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

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 simple vision has grown into a bustling hub of creativity and innovation, thanks to the unwavering dedication of volunteers, donors, and partners. Now, as we […]

Makers Mill NH Revives Traditional Crafts with New Workshops

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, and tradition with its exciting new lineup: Basket Weaving and Traditional Rug Hooking. Intro to Basket Weaving with Anne Bertucci Join us on June 29, […]

Makers Mill Introduces New Sewing and Jewelry Workshops

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 designed to spark creativity and elevate technical skills among participants. Craft Your Adventure: Sewing 102 Workshop  May 16 and May 23 from 6:00 PM to […]
dave ford and shawn papp look over phase two plans for makers mill

Makers Mill’s Phase Two planning and fundraising are underway

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 the vision of establishing the county’s inaugural dedicated community makerspace and vocation hub. We thought converting a small engine repair shop into a makerspace would […]

New Adaptive Arts Program for Youth

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

Unique Drawing Class Just for Makers!

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 innovation at Makers Mill in Wolfeboro, NH.  Martina’s upbeat Drawing Class for Makers will transform your ideas and blank canvases into dynamic expressions of your […]

Makers Mill offers Support for Entrepreneurs to Catalyze Business Growth

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 profound commitment to fostering entrepreneurial endeavors, Makers Mill is now positioned as a key catalyst for business development through its collaborative partnership with the Small […]

Seeking donations toward annual Tool & Maker sale!

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 one time three years ago? Are you looking to Marie Kondo your man-cave or she-shed? Are you holding onto a handful of tools just because […]
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Repair Cafe, July 30th, 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 bring in broken household items, and a team of volunteers, aka “MacGyvers,” try to fix them. “The broken Insta-pot cluttered my counter for months,” shares […]
Award winning makerspace.


Makers Mill wins Plan NH's Merit Award of Excellence which recognizes outstanding projects in NH that have a positive impact on their respective communities.
Benjamin King and Claes Thelemarck working on arduino breadboard

Makers Mill and Carroll County 4-H launch 4-H Movers & Makers to empower young makers as community problem solvers.

Makers Mill, in partnership with Carroll County 4-H, has received a generous $10,000 Charitable Grant from Eversource Energy.  The grant will support the implementation of “4-H Movers and Makers”, a 4-H club where kids learn to be empowered makers and apply those skills to problem-solving in their communities.  Participants in 4H Movers & Makers will […]

Upcycled Jewelry Class w Emily O’Hara

Transform your trash to treasure in this fun and upbeat upcycled jewelry class.

Town Clean Up Day May 6

With your help on Saturday, May 6th, the roads around Wolfeboro and Ossipee could be litter free!  So round up family members and friends and come have some rewarding fun at the annual Town Clean Up Day. This community roadside litter clean up event is organized by Makers Mill (formerly GALA) in collaboration with the […]

Our First Repair Cafe – April 30

We’re so excited to announce our first Repair Cafe on Sunday, April 30th, 1-5pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring an item for repair, and additionally skilled volunteers are being sought to help on the day with the repairs or give out advice. What is a Repair Cafe?  It’s a community-based initiative that aims […]
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Pedal-Powered EV Charging Station Coming to Makers Mill

The future of the electric vehicle charging station is being revolutionized right here in Carroll County, NH.  The first in the nation Pedal-Powered EV charging station will be operational this spring at Makers Mill in Wolfeboro, NH.   “This changes everything, or should I say, charges everything,” says Makers Mill Executive Director, Josh Arnold. “While EV’s […]
a group gathered outside in from of Makers Mill for the ribbon cutting ceremony

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates the Opening of Makers Mill

A bitter wind coming off Lake Winnipesaukee could not hinder the enthusiasm of those gathered on January 27th for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for Makers Mill. The image above: Pictured from left to right, Makers Mill Executive Director, Josh Arnold’s family, Wren Arnold and Molly Arnold, Makers Mill Board Member Martha Trepanier, Executive Director of […]
Upcycled fashion show in Wolfeboro, NH.

