Happy New Year from Mill Falls!

New Year's Eve FireworksAfter a busy holiday season, it is finally New Year’s Eve—a time to reflect on all the accomplishments of the past year, renew our commitments to our personal and collective goals, and to welcome in the new year in style! If you haven’t made plans for New Year’s Eve 2014 yet, it’s not too late. Here in the Lakes Region, we have some fun festivities lined up! Continue reading

Come to the Lakes Region for New Year’s Eve!

New Year’s Eve on Lake Winnipesaukee is promising to be spectacular this year!  There will be so much to do and see, you might want to arrive early and plan to pace yourself so that you’ll be awake to greet 2013 as it rolls in at midnight!

First, head over to Wolfeboro to enjoy some of their First Night activities. First Night Wolfeboro is a community-wide, alcohol-free celebration of the performing arts. There will be a variety of entertainment options at many locations around town, including some really fun activities for children and families starting at 2:00pm. Kids will enjoy face painting, mask making, and hat making, as well as storytellers and interactive live music, and folks of all ages will want to check out the Discovery Dome and Telescopes from the McAuliffe-Shepard Planetarium, and of course, the parade at 5:00 and fireworks at 5:30. The list of events and activities is too long to mention here, so be sure to visit the First Night Wolfeboro website for details. Continue reading

Get Your Glam On in Wolfeboro This Weekend

After winter and before spring in NH, there is mud season, and it is upon us now. The sparkling snow has melted, and the flowers have yet to come into full bloom. Although there is a predominantly grey backdrop to our view and mud under our feet, there is much to celebrate. And what better time to dress up and enjoy some colorful art, music, and theatre? In Wolfeboro, folks will be doing just that, with a full weekend of fun events to brighten up an otherwise dull time of year.

Starting today, The Village Players Theater is giving the Lakes Region of New Hampshire Glamour in Mud Season™. The weekend includes theater, an art show, a wildlife encounter with glamorous animals, a delicious benefit breakfast, and a New England contra dance. Continue reading

Family Day at Wright Museum in Wolfeboro

Looking for a fun and unique way to spend a Sunday in July?  One of New Hampshire’s most innovative history museums will be hosting a special day of activities, food, and gallery tours, and folks of all ages will enjoy the diverse happenings this event has to offer.

On Sunday, July 10th, the Wright Museum in Wolfeboro, NH will hold its 14th Annual Family Day from 11am – 3pm.  The World War II museum will become home to uniformed re-enactments, special demonstrations, face painting and other children’s activities, and a barbeque lunch.  However, the highlight of the day will be the rare opportunity for guests to ride in one of the museum’s vintage WWII vehicles around downtown Wolfeboro, which only happens twice a year.  Visitors will also have a chance to meet “Rosie the Riveter” while learning about the contributions of women and others on the home front.

According to the organization’s website, The Wright Museum’s mission is to “preserve and share the stories of America’s Greatest Generation for the benefit of generations to come. To fulfill this mission, the Wright Museum collects, cares for, and exhibits artifacts illustrating the heroic efforts of ordinary people living during extraordinary times.”  The founder of the museum, David Wright, believes that it is “imperative to tell the whole story of Americans’ contribution to the war effort.”

The Wright Museum consists of a Home Front gallery and theater, a two-story Visitor’s Center, and the museum’s military wing.  A Time Tunnel links the Home Front gallery to the military exhibits, with special displays of artifacts from the years 1939 – 1945.  The museum’s military exhibition boasts a large collection of fully operational vintage military vehicles, including a 42-ton Pershing tank.  Twice a year, including Family Day, this collection is available for rides for the general public.  This Sunday visitors will also have the opportunity to view WWII era memorabilia from private collections, along with other special activities.

Take the whole family to Wolfeboro this Sunday, and create new memories from the pages of history as they come to life at The Wright Museum!

Carrie Reed
The Mill Falls Blogging Team

Image courtesy of The Wright Museum of WWII History