WHAT: The New Hampshire Historical Society will mark the 85th anniversary of the Loudon Classic, the oldest continuing motorcycle race in America, by offering free museum admission each day of the 2008 Motorcycle Week (June 14-22). Also to mark Motorcycle Week, the Society’s museum shop will debut limited edition t-shirts featuring vintage Loudon Classic photographs.
The New Hampshire Historical Society’s limited-edition Motorcycle Week t-shirts feature three vintage photographs from its library collection. These images from the 1980s capture the spirit of the annual event that brings thousands of motorcycle and racing fans to New Hampshire. The t-shirts retail for $19.95 to $24.95 and are available exclusively through the Society’s museum shop or online at nhhistory.org.
Beginning June 14, the museum will feature “Mill Town Memories,” an exhibition of 56 drawings and watercolors by author and artist Marian Cannon Schlesinger. Schlesinger started painting textile mills in communities in the Merrimack River valley in the early 1970s. Attracted by the architectural beauty and history of New Hampshire’s 19th-century industrial communities, she set out to document these unique parts of our history before they disappeared. Her paintings capture mills in 23 New Hampshire communities ranging from Antrim to Tilton and other paintings document Lowell, Methuen, Newburyport, and other Massachusetts communities.
The Society’s Museum of New Hampshire History is located at 6 Eagle Square, downtown Concord. Hours during Motorcycle Week are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Free parking is available in the Society’s lot, located behind the museum off Storrs Street.
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