The Attic


The Attic is where we keep a record of past historical society events, links to documents of historical interest, links to information collected by other historical societies, and other things that we don’t quite want to forget about, don’t know where to put, and certainly can’t think of throwing away!

Boston Cane Holders*

Walter Willis Walker
Born October 18, 1930

Ann Winifred Davenport
Born June 27, 1923
Died April 8, 2020 (obit)

Gerald Biron
Born November 10, 1922 in Manchester, NH.
Died September 2, 2016. (bio) (obituary)

Clara Langley
Born on June 21, 1913, Clara died December 20, 2015.
(obituary)

Tony Caruso
Boston Cane holder from 2012 to 2013
(obituary)

*History of the Boston Post Cane

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Hall Farm Preserved
by Local Friends
ateaglepond.org

Mary Lyn Ray, a children’s book author from nearby South Danbury and longtime friend of Don and Jane, called her friend, Lynne Munroe to enlist help in saving the farm. [more] (See Chronicle 5 Video on YouTube)

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2014 Annual Meeting
Judy Rayno and Jack McAuliffe
Recalling life in Wilmot when they were young. (video link)

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Pertinent Links

New Hampshire Town Clerk Vital Records 1801-1826
Town of Wilmot
Wilmot Public Library
Wilmot Community Association
New Hampshire Historical Society
New Hampshire Arts Council
New Hampshire Preservation Alliance

Documents of Interest

Letter Found in Attic of
Thompson Family Home
This 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
(more)

Walter Walker's 1949 Adventure Across the U.S.
as published in the Andover Beacon 2010-2011 (pdf)

Donald Hall's Amanuensis
by Wesley McNair
From the August Paris Review
read the amazing story of how Kendel Currier
became the trusted assistant of Donald Hall. (pdf)

Sarah Teel Smith's Recollections of Wilmot

Mildred Howard remembers the spring flood of 1936

Northern Rail Trail Historic Documentation
Charley Freiberg's Rail Trail Experience

The Wilmot Hearse
by Debra Lamson Perkins

Wilmot Center Recollections
Connie Forsham and Mary Jane Ogmundson

Wilmot Center of the 1890s
by Edith Marion Goodhue Campbell - 1968

Veterans War Memorial
Bronze Statue on Memorial
History of the Town Pound
Grange Service Flags
Wilmot Congregational Church Recipe Book 1976, WHAT WE 'ET!
Guy Alexander - Wilmot's Early Industries & obit
Billy Buskin Memorial
Map and tour of Wilmot (pdf)


Isaac B. Youngman Diaries
Donated by Margaret Campbell

(press release) (photos)


Memorialize your loved ones.
Have a paver or curbstone engraved and installed at the Veterans Memorial on Village Road. (You do not have to be a veteran.) (form)