(July 2, 2008 – Weirs, NH) The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society welcomes Ship Modeler David Warren to the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum on Wednesday, July 16th at 7:00pm for a presentation entitled: “The Lady of the Lake – The River Queen of Winnipiseogee.” The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is located on Route 3 (503 Endicott Street North), Weirs Beach, NH. Admission is free; doors open at 6:30pm.
Warren will discuss the fascinating history of The Lady, the first successful steamboat on Winnipiseogee Lake, from her charter in 1848 to her final rest at the bottom of Glendale Bay in 1895.
The museum’s featured exhibit is Warren’s 52” x 18” x 24” model of The Lady of the Lake. Warren created the model from scratch, spending 3,000 hours over the past 3 years to research and build at his home in Melvin Village, paying special attention to the details. The model is a cut-away version and guests can view the inside of the ship and its engine room.
Guests are also invited to view the newly digitized home videos showing on a large plasma screen at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum this summer. Donated by Michael Warren of New Town, Pennsylvania, the videoclips include a 1936 family visit to Camp Idlewild on Cow Island and family fun at Interlaken Park, Weirs Beach, recorded in 1952.
Other upcoming Winnipesaukee Wednesday lectures include: Digging into Native NH History on August 6th and The Downing Family of Alton Bay on September 10th. The public is also invited to Antique & Classic Car Cruise Nights held every Monday from 6 to 8pm, weather permitting, the 2nd Annual Weirs Summer Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, July 26th and Sunday, July 27th from 10am to 5pm, and Bingo fundraising games every Tuesday and Saturday nights at the Funspot Bingo Hall.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is open all year Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 2pm and located directly on Route 3 (503 Endicott St. No.) in the Weirs section of Laconia, next door to Funspot. Admission is free; donations appreciated.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society is actively seeking new members to help support its mission. Established to preserve and promote the history and heritage of Lake Winnipesaukee, membership levels for the nonprofit organization are $10 One Year; $25 Five Year, and $100 Lifetime, with special incentives for new members along with regular membership benefits.
For information on events, membership or volunteer opportunities, please contact 603-366-5776 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.LakeWinnipesaukeeMuseum.org.