October 2 - Pumpkin People Workshop 2 p.m.
Have fun creating your own Pumpkin Person! NLHS will provide a template, pumpkins, and decorative trappings for building your own small pumpkin person. The event is recommended for ages 7 to 97. NLHS Members – Free; Non-Members - $3.00. Please call to reserve a pumpkin. (poster)
October 9, Harvest Sunday
From 1 - 4 p.m. the New London Historical Village will be busting with activities—children games, crafts and demonstrations—something for all ages. Join us in the Scytheville house for spinning and other harvest activities including hearthside cooking, butter churning, and cider making.
Children will have an opportunity to barter at the general store while the adults shop the homemade baked goods and preserves.
Plan to participate in games and crafts for children, take a turn contra dancing with Ms. Densmore in the Phillips barn, and watch a milking demonstration. A special program from the author and photographer of New Hampshire Women Farmers will be featured. NLHS Members - $6.00; Non-members - $8.00. [more]
Calling all bakers and canners!
On Harvest Sunday we plan to stock the Country Store with lots of goodies to sell. Quick breads, bars, cookies, pies, and other baked goods are wanted. Homemade pickles, jams and jellies should be properly sealed. Please call or email Debbie Hall to tell her what you plan to bring: 526-6292 or dbrhjhll.com. As always—many hands make light work! And from our usual number of volunteers, we should be able to put on a mouth-watering display! Thank you!
IN THE NEWS
Electric Vehicle Expo a Big Hit
On Sunday, September 11 from noon to 4 p.m., the New London Electric Vehicle Expo drew crowds of people to the New London Historical Village and brought together vehicle owners, dealers, and people curious to kick the tires on all-electric vehicles.
New London Historical Society was delighted to be the host site and is thankful to the Expo coordinators for generously naming them as beneficiary of the sponsorship funds.
Sincere thanks also go to these financial supporters: Energy Emporium; New Day Energy; ReVision Energy LLC; Grappone Management Company; Sadie Girl, LLC; Unleashed; Clarke’s Hardware; Snow Building Construction; Flying Goose Pub, and Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty. [more]
REFLECTIONS 2016 - Saturday, September 17
On Saturday, September 17, we celebrated the opening of the newly renovated Lauridsen House and Maude Swift Gallery, which contains an inaugural art exhibit of Dr. Anna Littlefield's art work. (right)
Great thanks are owed to many, including local business sponsors: Bonin Architects, Harrington Jewelers, Morgan Hill Bookstore, Spring Ledge Farm, Judy Davis Antiques, and Tatewell Gallery.
At left, Pete Lauridsen thanks all who supported the building renovations at the Reflections event and tells the story of the Lauridsen House and its legacy from when he was a small boy.
Very generous monetary support for building renovations came from Deborah Coffin, Pete and Heidi Lauridsen, Robert and Lynne Bell, Bill and Jeanine Berger, The Sheri Ensign Family Trust, John and Maggie Ford, Susan W. King, Patricia McGoldrick, Roger Smith, and Martha Regan-Smith.
And, last, but certainly not least, we are grateful to the many volunteers who helped during the evolution of the Lauridsen House, Welcome Center, and Maude Swift Gallery.
Thank you Jeremy Bonin, Maggie Ford and all the event volunteers including chair David Royle, Lynn Bell, Jeanine Berger, Steve Ensign, Sue King, Pete and Heidi Lauridsen, and Laurie Lauridsen. [more]
Meet our Colby-Sawyer Interns
Daniel Sawyer - A history and political science major, Daniel is a senior at Colby-Sawyer College. Originally from Highland, Illinois, he moved to New Hampshire about seven years ago and is anxious to learn more about his newly adopted state.
Boris Alibali is a senior at Colby-Sawyer College studying history and political studies. Born and brought up in Germany, at the age of eight he moved to Albania. His first visit to the U.S. was through a state department scholarship as an exchange student at the age of 17 when he spent a year in Swanzey, NH, with an American host family.
Both students will spend the fall semester working on special projects and Historical Society events.
SAVE THE DATE
December 4 - Dashing through the Snow
Holiday Open House 11:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Mark your calendar for a family outing at the 2016 New London Historical Society's Holiday Open House with a town crier, Santa, children's crafts, music, refreshments, and fresh home-baked goods. Members - $6.00; Non-members - $8.00.
Our 2016 hand painted Holiday Ornament is now available at the Village Country Store. A detailed panoramic image of the Scytheville House on a blue or maroon glass ball is a great
keepsake and special holiday gift! If you are not able to stop at the Country Store on a Sunday, call us at 526-6564 to arrange for your purchase. LIMITED EDITION at $12 each.
Rent space in the Village for your holiday gatherings
Need a unique and special venue? Consider the Meeting House for your upcoming gathering. Whether an off-site work meeting or a cozy get-together of friends and family, the setting is charming, versatile, and affordable. [more]
2016 Membership Drive
Our 2016-2017 membership year started on July1. Have you sent in your membership dues? As a member of the New London Historical Society you are actively preserving the history of our community, providing cultural and educational opportunities for all ages, and collaborating with neighbors, friends, and local businesses to enrich the New London community.
Your member benefits include: FREE admission to the Village during the open season; two guest passes and discounts on special tickets, rentals, and store merchandise; and so much more. (membership link)
* 16 ways to support the NLHS in 2016 *
Become a Member
Give to Raise the Roof Annual Fund
Attend the New London Party with a Purpose Chili Cook Off
Switch to AmazonSmile-New London Historical Society
Attend Harvest Sunday
Like us on Facebook
Purchase a Holiday Ornament
Shop at our Country Store
Rent the Meeting House for a family or company holiday party
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