May is Preservation Month and a good time to help support New Hampshire’s historic resources by participating in the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance’s online auction. Proceeds from the auction support our Seven to Save endangered properties and old farms and barns across the state.
This year’s online auction features 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.
If you are in need of a little time away, you can bid on a night’s stay at the new boutique Hotel Concord, dining and lodging at the Horse & Hound Inn in Franconia, or a two-night visit to the Omni Mount Washington in Bretton Woods. If you prefer a special outing with family or friends, cast a bid 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.
As summer approaches, the online auction provides the chance to give your pre-teen a great day of skateboarding with a friend at Rye Airfield Park or two fun-filled weeks of camping at Camp Birch Hill in New Durham. Other great experiences to bid on include the opportunity to win 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 may wish to cast their bids on barn assessments by restoration experts Ian Blackman LLC and Richard Thompson. Or if you wish to host special event in a beautiful historic setting, consider bidding on one of the Canterbury Shaker Village’s facilities that accommodate gatherings of up to 100 people.
Now that Preservation Month has arrived, plan to participate in the Preservation Alliance’s online auction and encourage your family and friends to show their support for the history and heritage of New Hampshire.
The online auction kicks off on Friday, May 10, at 12 p.m. and ends Sunday, June 2, at 9 p.m. To cast your bid for historic preservation, go to: www.biddingforgood.com/nhpreservation/auction2019