Gilmanton Women’s Club News
The next meeting of the Gilmanton Women’s Club will be June 1, 1:30 PM, at
Naomi King’s home. All members are reminded to bring 3 items for the
raffle food basket if you have not already done so.
This meeting will include further planning for the bake sale on July 4 at
the Temperance Tavern. If you cannot attend but are interested in joining,
please contact Jean Baxter for more information.
Lower Gilmanton Church Annual Work Bee
The Lower Gilmanton Church is having their Annual Work Bee on Saturday, June
6, 2009, starting at 9:00 AM. General inside and out building work are
the projects being considered. So if you would like to help maintain
this special landmark, which is on the National Historic Register, you are
more than welcome to help out.
For more information call Bob Potter Jr. at 435-8738. Bring tools you
think you might need to work up an appetite. Many hands make light work!
Lunch will be served courtesy of the Lower Gilmanton Community Club.
Our Annual Meeting will be reconvened during the day to discuss any issues
needing to be considered such as the summer Church services schedule. In
case of rain come on Sunday, June 7, 2009, with the same agenda in mind.
Gilmanton Year-Round Library Receives Preservation Award
The Gilmanton Year-Round Library received a preservation achievement award
from the NH Preservation Alliance for revitalization of a 1790s barn.
The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance has honored the Gilmanton Year-Round
Library Association with a Preservation Achievement Award for “outstanding
revitalization of a 1790s barn.” Stanley Bean, clerk of the works for
the project, accepted the award for the Association at the Alliance’s award
event on May 12.
The barn, now hosting the Town’s first year-round full service library, was
in jeopardy of demolition when the Year-Round Library Association purchased
it in 2004. The building was dis-assembled and reconstructed on the
Library’s site opposite the Gilmanton School on Route 140 in Gilmanton.
Since then, the barn has been transformed into an energy efficient library
building, furnished, and prepared for service to the citizens of Gilmanton.
The building project was completed entirely with donated funds and in-kind
contributions from businesses and volunteers.