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Preserving the History & Heritage of Lake Winnipesaukee & Vicinity
Welcome to the website for the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, part of the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society. Here at the museum, and in greater part, the historical society, we are dedicated to preserving the history of Lake Winnipesaukee and the towns that circle its shores. To help fulfill that mission, we have created this website to serve as your virtual portal to the history of the region. Use these links on the bottom of this page to begin exploring now!


2014 Summer Events Schedule

Saturday, June 7th, 11 a.m.
“The Underwater History of Lake Winnipesaukee”, Featuring Hans Hug Jr.

Hans returns and his presentation will include videos of wrecks while diving in the big lake and other interesting artifacts from below the surface of the lake.  Hans has been an avid diver for many years and it will be of great interest to anyone who enjoys the history of Lake Winnipesaukee.

Wednesday, June 11th, 7 p.m.
“The Edge, Tie Dye Handcrafted Boutique”, Featuring Jill Weed, Bill Ricciardi

The art of tie dye, please join us as we welcome Bill and Jill Weed from The Edge. Hear how each piece they create is individually hand dyed to create your own unique piece of wearable art! 

Wednesday, June 25th, 7 p.m.
“Fishing Winni”, Featuring Glen Leathers

Glen Leathers of Island Fishing Charters who with his family have been fishing Winnipesaukee since the 1950’s.  Glen will entertain you with tales and tips on Fishing Winni!

Saturday, June 28th, 11 a.m.          
The Shaker Legacy”, Featuring Darryl Thompson

In their more than two and a half centuries of existence, members of the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, commonly known as Shakers, made ingenious contributions to diverse fields: agriculture, industry, medicine, music, furniture design, women’s rights, racial equality, craftsmanship, social and religious thought, and mechanical invention and improvement. Darryl Thompson explores some of these contributions in his lecture and shares some of his personal memories of the Canterbury Shakers.

Wednesday, July 9th, 7 p.m.
New Hampshire One-Room Rural Schools, The Romance and the Reality”, Featuring Steve Taylor

Hundreds of one-room schools dotted the landscape of New Hampshire a century ago and were the backbone of primary education for generations of children. Steve Taylor explores the lasting legacies of the one-room school and how they echo today.

Saturday, July 12th, 11 a.m.
The New England Life of Cartoonist Bob Montana: Beyond the Archie Comic Strip," ”, Featuring Carol Lee Anderson

Join author and historian Carol Lee Anderson as she takes readers on the journey through the fascinating life of Bob Montana - from his boyhood days in vaudeville and the development of the Archie comic to Montana's many contributions to his local community. Anderson is the author of “The New England Life of Bob Montana.”

Wednesday, July 16th, 7 p.m.
Hermit Woods Winery”, Featuring Bob Manley

Hermit Woods Winery is a small boutique winery located in Meredith NH. Come hear about how their passion about every aspect of producing wine, but more importantly, how they love sharing their wine and the experience making it with their guests.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 7 p.m.
The Islands of Winnipesaukee”, Featuring Ron Guilmette

Join author and photographer, Ron Guilmette with his newly released book, “The Islands of Winnipesaukee”.  Listen to the paddling adventures of Jay and Ron as they paddled to all 253 Islands of Winnipesaukee. 

Wednesday, July 30th, 7 p.m.
The Mount Washington”, Featuring Capt. Jim

Since 1872 there have been only two vessels named Mount Washington to have cruised the beautiful waters of New Hampshire’s largest lake, Winnipesaukee.  Please join us as Capt. Jim Morash of The Mount Washington Cruises talks about the history and heritage of the vessel, Mount Washington


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