Cracker Barrel Talk: Inn Side of Sunapee 1890-1950

Sunapee Village in 1909
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The “inn side of Sunapee,” a child’s view of the grand resorts 1890 to 1950 will be the subject of Thursday night’s cracker barrel talk at the Sunapee Historical Society museum at Sunapee Harbor. Arthur Slade will recount childhood memories of the Elm Lodge, Slade’s Inn, and Ben Mere and Burkehaven hotels and will share observations and stories of two other Arthur Slades, his grandfather and father. The July 16 program starts at 7 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge.

The Sunapee Historical Society Museum is located in the old Flanders-Osborne Stable, 74 Main Street, located in the heart of the harbor village district. The museum is open during the summer on Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun from 1 to 4 p.m.; Wed, 7 to 8 p.m.; and in the evenings on Cracker Barrel Thursdays. Closed on Mondays. In the autumn until Columbus Day, it is open Sat/Sun, 1 to 4 p.m.

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  1. Thanks to all who attended the event [Cracker Barrel talk at the Sunapee Historical Society Museum.] I had a blast reflecting on my own, dad’s, grandfather’s and great grandfather’s stories of “Innside” Sunapee….l have a few tales of food, inns, pranks and events,—including the slowest trip the Kearsarge ever made from Lakeside station to Georges Mills and why it was done, plus the man who climbed the Ben Mere Inn and swung like a monkey from the trim and lived to tell about it. Hope to share them with you sometime.

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