Claremont MakerSpace In The News


Twin State MakerSpaces Opens in Claremont NH

WNTK - July 7, 2018

Claremont, NH – On Friday Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) joined Senator Maggie Hassan, Claremont city officials, and TwinState MakerSpaces leadership for the grand opening of the TwinState MakerSpace in Claremont, located at the Sawtooth Building...

Opening ceremony for Makerspace draws a senator, a congresswoman, and some makers

Eagle Times - July 7, 2018

CLAREMONT – The Claremont Makerspace formally opened Friday with a new twist on ribbon-cutting. 

“I’ve been at a ribbon cutting where they used a plasma cutter,” said Sen. Maggie Hassan. “This is the first one where they’ve used a laser.” ...


Claremont — Barely an hour into the open house on Saturday, more than a dozen visitors to the new Claremont MakerSpace had posted sticky-notes on a wall of the former Sawtooth Mill under a handwritten sign reading, “What will you make?”

“Guitars!” answered one prospective member of the cooperative aimed at hobbyists, entrepreneurs, artisans and do-it-yourselfers.

“Food truck,” another pledged, next to one reading “Learn to weld.”

“Quilts” and “Quilting!” read two more.

And these: “Birdhouses and such …,” “Keyboards (for computers),” “Smoker,” “Ceramics,” “Clay work,” “Classes on everything!”...

Claremont Hopeful MakerSpace Will Revive Struggling Downtown

Concord Monitor - August 18, 2017
In recent years, plenty of New England cities have renovated empty industrial buildings to boost their downtowns, filling them with apartments, offices, restaurants or art studios. Now it’s Claremont’s turn, with a twist...

Making a Movement

Eagle Times - August 15, 2017

CLAREMONT — When TwinState MakerSpaces President Steve Goldsmith placed his $18.42 bid for the Sawtooth Mill, he had new life in mind for downtown Claremont. Now, with work underway at the future site of the Claremont MakerSpace, the resurrection of the city’s maker movement seems more promising than ever.

With no ground to break in the former mill building at 46 Main St., the MakerSpace held a ground-”making” event on Monday on the rugged gravel covering the interior. City and state officials and local makers came out for event...

Claremont MakerSpace Picks Up the Pace

Valley News - August 13, 2017

Claremont — The next phase of the redevelopment of Claremont MakerSpace in the former Sawtooth mill building on Main Street has begun.

The building’s owner and developer, TwinState MakerSpaces of Lebanon, began work earlier this summer and is anticipating completing renovations before the end of the year.

Steven Goldsmith, president and co-founder of MakerSpaces with Jeremy Katz, explained on Friday the work that has been done and what the next phase will entail...

Claremont MakerSpace to Begin Sawtooth Renovations

Valley News - March 26, 2017

Claremont — Interior renovations to the Claremont MakerSpace property at 46 Main St. are expected to begin next month and be finished by late summer, one of the nonprofit’s co-founders said last week.

“We have our building permits and now we have to schedule construction,” said Jeremy Katz, who founded MakerSpace with Steve Goldsmith. “Hopefully we can begin in April.”

The building, commonly called the Sawtooth because of a roof design that allows in natural light, is roughly 11,000 square feet and two stories tall. There is no floor separating the stories, so the interior is open to the roof and the equipment and work studios will be on one floor....


Windsor Museum To Feature Engineering Show

Valley News - October 15, 2016

Windsor, V.T. — From a miniature replica of a steam power plant to pinball machines to a robotic penguin, the American Precision Museum’s Model Engineering Show and Maker Space aims to give visitors a feel for technology spanning two centuries.


The Family Maker Space, set up at the recreation center, will feature cardboard pinball machines to play with, design and decorate; 3D printing; hands-on solar power demonstrations, and other activities hosted by organizations including Twin State Makerspaces ....


"MakerSpace" coming to Claremont

WCAX - October 15, 2016

CLAREMONT, N.H. - There will soon be a new space to make stuff in Claremont New Hampshire.

Congresswoman Annie Kuster toured the "MakerSpace" building Friday which is an old manufacturing mill on Main Street from the early 1900's. For a monthly fee community members will be able to rent space in the 10,000 square foot building to make anything from jewelry to 3D design...

TCDFAwinState MakerSpaces receives $360K in tax credit

Eagle Times-Aug 17, 2016

CLAREMONT — TwinState MakerSpaces, a Lebanon-based nonprofit that will be constructing the Claremont MakerSpace at 46 Main St., was one of 17 New Hampshire nonprofit organizations to receive a portion of $5.325 million in tax credits from the state Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) on Tuesday, Aug. 16...

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MakerSpace takes over old Claremont mill

The Union Leader-Aug 09, 2016
CLAREMONT — TwinState MakerSpace has acquired the old Sawtooth Mill building in the heart of downtown Claremont from the city, with plans to convert the long-unused mill building into a makerspace...

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TwinState MakerSpaces Buys Sawtooth Building

Valley News-Aug 07, 2016
Claremont — The city has finalized the sale of the former Sawtooth building on Main Street to TwinState MakerSpaces, Planning and Development Director Nancy Merrill said Friday. ...

Eagle Times-Aug 07, 2016
CLAREMONT — The Claremont MakerSpace, is one step closer to becoming a reality after the company responsible for its construction purchased the structure known as the "Sawtooth Building" at 44-46 Main St. earlier this week...


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MakerSpace comes to Claremont

The Union Leader-Oct 25, 2015
CLAREMONT — The Claremont MakerSpace is on track to open this spring, after a major renovation of the old Sawtooth Mill building that sits in the heart of downtown ...

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Claremont — A $250,000 grant for TwinState MakerSpace Inc. will help jump start plans to renovate the Sawtooth building on Main Street.

Valley News-Sep 7, 2015
Claremont — A $250,000 grant for TwinState MakerSpace Inc. will help jump start plans to renovate the Sawtooth building on Main Street ...


The Claremont MakerSpace is being developed by TwinState MakerSpaces, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established in 2014. TSMS was founded by technologists, artists, educators, tradesmen and lovers of New England with the goal of enriching our communities through collaboration and creativity.

The Claremont MakerSpace will help anchor the economic and cultural revitalization of Claremont, New Hampshire. We are inspired by the Maker Movement that has taken hold nationwide as a vehicle for enhancing entrepreneurship, job development, community development, science and the arts.

We know that Claremont has a history of Making – we’re excited to build on that tradition.



Help us bring the Claremont MakerSpace to life.