28, 2007 – Laconia, NH) The
Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society welcomes Glenn
Knoblock of Wolfeboro for a presentation entitled “Cemeteries
Around Lake Winnipesaukee.” The program will be
held on Wednesday, October 10th at 1:00pm at the Lake
Winnipesaukee Museum, Route 3, Weirs, NH. Admission is
Just in time for the Halloween
season, autumn is a perfect time to explore your local
history through graveyards and headstones. This program,
presented by Mr. Glenn Knoblock and based on his book
of the same title, reveals the compelling history of
the region from the time when Native Americans first
inhabited the Lake’s shore
to the1900’s through the interpretation of local
graveyards and headstones.
Rubbings, photographs, and slides illustrate the rich
variety of gravestones to be found in our own neighborhoods
and tell the long-forgotten stories of the Great Awakening,
the Throat Distemper epidemic, the American Revolution.
Find out more about these deeply personal works of art
and the craftsmen who carved them.
This program is sponsored in
part by the NH Humanities Council. Refreshments will
be served after the program when Mr. Knoblock will
be available to sign his book entitled “Cemeteries Around Lake Winnipesaukee,” an
Images of America publication.
Mr. Knoblock was born and raised in Ohio, though his
ancestry is routed in New England. With a Bachelor of
Arts degree in History from Bowling Green (Ohio) State
University, Knoblock moved to New Hampshire in 1984.
He is the author of a variety of historical works on
New Hampshire and African American history. He is also
a lecturer and has been featured in news segments on
WMUR-TV, New Hampshire Chronicle and New Hampshire Public
Winnipesaukee Wednesdays is a free lecture program
sponsored by the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society
and held at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum. This will
be the last program of the season; however, the Museum
is open all year.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society was established
to preserve and promote the history of Lake Winnipesaukee
and vicinity. 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, just south of
Funspot. For further information, please contact Ann W.
Sprague, Executive Director, at email@example.com.