The Laconia Railroad History Exhibit officially opened Wednesday, June 21, in the gallery on the Upper Level of the Laconia Public Library.
Three railroad stories unique to Laconia are told. 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 celebrated a significant milestone with a 125-year anniversary 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.
The Open House was provided with entertainment and a railroad mural by a number of teachers and students from Pleasant St. School. Not only did they sing ‘working on the railroad’, but those attending took the time to absorb the exhibit and ask good questions.