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Build A Boat This Summer at the New Hampshire Boat Museum

Press Releases - February 14, 2011





The New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro is now accepting applications for its popular summer boat building classes.  For details and application forms, visit www.nhbm.org and click on “Programs.”

Choose from a one-person canoe, a one-person kayak, or 12-foot Bevin’s Skiff. Costs vary, depending on the choice of boat, with an additional course registration fee; discounted fees for current members.

Select from the following sessions:

● Youth Boat Building, designed for girls and boys ages 12 to 16 years.  Two 10-day sessions: June 20-July 1 or August 8-19; 9am-3pm.  Youth Scholarships are available for those who qualify.  Application forms are found on the website.

● Family Boat Building, designed for a team of parent(s) or grandparent(s) and a child.  Great for grandchildren visiting this summer.  Recommended minimum age 10 years old.  One 6-day session: July 5-10, 8:30am-3:30pm.

● Women and Men Boat Building will be offered July 23-30, 8:30am-3:30pm.

Students will be taught the safe use of hand and small power tools by expert instructors, with plenty of individual assistance by volunteers. All supplies and tools are supplied.  You don’t have to be “woodworker,” just someone who will work hard to create a beautiful finished boat you will be proud to take out on the lakes and rivers.

The New Hampshire Boat Museum is seeking Scholarship Sponsors to provide financial aid to youth who may not otherwise be able to participate. Sponsors are invited to the graduation day luncheon and boat launching, providing the opportunity to meet the student and see firsthand the result of their financial aid.  Partial scholarships are more than welcome and will be recognized.

A full calendar of events is scheduled from April through October and can be viewed on-line.  Some of these include the New England Vintage Boat Auction on July 16 (donations and consignments welcome), the popular Boathouse Tour on August18, and the biennial Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta, held this year on September 16 and 17.  The Museum will open for the season on Saturday, May 28, with an opening reception with entertainment and refreshments on Friday evening, May 27.

The New Hampshire Boat Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization focusing on New Hampshire’s boating heritage and life on its lakes and rivers.  Housed in the original dance hall/theatre building of the historic Allen A Resort, it is located at 399 Center Street (Route 28/109), Wolfeboro Falls, 2 miles from downtown Wolfeboro.  For further information on 2011 educational programs and events, contact Ann Sprague at museum@nhbm.org, 603-569-4554, or visit their website at nhbm.org

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