(March 11, 2005. Weirs, NH) – The Lake Winnipesaukee
Historical Society will host the Greater Laconia/Weirs Beach
Chamber of Commerce “Business after Hours” on
Wednesday, April 27th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the LWHS
Museum on Route 3 just north of Weirs Beach.
The Museum is housed in an historic Weirs landmark. Most
recently known as “The Bridges Motel,” this
property was the second cabin colony built in Laconia and
is representative of an historic era which changed the way
Americans spent their summer vacations.
LWHS purchased the property in 1999 and has spent the past
few years upgrading and renovating it. The site on the highly
trafficked Route 3 in the Weirs, a designated New Hampshire
Scenic & Cultural Byway, is an excellent location to
house the LWHS Museum which opened to the public in June
One of the services offered by LWHS is responding to inquiries
on area history. Research is done by LWHS President Beth
Lavertue who has personal knowledge on area history, as
well as 50 years of research in her files. Inquiries specific
to particular towns are referred to individual historical
societies around the lake for their historical expertise.
LWHS is always looking for additional items to keep the
displays fresh and alive. “I encourage anyone who
would like to share their personal history or who has memorabilia
to contact me,” stated Ann Sprague, executive director,
indicating that items loaned to the Museum will credit the
loaner’s name on signage.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society was established
in 1985 to preserve and promote the history of Lake Winnipesaukee
and its surrounding communities. The Museum, located directly
on Route 3 north of Weirs Beach, is open Monday through
Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and admission is free.
For further information, please contact Ann W. Sprague,
Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org,