Programs for 2019

Enjoy our many wonderful programs and exhibits this season!

TUE

APR

30
7:00 PM
Spring Meeting & Program
SUNAPEE'S HISTORIC BUILDINGS & PLACES - Part 2
Barbara Chalmers will reveal recent findings
from her continuing research.
Location:  Sunapee Methodist Church - Lower Main Street, Sunapee
FREE
FRI

JUN

7
5:00 - 9:00 PM
2nd Annual ~ SPRING INTO SUMMER
Join SHS and other Harbor businesses as we welcome
the beginning of the summer season!
Free, open to all, refreshments
Location:  SHS Museum and Sunapee Harbor
FREE
MON

JUL

1
5:30 PM
4th Annual ~ LAKE SUNAPEE HISTORY CRUISE
Tour the Newbury shore south from the Narrows
Narrated by Midge Eliassen, Nancy Dutton, & Barbara Chalmers
Light refreshments provided; cash bar
Limited seating - reservations required
For Tickets @ $30, contact:  sunapeehistory@gmail.com
Location: Town Dock on MV Mt. Sunapee II, Sunapee Harbor
$30 / person
SAT

JUL

6
12:00 PM ????
INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
Our antique road roller leads the parade.  Join SHS members
marching or cheer us on.
Museum open 11 AM - 4 PM
Woodsum Machine Shop demo, balloons & more
Free, donations appreciated
FREE
THU

JUL

11
7:00 PM
SUNAPEE'S EARLIEST PHOTOGRAPHERS
Paul Rheingold will discuss the lives and work of
these men who did so much to document our history.
Free, open to all, refreshments
Location:  SHS Museum, Sunapee Harbor
FREE
SAT

JUL

13
12:00 - 3:00 PM
OPEN HOUSE AT SUNAPEE ARCHIVES
Celebate with us our purchase of the
Old Abbott Library building!
Music, food, balloons,
and Sunapee History!
Free, open to all
Location:  Sunapee Archives, 542 Route 11
FREE
THU

JUL

25
7:00 PM
THE HISTORY OF THE ANGELL FAMILY & FARMS
Local vet, Dr. Jolyon Johnson will discuss his family's
history in Wendell and farming in Sunapee.
Free, open to all, refreshments from Sanctuary Farm
Location:  SHS Museum, Sunapee Harbor
FREE
THU

AUG

8
6:30 PM
ANNUAL MEETING @ 6:30 PM
Followed by program at 7:00 PM
RESTORING WOODEN BOATS
Bo & Kathy Muller will explain what it takes
using the recently completed Nancy Jane as an example.
Free, open to all, refreshments
Location:  SHS Museum, Sunapee Harbor
FREE
SUN

AUG

11
12:00 PM
LOVE YOUR LAKE DAY / ANTIQUE BOAT PARADE & LUNCH
Participate in the parade by riding in the replica steamer
Sunapee Zephyr and enjoy lunch aboard.
6 seats available @ $200 each
Call 603-763-1129 evenings for reservations
FREE
MON

AUG

12
5:30 PM
4th Annual ~ LAKE SUNAPEE HISTORY CRUISE
Tour the Newbury shore south from the Narrows.
Narrated by Midge Eliassen, Nancy Dutton, & Barbara Chalmers
Light refreshments provided, cash bar
Limited seating - reservations required
For tickets @ $30, contact:  sunapeehistory@gmail.com
$30 / person
THU

AUG

22
7:00 PM
GOV. WILBUR CROSS'S SUMMERS AT SUNAPEE ~
A dramatization by Greg Weiss, written by Barbara Chalmers
Free, open to all, refreshments
Location:  SHS Museum, Sunapee Harbor
FREE
TBD




5:30 PM
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION
POT LUCK SUPPER & PROGRAM, TBA
FREE

Past Programs

Information about and videos of past programs are available at the museum

2018

*  Open House at the Archives with special exhibit      about the Sunapee Fire Department and Notable     Fires
*  3rd Annual History Cruise on the MV Mt Sunapee II
*  Museum Program – Sunapee’s Historical Buildings &     Places
*  Rides on the Sunapee Zephyr Steamboat Sunapee     250th Celebration Kick-Off Dinners around Town
*  Museum Program – Sunapee 100 Years Ago
*  Museum Program – Summer Life in the ’20s & ’30s
*  Sunapee’s 250th Celebration Events – Scenes of     Sunapee Art Show at the Livery Annex 58 Main St
*  Museum Program – Sunapee Folklore, Mysteries &     Trivia

2017

*  I Remember Sunapee by John Warren
*  Pleasure Boating on Lake Sunapee
*  Billy B. Van in George’s Mills
*  Aerosmith History Day
*  Skindiving & Treasures in Lake Sunapee
*  About the NH Boat Museum

2016

*  Summer’s 1968 Bicentennial Celebration     Remembered
*  History Cruise Aboard the MV Mt Sunapee –      Sunapee Harbor, Granliden, Burkehaven
*  Summer Visitors in the Age of Steam
*  George’s Mills – Water Power & Tourism
*  Captains Dan & Frank Woodsum Reminisce:     Recollections of a life and the business of     Steamboating on Lake Sunapee
*  Building Sunapee

2015

*  Summer Fun: Growing Up Around the Lake in the
   1950s & 1960s
*  Frank Morse’s Sunapee Water Ski School & Show
    1948 – 1970s
*  Personal Water Craft: Canoes, skiffs & rowboats
*  The Lake Sunapee Board of Trade
*  Regatta! The 65 Year History of the Lake Sunapee     Regatta Association
*  Winter Fun: A History of Sunapee’s Ski Tows, Ski     Jump & Skating Rink

2014

*  Notable Women of Sunapee
*  Women’s Organizations of Sunapee
*  A Magic Lantern Show – Slides from the     Collection
*  Woodbine Cottage Dessert Night
*  Wooden Launches on Lake Sunapee
*  Sunapee’s Cemeteries and Churches

2013

* Cranky Yankees ! Jim Cooke portrays Coolidge,    Webster, Everett and Adams.
*  Art & History Walk Along the Herbert Welsh Trail
*  The Armenia White, A History of the Woodsum     Steamboat Company’s flagship
*  History of Business and Industry Along the Sugar     River
*  Sidney Bickford, Artist: His Life and Art of Nature
*  Island Hopping on Lake Sunapee : The History &     Lore of Lake Sunapee’s Islands
*  The Hurricane of 1938: How Sunapee Coped