Saturday, June 25th, 11AM
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 29th, 7PM
The Islands of Winnipesaukee Featuring Ron Guillmette and Jay Lecesse
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 of the islands of Winnipesaukee. The “Islands of Winnipesaukee” is a 11"x 9.5” coffee table book with color photos of all 260 islands on Lake Winnipesaukee. Ron and Jay may have been able to solve the long unanswered question of “How many islands are there on Lake Winnipesaukee?” The book also contains many interesting stories about the island and “Fun Facts” about the lake and islands. It makes a great gift and is a must for every coffee table at the lake. The books will be available for purchase at this presentation!
Saturday, July 9th, 11AM
Crosscut, the Mills, Logging and Life on the Androscoggin Featuring Rebecca Rule
Using oral histories, Rebecca Rule recreates the voices of North Country people and uses new and vintage photos to tell the story of logging, the Berlin Mills, and life in the Androscoggin Valley, from the beginnings of the logging industry in the 1800’s through the boom years of the Brown Company and subsequent mill owners. New Hampshire Humanities Council presentation.
Wednesday, July 13th, 7PM
Eloquence and Civic Life: The Oratory of Daniel Webster Featuring James Farrell, UNH
What made New Hampshire native Daniel Webster America’s greatest orator? The presentation will investigate the sources of Webster’s genius as a public speaker, and discuss the most eloquent examples of his rhetorical legacy.
Wednesday, July 27th, 7PM
Historic Iron and Steel Bridges of NH Featuring Glenn Knoblock
Glenn Knoblock documents the oft-forgotten metal bridges, made of iron first, then steel, that began to replace New Hampshire’s covered bridges beginning in the 1860’s. New Hampshire Humanities Council presentation.
Wednesday, August 3rd, 7PM
Women Soldiers in the Civil War Featuring David Decker
David Decker, local Civil War historian will be presenting “Women Soldiers in the Civil War. In 1861 women had few opportunities for employment: nurse, teacher, or governess, but some women wanted to fight for their country. Between 250 and 1000 women disguised themselves as men and fought as soldiers during the American Civil War.
Wednesday, August 10th, 7PM
A Theater Near You Featuring Jeff Klenotic
When did movies first arrive in New Hampshire? Where did they play? Who presented them? Who saw them? This program explores these questions and more as Jeffrey Klenotic presents examples from his ongoing research, which aims to produce a digital archive and interactive map charting every venue where movies played in the Granite State from the medium’s origins in 1896 to the rise of television in the 1940’s.
Saturday, August 20th, 11AM
Lakes Region Art Association Art Show - The Great Outdoors
Members of the LRAA will be having their art on display at the museum. There will be various techniques and mediums on display.
Wednesday, August 24th, 7PM
The Governor Endicott - Leander Lavallee’s 1st Big Command Featuring David Warren
An historical look at the steamer “Governor Endicott”, which was Leander Lavallee’s 1st big command on our lake. David Warren, through his research will have a scale model on display as he speaks about Governor Endicott.
Wednesday, September 21st, 7PM
The Weirs Hotel Featuring Robert Ames
Robert Ames will present a program on The Weirs Hotel. Robert will have historical photographs and documents that show the importance that the Hotel played in the Weirs during the days when it was a popular tourist establishment.
Wednesday, October 5th, 7PM
kiing Tuckermans Ravine on Mount Washington Featuring Jeff Leich
Jeff Leich of New England Ski Museum will present “Skiing Tuckermans Ravine on Mount Washington.
LWHS Kicks Off Its 2013 Summer Season With The Return Of Its Popular Lecture Series
June 26th, 7pm
Motorcycle Week, 90 Years Strong Featuring Charlie St. Clair.
Charlie St. Clair will be speaking about how Motorcycle Week has benefited the State and region over the last 90 years. Charlie's book "Laconia Motorcycle Week" will be available for signing.
Saturday, June 29th, 11 am
The Underwater History of Lake Winnipesaukee Featuring Hans Hug Jr.
