Film

NHTI's Film Society, together with Barry Steelman, is pleased to present the 24th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival featuring the most creative short films in the world - judged internationally by the cinema-going public. The NHTI Film Society, celebrating its 21st season, is one of the region's premier venues for independent, foreign, and classic films. This year's festival will again be seen by audiences around the world. Read more →


CONCORD, NH – As a proud partner of the fifth annual Capital Arts Fest in downtown Concord, NH, Concord Community Music School presents its free Arts Fest Open House on Saturday, September 25, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. No musical experience? No problem! The Arts Fest Open House is admission-free and open to everyone, with participatory musical activities and performances. Pop in for a session, or stay the whole time, and don’t miss the all-day “musical yard sale” on the lower level. SAT. SEPT. 25 - MUSIC SCHOOL’S ARTS FEST OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE 10:00-10:45am: Music and Movement with Heather Oberheim (Community... Read more →


The M/S Mount Washington is one of the five properties that the State Historical Resources Council has added to the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places. The current Mount has served New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee since 1940. In addition to its history within the tourism industry, it continues to be integral to the tradition of determining "ice out" on the lake, which is officially determined when the ship can travel to all five of its ports of call.  Today’s Mount is last in a line of vessels that provided water transportation between the major communities surrounding Lake Winnipesaukee. Read more →


Summer begins on Thursday, July 1 at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: The museum will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. seven days a week through September 5, with reservations for general admission and planetarium shows available through the Center’s website or by phone. The Discovery Center’s summer exhibits include lunar exhibits, weather exhibits from the Mount Washington Observatory complemented by the Discovery Center’s upgraded DIY weather reporting station, aviation simulators, and a special NH Space Grant featured project: exhibits created by high school students from the Applied Technology Center in Milford, NH and Seacoast School of Technology in Exeter, NH on how living and working in space affects the human body.  Read more →


Concord- The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will host its monthly online Super Stellar Friday series as taxonomist Dr. Catherine Craig talks about her work via Zoom webinar on Friday, June 4th at 7 pm. At a time when species’ discoveries and extinctions are both news items, understanding what makes a species and how we describe them can illuminate what those trends mean for the future. Dr. Craig, whose recent research focused on hermit crab species within the genus Paguristes, will share her perspective on why taxonomy is important and how it can help us better understand the world around us. Read more →


April 5ththrough 12ththe McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will celebrate the magic of the night sky through virtual events and activities aimed at promoting awareness of light pollution and ways to improve your view of the stars. International Dark Sky Week is organized by the International Dark-Sky Association as part of their work to protect dark skies for all to enjoy. Throughout the week, blog posts and videos will provide information on light pollution and how it impacts ecosystems, human health, and, of course, viewing of the sky, and daily challenges will encourage everyone to think about what they can do to limit light pollution. Read more →


Scott Hanson, award-winning author, will present an illustrated talk Historic Houses for Contemporary Lives about how to restore your historic house in a way that preserves its most important features and makes it livable for the 21st century.  The author of the best-selling book, Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners, will introduce the book’s concepts and share examples, photos and how-to illustrations to inspire and guide you in your own home renovation and restoration efforts.  A live question and answer period will follow. Read more →


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 →


On February 5thand 6th1971, America’s first astronaut and New Hampshire native Alan Shepard set foot on the Moon, as commander of NASA’s Apollo 14 mission. Over two days, he and crewmate Edgar Mitchell collected rock samples, deployed science equipment, and even found time for a little golf. To celebrate the 50thanniversary of this historic moment in space exploration, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center is hosting a virtual celebration with historical information, DIY science activities, a statewide tour of Shepard/lunar science-related hotspots, and check-ins and recorded memories of the event from Granite Staters. 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, starhop.com, to register and submit questions in advance. This event is free, but donations are welcome. Read more →


(Concord, NH) The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center and Mount Washington Observatory are combining forces to increase access to meteorological and atmospheric sciences for New Hampshire families and visitors to our state. With the closing of the Observatory’s Weather Discovery Center in North Conway, NH, the exhibits enjoyed by thousands of learners young and old will move in January 2021 to their new home at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, NH. Read more →