July Edition

     - Annual Meeting
     - Reflections 2016
 In the News
      - Update from our mascot "Hank" Little     
      - Lauridsen House renovation

August Membership Perks
      - Telephone Museum
      - NLHS Night at the Barn

Looking Back
       - Strawberry Festival
      - Hands-on History Camp
Support NLHS in 2016
      - 2016 Membership
      - Membership benefits
      - Hannaford Donation Kiosk
      - 16 ways to support NLHS
Annual Meeting

     Our Annual Meeting and Program, will take place on Sunday, August 21 in the Phillips Barn. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. followed by a program by folklorist Jeff Warner from New Hampshire Humanities. Jeff connects 21st century audiences with music and everyday life of the 19th century, accompanying his music with concertina, banjo, guitar and several ″pocket instruments." The program is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

REFLECTIONS 2016  Saturday, September 17
     Join us in the Village for an evening of farm fresh hors d'oeuvres and libations, catered by Tucker's of New London, to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Lauridsen House and the dedication of the Maude Swift Gallery.
     There will be an opening art exhibit of Dr. Anna Littlefield's work and a silent auction of Lauridsen artifacts and collectibles.  Cost is $75 per person with one free libation and a cash bar. For reservations call 526-6564 [more]
Village construction update
     Henry (“Hank”) Little, the Village Mouse—mascot and steward of the New London Historical Village—reports to you on the progress of maintenance in the Village.
       "Since I last wrote to you," says Hank "we have three big preservation projects underway thanks to your very generous support in the 2015-2016 campaign."  The Lauridsen House is featured below. [Read Hank's report]

Lauridsen House undergoes renovations
     The Lauridsen Acquisition Building has been at the center of our Historic Village and serving as a collection point for new acquisitions for the past 23 years.
Carpenter working on Lauridsen House  
     Restoration of this building has been in progress in recent years, and now, both the interior and exterior will be completed by mid-August. The building will serve as a Welcome Center and be the home of the new Maude Swift Gallery. Plans are set for a September 17 grand opening.
Free entry to the Telephone Museum
     During the month of August, NLHS Members can enjoy reciprocal member benefits at the Telephone Museum. Your NLHS membership card allows you to enjoy the museum on any day in August.  Visit their website for more details on hours and exhibits. [link]

“New London Historical Society Night" at the New London Barn Playhouse Friday, August 26
     The New London Playhouse welcomes members of the New London Historical Society to an evening of entertainment at a 20% discount. A wine and cheese porch reception from 6 - 7 pm will be followed by a 7:30 performance of the hilarious play, Don't Dress for Dinner. Call 603-525-6710 to reserve your seats, and make sure to tell them you are a NLHS member! [More] [poster]

NLHS 2nd Annual Strawberry Festival
     The Strawberry Festival at the New London Historical Village on June 26 was thoroughly enjoyed by folks of all ages.
From left to right: Judges Greg Berger, Hank Otto, Read Clark, and Cheryl Devoe.     
     The big feature of the day was The Berry Delicious Contest judged by Greg Berger, Read Clarke, Cheryl Devoe, and honorary guest Hank Otto. Martha Regan-Smith won the contest hands down with her delicious and attractive Strawberry Pie. (recipe link)
     A special thanks to the many volunteers who contributed to the success of the festival: Barb Carroll, Mary Fanelli, John Gutman, Judy Hauck, Lindy Heim, Roger Smith, Chip and Joanna Veazey, Kathy Van Weelden, and our Village Guides: Virginia Dawson, Suzanne Hammond, Joan Harris, and Tom Little.
     A vote of appreciation also goes to Sue King of Sky View Farm in Elkins for sharing the company of her two very popular and adorable alpacas, Lady of the Lake and Almond Joy. [more]

Hands-on-History Camp
     We have just completed the first season of our brand new NH licensed history camp at the New London Historical Village.
Ade Lauridsen with camper Julia Koumrian 
     Campers, decked out in 19th century attire, tried their hands at rug hooking, spinning, hearth-side cooking, learning to use violin-making tools, and working with the blacksmith in the forge. The campers took home an authentic hook that they fashioned at the anvil with the help of our blacksmith. They also took home rug hooking and spinning creations. Heidi Unger, camp director, gave all campers a CD of photos from their camp experience.
     Camp was held in one-week segments July 11-15 and 18-22 in the Historical Village where participants enjoyed activities emulating life  as it would have been in a 19th century rural town. [more]    

2016 Membership Drive Launched
     Our 2016-2017 membership year started on July1. (membership link)  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.
  • 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
  • free admission to selected area museums
  • regular online news bulletins and program calendar
  • newsletter with historical information
  • plus, discounted: special event tickets, rentals, and store merchandise.
Hannaford Donation Kiosk
     Start making a pile of those already-read books today that are hanging around your bookshelf!
     Next, donate the books to Hannaford's New London during August.
      The New London Historical Society will benefit when the books you have donated generate cash as shoppers choose them for their next beach novels.
   And don't forget, when you choose more summer reading for yourself, please be generous in the "donation" box.
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16 Ways to Support NLHS in 2016
  • Become a member.
  • Give to Raise the Roof Annual Fund.
  • Volunteer.
  • Attend REFLECTIONS 2016.
  • Set your Amazon Account to AmazonSmile-New London Historical Society.
  • Attend annual events.
  • Like us on Facebook.
  • Contribute/Buy books at Hannaford's in August.
  • Shop at our Country Store.
  • Rent the Meeting House for your 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.
179 Little Lake Sunapee Road
P.O. Box 965
New London, NH 03257
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"Sundays in the Village"
Every Sunday May 30 - Oct 9
1 - 4 p.m.

Check website for details.

Annual meeting and program
"Music in My Pockets"
     August 21, 3:00

Sept. 17
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: By the hour, by the day, by the weekend. For more information log on to our website under the “Programs & Rentals” tab.
Make a Difference! Be a 
Volunteer in one of these areas:

• 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
Board of Directors
President, Roger Smith
Vice president, Linda Jaggard
Treasurer, Tom Little
Secretary, Deborah Hall
Immediate past-president
Maureen Strachan
Jack Adams
Kathleen Belko
Emma Crane
Tom DeMille
Justin Garzia
Sue King
Laurie Lauridsen
David Royle
Kevin Scarlett
Sandy Schmid
Clara Sheehy
Executive Director
Patricia McGoldrick

Business Partners
Apple Tree Opticians
Barton Insurance Agency
Belletetes, Inc.
Bob's Beacon Marina
Burkehaven Lodge
C.A. Miller Plumbing Heating
Clarke's Hardware
Colby Insurance Group
Colonial Pharmacy
Country Houses, LLC
Echo Communications, Inc.
Huberts of New London
John Kiernan's Village Sports
K.J.C. Aerial Imaging
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
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