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Makers Mill: A Makerspace & Vocation Hub where people come together to cultivate and share various crafts, skills, technologies, and arts for personal, professional, and community goals.

What's Happening at Makers Mill!

Join Us for Makers Mill Benefit Dinner at East of Suez on July 29!

By Jess Cole | July 4, 2024

Makers Mill invites guests to an exclusive benefit dinner at East of Suez restaurant on Monday, July 29, 2024, at 5:30 PM. Enjoy an unforgettable evening of delicious food and […]

The Little Project That Could: Support Makers Mill June 11-12 on NH Gives Day (5pm-5pmET)

By Jess Cole | June 3, 2024

Wolfeboro, NH – The story of Makers Mill is one of passion, community, and the belief that even the smallest initiatives can have a monumental impact. What started as a […]

Makers Mill NH Revives Traditional Crafts with New Workshops

By Jess Cole | May 17, 2024

Are you looking to dive into the world of traditional crafts and learn something new? Makers Mill, the pioneering Makerspace & Vocation Hub in Wolfeboro, NH, is weaving passion, creativity, […]

Makers Mill Introduces New Sewing and Jewelry Workshops

By Jess Cole | May 12, 2024

Wolfeboro, NH – Makers Mill, a hub of creativity in Wolfeboro, is excited to announce the launch of two new workshops dedicated to sewing and jewelry making. These workshops are […]

Makers Mill’s Phase Two planning and fundraising are underway

By Josh Arnold | March 28, 2024

In 2017, our local nonprofit, Makers Mill, which was then known as GALA, made a significant move. We acquired the former Wolfeboro Power Equipment building at 23 Bay St. with […]

New Adaptive Arts Program for Youth

By Carol Holyoake | February 20, 2024

Creator Camp, a new adaptive arts programs for the neurologically diverse population, ages 13-23.

Unique Drawing Class Just for Makers!

By Carol Holyoake | January 5, 2024

On Saturday, January 13 2024, local mixed media artist and educator, Martina Cyr, will take those of you who are willing and curious, on a vibrant journey where artistry meets […]

Makers Mill offers Support for Entrepreneurs to Catalyze Business Growth

By Josh Arnold | August 31, 2023

Makers Mill, the new community makerspace at the forefront of empowering creators, inventors, and entrepreneurs, proudly announces an all-encompassing program designed to uplift aspiring and established business leaders. With a […]

Seeking donations toward annual Tool & Maker sale!

By Josh Arnold | August 3, 2023

Are you sitting on a bunch of tools collecting dust in your basement? Do you keep tripping over that air compressor (or is it the chain saw?) you used that […]

Repair Cafe, July 30th, 2023

By Josh Arnold | July 24, 2023

 This Sunday, July 30th, 2023, marks the fourth Repair Cafe hosted by Makers Mill at 23 Bay St. in Wolfeboro, NH. Every month members of the community are invited to […]

After a successful year of serving the community, Makers Mill is ready to start Phase 2!

In order to deliver on our goal to serve students in vocational training for the region, we need to complete Phase Two of renovations, adressing:

  • Critical safety improvements
  • Technology upgrades
  • Accessibility enhancements

By becoming a leader in comprehensive vocational education, Makers Mill will:

  • Help members of the community establish meaningful and fulfilling careers while being gainfully employed.
  • Help address the skills gap faced by local employers and industries, providing workers with the necessary training to meet current job market demands.
  • Foster a vibrant creative economy and entrepreneurial ecosystem that ultimately contributes to a healthy civic community culture.
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Thanks to everyone who has supported Makers Mill already!

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Individual Donors to Date

There have been more than 963 donors to date and gifts of all kinds including . . .

One time gifts, recurring gifts, donor-advised funds, stocks, matching gifts, and in-kind contributions

State & Federal Funding

Northern Borders Regional Commission
Community Development Finance Authority
USDA Rural Development

Private Grants & Donor Advised Funds

Bald Peak Community Fund
The Wolfeboro Fund
Vanderheiden Family Foundation
Biber Foundation
Jockers Foundation
Hussey Family Foundation
Maine Community Foundation
NH Charitable Foundation

Tax Credit Investors

Mill Street Meat Market, LLC
Meredith Village Savings Bank
Carroll County Landscape, Inc
Made on Earth
Milestone Engineering & Construction
Healing Frontiers
New England Coastal Realty
Green Mountain Communications, Inc.
Stanley Elevator Company, Inc.
PSI Molded Plastics, NH Inc
Bradley’s Hardware
Wolfeboro Family Dental

The Makers Mill is a great example of what’s needed to help tackle New Hampshire’s outmigration and workforce challenges, especially in Carroll County where they are the most pronounced.

Will Stewart, Executive Director, Stay, Work, Play NH

We agree with G.A.L.A. on the benefits of bringing a makerspace into Carroll County, and are thrilled to name Wolfeboro as the home of this regional service.

Mary DeVries, Executive Director, Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce

I am enthusiastic about working with the Makers Mill to address the gap in services for 18 - 30 yr olds who wish to upgrade their technical skills or the adults who wish to retrain for new job transitions.

Bruce Farr, President, Lakes Region Technology Center

We’ve come a long way!

The story of Makers Mill begins with a community potluck during the winter of 2006 in Wolfeboro, NH. Those around the table that night were inspired by the phrase “think globally, act locally,” and started referring to themselves as G.A.L.A., for Global Awareness Local Action.

Over the next decade, this group evolved into a well-respected nonprofit that organized initiatives and workshops concerning local food systems, energy conservation, and sustainable community building.  Hands-on workshops that brought people together around making and fixing seemed to resonate among the community.

Inspired by the rise of a global "maker" movement, our organization's leadership saw an opportunity to play a local role by establishing Carroll County's first community makerspace and vocation hub.

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