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As an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization the Laconia Historical & Museum
Society is greatly reliant upon the gracious contributions, we receive from
community supporters like you. With your help, we can and will achieve our 2024 goals!

Event: Railway Day – August 4th

Join LHMS on Sunday, August 4th, from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM for a memorable train excursion
along the shoreline of Lake Winnipesaukee in celebration of National Chocolate Chip Cookie

This unique ride offers the perfect opportunity for all ages to explore the role of rail
transportation, commerce, and industry in Laconia and the Lakes Region’s growth while
enjoying some of our city’s most delicious cookies.

Passengers will meet under the porte cochere before boarding the train for a brief presentation on
the significance of rail transportation, commerce, and industry for Laconia and the Lakes Region.
Upon boarding, you’ll receive your All Aboard packets, filled with interesting facts about the
sights you’ll see along the way, and a delicious locally made chocolate chip cookie. We will also
conduct a survey to determine the best cookie in Laconia!

Whether you’re a family looking for a fun outing or a train enthusiast eager to learn more about
the history of rail transportation, this event is designed with you in mind. Historic trains will
travel the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee, providing a glimpse of some of the area’s most
breathtaking scenic sights, perfect for a family day out.

Take advantage of this event! Buy your tickets now and mark your calendar.


We want to thank Annie’s Café and Catering, GoodNatured Juice and Smoothie Bar, Laconia
Village Bakery, and Social Club Creamery for generously donating cookies for National
Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.

Look What’s Coming!

Learn: Laconia and the Vietnam War

Please check out the extraordinary work that the students in Taylor Osborne’s Laconia High School history class have created. “This website is a “living project,” as it will continue to grow and develop at the hands of future U.S. History students at Laconia High School. These future classes will build upon the foundation established by the students in the Spring of 2023, continuing to build a comprehensive local history of the impacts of the Vietnam War.”   To visit the site, click on the link below.



We can’t wait to share our the programs, events and accomplishments we have planned for 2024!  To stay in touch with us, please fill out the form below and we’ll send you a quarterly e-newsletter to keep you informed.

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