Laconia Historical and Museum Society will open an exhibit, Tuesday, June 26, at 6 p.m. on the Upper Level of the Laconia Public Library, exploring past Laconia celebrations and anniversaries. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
Among observances recalled will be those of 1905, 1943, 1968 and 1993 — the first commemorating Laconia’s 50th anniversary as a town and the latter three, anniversaries of its incorporation as a city.
In addition, the Moulton Opera House Grand Drape will also be on display through July 11 and again, from Sept. 20-Oct. 10.
The curtain, which had adorned the front of the opera house stage, is painted with a scene mimicking a romantic work of art. Back in 1886, Eugene Cramer of Columbia, S.C., chose “Morning on the Nile,” from an 1859 etching by a Belgian artist, Jacob Jacobs. Cramer copied the etching in vibrant colors, added a frame around it and purple drapes at the upper corners.
The exhibit is presented by LHMS in partnership with the Library.
For further information go to www.laconiahistory.com, Facebook, or call 527-1278.