The Upcycled Fashion Show Returns

The Upcycled Fashion Show returns this spring. Sign up to participate and enter a design, or register to attend.
mike making a frame for a colorful piece of abstract art

February happenings at Makers Mill

February may be a short month, but the lineup of classes at Makers Mill during February is definitely not: an extensive menu of class options awaits your selection! You’ll find a list and calendar online at and that’s the place to register too. Or, if you’d prefer to register for a class over the […]
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Scholarships are now available!

Why a scholarship? We fundamentally believe that everyone has gifts to share with the world. Our mission is to help people discover and cultivate those gifts. As such, we are honored to offer scholarships that help offset the cost of membership and classes at Makers Mill. If you are interested in utilizing Makers Mill to […]

November Class Schedule

Take a tour, take a class, take out a membership - Makers Mill is open! What an opportunity to hand-make your holiday gifts and cards here at the makerspace, have some fun, meet people, and learn something new.
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We’re Open for Membership & Classes!

Together we did it! After five years of visioning, designing, building, outfitting, and lots of fundraising, grant writing and red tape in between, Carroll County’s first dedicated makerspace and vocation hub, Makers Mill, has opened its doors for membership and classes at 23 Bay St., Wolfeboro.  Every mile of this journey has been accomplished with […]
front desk and stairs made of repurposed material

Front desk and stairs collaboration

Functional Art When you walk in the front door at Makers Mill, the community makerspace and vocation hub opening soon at 23 Bay St. Wolfeboro, NH, you will be standing in front of a collaborative, functional piece of art that reflects the mission and values of this nonprofit organization. The front desk and main staircase […]

Annual ToolRaiser Yard Sale 8/13

Help us get our makerspace stocked, and ready for opening day with all the tools and equipment that makers love to create with!

Certificate of Occupancy – check!

Almost a year to the day since the renovation construction began, Makers Mill received its certificate of occupancy from the Town of Wolfeboro’s Planning and Development department for their community makerspace and vocation hub at 23 Bay Street. 
Makerspace in Wolfeboro

Makers Mill Seeking Instructors for Upcoming Classes

Makers Mill is nearly ready to open and we're looking for instructors!

NH Gives Day:Help us get the doors open this summer!

There is a lot hinging on this year's NH Gives day for Makers Mill - Carroll County's first dedicated community makerspace and vocation hub. The success of this year's campaign will have a big impact on our readiness to open our doors this August.....
Town Clean Up Day is fun for families!

Town Clean Up Day May 7

Town Clean Up Day is slated for Saturday May 7. Round up your friends and family, or put a team together, and let's make Wolfeboro beautiful and clean again!
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Upcycle Fashion Show Tickets on Sale

Join us for the Upcycled Fashion Show on Saturday, April 23 in the Wolfeboro Town Hall Great Room at 7pm.
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Meet Jan Coville

From time to time we'll spotlight one of our awesome volunteers and share the story of how we connected around mission-related values...

Makers Mill Goes Solar

A driving influence behind the Makers Mill solar installation is the support and vision it shares with the Town of Wolfeboro’s Master Plan to have 50% of the town’s energy come from renewable resources by 2029. 

Sign up for Upcycled Fashion Show Workshops

Makers Mill and Governor Wentworth Arts Council are collaborating to offer a series of four fun and creative workshops during February and March that focus on making a wearable clothing item made from recycled or repurposed materials.

What do kittens & tools have in common?

A donation to our Tool Kitty Campaign this #GivingTuesday will help us secure some very specialized items such as a laser cutter, CNC router, 3D printer, some of the bigger items for the wood and metal shops, and lots of supplies.

Makers Mill Construction Rounds a Corner

“Watching this vision come to life has been surreal. I couldn’t help but think of all the people who’ve contributed to making this a reality, whether it was money or time, or more often both. I was overcome by gratitude for all it has taken to get this far, and giddy with excitement for what’s to come."
upcycled fashion

Register for The Upcycled Fashion Show and Workshops

Looking to put a spark of creativity in your life? Well, sign up for for the first Upcycled Fashion Show in Wolfeboro hosted by Makers Mill in collaboration with the Governor Wentworth Arts Council (GWAC). Individuals and groups of all ages are invited participate and have some fun over the winter months!

