“History of Cranmore” with Tom Eastman

Date: 16 May 2013 19:00 to 20:00

North Conway Library presents 'History Of Cranmore Mountain' with Tom Eastman on May 16

The North Conway Public Library is pleased to invite you to the final program of its Thursday Night Program Series on Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the Weather Discovery Center on Main Street in North Conway Village.

Conway Daily Sun reporter and Valley Fun co-editor Tom Eastman will talk about his new book “The History of Cranmore Mountain.”

This presentation and Tom’s book tell the story of Cranmore, the early ski school founder Carroll P. Reed (1905-1995), financier Harvey Dow Gibson (1882-1950), the Eastern Slope Inn, the snow trains, the Skimobile, the arrival of Austrian ski great Hannes Schneider (1890-1955) in February 1939 at Cranmore after being released from Nazi-held custody; his son, fellow U.S. Ski Hall of Fame member and former Cranmore owner Herbert Schneider (1920-2012), the Eastern Slope Ski Club, Toni Matt's legendary schuss of the Tuckerman Ravine Headwall in the 1939 American Inferno, and about Cranmore's transformation under new ownership into a year-round resort over the past two and a half years.

During his presentation, Tom will be showing many of the 70 vintage photographs that are all displayed in his book; many of them loaned by local photographers, the North Conway Public Library, and the New England Ski Museum.

There is no charge for the program, although donations are greatly appreciated. Refreshments will be served and coffee is generously donated by Frontside Grind of North Conway.

Please join Tom and the North Conway Library for a trip down Cranmore’s memory lane on Thursday May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Obs Weather Discovery Center.

For more information, contact the North Conway Library at 603-356-2961.