Young at Art - May 13, 2017
The New London Historical Society will hold its “Young at Art” show on Saturday, May 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the New London Historical Village, 179 Little Sunapee Road. A regular event since the 1990s, young artists (grades Kindergarten – 12) will have a chance to show off their creative side and win cash prizes. Entrants may submit a single work of art in one of the following media categories: drawing, painting, 3D/mixed media, or photography. They may also vie for the new Special Historical Representation Award*. A distinguished panel of judges will jury the show: Artists Ann Feeley Kieffer, Kristen Ash Chertikhin, Terry Moore, and our neighbor Tomie dePaola.
Registration deadline is May 3. (*More info)
Hands-On History Day Camp accepting applications for 2017 season.
Back by popular demand the Hands-on History Camp will be offered again in 2017. The theme is “exploring local history that shows life in the 1800s in New England.” Campers engage in working at the forge with our blacksmith as well as spinning, rug hooking, and hearthside cooking. Contra dancing, singing, and outdoor games, so popular last summer, will be also be part of the program. Scheduled for the weeks of July 10 - 14 and July 17 - 21, choose a one-week or two-week adventure.
Check out the video of the 2016 camp experience.
The MUSE (MUseums Sharing Experiences) group is sponsoring a multi-organization exhibition for 2017, Over There, Over Here: World War I and Life in New Hampshire Communities. Featured exhibits, programs, lectures, book readings, and activities will involve Bradford, Hopkinton, Penacook, New London, Warner, and Webster museums, historical societies, and libraries as well as the Aviation Museum in Londonderry.
Some of the themes the exhibition will cover are temperance, women’s suffrage, the Spanish Influenza epidemic, code talkers, camouflage, communication, art, literature, and the home front. An interesting article: Instant Coffee and the connection to WWI.
The New Hampshire Historical Society has created a series of lectures and an exhibit on this period in time. Schedule of events plus flyer.
Business Partner Membership Benefits and Rewards
The New London Historical Society Business Partner Membership enrollment for 2017 opened in January.
Partnering with the NLHS makes good sense for area businesses, professionals, and corporations. Not only do you support the Historical Society, you demonstrate your support for the greater New London community and its culture.
There are four different levels, ranging from $100 to $1000 that include wide promotion of your membership, valuable transferable event tickets, and regular NLHS memberships. Various other perks include free rental opportunities and private tours of the Village and museum.
Your support will be greatly appreciated and widely recognized. For more details on membership see Business Partners or call the Office at (603) 526-6564.
Historical Village Wooden Replicas
New London Historical Village reproductions by The Cat's Meow are now available at Tatewell Gallery in the Colonial Plaza in New London. Each piece is approximately 4" x 6" and sells for $19.95 each. You can buy all four, or start your collection with just one. These handcrafted pieces are perfect for lintels or mantels and represent the New London Historical Village buildings below:
New London Historical Society
P.O. Box 965
New London, NH 03257
(603) 526-6564 or email
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2017 Business Partners
New London Barn Playhouse
Roberts Scarlett Pharmacy
Blood's Catering & Party Rentals
Bonin Architects & Associates
Colby Insurance Group
Old Hampshire Designs
C.A. Miller Plumbing & Heating
Apple Tree Opticians
Ausbon Sargent Land Trust
Barton Insurance Agency
Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
Bubba's Bar & Grille
Center for the Arts
Chadwick Funeral Service
Efficient Productivity Systems
Hager Investment Management Services
Hubert's Family Outfitters
Judy A. Davis Antiques
LaValley Building Supply
Mount Sunapee Resort
Rosanna Eubank LLC
Sugar River Bank
Walker Automotive Services