The Hidden History of Lake Winnipesaukee

Presenter: Glenn Knoblock

Thought you knew all there was to know about the "Big Lake"? Think again! Lake Winnipesaukee's history goes well beyond the boating and other recreational-related activities we think of today! Join Glenn as he reveals the many facets of this history, including the real story about “America’s Oldest Summer Resort” in Wolfeboro, the religious sect on Gilford’s Governors Island who thought the world was ending, Massachusetts’ early efforts to claim New Hampshire territory as their own, the site of the country’s first college sports rivalry in Center Harbor, the African American community that once existed in Gilmanton, and the only airport of its kind in the entire country in Alton.  Whether you live in the area, are a visitor from elsewhere in the Granite State, or are a summer resident or tourist, these fascinating and enlightening bits of history will change forever how you view New Hampshire’s "Big Lake."


Join us as we celebrate 50 years of bringing the humanities to your community!

Event Details


Tuesday, May 21, 2024 7:00pm


Alton Gilman Library
100 Main Street
Alton NH 03809

Hosted By:

Alton Historical Society

Contact Info:

Sandra Hammond, 603-569-3745