Seeking Oldest Person in Wilmot for Boston Post Cane

Any Wilmot citizen born before December 31, 1930

Press release Wilmot Historical Society

The Wilmot Historical Society (WHS) is seeking the oldest person currently living in the Town of Wilmot in order to award him or her the Boston Post Cane. Any citizen of Wilmot who was born before December 31, 1930, is asked to get in touch with Liz Kirby at 496-4883 or before February 3. All responses will be acknowledged by Liz Kirby.

The tradition of this cane being given to the oldest citizen in town began in 1909 when Edwin Grozier, publisher of the Boston Post newspaper, presented a personalized cane to the select boards of 700 towns throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

The Wilmot cane, permanently on display in the Wilmot History Society history room in the Wilmot Town Offices, is taken down each time a Boston Post Cane Holder is identified, and a photo is taken of the person holding the cane. The cane is then returned to the history room for safekeeping.

Each Boston Post Cane Holder receives a certificate of recognition and a framed photo of him or her holding the cane. A copy of the certificate and photo are posted both in the Wilmot Town Office and on the Wilmot Historical Society website.