Hans Hug Jr. returns to the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum with his program, “The Underwater History of Lake Winnipesaukee.” His presentation will include videos of wrecks while diving in the big lake and other interesting artifacts from below the surface of the lake.
Saturday, July 13th, 11 am
Castle in the Clouds Featuring Michael Desplaines
Michael Desplaines, Executive Director of Castle in the Clouds will give a power point presentation on the ongoing restoration work of the Castle and the summer and fall events that are happening at the castle.
Friday, July 19th, 11 am
The Floating Classroom Featuring Heidi Baker
The floating classroom is a fun and informative hands-on program designed to teach adults, children, students and summer campers the issues threatening the lake.
Wednesday, July 24th, 7 pm
American Police Motorcycle Museum Featuring Doug Frederick
Doug Frederick will give a power point presentation on the history of the museum which will include a tribute to the early motorcycle police officer and to the first female motorcycle police officer.
Saturday, July 27th, 11 am
Waterski Racing Featuring Jere Vincent
Waterskiing in yesteryears and today.
Saturday, July 31st, 7 pm
From Dreams to Reality Featuring Judy Perrier and Dennis Caldwell
Judy and Dennis will speak about the building of their 34’ wooden schooner “Munteyn” (mountain top) from the sawn frame to the finished schooner.
Saturday, October 6th at 11am
Underwater History of Lake Winni Closes Out LWHS 2012 Season
Scuba diving enthusiast Hans Hug Jr. will share his latest underwater discoveries with attendees at the Lake Winni Museum's final presentation of the 2012 season.
Hans Hug Jr., returns to the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum on Saturday, October 6th at 11am with his program “The Underwater History of Lake Winnipesaukee.” Using videos of wrecks that he encountered while diving in the big lake, Hug, Jr. will take you to interesting places below the surface. For those of you who attended one of Hans’ programs last year, you will be treated to some new features this time around. His presentation will include videos of wrecks and other interesting artifacts. The presentation is free. Refreshments will be served. This presentation is free and open to the public and is handicap accessible. The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society Museum in located at 503 Endicott Street North, next to Funspot, in the Weirs. For more information call 603-366-5950.
Saturday, Sept. 29th at 11am
Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food Defines a Region
Yankee Magazine columnist Edie Clark will explore how food traditions develop and how they become part of the community and culture of a region.
Johnny Cakes, Baked Beans, Yankee Pot Roast and Lobster Pie – all classic New England recipes. For many these traditional foods always remind us of “home.” New Hampshire writer and long time Yankee Magazine columnist, Edie Clark, will present her entertaining program “Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food Defines a Region” on Saturday, September 29th at 11am at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum in The Weirs. Admission to the museum is free (donations are appreciated) and refreshments will be served. The Museum is located next to Funspot, on Rte. 3 in The Weirs. For more information call 603-366-5950
Wednesday, Sept 12th at 7pm
The Mount Washington and The Uncle Sam Mail Boat
David Warren will have tales and film on the SS Mount Washington and the Uncle Sam
David Warren of Melvin Village, NH, stands behind his scale model of the old Lake Winnipesaukee Mail Boat the Uncle Sam which was in operation until 1962, Working from old photos and the vivid memory of former Uncle Sam Captain, Vernon Cotton, the completed model, which took three years to complete, is on display at The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum on Rte 3 in the Weirs.
Saturday, August 25th at 11am
Native American Archaeology Program At Lake Winnipesaukee Museum
The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society welcomes David Stewart-Smith to the museum on Saturday, August 25th, for a presentation entitled, Native New Hampshire Before Contact: Archaeological and Tribal Perspectives.
David Stewart-Smith began researching the New Hampshire Indian archaeology and history some 30 years ago. In the 1990’s he studied with Howard Sargent, who was directly involved in the 1976 archaeological investigation undertaken at Weirs Beach.
