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The New Hampshire Telephone Museum’s 2019 special exhibit, That’s Entertainment! The Telephone’sRole in Cinema, Television and Music, is sponsored by TDS Telecom and explores the important roles the telephone played – and still plays today – in the movies and television shows we watch, the music we listen to, and the books we read. The exhibit kicks off with a special red carpet event, sponsored by the Sugar River Bank, on Friday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. and will run through the month of October. Entry into the exhibit is included in the price of museum admission. Read more →


The McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center’s April Super Stellar Friday will feature a DOUBLE planetarium show on April 5th! The first show will be a special showing of Dawn of the Space Age in honor of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. Yuri Gagarin is celebrated each year on April 12th, on the anniversary of man’s first journey into space. The second show will be Tonight’s Sky, led by our Education Coordinator, Sarah Beattie. The double planetarium show will happen during the Discovery Center’s Super Stellar Friday event where the Center is open extra hours every first Friday of the month from 6:30-9:30 PM with special programming. Read more →


The McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center’s April Super Stellar Friday will feature a DOUBLE planetarium show on April 5th! The first show will be a special showing of Dawn of the Space Age in honor of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. Yuri Gagarin is celebrated each year on April 12th, on the anniversary of man’s first journey into space. The second show will be Tonight’s Sky, led by our Education Coordinator, Sarah Beattie. The double planetarium show will happen during the Discovery Center’s Super Stellar Friday event where the Center is open extra hours every first Friday of the month from 6:30-9:30 PM with special programming. Read more →


In the Governor’s Executive Budget Summary release this week, the N.H. State Council on the Arts’ General Fund Arts Development Grants Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2020 is $505,000 which is $282,000 more than in 2019. Read more →


Waterville Valley’s pedestrian village is perfect for Trick-or-Treating at the lodges & Town Square. On Friday, October 26th the Recreation Department will host a Pumpkin Carving & Pizza Party. This is a great family night out from 5:30-7:30pm where you... 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 →


With a half dozen 4,000-foot peaks surrounding Waterville Valley the invitation is issued to climb five of them in a single weekend of intense hiking, fun, and entertainment. This is Waterville Valley’s 5th annual 5 Summit Challenge, a 20,000-foot total... Read more →


On Saturday, August 4, Waterville Valley’s Annual Ugotta Regatta returns to the waters of Corcoran Pond. The free canoe, kayak and paddle boat races will be held at a five-acre lake, next to Town Square. The event starts at 9:30... Read more →


This week, the US House of Representatives Rules Committee green-lighted an amendment that would cut funding to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by $23 millioneach– a 15% cut to each agency’s operating budget. This sudden action is in contrast to House and Senate bipartisan proposals to increase funding to the arts. Here in New Hampshire we know the value and the power of the creative economy, and we strongly condemn these attempts to cut our national investment in the arts. Read more →


The McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center will open a Discovery Lab, a new permanent space specifically designed for tinkering, making, and discovery, on Friday, August 3rd. The opening will be part of the Discovery Center’s Super Stellar Friday event where the Center is open extra hours every first Friday of the month from 6:30-9:30 PM with special programming. Read more →