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. Since August, SHS volunteers have transformed the main floor into our new archives. Landscaping has been restored, walls freshly painted, the original oak floor in the main room restored and new flooring installed in the office and main archive storage room. 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 than $300,000, well on our way to our goal of $500,000. Critical improvements including a new heating and ventilating system will wait until after we have been able to purchase the building. In December, we held two open houses which were well attended. Please stop by Mondays from 1 to 4 PM or by appointment. We have on display items never before seen, as well as several new additions, 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.
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 Tuesday JULY 2, 2018 (with a second date in August 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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