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Summer with the New Hampshire Boat Museum
July 31, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Build a Boat This Summer with the New Hampshire Boat Museum
Scholarships Available for Youth
Photos: Boat Building classes are provided each summer for adults, families and youth. Wolfeboro, NH: Have you ever dreamed of buildng your own boat for summer use but didn’t know how? Then the New Hampshire Boat Museum's popular Boat Building Program is perfect for you. There are still some spaces left in the Adult/Family Program which runs from July 8 – 16 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. In the Adult/Family Program, participants can build either a canoe, one-person kayak, Bevin’s S, paddleboard or Optimist sailing dinghy.
The Youth Program runs July 31 – 11, Monday-Friday, 9 am – 3 pm. Boys or girls must be age 12 or older. In this class participants can build a canoe, one-person kayak or Bevin’s Skiff. Thanks to donations from a number of donors, scholarships are available to build a canoe for students in the Youth Program. The scholarships are for youth who might not otherwise be able to participate due to financial considerations. To learn more about the classes, costs, or the scholarships, visit the Museum’s website at www.nhbm.org. Or call the Museum at 569-4554.
The Boat Building classes give you a great value because you build your own boat at a low cost and learn about boats and boat building from excellent instructors. In each class you are taught the safe use of hand tools and small power tools by expert instructors, with plenty of individual assistance by volunteers. All materials and tools are supplied. You don’t have to be a “woodworker.” Through hard work and the help of our volunteers you will create your own beautiful finished boat you will be proud to take out on the lakes and rivers when you finish the class. The following generous donors have contributed to the 2017 Boat Building scholarship fund: an anonymous foundation, Sarah and Edmund Dinsmore, Mike Turner, Bud and
Betsy Booth, Wolfeboro Lions Club, Lois B. Warner, Wolfeboro Rotary Club, The Hal Sanderson Scholarship from the New England Lyman Group, Tom and Rose McNamara, Jamestown Distributors, the Captain Raymond Thombs Memorial Fund and the New England Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. In kind support for the program comes from Endurance Technologies, Winnipesaukee Lumber, Maine Coast Lumber, Jamestown Distributors, Hamilton Marine, Ski Works,
Lowes Home Improvement in Gilford, and JC Signs.
The program is always looking for volunteers to assist boat builders. Training is provided for volunteers who can contribute a few days up to a few weeks depending on your schedule. To learn more about volunteering call the Museum at 569-4554.
If you have any questions or want to receive a sign-up form or scholarship information in the mail, please call the Museum at 569-4554. Applications are available online for downloading at www.nhbm.org.