Belmont Heritage Commission salutes three local initiatives Daily Sun 4/28/16
Penstock Park Gardeners - October 2015
We had a great season and truly enjoyed working together! Read More...
Penstock Park Gardeners Group Forming - April, 2015
If you have an interest in gardening and service, consider joining the Penstock Park Gardners. If interested, please sign the volunteer sheet at the Belmont Town Hall or the Library.
Belmont Penstock Park Gardeners Group Forming Citizen 04/14/15
Town of Belmont Penstock Gardeners Forming Daily Sun 04/22/15
This project to create a beautiful park and pedestrian resting area commenced in 2011 at the site of the historic penstock - a hydroelectric power-creating water conduit system; which in the early 1900s helped to generate electricity at the Belmont Mill.
The park was beautified in 2011 through the work and donations of many. Benches from the Bemont Rotary and American Legion Post #58 (in memory of Fred Livingstone, past Assistant Chaplain) were placed overlooking the Penstock.
Hard Work Appreciated Citizen Letter to the Editor 5/13/11
In 2012 excavation related to the Belmont Revitalization project unearthed sections of the 100-year-old Penstock. The Belmont Heritage Commission through the efforts of their "Penstock Preservation Team" were able to relocate the heavy sections to storage while plans are made to incorporate their value into future historic preservation efforts in the Village. Read More...
Revitalization Project Uncovers Century Old Penstock Sections Laconia Daily Sun 11/10/12
Artifacts of Belmont Industrial Heritage Unearthed The Citizen 11/13/12
Historic Penstock Found Long-Buried Beneath Center of Belmont Union Leader 11/16/12
Belmont Village Road Project Unearths a Link to the Past Winnisquam Echo 11/22/12
Belmont Keeps Moving Forward With The Past The Weirs Times 12/20/12 Additional Photo Credits: P.1 contemporary picture Linda Frawley; P.22 Wallace Rhodes; P.23 Belmont Historical Society collection (Mill); P. 23 Belmont Historical Society collection (Gift of the Bernard Boutin family)-incorrect date-built in 1908 and Belmont Heritage Society should read Commission; P.24 aerial view assisted by the Belmont Fire Department photographed by Brenda Paquette at the inqugural "Deck the Village" Christmas Festival in 2008; P.24 Shayne Duggan; P.25 Christopher P. Williams Architects; P.25 Belmont mill "today" is 2010, prior to ARRA grant LED lantern installation.