Gatsby Garden Party at the Wentworth House

Nearly a century ago in the 1920s, the historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House in Rollinsford, NH hosted formal garden parties, concerts and teas, along with exhibits of colonial-era artifacts. The Roaring Twenties will return to the Wentworth House on Sunday, July 16 with a 1920s Gatsby Garden Party from 1 to 4 pm.

The public is invited to enjoy an afternoon of croquet on the lawn, other vintage indoor and outdoor pastimes, music, and exhibits of local artifacts from the 1920s. Guests may also tour the house and view “Fashionable Folks: What New Englanders Wore,” an exhibit of clothing from the 1830s to the 1920s. Light refreshments will be served but guests are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the garden. Jazz Age attire is encouraged but not required.

This event is hosted by the nonprofit Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH). Admission to the Gatsby Garden Party is $5 for the general public; ARCH members and children under 16 are free. For reservations or more information, call (603) 742-4747 or send an email to

Maintained by ARCH as an educational and cultural center for the community, the circa 1701 Wentworth House is located on Water Street in Rollinsford and hosts living history events, exhibits, and school and youth programs. For more information about this and other events at the Wentworth House, consult the ARCH website at or on Facebook at The Colonel Paul Wentworth House.

Summer Rec Applications Due on Monday 

There are only 4 days left to sign up for the summer rec program! Camp Rolly Summer Rec applications need to be in by Monday, June 12th. You can download a registration packet from the town website.
If you need help printing out a registration packet, you can go to the library and and they will help you out! (The library is open on Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.)

Don’t miss out on a summer program filled with fun and friends!

Rec Committee Meetings

Recreation Committee Meetings are scheduled as following: Sunday June 4, 2017


Sunday June 11, 2017

All the above stated meetings start at 7:00pm and are held in the conference room of the Town Hall.  

Last Call for Summer Rec T-Shirts

There are just a few more days to preorder Camp Rolly shirts and support the Rollinsford Summer Rec program. These vintage-style “Rolly Army” shirts are $12 each and two for $20. 100% of the proceeds wil go to the Summer Rec program. Join the Rolly Army and support our kids!

We will buy a few extra shirts to sell at a later date, but preordering ensures that you get your size! You can choose from a Children’s size S, M, or L or Adult sizes XS through 2XL. To sign up for a shirt, email us at