Speakers and Programs

Presentations of the New England Ski Museum

The New England Ski Museum has a number of presentations on various aspects of ski history based on exhibitions and research that are available as public programs to interested groups.

 Considerations:

  • Remote presentations via Zoom are available with Jeremy Davis or Jeff Leich.
  •  For in-person presentations, please contact the Museum office three to four weeks ahead of the planned event to see if a speaker can be scheduled.
  • Programs normally run from 45 to 70 minutes.
  • For in-person presentations, the Museum speaker will supply a projector. The facility is requested to supply a table and projection screen.
  • A small display table for Museum literature is appreciated.
  • If overnight travel for the speaker is necessary, the sponsoring agency is responsible for paying the speaker’s travel and lodging expenses.
  • An honorarium of $100 to the Museum is requested but not mandatory.

Dr. E. John B. Allen, Board Historian

John Allen

E. John B. Allen

E. John B. Allen, PhD in History, is the long time historian for the Ski Museum and author of From Skisport to Skiing: 100 Years of an American Sport 1840-1940 and The Culture and Sport of Skiing From Antiquity to World War II, both published by the University of Massachusetts Press. He has also written a history of American ski instruction and over 70 refereed articles published in international, national and local journals.

Dr. Allen served as academic chair of two international conferences on ski history and has been a consultant for half a dozen ski history documentary films.  He has lectured in the USA and in Europe in 2009 on an 8-lecture tour of Slovenia, and in 2018 to Swiss PhD students at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland

John Allen’s Programs

  • “New Hampshire on Skis” (arranged through the NH Humanities Council)
  • “World Wide Military Skiing”
  • “Women on Skis”
  • “The Skiing World of Leni Riefenstahl”
  • “Ski Mountaineering”
  • “Hannes Schneider: Skimeister to the World”

Jeremy Davis, Board of Directors

Jeremy Davis

Jeremy Davis

Jeremy Davis is the author of five books: Lost Ski Areas of the White Mountains, Southern Vermont, Southern Adirondacks, Northern Adirondacks, and the Berkshires. He is the founder of the New England Lost Ski Areas Project (www.nelsap.org), the largest collection of lost ski area history. He has served on the New England Ski Museum Board of Directors since 2000. Jeremy is employed at Weather Routing Inc. in Glens Falls, NY where he is an Operations Manager and Senior Meteorologist.  He currently resides just outside of Saratoga Springs, NY. It is most convenient for Jeremy to schedule talks in Vermont, eastern New York, and the Berkshires.

Jeremy Davis’ Programs

  • “Lost Ski Areas of the White Mountains”
  • “Lost Ski Areas of Southern Vermont”
  • “Lost Ski Areas of the Southern Adirondacks”
  • “Lost Ski Areas of the Northern Adirondacks”
  • “Lost Ski Areas of the Berkshires”

 

Jeff Leich, Executive Director

 

Jeff Leich

Jeff Leich has been the Executive Director of New England Ski Museum in Franconia, NH since 1997. Leich is the editor of the Journal of the New England Ski Museum, and produces most of the exhibits that the Museum changes on an annual basis. His presentations are based on the Museum’s annual exhibits.

 Jeff Leich’s Programs

  • “Before and Beyond the Lifts: Sketches of Backcountry Skiing”
  • “Over The Headwall: The Ski History of Skiing in Tuckerman Ravine”
  • “Tales of the 10th: The Mountain Troops and American Skiing”
  • “Winter Work: The CCC and New England Skiing”
  • “Historical Highlights of Wildcat”

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