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.
Keeping up with awhirlwind of a woman!
On patrol during the Ice Storm.
What to do when visiting Wolfeboro.
Climbing to new heights.
A working boat museum.
Looking back at Wolfeboro's history.
A theater production that hits home.
Pushing a wintery passion.
Surviving a storm on Lake Winnepesaukee.
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.
Wolfeboro residents come together.
Growing up and coming home.
Setting a stage for young performers.
Built to last.
The hurricane hits Wolfeboro.
From New York to New Hampshire.
Competing on Wolfeboro's back bay.
Contributions on the home front and battle fields made by World War II-era Americans.
A field of dreams for everyone.
Falling in love with a community.
Dancing with heart.
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.