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            ‘Celebrate Laconia: 125 Years of the Lake City’

‘Celebrate Laconia: 125 Years of the Lake City’New book, by Warren D. Huse, to be available in December 2017, issued by The Laconia Daily Sun and Pediment Publishing Co.

For ordering information, go to Laconia125.PictorialBook.com 


160 pages, hardbound, full-color cover

Foreword by Mayor Edward J. Engler

Written and photographs selected by Warren D. Huse, compiler of the History Pages, “Our yesterdays” column and the “Then and Now” feature for The Citizen and The Laconia Daily Sun, for the past 27 years.
Despite the title, which commemorates 125 years of Laconia as a city in 2018, there is coverage of the preceding 127 years of settlement — making more than 250 years in scope, together with mention of the Native American presence going back 10,000 years.

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.

Photos furnished by residents and former residents, as well as drawn from the collections of the Laconia Public LIbrary and Laconia Historical and Museum Society.

4 specially-prepared maps, showing stages of growth of both town and city.

Several historic aerial photographs, showing various parts of the city.

Reproductions of the town and city seals and the 1993 “Together for Tomorrow” Logo.

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.

Among Highlights:

Great Fire of 1860
Urban Renewal program of the late 1960s-early 1970s
Downtown Revitalization Program, late 1980s
Launching of Mount Washington II

The beach at Weirs Beach

Generously sponsored by:

Bank of New Hampshire
Melcher & Prescott Insurance
Cantin Chevrolet
Laconia Monument Co.
The Naswa Resort
Sanborn’s Auto Repair
Weirs Beach Drive-In Theater
Wescott Law P.A.

For ordering information, go to Laconia125.PictorialBook.com 

 Antiques Appraisal Day, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017,

3-5 p.m.

$5 per item, limit three items per person. Laconia Antique Center, 601 Main St., Laconia.

Expert appraisers including Greg Peverley offer verbal estimations of value on items including stoneware, clocks, coins, toys, silver, rugs, collectibles and general antiques.

Proceeds benefit Laconia Historical and Museum Society.


‘Opechee Park’ exhibit now on display’

An exhibit on the “History of Opechee Park” opened, Sept. 26, on the Upper Gallery Level of the Laconia Public Library.
The exhibit tells the story of people and events upon this land, originally settled as Meredith in Strafford County.
Pictures, souvenirs and representations will take the viewer back to the Fairgrounds days as well as numerous sporting competitions.
Pat Tierney, executive director of the society, notes that, “Most residents of Laconia have spent some time at this inner city park, although many were unaware of capacity turnouts at the old grandstand, the trotting track, as well as wonderful carnivals of another day.
“Perhaps no one property in Laconia has regularly entertained thousands of people for any number of outdoor recreational experiences.
“Cars were often parked from the beach extending away as far as the eye could see.
“Recently uncovered 19th century photographs showing primitive balloon rides from that location will also be featured.”