Old Town Hall
In December 2008, when the town offices were moved across the street to the former brick school building, the old Town Hall was in a questionable predicament. Taxpayers were not prepared to support two municipal office buildings, so a committee was formed to see what could be done.
Since that time, the Friends of the Dalton Town Hall have been able to maintain the Town Hall without taxpayer monies by leasing the building from the Town and hosting fundraisers to pay for heat, electricity and general maintenance and repairs. They generally hold two Ham & Bean Dinners each year, as well as the Dalton Town Square Fair, which includes a chicken barbecue, silent auction, and flea market in August. There are occasional raffles, and we are appreciative of several generous donations from area residents.
In 2018, the Dalton Historical Society, with assistance of the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, submitted the necessary forms to get the Dalton Town Hall on the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places. This effort was successful, and the town should be proud to have the Town Hall on this distinctive list.
The Town Hall is available for private and public functions all year round. The capacity of the building is 75 people. There are tables and chairs for use, and a small kitchen with sink, refrigerator, and stove. The main floor is ADA compliant (handicapped accessible) and has a restroom on the same floor. Ample parking is shared with the Congregational Church lot.
Anyone wishing to use the Town Hall can contact Terri Parks (603-991-5829) or Doris Mitton (603-991-9450).