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Laconia Historical and Museum Society Is Looking for new Members!
Do you love history? Are you interested in Laconia’s history? Are you interested in keeping Laconia’s history alive? One of the ways you can do this is by becoming a member of the Laconia Historical and Museum Society, a 501(c)(3) organization. LHMS houses the city’s historical collection of photos, ephemera and artifacts. We have monthly programs on historical topics. We hold exhibitions at the Laconia Public Library on topics of interest to the city. Our main job is to preserve and share the city’s history with you the citizens of Laconia.
We are looking for new corporate sponsors, as well as individual and family members. As an incentive to bring in new members, we are holding a contest between now and June 30. Anyone, including current members, who brings in four or more new members will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card donated by Patrick Wood Law Office. You may enter as many times as you’d like each time you bring in four new members. The winner will be notified by phone.
You may pick up membership forms at the Laconia Public Library, submit our online membership form, or click here to print a copy of our form and mail it in. Also visit our website and Facebook page to find out about upcoming events. You can also call us at 527-1278.
Pam Clark, President LHMS
Another new book on Laconia history!
LHMS Board Member Gerald P. Bourgeois has just published a new book,
“Fire! A Dreaded Cry: A History of the Laconia, NH Fire Department.”
Book signings will be announced.
Soft-bound, 333 pages, including a section of photos in color.
Anyone wishing to purchase the book directly can do so by sending $24.95 plus $3 shipping/handling to:
4 Kinsman Drive
Laconia, NH 03246
Jerry’s earlier book, “Wherever Flames May Rage: A History of the Concord, NH Fire Department,” was published in 2015.
Copies of ‘Celebrate Laconia: 125 Years of the Lake City’ are still available!
Pick up your copy at The Laconia Daily Sun, Union Avenue, opposite Dairy Queen or contact the Laconia Historical and Museum Society or Celebrate Laconia.
If you didn’t pre-order,
the cost is $44.95
(Shipping available — add $7)
‘Celebrate Laconia: 125 Years of the Lake City’New book, by Warren D. Huse, issued by The Laconia Daily Sun and Pediment Publishing Co.
As of March 19, 2018, Pediment was out of stock for mail orders of the book.
LHMS has a limited number available at $44.95 plus $7 shipping and handling (Total: $51.95) Write to Laconia Historical and Museum Society, PO Box 1126, Laconia, NH 03247. Enclose check or money order. Copies may be picked up at the LHMS office in the Laconia Public Library for $44.95. Call (603) 527-1278 to arrange an appointment for pick-up.
Copies are also available at the offices of The Laconia Daily Sun, on Union Avenue in Lakeport and from Celebrate Laconia at 125th anniversary events.
160 pages, hardbound, full-color cover
Foreword by Mayor Edward J. Engler
270 photos or other images and approximately 34 page-equivalents of text in 7 chapters. Text, highlighting significant events in the town and city’s history, is based on more than 50 years’ worth of “Our yesterdays” columns and 100 linear feet of back-up material in the Laconia Historical and Museum Society’s files. Separate chapters included for Weirs Beach and Lakeport.
4 specially-prepared maps, showing stages of growth of both town and city.
Several historic aerial photographs, showing various parts of the city.
Most of the photographs have not appeared previously in other books, although they may have been published in connection with the History Pages in The Citizen or The Laconia Daily Sun.
The beach at Weirs Beach
Generously sponsored by:
Bank of New Hampshire
Melcher & Prescott Insurance
Laconia Monument Co.
The Naswa Resort
Sanborn’s Auto Repair
Weirs Beach Drive-In Theater
Wescott Law P.A.
NOTE: Corrections to the book may be found on the “News” page of this website (go to http://www.laconiahistory.org/news/).