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Programs for 2022

NOTE:  Please check our website for schedule changes.
We hope you'll be able to enjoy our many wonderful programs and exhibits this season!

MON

JUN

27
5:30 PM
6th AnnuaI History Cruise on Lake Sunapee
Presented by Sunapee Historical Society
Depart Sunapee Town Dock at 5:30 pm to explore lakeshore
development from Gardner Bay to Georges Mills.
Reservations required;  $40
Repeated on 25 July and 15 August
$40 / person
THU

JUL

7
7:00 PM
An Introduction to
Sunapee's Historic Buildings & Places, Volume 3
by Barbara Chalmers

Using old and new photos, Barbara Chalmers will explain the
histories of several properties included in her third and final
volume in the series.
At the Sunapee Historical Society Museum, Sunapee Harbor
Free, donations appreciated, refreshments following
All Welcome
FREE
THU

JUL

21
7:00 PM
Fishing Traditions in Lake Sunapee
Life-long Sunapee fishermen will reminisce about by-gone
traditions from fishing guides to favorite spots and trophy fish
such as the Sunapee Golden Trout.
At the Sunapee Historical Society Museum, Sunapee Harbor
Free, donations appreciated, refreshments following
All Welcome
FREE
MON

JUL

25
5:30 PM
6th Annual History Cruise
Presented by Sunapee Historical Society
Depart Sunapee Town Dock at 5:30 pm to explore lakeshore
development from Gardner Bay to Georges Mills.
Reservations required;  $40
Repeated on 27 June and 15 August
$40 / Person
THU

AUG

4
7:00 PM
An Evening with Ned Wayburn,
Broadway Producer and Sunapee Summer Resident
Wayburn perfected the art of stage dancing in the early 20th century,
produced the Ziegfeld Follies and other shows, including several at
the Lake Sunapee Yacht Club in the 1930's. We will explore his
career and life in Sunapee.
At the Sunapee Historical Society Museum, Sunapee Harbor
Free, donations appreciated, refreshments following
All Welcome
FREE
MON

AUG

15
5:00 PM
6th Annual History Cruise
presented by Sunapee Historical Society
Depart Sunapee Town Dock at 5:00 pm to explore lakeshore
development from Gardner Bay to Georges Mills.
Reservations required - $40
Repeated on 27 June and 25 July
$40 / person
THU

AUG

18
7:00 PM
The Fascinating Life of Sunapee's Own Bruce Cronin
Bruce will tell the story of his career as magician from age 12 in
Sunapee's hotels to Las Vegas, as videographer and his partnership with
larger-than-life Babe Sargent, and as tennis and ski instructor.
At the Sunapee Historical Society Museum, Sunapee Harbor
Free, donations appreciated, refreshments following
All Welcome
Annual meeting preceding at 6:30 pm.
FREE

Past Programs

Information regarding these programs can be found at the Archives!

2021

*  5th Annual History Cruise on Lake Sunapee
*  A book signing and introduction to Sunapee's     Historic Buildings & Places - Vol I (updated edition)     & Vol II
*  The History of Sunapee's Infrastructure:     roads, water & sewer systems, phones, electricity &     dumps
*  The Bride Wore Purple:  Vintage Sunapee Clothing
*  5th Annual History Cruise
*  5th Annual History Cruise
*  The Hotel Era at Lake Sunapee:  The Grand and     Not-So-Grand
*  Poetry & Wine

2020

*  5th Annual History Cruise on Lake Sunapee     postponed to 2021
*  An Introduction to Historic Buildings & Places - Vol II     postponed to 2021
*  The Train Comes to Lake Sunapee:  What it took to     get it here and its effect on the economy  -
    YOUTUBE VIDEO
*  The Hotel Era Around Lake Sunapee:  The Grand and     Not-So-Grand  -  YOUTUBE VIDEO on the history     of the Granliden Hotel
*  Vintage Sunapee Clothing - postponed to 2021
*  The History of Agriculture as Told by Barns with     John Porter - postponed, date TBD

2019

*  Sunapee's Historic Buildings & Places - Part 2
*  4th Annual Lake Sunapee History Cruise
*  Sunapee's Earliest Photographers
*  Museum Program - The History of the Angell Family     & Farms
*  Museum Program – Restoring Wooden Boats
*  Museum Program - Gov. Wilbur Cross's Summers     at Sunapee

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     late 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