Two public sessions on the significance and future of the iconic gasholder building in the state capital. Visible from I93 and a landmark of 19th century industrial New Hampshire, the building is the last-of-its-kind in the country and threatened with demolition. Read more →

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance announced its 2020 Seven to Save list today, highlighting vulnerable historic resources and related threats to community life and economic well-being during the pandemic.  All of the listees need transformative investment to become viable community assets again. “We need these places to survive and thrive,” said Nicholas Mitchell, chair of the board of directors of the Preservation Alliance. “These landmarks are the heart and soul of our daily life and feel even more important during these uncertain times,” he said. Read more →

The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues is a classic, low-budget 1950s creature-feature. The movie follows biologist Dr. Ted Stevens and federal agent William Grant as they investigate the mysterious death of a fisherman whose body washed ashore covered in radioactive burns. Their search for answers leads Dr. Stevens to local marine biologist Professor King, King’s daughter, and a horrible sea monster terrorizing the citizens of a coastal town. This 1955 monster movie runs one hour and 21 minutes and is rated PG. Read more →

At 7 p.m. on Friday, October 2, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s virtual Super Stellar Friday program will be Understanding the Night Skywith Discovery Center Educator and Astronomy Instructor Dave McDonald, M.Ed. McDonald will discuss patterns in the sky, how to find planets, and the classification of stars. Following the presentation, McDonald will answer audience questions in a Q & A session. Online registration is required to access the presentation; see the museum’s website,, to register and submit questions in advance. This event is free, but donations are welcome. Read more →

Concord's  McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host a belated 30th birthday celebration for the Hubble Space Telescope on Saturday, September 25 at 11 a.m., to recognize three decades of amazing images and discoveries from this space telescope. Attendees can make star finders, vote for their favorite Hubble image, toast the telescope with cupcakes, and take home telescope image lithographs. Read more →

This will be a fall foliage season like none other.  2020... Mother Nature won’t let us down, but the way we experience the fall colors has changed. Nobody wants to sit in traffic to see the fall colors of New England—or crowd into a park. The only thing worse might be to miss the fall colors entirely, by heading to the wrong place at the wrong time.  Read more →

Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA), in collaboration with the Concord Community Music School and the City of Concord, has added three dates to their “Music in the Park” mini-concert series. The upcoming concerts – 3:00pm on Sunday, September 13, 20, and 27 – all feature faculty, alums, and friends of the Music School, and will take place at the Music School’s parkside stage, which overlooks beautiful Fletcher-Murphy Park in downtown Concord. Read more →