The presentation will begin at 11am. The Museum is located on Route 3, between Meredith and Weirs Beach next to Funspot). Admission is free and donations are always greatly appreciated. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10am-2pm. For more info call 603-266-5950.
Saturday, August 18th at 11am
Jack Irwin At Lake Winnipesaukee Museum
Jack Irwin, whose father, Jim Irwin Sr., operated the Winnipesaukee Gardens in the Weirs, will be the guest speaker at the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society’s Saturday Summer Program on Saturday, August 18th at 11am.
Jack will talk about the early days of Weirs Beach including the 1924 fire that destroyed the New Weirs Hotel, one of the states grand hotels; the Weirs Music Hall and the Winnipesaukee Gardens, where many big bands were featured from the 1930s to 1970s.
This program is free and open to the public. The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is located on Rte 3 in the Weirs between Meredith and Weirs Beach next to Funspot. For more info call 366-5950.
Saturday, August 11th at 11am
Water Ski Clubs & Races
Did you belong to a water ski club or did you race in the 50’s and 60’s?
Join us at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum for tales of victories and defeats. Bring your scrapbooks and any memorabilia you can share.
A short film of the 1959 New England Water Ski Championship Tournament held at Lake Opechee will be played. Admission is free (donations appreciated). Refreshments will be served.
This program starts at 11am in the museum’s air-conditioned, newly renovated barn. The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is located on Rte 3 between Meredith and Weirs Beach next to Funspot.
Saturday, July 21 at 11am
Castle In The Clouds
Michael Desplaines, Executive Director of Castle in the Clouds will give a PowerPoint presentation on the ongoing restoration work at the castle.
The Lucknow estate was completed in 1914 by Thomas Plant, a self-made millionaire who built it as his retirement home.
Join us for this fascinating presentation in the museum's newly renovated, air-conditioned barn. Admission is free and donations are appreciated. Refreshments available.
Saturday, July 14th at 11am
History of Gunstock
Award-winning author and historian, Carol Lee Anderson, will give a presentation on the history of Gunstock on Saturday, July 14th, at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum beginning at 11am.
The presentation will tell the story of the development of winter sports and skiing in the Lakes Region, from before the construction of Gunstock through the present-day efforts to preserve the resort’s rich history.
Included will be stories of skiing greats Torger Tokle and Penny Pitou, as well as coaches Gary Allen and Bill Trudgeon. Anderson’s book, The History of Gunstock: Skiing in the Belkanp Mountains, won the 2011 Skade Award from the International Skiing History Association. She will have copies of her book available for purchase after the presentation. The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is located on Rte. 3 between Merdith and Weirs Beach, next to Funspot.
The Lake Winni Historical Society is Ringing in the New Year with Bigger and Better Bingo!
- Saturday, January 1st – play for a chance to win the $2011 consolation prize on the carryover game with regular package prices
- Tuesday, January 4th – Inaugural game session with a totally redesigned weekly game schedule that pays $100 on all regular games, has more ways to win and also introducing the return of “TV Tuesday” door prize giveaways
- Saturday, January 8th – January Jubilee High Stakes bingo special, over $10,000 in prizes, paying $2,500 on the carryover game
Other Upcoming Specials:
- Tuesday, February 1st – TV Tuesday Door Prize Drawing for a 40” RCA 1080P/ HDTV, enter to win by playing bingo Tuesdays from 1/4/11 -2/1/11, must be present to win.
- Saturday, February 12th – Sweetheart Super Bingo special, over $10,000 in prizes, paying $2,500 on the carryover game
- Tuesday, March 1st – TV Tuesday Door Prize Drawing for a 40” RCA 1080P/ HDTV, enter to win by playing bingo Tuesdays from 2/8/11 - 3/1/11, must be present to win.
- Saturday, March 19th – Lucky Leprechaun Super Bingo special, over $10,000 in prizes, paying $2,500 on the carryover game
LWHS AWARDED $25,000 BY FINLAY FOUNDATION FOR FINISHING FIRST IN MEMBERSHIP CHALLENGE
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