To view this home, you must go through the Currier Museum of Art to schedule a tour. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Zimmerman House in 1950 and his influence is noticeable in all areas of the house. From the exposed brick to the rows of bookshelves and built in furniture, this is a fine example of Wright's work. Don't forget to take a peek at the mailbox, Wright even designed that too! Please note that children under seven years of age are not permitted on the tour of Zimmerman House.
Take some time off to absorb some spectacular European and American art. The Currier Museum of Art presents a fine collection of paintings, photographs as well as sculptures. It is however most known for its Impressionist paintings, which feature the works of greats such as Picasso, Monet and O'Keeffe. There is also a good collection of glass paperweights, which includes some priceless French glass pieces. Exhibitions, tours, and concerts are organized through the year for the true enthusiasts. Don't forget to pick up a unique souvenir from the gift store on your way out.
You may have seen the Palace Theatre before, somewhere else. No, it has not moved since it was built in 1914, in fact there are 450 buildings in the United States of the same design which made it easy for traveling troupes to use the layout of the theater. Today, the Palace Theatre has its own professional company as well as a company of youth and teen and one of child performers. Besides shows put on by this company which include numerous musical and play offerings throughout the year, traveling shows and community theaters can rent out the facility to bring the arts, in many different forms, to Manchester.
Although the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium Stadium is mostly used for baseball games of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, other events occur from time to time. The stadium has been known in the past as Fisher Cats Ballpark although the name has now changed permanently, signs in the city still reference the stadium by its old name. Concerts in the stadium have included such greats at Bob Dylan, and the stadium hold up to 7,500 spectators.
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.
The home field arena for both the Manchester Monarchs and the Manchester Wolves, the SNHU Arena is a great place to watch both professional hockey and American football. Other events, like the American Idols Live! Tour and bands like My Chemical Romance have been known to grace the venue as well. Ticket sales are available both at the Arena and online. 10,000 seats are available for a hockey game, and one of the largest political events in New Hampshire, a rally for Barack Obama. Colleges, such as the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth men's hockey teams play in the arena, as do well known teams such as the Boston Celtics. For both sports and music, the SNHU Arena is the place to be.
Valley Cemetery has been around since 1840 and is built on 20 acres of land. Once upon a time it was a favorite place for people to picnic or walk, and has since fallen into some disrepair. Family mausoleums, large headstones and towering trees make up the park now and is still an informative and beautiful area to stroll with a great deal of charm. The Friends of the Valley Cemetery and Arboretum Group intends to restore the area to its former glory.
Located on the grounds of the Norris Cotton Federal Building, this sculpture was created by the renowned artist Louise Bourgeois. Commissioned in 1978, the sculpture reflects the energy conservation mission of the building. As Bourgeois explains, "[The] purpose of the building - solar energy research - was explained and the purpose became clear...My first idea was to present facets - shining facets looking up to the sun and to the sky." The sculpture consists of multiple mirrors all facing the same direction, so if you want to see yourself from many different angles, this sculpture can help you out.
Dedicated to the "men of Manchester" who fought in the Civil War and help to give equal rights to all citizens of the United States, the fountain stands proudly in the southeast corner of Veterans Memorial Park. Around the fountain are four different statues of men who fought in the war, and are a great way to see historically accurate uniform and facial hair fashion during the time of the Civil War. Dedicated in 1878, the fountain has been around for quite some time and is a park landmark.
Singer Park is a family entertainment venue that hosts concerts, live gigs and other music and culture events. The place is well known for its relaxed ambiance and is a favorite haunt among adults and children alike. No outside eatables are allowed here, however smoking is permitted at the venue. Call box office for tickets and additional information.