(Weirs, NH – April 25, 2008.) The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society welcomes you to enjoy the following programs and events to be held at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum in the Weirs. The museum is open all year Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 2pm, with many special events and new activities scheduled in 2008.
Winnipesaukee Wednesdays is an educational lecture series that provides an opportunity to learn lake-related history. The 2008 Summer schedule is: The Libby Museum on May 28th, The Northern Railroad on June 25th, Lady of the Lake-The River Queen of Winnipiseogee on July 16th, Digging into Native NH History on August 6th, and The Downing Family of Alton Bay on September 10th. Programs begin at 7:00pm, and are free and open to the public.
Beginning June 9th, Cruise Nights are coming to the historic 4 acre property every Monday this summer from 6 to 8pm. The season kick off will be co-hosted by Frank FM Radio with special activities, a 50/50 raffle, games and more.
The 2nd Annual Weirs Summer Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, July 26th and Sunday, July 27th. Produced by Castleberry Fairs and Festivals, a hundred vendors of fine crafts, specialty foods, musicians and other artisans will be on hand selling their wares. Rain or shine.
Support the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society every Tuesday and Saturday nights at their ongoing fundraising Bingo Games held at the Funspot Bingo Hall. Packages are $16 for a 12-card package and $20 for an 18-card package. On Tuesdays, doors open at 4pm with games starting at 6:45pm. On Saturdays, doors open at 3pm with a special early bird session from 4:30 to 5:30pm before the regular session at 6:45pm.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum itself offers a variety of exhibits and displays on lake history and heritage. The Museum Store has items available for sale that include reproductions of the historical society’s expansive collection of lake charts, maps, and postcards, a variety of books on different aspects of lake history, and other souvenirs.
If you have tiny tots, the Kids Corner is stocked with crayons and coloring books and special seating for the young ones to occupy their time while you're touring the exhibits.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is located between Meredith and Weirs Beach directly on Route 3, next door to Funspot, and is open all year, Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted. The Museum is air conditioned and handicapped accessible, with plenty of free parking.
It is owned and operated by the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society, a nonprofit organization established to preserve and promote the history and heritage of Lake Winnipesaukee and vicinity. The historical society is participating in a special membership challenge in order to win $25,000 from the Robert & Karin Finlay Foundation. Your new membership now through October 31, 2008, is greatly appreciated. Please sign up today by visiting their website at www.LakeWinnipesaukeMuseum.org.
For further information on events, membership, or volunteer opportunities, please contact email@example.com, 603.366.5776, or visit their web site at www.LakeWinnipesaukeeMuseum.org.