Residents living in America's “oldest summer resort” town tell Wolfeboro's history and daily life. OUR HOMETOWN: WOLFEBORO recounts stories about a baker with heart, a town that springs up on the ice, NH's first female State Park Manager, an artist whose childhood love of rocks shapes her future, a longtime local business that puts families first and the man the town is named after, English General James Wolfe.
Established: Granted October 5, 1759, settled in 1768, incorporated in 1770
Location: Carroll County, Lakes Region
Name: Named for General Wolfe, who was the hero of the Battle of Quebec
Notable: Known as the The Oldest Summer Resort in America,” it's still a popular vacation spot due to Lake Winnipesaukee (72 sq.m., 262 islands)
Try it: Visit one of the town’s many museums and enjoy activities on Lake Winnipesaukee
Major funding for OUR HOMETOWN: WOLFEBORO provided by The Penates Foundation, McIninch Foundation & Huggins Hospital
Additional Support Provided by: Brewster Academy | GI Plastek Corp. | Maxfield Real Estate | Meredith Village Savings Bank | New Hampshire Magazine | The Village Players | The Wolfeboro Inn
Wolfeboro Community Partners: Kingswood Regional High School | The Town of Wolfeboro | Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce | Wolfeboro Historical Society | Wolfeboro Public Library | Wolfeboro Trolley Company
Finding a passion for sailing.
On patrol during the Ice Storm.
What to do when visiting Wolfeboro.
A theater production that hits home.
Pushing a wintery passion.
Surviving a storm on Lake Winnepesaukee.
Climbing to new heights.
A working boat museum.
Looking back at Wolfeboro's history.
Keeping up with awhirlwind of a woman!
Preserving a natural treasure. Photo Credit JIM WHALEY.
A town takes a stand.
A school on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee.
A center brings all ages together.
Meet some of Wolfeboro's fine upstanding citizens.
Painting from nature.
A multi-media town.
Growing up and coming home.
Wolfeboro residents come together.
Setting a stage for young performers.
Built to last.
The hurricane hits Wolfeboro.
From New York to New Hampshire.
Contributions on the home front and battle fields made by World War II-era Americans.
Competing on Wolfeboro's back bay.
A field of dreams for everyone.
Dancing with heart.
Falling in love with a community.
This special edition of Our Hometown celebrates the first four towns in the series.
Keeping up with a whirlwind of a woman!
On patrol during the Ice Storm with Wolfeboro Police.
Preserving a natural treasure. Photo Credit: JIM WHALEY
Stories about life in Wolfeboro, as told by the town's residents.
No one knows your hometown like you.