(August 28, 2007 – Weirs,
NH) The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society
welcomes Roger Kelley of the Centre Harbor Historical
Society for a presentation entitled “Center
Harbor – From Then ‘til Now.” The
program will be held on Wednesday, September 12 at
7:00pm at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, Route 3, Weirs,
NH. Admission is free.
Mr. Kelley, who has lived all his life “so far” in
Center Harbor and Moultonboro, will share his Yankee
wit and wisdom about the beautiful lakeside town of Center
Harbor. His presentation will include a wide array of
history, from the days of the steamers and stagecoaches
when the town was a popular summer resort and visitors
stayed at such places as the Colonial or the Garnett
Inn, to more recent times, and will include a slide show.
If you have any photos, stories, or home videos on
Center Harbor that you would like to share, please bring
them. The first 20 guests will receive a goodie bag filled
with free gifts, including a Funspot Gift Card, LWHS
Bingo gift certificate, and special coupons from local
restaurants. Refreshments will be served after the presentation.
Center Harbor acquired its name from two sources: its
location, centered between Meredith and Moultonboro harbors,
and also for the Senter family, who owned a large amount
of property in the area. It was a favorite spot of John
Greenleaf Whittier, the home of Dudley Leavitt (author
of the first Farmer’s Almanac in 1797), and, more
recently, the location of Belknap College and the New
Hampshire Music Festival headquarters.
Mr. Kelley and his wife, Nancy, are active members
of the Centre Harbor Historical Society that operates
the Village Schoolhouse Museum on Dane Road (Rte. 25B),
Center Harbor. For more information about the Centre
Harbor Historical Society, visit www.historicalsocietiesnh.org/drbelk.htm.
Winnipesaukee Wednesdays is a free lecture series presented
by the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society. The next
program is scheduled just in time for Halloween to explore
your local history through area cemeteries and headstones. “Cemeteries
Around Lake Winnipesaukee,” presented by Mr. Glenn
Knoblock and based on his book of the same title, will
be held on Wednesday, October 10th at 1:00pm in the afternoon,
sponsored in part by the NH Humanities Council.
The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society was established
to preserve and promote the history of Lake Winnipesaukee
and vicinity. The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is open Tuesday
through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. all year and is
located directly on Route 3 in the Weirs, just south of
Funspot. For further information, please contact Ann W.
Sprague, Executive Director, at email@example.com.