Sunapee Historical Society


April 24 at 5-8 PM: Open House at the Archives with special exhibit about the Sunapee Fire Department and Notable Fires.  Free

July 2 at 5:30 PM: 3rd Annual History Cruise on the MV Mt Sunapee II.  Tickets $30/person.

July 12 at 7 PM: Museum Program – Sunapee’s Historical Buildings & Places. Free

July 14 from 10 to 3 PM: Rides on the Sunapee Zephyr steamboat. $20/person.

July 14 at 7 to 8:30 PM: Sunapee 250th Celebration Kick-Off Dinners around Town.  Come for Woodbine Cottage Deserts at the Museum (and Sticky Buns !)  Free

July 26 at 7 PM: Museum Program – Sunapee 100 Years Ago. Free

August 9 at 6:30 PM: Historical Society Annual Meeting

August 9 at 7 PM: Museum Program – Summer Life in the ’20s & ’30s.  Free

August 17 to 19:  Sunapee’s 250th Celebration Events – Scenes of Sunapee Art Show at the Livery Annex 58 Main St,  Friday evening opening reception. Free

August 20 at 5:30 PM:  3rd Annual History Cruise on the MV Mt. Sunapee II. Tickets $30/person.

August 23 at 7 PM: Museum Program – Sunapee Folklore, Mysteries & Trivia.  Free



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

I Remember Sunapee by John Warren

Pleasure Boating on Lake Sunapee

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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