Historic and Unusual Weathervanes in the Granite State is the
subject of the Gilmanton Historical Society’s program on Tuesday,
June 27, 7:30 pm at Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works.
Hampshire On High
Historic and Unusual Weathervanes in the
Granite State at Gilmanton Historical Society June 27
Gilmanton Historical Society’s 2017 summer program series continues
on Tuesday, June 27, with a presentation on historical weathervanes
in New Hampshire. The program, at Old Town Hall on NH
Route 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, begins at 7:30 pm, with social
hour and refreshments at 7:00.
This program offers a fun
and engaging look at the historic and unusual weathervanes found on
New Hampshire’s churches, town halls and other public buildings from
earliest times down to the present. Highlighted by a visual
presentation of a sampling of the vanes found throughout the State,
Glenn Knoblock’s program will trace the history of weathervanes,
their practical use and interesting symbolism, as well as their
variou types and methods of manufacture and evolution from practical
weather instrument of architectural embellishment. The program
is supported by New Hampshire Humanities.
Historical Society’s 2017 summer programs are offered on the 4th
Tuesday of each month, May through September. In July
join the Society for a walking tour of the Gilmanton Corner village.
Pat Clarke tells us about Gilmanton Summer Hotels in August. The
final program in September addresses the hurricane of 1938.
The Society’s Museum in Old Town Hall features an exhibit of Vintage
Clothing worn by Gilmanton residents on Saturday morning, July 29th,
10 am to noon.
The programs are free and open to the public.
Donations to support the work of the Society are always welcome.