(November 28, 2007 – Weirs Beach, NH) Visit the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum on Saturday, December 15th from 10am to 2pm for an Open House featuring entertainment, fun activities for all ages, new displays, giveaways, refreshments, and special sales at the Museum Store. The museum is located on Route 3 in the Weirs section of Laconia, next door to Funspot. Admission is free.
Local author Mark Okrant will provide a special presentation at 11:00am on the making of his fantastic new murder mystery, “I Knew You When,” which includes a behind the scenes look at the historic Mount Washington Hotel, the setting for this new mystery novel. The book will be available for sale and signing by the author. Dr. Okrant is a professor of Geography and Tourism Development at Plymouth State University and serves as director of the Institute for New Hampshire Studies.
Enjoy the songs and sounds of D’Accord beginning at 12noon. This barbershop quartet blends humor and singing into an enjoyable performance of yuletide and popular songs from many eras. Come request your favorite tune while you enjoy some light refreshments.
Enjoy a new twist on the museum tour with a scavenger hunt and enter to win a Museum Store Gift Bag valued at $100. A fun activity for the whole family, young, old or in between, simply pick up the form with questions on it as you enter the museum. View the exhibits at your leisure throughout the day to discover the answers, write them down on the form, and drop it into the basket. You’ll be entered to win a gift bag filled with goodies from the Museum Store. The winner’s name will be drawn at the end of the day.
All items at the Museum Store will be on sale at 20 percent off. A great opportunity to purchase local history gifts for your favorite lake lover or history buff, choose from historical lake maps, lake charts, postcard reproductions and other prints, books, fishing DVDs, and more. All sales at the Museum Store benefit the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society Museum Fund, established by former president Beth Lavertue to dedicate funds to the Museum’s programs, services and Renovation Project.
Some displays have gone to the birds! Special guest displays on loan from the Loon Center and Prescott Farm Audubon Center will provide information on our feathered friends as we head into winter.
The Loon Center is located on Lee’s Mills Road in Moultonborough. Open 6 days a week 9-5, trails are open daily from dawn to dusk and cover 200 acres. Admission is free. For more information on how you can preserve loons and their habitats, visit www.loon.org or call 476-5666.
Prescott Farm Audubon Center is a living laboratory set on 160 acres of land located at 928 White Oaks Road, Weirs Beach, and is geared to inspire conservation action. To find out more about their year round educational programs, visit www.nhaudubon.org or contact them at 366-5695 or EObelenus@NHAudubon.org.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is open year round Tuesday – Saturday 10am-2pm and is owned and operated by the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society, a nonprofit organization established to preserve and promote the history and heritage of Lake Winnipesaukee. The Museum is located directly on Route 3 between Meredith and Weirs Beach, next door to Funspot, and admission is free. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or 603-366-5776.