Wilmot Historical Society Presents WWII in New Hampshire

Sunday, May 19th

Press Release

No city, no town, no person in America could escape it.
World War II mobilized the entire country, the entire world.
No gas, no tires, no stockings, no meat.  The war took them all.

Teachers remember their students disappearing.  Students remember their teachers disappearing. Factory owners remember their workers disappearing.  Everyone remembers their friends, lovers, and family members who didn’t come home. But there were also good times, when people worked together.  Community spirit and patriotism flowed from every home like the fragrance of a fresh baked apple pie.

On Sunday, May 19, at 2 PM, the Wilmot Historical Society will present filmmaker John Gfroerer, who will retell the story of life in New Hampshire during the Second World War. At 1:30 PM a short informational meeting will be held before the program and refreshments will be served.

Through interviews, historic news films, photos and radio reports from the battlefields, Gfroerer chronicles how a nation, a state, and the citizens of New Hampshire mobilized for war.

The presenter, John Gfroerer, is a documentary producer and owner of Accompany, a video production firm based at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. He has produced over 40 documentaries, ranging from profiles of towns along the Maine Coast to a history of the New Hampshire Presidential Primary. Gfroerer’s work has been aired on public television stations, The History Channel, and many other venues.

Additionally, two of the Society’s vintage signature quilts will be on display for the short time they are allowed to be unboxed.  Good artifact handling practices will be observed (white cotton gloves worn) by WHS volunteer preservationists. Don’t miss this special opportunity to view these particular treasures from Wilmot’s past.

The program, sponsored by NH Humanities, will take place in the Wilmot Town Hall, 9 North Wilmot Road next to the library. Free and open to the public. More info at www.wilmothistoricalsociety.org/.