GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Historical Society will host Gilmanton's own Darryl Thompson with a talk about the Shakers and his experience growing up at Canterbury Shaker Village. Darryl's father Bud Thompson helped found the museum at Shaker Village with three Shaker sisters. The program is Tuesday evening, June 23, 7:30 pm at Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron works.
The program is free and open to the public; donations to support the work of the Society are gratefully received. Refreshments and social hour begins at 7 pm. The program begins promptly at 7:30.
The Society's Museum, in the basement of Old Town Hall, is open at 7 pm before the program. The Museum is open for summer hours, May to September, every Saturday 10 am to noon except July 4th and Old Home Day (August 8).
The Society's summer series is presented on the 4th Tuesday of each month, May through September. July 23 features a walking tour of Gilmanton Iron Works Village. History of Lower Gilmanton will be the program on August 26. The final program of the season, September 22, is Exemplary Country Estates of New Hampshire. For details pick up a brochure at the Town Office and review the Society's exhibit on Thomas Cogswell, Gilmanton's Revolutionary War hero. Or check the Society's website, www.historicalsocietiesnh.org/gilmanton. There is a link on the Town website.
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 am until noon, and at 7 pm before each of the summer programs.
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