Tour of Treasures: Newbury’s Lake Lodges and Farmhouses

Newbury’s Treasures: Our Lake Lodges and Farmhouses, a tour of of the 1832 Center Meeting House and eight historic lake and farm homes will be held on Saturday, August 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Newbury. The tour will start at the Newbury town office building on Route 103, adjacent to the historic Center Meeting House.CMHouse3_AB

The fund-raiser is sponsored by the Center Meeting House of Newbury, NH in association with the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, and will include a preview gala party on Friday, August 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the ‘turn of the century’ Stone Barn on Route 103A. The garden party will include music by classical guitarist John Sanchez, an art exhibit and sale by noted Newbury artists, a tour of the stone barn, and hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Event proceeds will be used to continue restoration of the Center Meeting House. The goal for 2009 is to restore and raise the bell tower back on top of the Meeting House.

Tour tickets: Pre-buy, $15 each/Day of tour, $20. Preview gala party, $60. Combination preview party, tour and 2009 Center Meeting House membership, $75. Tickets can be purchased at Morgan Hill Bookstore in New London, Marzelli’s Deli in Newbury, and Bayberry Barn in North Sutton. For more information, call 603-763-2840 or 603-927-4006. All events will take place ‘rain or shine’.

Photo by Alena Banks

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