The Alton Historical Museum, located on the lower level of the Gilman Library, has an assortment of memorabilia pertaining to the history of Alton. You will find old pictures and post cards depicting Alton from the turn of the century that show many areas the way they were along with old buildings that are no longer in existence. You can also find information on the many youth camps that were active in Alton Bay during the 1900's. Information and pictures of old boats that sailed the waters of Lake Winnipesaukee like the old steamboat Mt. Washington, the Swallow and the mail boat, the Tonamar are on exhibit. We have furniture, birds, clothing and a roller used to move the old Mt. Washington onto land. Information is available for research of the many areas of Alton and the people who lived here.
Wish List for Donations: Display cabinets, photo albums, PowerPoint projector.
The Society has copies of the book "Alton, A Town to Remember" available for purchase. This book is a pictorial remembrance of Alton as it was in the latter 1800's to 1945. The book is softcover, measures 7 inches by 10 inches, has 96 pages, and contains approximately 150 photos. Some of the sections included are Main Street, Community Buildings, The Working People, Alton Bay, The Campground and The Trains.
Cost per book is $12.00.
Shipping cost is $2.50 for up to 4 books.
Mail payment to:
Alton Historical Society, PO Box 536, Alton, NH 03809