May Edition

This Issue

Looking Back
       - Young at Art a success
Special Thanks
      - Video project
      - Business Partners 
Upcoming Events
       - 2016 Season Opens
       - Strawberry Festival
 In the News
      - NLHS Blue Star Museum
      - 2016 Membership
      - Update on Privy Installation
      - Village Volunteers
      - Hands-on History Camp
   Support NLHS
       - 16 Ways
       - Hannaford's June Special
Young at Art Show a raving success

     On May 15 over 220 people filled the Phillips Barn enjoying the 140 art entries submitted by students from nine area schools.
     Thanks go to volunteers, parents, area school teachers, and event sponsors for making this biennial event a big success.
     Judges for the competition were: Garrett Evans, Jay Koron, and Allison Vernon.
   Thanks also go to our hard-working committee above: Linda Jaggard, Rosanna Long, Casey Biuso and Debbie Zeller.

     Supporting sponsors: Clarke's Hardware, Morgan Hill Bookstore, Bob and Debbie Zeller, David and Janet Royle, Bob Odell, Linda Jaggard, and John Gutman.
     Art work is on view at Tracy Memorial Library and will be shown again during Hospital Days. [Winners]

Video Intro
     Brooke Solomon, her mom Lynn, and videographer Greg Uhrin each played a special part in producing the introductory video for the new self-guided Village tour this summer. Conceived and created by board member Tom Little, the tablet tour will be ready for use when the Historical Village opens Memorial Day weekend.
Business Partners Membership
We appreciate the support of these businesses and hope you will thank them too.
  • Apple Tree Opticians
  • Barton Insurance Agency
  • Belletetes, Inc.
  • Bob's Beacon Marina
  • Burkehaven Lodge
  • C.A. Miller Plumbing and Heating
  • Clarke's Hardware
  • Colby Insurance Group
  • Colonial Pharmacy
  • Country Houses, LLC
  • Echo Communications Inc.
  • Herbert's of New London
  • John Kiernan's Village Sports
  • LaValley Building Supply, Inc.
  • Mount Sunapee Resort
  • New London Barn Playhouse
  • Old Hampshire Designs, Inc.
  • Pellettieri Associates, Inc.
  • Roberts Scarlett Pharmacy
  • Walker Automotive Services
  • YCN, Your Local View
Businesses may log on to the NLHS website to join. Your membership will run through December 31, 2016.

NLHS Opens 2016 Season

     The Historical Village and Museum will open on Sunday, May 29, and welcome visitors every Sunday from 1-4 p.m. through Columbus Day.
     Young visitors are invited to participate in a Village-wide Scavenger Hunt and try their hands at stilts or hoop rolling.
     This year the Village is offering self-guided tours with a tablet provided by NLHS, or you may use your own phone.
     Don't forget to stop at the Country Store, which is newly stocked with neat gifts and penny candy.

Strawberry Festival
     Join us for a tasty and fun-filled afternoon Sunday, June 26, in the New London Historical Village from 1-4 p.m.
  • Enter the Berry Delicious Contest & vie for cash prizes.
  • Help crank out delicious strawberry ice cream on the old-fashioned ice cream maker.
  • Enjoy songs performed by the New London Barn Playhouse junior interns.
  • Join in the Village-wide scavenger hunt.
  • Shop the Country Store for penny candy, cold beverages, old-fashioned children's games and gifts.
  • Participate in raffles.
  • Enjoy challenging games—made and supervised by Bill Burris.
Admission is $6.00 for members and $8.00 for nonmembers. Children 12 and under are FREE. [More]
Blue Star Museum program
     The Historical Society looks forward to welcoming Blue Star families to the Village this summer.      Blue Star Museums is in its 7th year of collaboration among: National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.
     Free admission is offered to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

2016 Individual Membership Drive Launched
     Watch for your 2016 membership renewal letter in the mail this coming week. There are several new benefits. 
     Fill out the form at the bottom of your letter or log on to the NLHS website to join.

New “Privy” Nears Completion
     Construction has begun on an up-to-date restroom facility attached to the Phlllips Barn and should be completed by early June.

Historical Village Volunteers
     History + people skills = Village Volunteer.
     NLHS Village guides, greeters, and docents have been gearing up for the 2016 season, (see photo below) and they are always happy to welcome new folks to the roster.
      We have a spot to match your passion. From behind the scenes to customer service, there are ample opportunities and schedule flexibility.
Debbie Hall, (left) co-chair of the Village volunteers conducting an orientation tour for the newest Village guides.

Village: Greeter; Tour Guide; Shopkeeper; Docent
Education/Programs: Presenter; Activity Facilitator
Fundraising and Events: Marketing; Event Coordinators
Hospitality: Dessert Baker; Host(ess)
Collections: Data Entry
Maintenance: Carpentry; Landscaping; Painting
PR: Graphic Design; Social Media, Writing, Photography
     When you become a New London Historical Society volunteer, you will enjoy interacting with visitors in the Village and sharing your knowledge and favorite stories about our collections. We have many areas in which volunteers are welcome. [More]
Hands-on History Camp
     Do you have children or grandchildren who are curious about how people lived in the 19th century? Are they entering either the 5th or 6th grade in the fall?
     Be sure to enroll them in our new Hands-on History camp to experience life as it was lived over 100 years ago here in New London.
     Two one-week sessions are available: July 11 – 16 and July 18 – 22. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, and you may attend one or both of the sessions. Cost is $200 for one week. $375 for two weeks.
     For details contact Maureen Strachan at 603-732-4353 or email <>. [More]

16 Ways to do so...
Become a Member
Give to the Raise the Roof Annual Fund
Use AmazonSmile-New London Historical Society
Attend Annual Events
Like us on Facebook
Contribute/Buy my books at Hannaford in August
Shop at our Country Store
Enroll your children in Hands-on History Camp
Bake for events
Bid during Silent Auctions
Donate handmade crafts to sell at the Country Store
Encourage your boss to be a Business Partner Member
Name the NLHS for Memorial Gifts
Visit our Historical Village and bring a guest
Buy reusable shopping bags at Hannaford's during June

Hannaford’s Reusable Bag Donation Program
     During the month of June, purchase your reusable Hannaford’s Karma Shopping Bag, and Hannaford’s will donate a dollar to the New London Historical Society. We are honored to be chosen. 
179 Little Lake Sunapee Road
P.O. Box 965
New London, NH 03257

"Sundays in the Village"
Every Sunday May 30 - Oct 9
1 - 4 p.m.

Check website for details.

Strawberry Festival - June 26
History Camp
      July 11-16 & July 18-22
Annual meeting and program
"Music in My Pockets"
     August 21, 2:30
Sept. 17
NH Presidential Primary
Sept. 20
Pumpkin People
Oct. 2
Harvest Sunday
Oct. 9
Holiday Open House
Dec. 4

Shop Amazon Smile and .5% of your purchase will be donated to the New London Historical Society. 
Rentals: For more information log on to our website under the “Programs & Rentals” tab.
Board of Directors
President, Roger Smith
Vice president, Linda Jaggard
Treasurer, Tom Little
Secretary, Deborah Hall
Immediate past-president
Maureen Strachan
Jack Adams
Emma Crane
Tom DeMille
Justin Garzia
Sue King
Laurie Lauridsen
David Royle
Kevin Scarlett
Sandy Schmid
Clara Sheehy
Executive Director
Patricia McGoldrick
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