Sunapee Historical Society

old libraryFinal agreement between the town and the library trustees regarding disposition of the original Abbott Library building is edging closer. The agreement document will soon be ready for Superior Court review. Once signed off by the court, the town will be able to lease the building.
Sunapee Selectmen have begun to discuss potential deed restrictions and determine a sales price.
The Sunapee Historical Society board continues to explore the use of this facility for an archival library which would offer better climate control for our archives and comfortable year-round access for historical and genealogical researchers, facilitate SHS collaboration with schools and library and preserve an important historical building.  Let us know what you think.

Sunapee-Historical-Brass-OrnOur custom designed ornament is perfect for a gift or on your tree.
This first in an annual series of ornaments celebrates Sunapee’s steamboat history and features the historic society’s new logo.  Ornaments and all of our books can be ordered from our website or are available from SHS Directors or at the Sunapee library.
The ornament is 3 inches long, gold plated solid brass, 3 mm thickness and comes in a gift box with a brief history of the Armenia White steamboat and her namesake, Mrs. Armenia White (1817-1916).

Boat at ChristmasAlthough we operate the museum on a shoestring, we need your support whether you are an annual member, life member or non-member friend. Please consider making a contribution now and you will be entered into a drawing for 2 tickets aboard the Lake Sunapee History Cruise on the MV Mt. Sunapee, planned for June 27, 2016. Simply send us your name, phone and email address with your donation.




Unknown cottageWill you help us identify this Lake Sunapee cottage? The photo dates to the 1920s.  Do you know where on the lake it was located and what happened to it?
Contact us and thanks for your help!






SHS was recently gifted the following items:
A walking cane with “Mt. Sunapee 1913” carved on it.

A framed 1893 Brockway map of the Lake Sunapee.
A wood plane used by Frank Holmes, carpenter extraordinaire along with photos of Frank and his family.
Two hay rakes made by Sunapee’s Alexander Company.
Many thanks to the donors of these items.

Chip & Terri Blaney

Fran Budd

Ann Tilson Burnham

Elizabeth Chalmers

Peter Dube

Alison Orlando

Skip & Wendy Nolin
Welcome to all!