about teaching in schools from Maine to Maryland and then at the Wilmot Center School. The building in which she taught now houses the Wilmot Public Library. Clara met Frank E. Langley in the early 1950s, and they married and raised their family in Wilmot. Two interviews…

“Memories of Wilmot” with Clayton Nowell

Clayton Nowell has lived on his farm in North Wilmot since 1950. On this page you will find two interviews with Clayton. One from 1975 when the Boston Globe documented his life in words and photos, and the other a more recent video filmed in October of 2017. In the 1975 Globe article, a younger Clayton tells about farming…

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