Programs for 2020

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We hope you will be able to enjoy our many wonderful programs and exhibits this season!

MON

JUN

29
5:30 PM
CANCELED  --  Although this cruise has been canceled, we hope to be able to run the one scheduled for 17 August if enough people are interested. Please stay tuned.  Thanks!
5th AnnuaI History Cruise on Lake Sunapee
From Burkehaven north past Job's Creek
Narrated by Midge Eliassen, Nancy Dutton, & Barbara Chalmers
Light refreshments provided; cash bar
Limited seating - reservations required
For Tickets @ $35, contact:  sunapeehistory@gmail.com
Location: Town Dock on MV Mt. Sunapee II, Sunapee Harbor
$35 / person
THU

JUL

9
7:00 PM
CANCELED -- but please watch for our announcement that
the book has been published and is available.
An Introduction to
Historic Buildings and Places, Vol II
by Barbara Chalmers
Free, donations appreciated, open to all, refreshments
Location:  SHS Museum, Sunapee Harbor
FREE
THU

JUL

23
7:00 PM
Click  The Train Comes to Lake Sunapee  for a link to our
Youtube Channel Video Presentation.
If you feel so inclined, NH Humanities would appreciate some feedback, as would we. Feel free to use This Form and send it either to nhhumanities.org or (NH Humanities, 117 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301) or to us sunapeehistory@gmail.com or (Sunapee Historical Society, PO Box 501, Sunapee, NH 03782) or to both.  Thank you!
The Train Comes to Lake Sunapee:  What it took
to get it here and its effect on the economy
by Becky Rylander
Free, donations appreciated, open to all, refreshments
Location:  SHS Museum, Sunapee Harbor
FREE
THU

AUG

6
7:00 PM
Click  History of the Granliden
for a link to our Video Presentation!
This video was produced in 2015 for a Granliden Community celebration.
It includes photos of the old hotel and reminiscences of a few people whose families were actively involved with the hotel.  Note:  The Dr. Nilsen shown in the video should be identified as Dr. Jonas Nilsen.
The Hotel Era around Lake Sunapee:
The Grand and Not-So-Grand
by Lucy Mueller
Free, donations appreciated, open to all, refreshments
Location:  SHS Museum, Sunapee Harbor
FREE
MON

AUG

10
5:30 PM
CANCELED -- Hope to welcome you aboard next summer!
5th Annual History Cruise on Lake Sunapee
From Burkehaven north past Job's Creek
Narrated by Midge Eliassen, Nancy Dutton, & Barbara Chalmers
Light refreshments provided, cash bar
Limited seating - reservations required
For tickets @ $35, contact:  sunapeehistory@gmail.com
$35 / person
THU

AUG

20
7:00 PM
POSTPONED  --  This program has been postponed until a time when gatherings are safer. We hope to be able to schedule it next summer.
Vintage Sunapee Clothing
by Astrida Schaeffer, Costume Curator
Featuring our 1868 purple silk wedding gown and accessories among other articles of clothing.
Free, open to all, refreshments
Location:  The Livery in Sunapee Harbor
FREE
TUE
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OCT

6

5:30 PM
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION
POT LUCK SUPPER
Program - TBD
Free, open to all
Location: Sunapee Methodist Church - Lower Main Street, Sunapee
FREE
MON

OCT

26
6:00 PM
CANCELED
The History of Agriculture as Told by Barns with John Porter
A NH Humanities to Go program by John Porter presented jointly by the Sunapee Historical Society and the Friends of Abbott Library. Some Sunapee barns will be included.
Free, open to all
Location:  Abbott Library
FREE

Past Programs

Information regarding these programs can be found at the Archives!

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