072213 Gilmanton Architecture, History and Variety, at Gilmanton Historical Society July 23 (248 w/3 col. photo GHS)

GILMANTON — Richard Guy Wilson, long-time Gilmanton summer resident and prominent architectural historian, presents an illustrated program highlighting the wide variety of architectural styles to be found in the town on Tuesday evening, July 23, at Old Town Hall, Route 140, in Gilmanton Iron Works.Refreshments and social hour begin at 7 pm; the program begins promptly at 7:30. The Society's Museum is also open at 7 p.m. The program is free and open to the public; donations to support the work of the Society are gratefully received

The Society's summer series is presented on the 4th Tuesday of each month, May through September.

Continuing the focus on the Town and its special buildings, Pat Clarke presents the history of the Gilmanton Academy in August. The summer's final program, in September features New Hampshire in the Age of Clipper Ships with Glenn Knoblock.

The Gilmanton Historical Society offers a number of publications on the history of the Town. They are available at all Society programs, at the Town Clerk's Office, and at the Brick House in Gilmanton Corners. The Society's Museum, at Old Town Hall is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. until noon, and at 7 p.m. before each of the summer programs.


Photo caption:

Mountain View House, built as a theological seminary, was a prominent feature in Gilmanton before it burned in 1893. Learn more as Richard Guy Wilson presents a program on Gilmanton architecture on Tuesday evening, July 23 at Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron works. (Courtesy photo)