August Edition

     - Reflections 2016
     - Electric Vehicle Expo
     - Dessert Socials
 In the News    
      - 62nd Annual Meeting
     - 2016 NLHS holiday ornament
Save the Date
Pumpkin People Workshop
     - Harvest Sunday
     - Holiday Open House
Support NLHS in 2016
     - Rent space in the Village
     - 2016 Membership
     - 16 ways to support NLHS
Don't miss this important fundraiser...
  Saturday, September 17
     Join us in the Village 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 including an original oil painting and a 1/1 print of a sketch of the Lauridsen House before it was moved to the New London Historical Village. Tuckers of New London will cater the event. Cost is $75 per person. For reservations call 526-6564 [more]. 

Electric Vehicle Expo Comes to the Village
     On Sunday, September 11 from noon to 4 p.m. The New London Electric Vehicle Expo will take place in the New London Historical Village. Admission to the Expo and to the Village is free and open to the public. Register to attend the expo by clicking here
     All-electric cars such as the Tesla Model S, electric bicycles and a hybrid automobile that has travelled 20,000 miles on three gallons of gas will converge to showcase the future of transportation against a diorama of the past. [more]

Dessert Socials Resume on September 20
    Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. the popular NLHS dessert socials will resume in the Village Meeting House. Insiders vs. outsiders, contested conventions, rogue delegates.  The 2016 election year has been a compelling year in politics, but what lessons (if any) can be drawn from this election cycle?  Eric Boyer, (below) professor of social science and education at Colby-Sawyer College, will speak about the upcoming elections. Does this election mark a change in, or confirmation of, the electoral status quo?  What changes to our electoral system could be made to lessen partisanship and create a more competitive and accountable political system? "I am excited about the opportunity to come to the New London Historical Society," writes Eric in a recent email,  "and discuss this absolutely fascinating election cycle." 
     Members free; non-members $3.
62nd Annual Meeting
  On Sunday, August 21, three new board members took their seats on the New London Historical Society's Board of Directors.
     Jeff Deacon, Mark Kellett, and Rosanna Eubank Long will fill vacancies created by outgoing board members David Royle, Tom DeMille, and Maureen Strachan. A hearty welcome to our new board members and many thanks to the retiring members for their dedicated service.
      Folklorist Jeff Warner (above) from New Hampshire Humanities presented a fun program of music with concertina, banjo, guitar and several ″pocket instruments." 
     A big thank you goes to Clara Sheehy and Sandy Schmid for the lovely array of artfully presented refreshments.

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.

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.
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. Come and meet Ray Haering, pictured at right, the cider making expert at the Village.
     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 followed by a special program from the author and photographer of New Hampshire Women Farmers. NLHS Members - $6.00; Non-members - $8.00. [more]
December 4 - Holiday Open House
    Mark your calendar for a family outing at the 2016 NLHS Holiday Open House: Town crier, Santa, children's crafts, music, refreshments, and fresh home baked goods. 11:30 - 3:30 p.m. NLHS Members - $6.00; Non-members - $8.00.

Rent space in the Village
     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.

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 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.
  • 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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Membership Information

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

Check website for details.

Major Fundraiser
September 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
Jack Adams
Kathleen Belko
Jeff Deacon
Justin Garzia
Mark Kellett
Sue King
Laurie Lauridsen
Rosanna Eubank Long
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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