SUNAPEE ARCHIVES AT THE OLD ABBOTT LIBRARY UPDATE
Our occupancy along with our two-year clock to raise funds to buy the building began to tick on August 1, 2017. Over the past 3 months, SHS volunteers have worked hard to transform the main floor into our new archives. Landscaping has been restored, walls freshly painted, new flooring installed and the original beautiful oak floor in the main room restored. Many car loads of historical papers, photos, books, clothing, maps, drawings, and ephemera have been transported from the closed museum and its unheated storage loft, to our new archives. We now have donations and pledges totally more the half our fundraising goal and we are VERY EXCITED about making our dream of a Sunapee Archives at the Old Abbott Library a reality. Critical improvements including a new heating and ventilating system will wait until after we have been able to purchase the building. Please stop by during our OPEN HOUSE, Saturday December 9 and December 30 from 1 to 4 PM. We have already received a number of wonder new additions to our collection, including a mounted Lake Trout, one of the largest ever taken from Lake Sunapee. Please consider a generous contribution to the Archives Fund so we can achieve our $500,000 goal. We only have two years to make this happen.
NEW 2017 SHS ORNAMENT – LOON ISLAND LIGHT HOUSE
Our new Sunapee 250th anniversary commemorative ornament of Loon Island Lighthouse is here. Gold plated brass with white, blue and green enameled highlights in a gift box. $20 for SHS members/ $22 for non-members.
2018 LAKE SHORE HISTORY CRUISE – HASTINGS LANDING TO GREAT ISLAND
Back by popular demand, the third annual Lake Sunapee History Cruise aboard the MV Mt. Sunapee will set sail early in the summer of 2018 (date to be announced) at 5:30 PM and will head to Hasting’s Landing. From there we will travel south along the Soo-Nipi New London shore to the turn-of-the-century Spiritualists cottage community of Blodgett Landing. If time allows we will explore the history of the cottages on Great Island before returning to Sunapee Harbor. Reservations are encouraged – tickets are $30 per person. As usual, delicious hors d’oeuvres are provided with a cash bar. Tickets can be reserved by sending us a check and request a reservation at our website “contact us”
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