October 22, Chili Cook Off 4 - 7 p.m.
This is a perfect fall Saturday evening dinner for the family. And the price is right! Come early and bring the kids. They can play in the barn yard with their pals while you sample the original chili recipes.
Your vote counts for the People’s Choice Award.
The recreation department will have hot dogs available (for the younger ones and any non-chili fans).
This event takes place from 4 - 7 p.m. in the New London Historical Village, 179 Little Lake Sunapee Road. Adults $10; children 12 and under FREE.
At 5:30 p.m. the much anticipated announcement of this year’s winners for the Pumpkin People contest will take place.
Admission fee at the gate supports the participating non-profit organizations. (see poster)
December 4 - Dashing through the Snow
Holiday Open House 11:30 - 3:00 p.m.
On Sunday, December 4, from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., visitors to the New London Historical Village will be treated to a rural village Holiday Open House when the New London Historical Society (NLHS) will celebrate the season as it was celebrated during the 19th century.
Our Town Crier, Santa, and our Village docents will be on hand to help direct visitors to all the activities throughout the Village. Members - $6.00; Non-members - $8.00. [more]
IN THE NEWS
Harvest Sunday Recap
We had a great afternoon in the New London Historical Village on Sunday, October 9. There was fun at every turn! Over 120 guests of all ages visited the gallery, museum, and Village buildings. Many thanks to the volunteers who made this event a great success.
It was a bit of a damp day so folks were happy to duck into the Blacksmith Shop to visit with our smithy Don Schad and then head off to help press apple cider (at left) with the Tuesday Gang crew.
Visitors to the Scytheville House learned what it was like when families performed their pre-winter chores over 150 years ago: spinning, hearthside cooking, apple peeling, corn shucking and grinding to make corn meal for baking.
There was a special presentation in the Meeting House on NH Women Farmers with author Helen Brody and photographer Leslie Tuttle.
Those who wanted to see farming life in action visited the Phillips Barn where our bovine friend "Lulu" (below) was the star of a hand-milking demonstration.
The Barn was busy, pillar to post, with games for all ages brought to us by Bill Burris of Wilmot. Bill’s many handcrafted games are always a hit with parents and children alike.
Kai Due (right) challenges a friend to game of scuttleball
Cara Bianchi served as point person for the Village scavenger hunt and delighted children with simple hand held games of wood and string, and Nicole Densmore led contra dancing in the Barn.
Just proves that the weather can't dampen the spirits of our New London neighbors! [more]
2016 Season of Sundays at NLHS - A Big Success
Another year comes to a close in the Historical Village and, as in every one of our 62 years, it has been a treat to welcome visitors, accomplish the work of our mission, and be inspired by the camaraderie and support of our volunteers.
This year we have already welcomed 1300 visitors to the Village!
Three of our more esteemed visitors in 2016.
Many thanks go to each of our Village guides and greeters who worked over 550 contact hours and to the 32 volunteer workshop leaders and 35 additional special event helpers.
Particular thanks go to Maureen Strachan and Debbie Hall, our volunteer coordinators and to Justin Garzia for organizing the programs each week.
We were most fortunate to have support of UNH Extension, Humanities Council, New London Energy Committee, and Elkins Fish and Game Club for educational and hands-on programs. Our ability to provide ongoing quality programs is due not only to these organizations but also to our generous private donor as well as a grant from the Brown Foundation. [more]
MUSE (MUseums Sharing Experiences)
The MUSE group is currently planning a multi-organization exhibition for 2017—Over There, Over Here: World War I and Life in N.H. Communities. Featured will be exhibits, programs, lectures, book readings, and activities involving Bradford, Hopkinton, Penacook, New London, Warner and Webster museums, historical societies and libraries.
Some of the themes are temperance, women’s suffrage, the Spanish Influenza epidemic, code talkers, camouflage, communication, art, literature, and the home front.
In honor of Veteran’s Day on November 12th, there will be a program at the Warner Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. with a slide show covering an overview of the time period between 1914-1921. The audience is invited to bring any memorabilia they might have relating to any of these topics, such as letters from soldiers and nurses during World War I, posters, photographs, and family stories.
Anyone interested in getting involved should contact Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org/. (poster)
Hank Little Kicks Off 2016 Raise the Roof Annual Fund
Dear NLHS Supporter,
Houses with leaky roofs are like canning jars with leaky lids. Everything under them gets spoiled—and our Village is no exception!
The New London Historical Village (my comfy home) continues to be challenged by maintenance demands, especially the roofs, and although some of the repairs have been deferred, there are some buildings for which delay is no longer an option.
Well, that’s where you come in! Soon you will receive a request for funds to help us put a new cedar roof on the Scytheville House (below). This, of course, is a major undertaking and will require an extra $$$ commitment from you, our loyal supporters (much as I hate to ask).
The New London Historical Society is depending on us. So, won’t you join me in supporting this year’s Raise the Roof
campaign and help keep my corner of the Village cozy and dry? I would be ever so grateful.
Most respectfully yours,
Henry (Hank) Little, the Village Mouse
Order a 2016 Hand Painted Holiday Ornament Today!
A detailed panoramic image of the Scytheville House on a blue or maroon glass is a great keepsake and special holiday gift.
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 for that holiday party? 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]
* 12 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
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
Encourage your boss to be a Business Partner Member
Name the NLHS for Memorial Gifts