The Laconia Railroad History Exhibit will have an official open house at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, in the gallery on the Upper Level of the Laconia Public Library.
Three railroad stories unique to Laconia will be presented through September. The Laconia Car Company, with buildings and property along the Water St. of today, once produced passenger, freight, and trolley cars from before the Civil War until well into the 20th century. The Laconia Street Railway graced downtown, Lakeport and the Weirs for many years. The passenger station celebrates a significant milestone with a 125-year event on Saturday Aug. 19.
Artifacts, blueprints, pictures, maps, the people involved, and, of course trains will be on display. The exhibit is free and open to the public.