Upcycling takes on a new look…

Makers Mill and the Governor Wentworth Arts Council (GWAC), two local organizations with a shared mission of fostering creativity, are collaborating on the production of The Upcycled Fashion Show:  an event that is designed to celebrate ingenuity, environmental awareness, and community spirit.

Win a Six Month Membership!

Contribute your feedback on the programs you'd like to see at Makers Mill by completing a short 5-question survey. Respondents go into a draw for the prize of a FREE 6-Month Membership!

We’re Looking for a Project Coordinator

The position has been made available thanks to a grant from AmeriCorps VISTA and the Makers and Mentors Network. The position is funded for the year November 2021 through November 2022.  Applications are due by October 12, 2021. 

Makers Mill is Making Progress

"The building is already transforming so fast. It seems whenever I walk into the building there is a new wall, or a new rough opening for windows and doors..... " Josh Arnold

Hip Hip Hooray Phase I is Underway!

After three years of diligent visioning, planning, and fundraising, grounded in a decade of sustainable community building, GALA’s Makers Mill has officially broken ground on Phase 1 of building renovations. Phase 1 is forecast to take six months as long as the supply chains cooperate, and will result in an efficient, code-compliant building ready for […]

Congressman Pappas Visits Makers Mill

On a recent tour through New Hampshire’s First District, Congressman Chris Pappas dropped in for a hard-hat tour to see the renovation underway at Makers Mill on Bay Street.
NH Gives, Makers Mill campaign

Your donation doubled during NH Gives Day

NH Gives Day is back! Remember last year, when we received the award for most donors in the Lakes Region/White Mountains/North Country Region with 160 individual donations? Well, starting June 8th at 5pm sharp, NH Gives will kick off a 24 hours of statewide giving to celebrate and support the NH nonprofit community.   The NH Charitable Foundation is […]

Makers Mill seeks candidates for a year-long Maker Fellow AmeriCorps VISTA position

Makers Mill is searching for an enthusiastic and self-motivated person to add to its team who has knowledge of the makerspace community, and the ability to collaborate with local partners and staff to design and build new maker-centered learning programming and systems.

Intro to 3D Printing Class

Makers Mill continues its line up of virtual online workshops with Intro to 3D Printing presented by Elizabeth Helfer on Thursday, May 20th from 6-8pm
picture of Josh Arnold and Dave Bolduc holding signed building permit for Makers Mill in front of Wolfeboro Town Hall

Bids come in over budget. Building permit is approved.

There has been good news and not-so-great news for Makers Mill (formerly G.A.L.A.) this month.

Wolfeboro Town Clean Up Day

Gather friends, family, neighbors, or participate as a group with one of the local service organizations, and clean up your street!

Mothers Day Card Making Workshop

One of our online classes being offered this spring is Mothers Day Card Making on Saturday, May 1st between 3pm-4pm, led by artisan and entrepreneur Margaret Donnelly.

Compost Bin & Rain Barrel Sale

There are so many great reasons to get your hands in the dirt just now, not the least of which is that spring has arrived and it’s time to prepare our yards and gardens for another growing season - and it’s so much fun!

Makers Mill Going Solar in Support of Town’s Master Plan

The Makers Mill building design continues GALA’s commitment to sustainability, creating the conditions that foster a healthy community, economy, and environment.

Local Businesses Invest $275,000 in Makers Mill!

Makers Mill Wolfeboro celebrates the sale of all $275,000 worth of tax credits from local businesses.

Public Bid Opening for GALA Community Makerspace Project

Construction bids for the makerspace renovation publicly opened 2/22.
Architectural design drawing of Wolfeboro makerspace Makers Mill

New Year’s Update on Makers Mill Building

Makers Mill has successfully raised 94% of its projected Phase I building renovation budget and is preparing to start construction early this spring.
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