Ernie Pyle Killed on Ie Shima in 1945

 Here are some articles from The Laconia Citizen for Thursday, April 6, 1995, which Reporter Gordon D. King prepared 25 ago. The events he writes about took place, 75 years ago — in early April 1945.


VE Day — 75 years ago this month!

The photo below appears on page 55 of the book, “Celebrate Laconia: 125 Years of the Lake City,” published in November 2017. The caption, below, provides a complete listing of the newsboys on the loading platform of the old Citizen plant, off Beacon Street, Laconia, on May 7, 1945.


2017-2018 Annual Appeal

Our Water Street property continues to need attention. Chief issues are ancient HVAC, electrical and plumbing needs which need to be addressed.  We ask for your assistance to help with some of these building needs. Your contributions will also help the Society to continue to present quality programming. In 2018, LHMS is planning several events to honor the city of Laconia in its 125th year.

How can you help? Please consider making a donation toward operating expenses and Society needs. Make a donation and also think of us in your estate planning. Donations can be a one-time payment or consist of small monthly payments which can add up to a substantial annual contribution. We are happy to help you arrange a payment plan to make your giving easier. Can we please add your name to our list of generous donors this year? Please mail your donation to LHMS, PO Box 1126, Laconia, NH 03247.

Thank you for your generous donation and support. Please take a moment to mail your donation today!

It is support from people like you that will help to keep the history of this great city alive for generations to come.

Pam Clark, President


Historical Society to visit ‘LHS 1970’ at annual meeting, Jan. 28 x

LACONIA — The Laconia Historical and Museum Society  will hold its annual meeting, followed by a program on the “Laconia High School Class of 1970,” at the Taylor Community’s Woodside Facility, Tuesday, Jan. 28, beginning at 6 p.m.

Both the annual meeting and program are free and open to the public, with a special invitation to members of the LHS class of 1970 and the other classes from that era.

Patrick Tierney, executive director of the historical society and a member of the LHS class of 1970. styles the program a “history rally and early 50th gathering,” in advance of the class reunion to be held later in the year.

He adds that the class was “known for outstanding athletes, scholastic achievement, Up Up and Away, Civic Pride, Diversity and Overcrowdedness — which posed a problem.” The latter is a reference to the overcrowding documented in mid-December 1967, when 899 students exceeded the 850-student capacity of the High School and eight teachers had no assigned rooms.