Current Affairs

To honor outstanding work in its field, the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance is seeking nominations for its annual Preservation Achievement Awards.  The awards recognize individuals, organizations, or businesses in the categories of restoration and stewardship, rehabilitation and adaptive use, compatible new construction, public policy, and educational and planning initiatives. Read more →


In Warner, a 50 year tradition of taking children outdoors each spring at the Warner Fishing Derby indicates that the location of the derby is a special place in town. Willow brook, also known as Children’s Brook, has always been the Derby location. Families come with their children, fishing poles and bait to help their kids learn the thrills of spending time outdoors and taking a chance at bringing dinner home. The faces of children and their parents express the importance of this event. It is a bonding experience for everyone. So, when Scott and Joan Warren and the Warner Conservation Commission asked Five Rivers Conservation Trust to help conserve land along Children’s Brook, we were excited. “Community Conservation is about conserving the places important to the people in the Community,” says Beth McGuinn, Executive Director of Five Rivers Conservation Trust. Read more →


With grand proportions and an Italianate exterior, the Parker J. Noyes building at the corner of Main and Bunker Hill Street has anchored the northern gateway to downtown Lancaster since 1846. The building, at one point the largest manufacturing facility of pharmaceutical products in the country, recently earned a place on the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places. Read more →


Approaching the four corners of Meadow Pond, Loon Pond, and Stockwell Hill Roads in Gilmanton is like experiencing “The essence of rural character in Gilmanton”. Now these 164 acres of scenic lands are conserved permanently, thanks to landowners Graham Wilson and Virginia Sapiro who donated a conservation easement to Five Rivers Conservation Trust on December 20. Read more →


On Sunday, January 27, 2019, the New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (“NHICE”) will screen To Kill a Mockingbird as part of a multi-year statewide program designed to foster conversations with the public on law, justice, and civics. The screening will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of New Hampshire School of Law’s Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service in Concord, New Hampshire. A light snack will be provided. Read more →


The New Hampshire Preservation Alliance has announced its 2018 Seven to Save list today, featuring a the Ruggles 236-acre mica mine in Grafton, the 250-acre Laconia State School campus, a dam of a water-power system at Canterbury Shaker Village and the enormous exhibition barn at the Rochester Fairgrounds. Also on the list highlighting endangered historic landscapes as well as iconic structures is a home dating from the 18thand 19thcentury that stretches along the common at Haverhill Corner, an Italianate parsonage in Lee and a Prairie-style residence built for the Director of the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Manchester. Read more →


Join the N.H. Preservation Alliance on Tuesday, October 16th at 5:00 PM in Washington, NH. for the announcement of the newest Seven to Save list and to celebrate the rehabilitation of Washington’s iconic 1787 Meetinghouse (which was listed to Seven to Save when future was uncertain in 2014). Read more →


Waterville Valley in New Hampshire’s White Mountains hosts the annual Fall Foliage Celebration over Columbus Day weekend, Saturday, Oct. 6 through Monday, Oct. 8. The weekend is chock full of family fun with activities for all ages including free outdoor... Read more →


Women are half of New Hampshire’s population, and many are not able to achieve their full potential. That’s not because they aren't capable, but because obstacles like bias and discrimination hold them back. A new report from the New Hampshire Women's Foundation tells the complex story of how New Hampshire women are doing on measures of health, safety, economic security, and leadership. Read more →


Old house owners often struggle with musty, excessively humid and wet basements that can lead to unhealthy living conditions and expensive house repairs. “Whether your water issue is as simple as condensation on your pipes, or as problematic as standing water in your basement, this workshop is for you! We’ll cover everything from basic practical tips to more technical solutions to preventing water infiltration and high humidity levels in your basement," said Beverly Thomas, Program Director at the Preservation Alliance. Read more →