The History of Snowboarding
The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society hosts author Brian Knight on Thursday, June 6, at 6 p.m. This free program will be held at the Middletown Road School House, with parking across the street at the Custer Sharp House at 2461 Middletown Road in Londonderry. In his talk, Knight will detail the birth, growth and development of snowboarding from its humble beginnings during the 1980s and 1990s, when Manchester and the Mountains was the epicenter of the fledgling sport. With the presence of Burton Snowboards, the U.S. Open Championships, and one of the earliest machine-built halfpipes at Stratton Mountain, the local population led the vanguard as snowboarding ventured from the fringe to mainstream. From Olympic gold medalists to backhoe operators and converted skiers, locals contributed immensely to the development of the sport.
The mission of the Londonderry Arts and Historical Society is to bring stories of early Londonderry to light and present creative works by past and present artists that highlight the rich cultural dimensions of the area. For more information, call 802-856-7284 or email [email protected]