A museum which details the history of the area in which Manchester was formed, the museum tells the story all way back to the origins of human civilization in the area 11,000 years ago. Then visitors are taken on a ride through time focusing on the years when Manchester with the Amoskeag Millyard were a industrial force to be reckoned with. Exhibits continue all the way up to the present day with Manchester as a great place for people to move to, live, and work. Artifacts on display make the past seem more real, and there are a number of exhibits to peak the interest of children. A way to understand Manchester's past.
One of the largest in New Hampshire, this sprawling state park boasts a vivid tapestry of bogs, marshes and drapes of charming, forested expanses. A wonderland for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians, this 10,000-acre (4046-hectare) park is delightfully cleaved by winding, crisscrossing trails. Home to campgrounds (of which the Bear Brook Camp is part of the National Register of Historic Places) and spaces for archery, the park is traversed by a meandering stream called Bear Brook. The park also harbors a stunning museum ensemble which includes the New Hampshire Antique Snowmobile Museum, Old Allenstown Meeting House, and the Richard Diehl Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. This expanse of wooded wilderness is the crown jewel of New Hampshire.
How often do children sit in a science classroom, bored by what their teachers are explaining? Much too often! This will never happen at the SEE Science Center where exhibits, demonstrations, and displays help children and adults understand the world around us. Robots, gyroscopes, lights, electricity - all can be experienced at the Center. One of the most popular exhibits combines history with science and fun. The largest permanent LEGO minifigure structure in the entire world resides in the SEE Science Center. It depicts the Amoskeag Millyard at the height of its power as the largest producer of textiles in the world. The scale, 55:1 matches the scale of the LEGO people to make the exhibit as accurate as possible.
Not only has the Aviation Museum installed itself in a 1937 art-deco building on the grounds of the Manchester Boston Regional Airport, but the inside is as beautiful as the outside. The museum focuses on events and artifacts relevant to aviation in New Hampshire. The museum can also be open to groups when not open to the public, simply call in advance and arrange a visit.
The Robert Frost Farm was once home to the country's famed poet and writer, Robert Frost. Styled as most farmhouse would be in New England during that period, the white clapboard is marked as one of the country's heritage sites. Regular tours, displays, trails and even poetry readings are held here. An ideal place for a picnic, the house and associated grounds have ample area and parking although access into the two story farm house is limited. Explore the house and grounds and delve into the mind of the poet who was most likely to have been inspired by the of this place.
Densely populated with tall pine trees that offer cool shaded areas, the Clough State Park is a stunning gem in the town of Weare. The park is located off the shore of the glistening Everett Lake, offering visitors plenty of natural spaces for relaxation and recreation. The park has a breezy beach area near a section of the lake's shore, besides expansive fields, picnic areas and playgrounds for fun and games. Neatly spaced benches sit along the park's perimeter, ideal for watching sunsets or simply taking in the sublime scenery. Those with a penchant for outdoor activities can bring in their canoes, or kayak across the lake. Other activities include fishing, swimming, biking and hiking.
The Manchester City Library is the largest in New Hampshire and is a great place to find both book to read for fun or for a research project. Its large collection contains over a quarter million volumes. With a theater, access to the internet, and workstations, the library is a quiet place to relax or learn something new. The building itself was a gift from the Carpenter family in an effort to provide learning and education to all and was designed, like many of the buildings in town, by Edward L. Tilton.
The tree-lined town center of Milford is surrounded by local shops and businesses (officially named Union Square). Events often take place on the Oval and the area has several parks nearby.
As a Catholic College founded over a hundred years ago by the Benedictines, Saint Anselem College is a respected institute of learning. This small college has around 2000 undergraduates from numerous states and countries and is located on 400 acres on the western bank of Manchester. Much like any college campus, there is always a lot going on at the college, from concerts to theater to student activism.
Formerly the college chapel, the Alva deMars Megan Chapel Art Center is the center for art and culture at the Saint Anselm College. Exhibitions held here attract faculty, students as well as the general public. In a method for learning, exhibitions held here are combined with tours , lectures, recitals and concerts. The gallery with its beautiful ambiance and unique architecture create an atmosphere perfect for art appreciation. The gallery houses both permanent as well as temporary exhibits. To know more contact the college or visit their website.