Free Vegetable Starts

Are you planning a garden this year?
Gilsum Rec Committee wants to help.
We are giving away Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Cabbage, Onions, Basil, Swiss Chard, to Gilsum Residents

Saturday May 29th
10AM-12PM Fri

On the lawn in front of the Gilsum Library


look inward, act outward

5 Tuesdays 7PM-8:15PM, May 18th-June 15th

On Zoom

Join a structured conversation group to work through the book Me and White Supremacy. A tool for understanding our white privilege and participation in white supremacy, so that we can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on black, indigenous and people of color, and in turn, help other white people to do better. The book provides questions for reflection. The group provides support. Sponsored by the GIlsum Public Library

We ask you:

  • Get the book. It will be available through the Gilsum Public Library
  • Plan to attend and participate in 5 weekly zoom sessions
  • Read, reflect and journal between meetings

For further information & registration

contact Sang Curtis, , call or text  603-986-6613


Gilsum Rock Swap Cancelled for 2021

We regret to inform you that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel the Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show for 2021. We deeply regret having to cancel – we know everyone was looking forward to this great event. With cases continuing to trend upwards in New Hampshire and the Northeast, we cannot safely predict where we will be in June. We want to give everyone enough time to change their plans instead of having to make a last-minute call to cancel such a large event. This has been a difficult decision for us. We all miss having the Rock Swap and we were hopeful that the pandemic would be under control by now. But when we looked in detail at the logistics, readiness of our volunteers to participate, and other issues, it was clear that our best option for everyone’s health and safety was to wait until 2022.We’re offering all Rock Swap vendors a choice: You may request full refund or apply your 2021 registration to the 2022 event. If you’d like to request a refund, we’ll still send you an invite for 2022 in December, so you’ll still have an opportunity to reclaim your space. For a refund, please confirm who the check should be made out to and where it should be mailed. Please let us know of your choice by sending an email to or by sending a letter to Gilsum Recreation Committee, PO Box 76, Gilsum, NH 03448.

Look forward to seeing you at the next Rock Swap on June 25-26, 2022!

The Great Gilsum Egg Off

Decorate and display your Easter egg at the Gilsum Library!

Are you looking for an egg-citing Easter project? The Gilsum Recreation Committee will have plastic eggs available for pick up at the Gilsum Library between March 20th-April 3rd. The library is open 10:30-12:30 Wed and 11-1 on Sat. Take the eggs home to decorate, then return them to the library for display. You can decorate your egg as egg-stremely as you like, and if you need some decorating supplies the library will have some extras. You can paint, dye, feather, poach… crack us up! Return your decorated egg in the Gilsum Library book drop or during open library hours so it can be included in an eggs-quisite display. Ribbons will be given for the best decorated eggs, so get creative! Here is a link to the Gilsum Egg-Off Instructions

Gilsum Broadband Proposal: Q&A

Consolidated Communications has proposed building a 1 Gbps fiber broadband network to connect every home and residence in Gilsum. This would be funded by a bond that CCI would pay. Find out the details – and attend the public hearing on January 25 at the school. You can attend by zoom following link on this page The Select Board needs to hear your opinion on this proposal to determine whether to put it on the March ballot. If this is important to you, please attend!

Here are some questions posed and answers about this proposal.

A link to a narrated video of the presentation:

If you prefer, you can step through the presentation slides here:

Here is a link to the previous presentation, which offers an overview of the Broadband Advisory Committee’s work and the proposal.

Gilsum Broadband Presentation

Here is a narrated video presentation of the Gilsum Broadband 1 Gps fiber to the home proposal that includes the details of the public benefits. Total time: 15 minutes. The Committee looks forward to your comments and questions so we can address them during the public benefits hearing on Friday, Jan 15 at 7 PM!

Gilsum Broadband Narrated Presentation

Want to spend more time reading the slides? Here’s a link to the presentation so you can go at your own pace.…/1tjiE5hvhuvpekIsTnx18…/edit…

And the winners are…

Thanks to all who participated in the Gilsum Recreation Committee’s Quaran-scenes virtual photo contest!  The photos, shown below, capture a slice of what residents have experienced during this year’s pandemic. Photos will be shared on Gilsum’s Facebook page and with the Historical Society. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who participated.

Pandemic Portraits

1st place (tie): “Barred Owl” by Donna Keller

1st place (tie): “Distant Hill Garden” by Angy Lombara

2nd place: “Milk the Dog” by Georgia Cassimatis

3rd place: “Clara in the Quarantine” by Joan Truesdell

Honorable mention: “A Covid Wedding” by Jan Fiderio

Life in Lockdown

1st place: “When Our Bedrooms Became Home Offices” by Jan Fiderio

2nd place: “Puzzle” by Debbie Helming

Separate But Together

1st place: “Socially Distanced Tic Tac Toe” by Virginia Clark

2nd place: “Ashuelot Heart” by Angy Lombara