Current Affairs

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 →

On Saturday, September 12, from 10:30 – 4 p.m., the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will present AerospaceFest, New Hampshire’s annual aerospace festival, with some notable changes: (1) This year’s festival will be primarily outdoors, providing plenty of opportunity for socially distanced science and engineering fun; (2) Masks will be required and sanitation stations available; and (3) Admission will be free! Read more →

On Friday night, August 7 at 7 p.m., McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Director of Education Mirka Zapletal presents Carnivores and Climate Change, in a special live Zoom presentation, followed by Q & A. 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 →