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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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, starhop.com, to register and submit questions in advance. This event is free, but donations are welcome. Read more →


To support the Discovery Center in its efforts to serve the community with online learning modules, people can go to www.starhop.com 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 →


If you are longing to get out of the house for a fun winter afternoon activity, the New Hampshire Telephone Museum has the perfect solution! Join them at the Warner Town Hall on Sunday, January 19th at 2:00 p.m. for a screening of the 1925 silent film, “Seven Chances” starring Buster Keaton Read more →


Canterbury Shaker Village’s serene beauty shines through in November.  If you haven’t yet come to visit, there’s still time. The village is open weekends through November 24th and then re-opens for holiday events.  Through November 24, guided tours are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 2 pm, and the Café is open from 11-2.  The museum store is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm through November 29, the day after Thanksgiving.  Then join the fun at Christmas at Canterbury on Dec. 7 and 14.  Or consider reserving a spot of one of our special candlelight tours offered on December 6, 8, 13, and 15.  Read more →