Current Affairs

Highlighting both the ongoing support that the arts contribute to the health and well-being of the state’s communities as well as the challenges the arts sector in New Hampshire has faced throughout the pandemic, the N.H. State Council on the Arts announced today that it is seeking nominations for the 2021 Governor’s Arts Awards. Read more →

Best Buddies Friendship Walk: June 5, 2021 at the State Housein Concord, NH. The Best Buddies Friendship Walk: Concord, New Hampshire is the latest life-changing movement. Since 2009 more than 250,000 participants have walked in over 60 cities and raised more than $24 million for Best Buddies. Read more →

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host its monthly online Super Stellar Friday series as Educator Dave McDonald explores PHUN with MATH!via Zoom webinar on Friday, January 8that 7 pm. McDonald will discuss patterns in math and nature, the language of mathematics, and using math in decision-making. 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 →

AG Becerra, Who Fought to Pass and Protect the ACA, is Leading the Charge to Protect Americans’ Health Care Before the Supreme Court Read more →

This virtual iteration of Super Stellar Friday is part of the Discovery Center’s suite of virtual offeringsduring the pandemic. As New Hampshire residents and business continue to practice social distancing, adding Distance Learning has allowed the museum to continue reaching audiences and serving as an educational resource for families in and beyond New Hampshire. The Discovery Center is open to the public Friday through Sunday plus some holidays. Read more →

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 →