Museums

On August 17th and 18th, The Cog will host its annual “Railway to the Moon” Steampunk festival. The Steampunk festival is a celebration of the inventiveness of Cog entrepreneur, Sylvester Marsh, and his undaunted will to build a “Railway to the Moon”. It is a combination of the wild west meets Jules Verne meets the Victorian Era with a circus-like atmosphere.   Read more →


The Barnstormers Theatre of Tamworth, New Hampshire’s oldest summer theatre, kicks off its 2019 season on June 27thwith a performance of “Damn Yankees” sponsored by the Mount Washington Cog Railway, the oldest mountain-climbing railway in the world. To celebrate the railway’s 150th anniversary and the opening of the show, the theatre and the railway have partnered with the Tamworth History Center, Tamworth Distilling and Art in the Age Café for evening of art, history and local offerings.Surrounded by farm fields and bordered by a meandering river, with plenty to see and do along Main Street, Tamworth Village is an experience not to be mi Read more →


Summer began on Friday, June 14 at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center: The Discovery Center will be open every day from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through September 1. As the Discovery Center gears up to celebrate the 50thanniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, it will continuously unveil new components of its special exhibition, To the Moon, throughout the summer, culminating in a grand opening on Saturday, July 20. Daily summer planetarium shows include the Discovery Center’s newest feature on Apollo 11, CapCom Go!, as well as The Little Star that Could, Impact Earth, Tonight’s Sky andTake Flight! Read more →


The Mount Washington Cog Railway of New Hampshire will be celebrating a momentous occasion on July 3rdthis year. 150 years ago, mountain-climbing steam engines successfully traveled to the summit of Mount Washington with paying customers, changing history forever to become the first mountain- climbing railway in the world. Read more →


The Mount Washington Cog Railway’s Engine, the first mountain–climbing cog railway engine in the world, will be attending the NH Made Street Market in Concord on Friday, June 7thin celebration of the State House Bicentennial. The train will be located among the festivities on Capitol Street, along with the Cog Railway tent. Read more →


Concord, NH – On Friday night, June 7 at 7 p.m., the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Centerand NH PBS offer a sneak peek at Chasing the Moon, the special new PBS series created to commemorate the upcoming 50thanniversary of the first moon landing. The special showing will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Andrew Jordan, lunar researcher at the University of New Hampshire. The all-inclusive admission cost for the program, panel discussion and exploration of the Discovery Center’s exhibits is $13.50 for adults, $12.50 for students and seniors, $8.50 for children and free for members. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Read more →


Concord, NH – On Friday night, June 7 at 7 p.m., the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Centerand NH PBS offer a sneak peek at Chasing the Moon, the special new PBS series created to commemorate the upcoming 50thanniversary of the first moon landing. The special showing will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Andrew Jordan, lunar researcher at the University of New Hampshire. The all-inclusive admission cost for the program, panel discussion and exploration of the Discovery Center’s exhibits is $13.50 for adults, $12.50 for students and seniors, $8.50 for children and free for members. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Read more →


Join the Discovery Center and NHPBS for a sneak peek of the new American Experience series "Chasing the Moon" at this month's Super Stellar Friday! Following the video, Dr. Andrew Jordan, a Research Scientist at UNH, will answer visitor questions about the episode! Jordan holds a Ph.D. from Boston University. He is a research scientist at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space at the University of New Hampshire. He is a member of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team and currently studies how energetic charged particles affected lunar soil and water ice. His previous research focused on the mitigation of cosmic rays by the Earth’s magnetosphere. Read more →