Gilmanton NH News

August 16, 2017


Gilmanton Summer Hotels At Historical Society August 22


Pat Clarke, Vice President of the Gilmanton Historical Society, will present a program on the numerous summer hotels and boarding houses that flourished in Gilmanton in the late 1800s and early 1900s.    Both business travelers and vacation visitors were welcomed.   It is reported that at least one hotel provided accommodation for women of the “oldest profession.”  The illustrated talk will include photos of the hotels and boarding houses as well as key railroad stations and the first lake boats. 
The program, Tuesday evening August 22 at Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works begins promptly at 7:30 pm.  Social hour and refreshments begin at 7 pm.


The Gilmanton Historical Society’s 2017 summer programs are offered on the 4th Tuesday of each month, May through September.  The final program, September 26, addresses the hurricane of 1938.


The Society’s Museum in Old Town Hall is open Saturday mornings June, July and August from 10 am until noon.  It is open every 2nd and 4th Saturday morning, 10 am to noon, September through May.


The programs are free and open to the public.  Donations to support the work of the Society are always welcome.



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The Pines at Crystal Lake was one of several summer hotels that welcomed visitors to Gilmanton in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Gilmanton Historical Society’s Pat Clarke presents a program on the Hotels on Tuesday, August 22, 7:30 pm at Old Town Hall, Gilmanton Iron Works.



Letter To The Editor


The Ellis-Geddes-Levitt American Legion Auxiliary Unit 102 of Gilmanton, NH will again be present at Gilmanton’s Old Home Day celebration on Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the grounds of the historic Smith Meeting House.  Please stop by our home-baked goods table for a morning muffin or afternoon snack and everything in between.  The Unit will also be raffling a Home Goods basket.  One does not have to be present to win.


All proceeds help to support local veterans, their families and the community.  Please plan to attend this family event to enjoy games, music, shows, fun and to catch up with friends, old and new. You may look for our table next to the Meeting House.  In addition to our food and raffle basket, the Veterans At Rest project will be on display as well as information about our organization.  For additional information, you may visit


Hope to see you there and that you have a fun day.


Raelyn Cottrell, President
American Legion Auxiliary
Gilmanton Ellis-Geddes-Levitt Unit #102












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