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REFLECTIONS 2016 - 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.
IN THE NEWS
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.
SAVE THE DATE
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.
- 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.