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April 2020

The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance has awarded grants to thirteen historic preservation projects throughout the state, amounting to $100,000 in new investment to save important community landmarks. Jennifer Goodman, executive director of the Preservation Alliance, said “We are so pleased to be able to make these grants to worthy projects in many regions of the state. Our members and friends are telling us that these special places offer feelings of comfort and stability in these uncertain times. These investments also support jobs and help local economies.”  These grants are made possible by an award to the N.H. Preservation Alliance from The 1772 Foundation. Many were previously named to the Alliance’s Seven to Savelist, and have also received support from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP).  Read more →

The M/S Mount Washington is asking its passengers to help document its long history. This season, the ship will post photos taken by members of the public to its public areas. "We invite everyone to look through their personal photos to find the best snapshots, and to submit them to us," the M/S Mount Washington posted to its website, "Our favorites will be hung on the ship, including your name and hometown. We’ll even provide a voucher for up to four cruise tickets so you can come see your photo in person." Read more →

Although the COVID-19 crisis is unlike anything we’ve seen before, we remain confident that our country will come through this situation stronger than ever. Mount Washington Cruises has always held the safety of our passengers and crew as our top priority. We recognize that in the short term, changes are needed to keep everyone safe. Read more →

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center invites the public to celebrate the 30thanniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope in a Facebook Live event on April 24 at 2 PM. During the Discovery Center’s first ever Facebook Live event, Education Director Mirka Zapletal, Education Coordinator Faithe Miller and Director of Visitor Services Sarah Nappo will unveil a an image captured by the Hubble that has never been publicly released, discuss30 years of scientific discovery enabled by this “eye to the universe”, and answer any questions event attendees may have. Read more →

To support the Discovery Center in its efforts to serve the community with online learning modules, people can go to to donate or become a member. New members will still enjoy an entire year of fun, as all memberships purchased during this time will not expire until one year from the date the Discovery Center officially reopens to the public. Read more →

Submissions are welcome for the 2020 Brodsky Prize, established by a former editor of the Manchester Central High School newspaper, and his family, to encourage out-of-the-box efforts and innovation by a new generation of student journalists. Read more →