Gilmanton NH News

June 21, 2017


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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.


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Historic and Unusual Weathervanes in the Granite State at Gilmanton Historical Society June 27


The 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.


The Gilmanton 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.












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