Three events are being showcased by the Laconia Historical & Museum Society during May: A World War II presentation, an overview of the the loss and ongoing restoration of city centers, and an annual tour of the New Hampshire Veterans Association at the Weirs.
First up, LHMS will join Thompson-Ames Historical Society of Gilford at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 11, for a joint meeting at Immaculate Conception Church on Morrill Street in Gilford. Following viewing of a Propaganda Poster display, arranged by Ernie Bolduc, Dan Schroeder of the Wright Museum, Wolfeboro, will speak on the war and answer questions. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
Then, at 7 p.m., Monday, May 15, local architect Jared Guilmett will present “City Centers Restored, Lost Identity and Community in Derelict Mill Towns.” His presentation will speak of not only what was, but the clear need to rediscover local identity. The program will be held in Rotary Hall on the Lower Level of the Laconia Public Library and is also free and open to the public with refreshments.
And, Saturday, May 20, at 1 p.m. the public may gather at the front entrance of the NH Veterans Association at The Weirs for the only annual tour of the facility. Under the guidance of Historian Fred Merrill, participants will not only enjoy the depth of the compound, but be treated to the great stories that have followed this treasure since the Civil War. The tour is free and open to the public. For further information, contact LHMS at 527-1278, email@example.com or go to www.laconiahistory.com