Paul Brandes to Speak at the Gilsum Rock Swap 2022

Paul Brandes is the featured speaker at the Gilsum Rock Swap & Mineral Show on June 25, 2022. His topic: “From Paleo to Present: A Brief History of Mining.” Humans have been mining since the Paleolithic Era more than 60,000 years ago, from chert used for tools to precious metals and gems. Join Brandes, the “Indiana Jones of Geology,” for a walk through time as he explains what people mined in each era and how mining techniques gradually evolved, then accelerated in the 19th century. This presentation is free.

Bingo Cancellation Notice

Due to limited space available at the Church and ongoing Covid concerns the Rec Committee is cancelling Bingo for Saturday, October 23rd. We will re-evaluate for January. We look forward to seeing you at a future event.

Gilsum Grasshoppers – A Group for Young Gilsumites! ***Campfire & s’mores gathering postponed to Oct. 1st due to weather

Are you new to the area, under 40, or a youngster at heart? Come get to know your fellow Gilsumites through the Gilsum Grasshoppers! The Gilsum Grasshoppers are a new group formed by the Gilsum Recreation Committee, with the goal of welcoming new Gilsum residents to town and fostering community among young professionals in the area through fun gatherings.

When: RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER! New Date: Friday, October 1st from 6:00-9:00 PM

Where: Seven Generations Farm, 110 Alstead Hill Rd, Gilsum, NH 03448

Details: There will be a campfire and plenty of s’more’s supplies! Feel free to bring your own camp chair to sit in. Hope to see you there!

Contact: Any questions? Reach out to Damaris at

Local School Board Meetings

Members of the Monadnock School Board will be holding a meeting at various locations around the district, presenting information on the proposed building projects and seeking community input on your thoughts about it. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the scope of the proposed project, what it would look like in your local school, timelines that would need to be met, and our submission for state funding support. Please plan to join us!

10/20: MTC & Cutler @ MRMHS Auditorium 7 PM

10/25: Emerson Elementary School 7 PM

10/27: Gilsum STEAM Academy 7 PM

10/28: Troy Elementary School 7 PM

More information can be found here:

Gilsum Community Dinner


In the event of heavy rain, the event location
will change to inside the school.

Come enjoy free food, relaxing music, and good
conversation with your neighbors! This event is
free and open to all Gilsum families. There will be
music and the Gilsum Citizen of the Year

RSVP by August 14 | Call 603-352-9653
or email

August 28, 2021
Social Hour | Starts at 4:30 PM
Dinner | 5:30 PM -7:00 PM
Held on Gilsum church lawn (or school if raining)

The Gilsum Library, The Gilsum Recreation Committee,
& The Gilsum Historical Society

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!