Talk on Exemplary Country Estates of New Hampshire by Cristina Ashjian

Sunday, April 28

Press Release

The Wilmot Community Association (WCA) and the Wilmot Garden Club will sponsor “Exemplary Country Estates of New Hampshire” at 2 PM, Sunday, April 28 at the WCA’s Red Barn, 64 Village Road.  The Red Barn is handicap accessible.

The program is free and open to the public.

In the early 20th century, the New Hampshire Board of Agriculture launched a program to boost the rural economy and promote tourism through the sale of abandoned farms to summer residents. After introducing the country house movement, Cristina Ashjian will focus attention on some of the great country estates and their gardens, featured in the New Hampshire program, between 1902 and 1913.

Ashjian is an art historian and an independent scholar based in Moultonborough. The program is made possible through a grant from New Hampshire Humanities.

Light refreshments will be served.  More information is available from the WCA at 603-526-7934 or at

The WCA owns and operates the Red Barn, a community center, and Timmy Patten Park, a beach and playground. Founded in 1963, the organization promotes, organizes, and provides facilities for educational, social and recreational activities in Wilmot.

The Wilmot Garden Club beautifies the town and awards an annual scholarship. It raises funds with an annual plant sale. This year the plant sale will be from 8 AM to noon, Saturday, May 25 at the Town Green, 9 Kearsarge Valley Road.