(November 2, 2006 – Weirs, NH) The Lake Winnipesaukee
Historical Society is pleased to announce their next Winnipesaukee
Wednesday program entitled “Annalee - The Story Behind
the Dolls” on November 15th at 1:00 p.m. Karen Thorndike,
Director of the Annalee Doll Museum, will share the interesting
story of the New Hampshire doll-making tradition that began
in Meredith over 50 years ago. The hour long program will
be held at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum on Route 3 in the
The presentation will kick off a new exhibit entitled
“The Seasons of Annalee Dolls - From the 1950’s
until Today, the New Hampshire Tradition Continues.”
On loan from the Annalee Doll Museum, Annalee Dolls from
past decades and of various themes will be featured, showcasing
those with a local connection, such as the Mount Washington
Mouse, the Santa with the wood stove made by the former
Allen Rogers Company in Laconia, and the lake’s influence
with water skiing, boating or swimming themes. The exhibit
will be on display November 15th through December 23rd.
Guests at the presentation may enter Annalee Doll’s
“Santa Claus is Comin’ to Your Town” Contest
in which a new 6’ Annalee Santa Claus will be given
away to a lucky winner on December 11th (a value of $700).
Your e-mail address is required to register. For further
details, visit their web site at www.annalee.com.
Winnipesaukee Wednesdays is a free lecture program sponsored
by the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society and open to
the public. The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society was
established to preserve and promote the history and heritage
of Lake Winnipesaukee and vicinity and fulfills this mission
in large part through its year-round museum.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. all year and is located directly
on Route 3 in the Weirs, one mile north of the Weirs Beach
sign and next door to Funspot. Admission is free; donations
appreciated. For further information, please contact 603-366-5776 or firstname.lastname@example.org.