This year’s auction featured a great variety of quality experiences, goods and services donated by individuals, businesses and organizations around the state that support the restoration and preservation of New Hampshire’s historic places.
Some of the fabulous experiences that bidders will now enjoy include a night’s stay at the new boutique Hotel Concord, dining and lodging at the Horse & Hound Inn in Franconia and a two-night visit to the Omni Mount Washington in Bretton Woods. Those looking for a special outing with family or friends cast bids for the Portsmouth Harbor Cruise for four or a day trip that includes a carriage ride, tour, and lunch for four at the historic Castle in the Clouds. They all have some great experiences to look forward to this spring or summer.
The online auction provided the chance for children and teens to enjoy a great day of skateboarding with a friend at Rye Airfield Park and two fun-filled weeks of camping at Camp Birch Hill in New Durham. Other great experiences for individuals and families included a barn dance with national treasure Dudley Laufman of Canterbury and a week’s use of a historic bathhouse on the beach at North Hampton.
Those with old barns cast their bids on barn assessments by restoration experts Ian Blackman LLC and Richard Thompson. Another bidder will soon have the chance to host a festive gathering of up to 100 people at Canterbury Shaker Village.
A big thank you to all of our auction donors and participants for your generous and enthusiastic support of historic preservation in New Hampshire! We are deeply grateful to each and every one of you for your role in preserving New Hampshire’s history and heritage.