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25th Celebration Photos by Gil Talbot
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25th Anniversary Commemorative Publication

To celebrate AIL's history, a commemorative publication was created at the end of its 25th anniversary year featuring information about the organization's history and founders and the many ways AIL has grown since its inception. Click here to view the electronic version

25th Anniversary Photo Retrospectives

Joan Eaton and Maureen Rosen have worked tirelessly to document moments big and small throughout AIL's history. In celebration of the organization's 25th anniversary, Joan and Maureen compiled some of their favorite photographs in two separate retrospectives. See new and familiar faces by clicking on the dates below. 

2017-2023: The Many Faces of AIL, by Joan Eaton

A Milestone to Celebrate!

Adventures in Learning delighted in celebrating its twenty-fifth year in 2023! 

Though AIL has grown since its founding, it remains true to the original vision of providing lifelong learning opportunities that allow community members to engage with both interesting subject matter and each other. We are especially grateful to founding members Hilary Cleveland, Julien and Priscilla LeBourgeois, Charlie Carey, Susie and Bob Gray, Sue and Dick Eaton, Mary and Allan Doyle, Peter and Jean McKee, and Dick and Deniza Martin, who had the foresight and determination to garner the support of Colby-Sawyer College and bring this program to life in 1998. In honor of Hilary Cleveland’s foresight and leadership in the establishment of AIL, we are excited to announce that she was named honorary chair of the 25th Anniversary of AIL. 


The year 2023 was filled with special programming to celebrate AIL’s rich history and bright future, including several course reprises, a Community Spotlight series, special lectures, field tripsgallery events, and much more. A grand 25th Anniversary celebration took place at Colby-Sawyer on June 8th (photos by Gil Talbot above). AIL is especially thankful for the efforts of the 25th Anniversary Committee, whose dedication helped move forward these special events. Click here for a summary of their work.  

Guided by the theme, “Celebrating our Past, Investing in our Future,” AIL kicked off an $80,000 fundraising campaign intended to support the continued growth and viability of the program over the next twenty-five years and beyond. As a volunteer-driven organization, generous support from our members, friends and community partners will be instrumental in our ability to advance our mission and enhance our programs. 

AIL is incredibly grateful to our dedicated volunteers, members and friends, and we are proud to celebrate 25 years of lifelong learning and community enrichment in the Kearsarge-Lake Sunapee region!

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