A good Covid activity
Historical Tours of Wilmot 

Baptist Church Wilmot Flat

North Wilmot
Wilmot Center

Wilmot Flat
Kearsarge Mountain

An introduction & map is included in each document


Memorial Day Tribute
Memoralize your loved ones

Have a paver or curbstone engraved and installed at the Veterans Memorial on Village Road.  (form)


History Room in the
Town Office

Call Liz Kirby at 603-496-4883 or email:  info@wilmothistoricalsociety.org

New membership starts January 1
Membership Form

2021 members

Book Club
Meets four times a year—March, June, September, and December. Call Marc Davis for more information at 526-6960.

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 Wilmot residents;
     -  updating our website with videos, documents, and photos;
     -  sponsoring presentations that immerse us in our past;
     -  documenting the evolving past of our community;
     -  collecting artifacts that open doors to the Town’s history.

                   Wilmot Historical Society. Charter Members - 1977

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. 


Fall Annual Meeting Canceled

The annual meeting of the Wilmot Historical Society will not take place this year. At some point in the future, when we feel it is safe to gather, we will call everyone together. 


Letter Found in Attic of
Thompson Family Home

Recently, I found this letter in a box of papers in the attic of my home on Cross Hill Road in Wilmot.  I have chosen to share it because of its pertinence to the global vaccination effort to combat the Covid-19 pandemic we are living through today. The letter was sent in March of 1842 from Almira Thompson, age 35, to her younger brother Samuel, age 31, who was later to become my Great Grandfather. - Liz Kirby
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Town Hall Rehabilitation

The Wilmot Historical Society wholly supports the efforts of the Town to rehabilitate and improve the Wilmot Town Hall. Read more about the details on the Town website

Last year the hoped-for grant from LCHIP did not cme through so voters wil be asked again this year which option they would choose in case the grant does not come through this year. Here are the three choices (warrant articles) that were presented. Last year the voters chose option B. (link)



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