History of Lake Sunapee told through postcards. Book signing at Sunapee Harbor, May 27

The Sunapee Historical Society will  host a book signing with local author Paul D. Rheingold on Sunday, May 27, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the historical society museum at Sunapee Harbor.

Rheingold, a summer resident of Sunapee for 33 years, authored “Lake Sunapee” — the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Postcard History series. It includes a forward by Becky Fitts Rylander and Ron Garceau.

The book boasts more than 200 vintage postcards and memories of days gone by.

The lakeshore has an unusually interesting history, traced here in postcard views, many from the start of the 20th century.

They tell a story of large resort hotels, steamboat travel, and trains, all in the era before the automobile.

The towns on the lake as they were a century ago are also fully illustrated—Sunapee Harbor, Georges Mills, New London, Blodgett Landing, Newbury, and Burkehaven.

Rheingold is a member of the Sunapee Historical Society and the Lake Sunapee Protective Association. He is a practicing lawyer with his home in Rye, N.Y., which is the subject of his previous book in the Postcard History series.

“Lake Sunapee” (Arcadia Publishing, Postcard History Series, 128 pages, $21.99) by Paul D. Rheingold. Books will be available for purchase at the Sunapee Historical Society event. The public is invited to attend and meet the author. Refreshments will be served.

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