Sunapee Historical Society


August 14, 2017 – 5:30 PM Narrated Lake History Cruise aboard the MV Mt. Sunapee to George’s Mills and Lakeside Landing featuring early families and cottages at the northern end of Lake Sunapee.   Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.  Meet at the wharf in Sunapee Harbor, tickets $30/person.  Reservations encouraged.

August 17, 2017 – 7 PM  Pleasure Boating on Lake Sunapee  An illustrated talk by Barbara Chalmers about the history and evolution of the  lake’s sailboats, steam launches, outboards and speedboats from the 1890s to the 1950s.  At the museum, free, open to all.  Donations are gratefully accepted.


Information about and videos of past programs are available at the museum

Billy B. Van in George’s Mills

Aerosmith History Day

Skindiving & Treasures in Lake Sunapee

About the NH Boat Museum


Summer’s 1968 Bicentennial Celebration Remembered
History Cruise Aboard the MV Mt Sunapee – Sunapee Harbor, Granliden, Burkehaven
Summer Visitors in the Age of Steam
George’s Mills – Water Power & Tourism
Captains Dan & Frank Woodsum Reminisce: Recollections of a life and the business of Steamboating on Lake Sunapee

Building Sunapee

Summer Fun: Growing Up Around the Lake in the 1950s & 1960s.
Frank Morse’s Sunapee Water Ski School & Show 1948 – 1970s.
Personal Water Craft: Canoes, skiffs & rowboats.
The Lake Sunapee Board of Trade.
Regatta! The 65 Year History of the Lake Sunapee Regatta Association.
Winter Fun: A History of Sunapee’s Ski Tows, Ski Jump & Skating Rink.

Notable Women of Sunapee.
Women’s Organizations of Sunapee.
A Magic Lantern Show – Slides from the Collection.
Woodbine Cottage Dessert Night.
Wooden Launches on Lake Sunapee.
Sunapee’s Cemeteries and Churches.

Cranky Yankees ! Jim Cooke portrays Coolidge, Webster, Everett and Adams.
Art & History Walk Along the Herbert Welsh Trail.
The Armenia White, A History of the Woodsum Steamboat Company’s flagship.
History of Business and Industry Along the Sugar River.
Sidney Bickford, Artist: His Life and Art of Nature.
Island Hopping on Lake Sunapee : The History & Lore of Lake Sunapee’s Islands.
The Hurricane of 1938: How Sunapee Coped


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