NH Tourism Info Booth On Its Way to a New Home

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Things can sure take a long time!

Back in early April of 2016, we were thrilled to find out that the small building at the back of our property was Wolfeboro’s original Tourist Information Booth from the early 1930’s. If you missed our blog post with the details, just click here to read it.

Since we had no room to keep the information booth on site, we needed to find a new, permanent home for it. Easier said than done. We had numerous conversations with town and Chamber of Commerce representatives, local citizens, and some creative business people who have become very successful by thinking outside the box. We even teamed with the Wolfeboro Heritage Commission to find a new owner for the historic structure. But despite these efforts, nothing came together.

Finally, we were connected to Steve Bedard of Bedard Preservation and Restoration of Gilmanton, NH. When Castle in the Clouds and the Colonel Paul Wentworth Museum needed to undertake some restoration work, they both turned to Bedard Preservation. Steve is known for his commitment to preserving historic properties. 

 Historic NH tourism bureau booth moves from Pickering House in Wolfeboro NH

Steve has taken the little tourism booth to his property in Gilmanton to restore it. He (and his wife, Liz) promise to send us some updated photos once the booth is back in shape and has found its permanent home! We are so grateful that Steve helped us save this special building and look forward to seeing photos of it in the future.

Thank you, Steve Bedard!