Conversation with OLLI at UNH

OLLI at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a member-driven, volunteer based educational program for lifelong learners who are eager to explore ideas and interests in a safe and relaxed environment, with a community of peers. Volunteer curriculum committees develop programs in response to member interests. Courses are non-credit.

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An Historic Day in Portsmouth at the Historical Society, John Paul Jones House and Strawbery Banke

By GSA Barbara Bailey with input from GSA Joan Gonser

On Wednesday, July 12th a group of about 18 GSA’s gathered in Portsmouth for an opportunity to learn about the city’s history.  Our first stop was the Portsmouth Historical Society on Middle Street.  We were greeted with coffee and pastries and enjoyed some social time before beginning our tour led by Program and Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Robbitts-Terry.

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GSA Spring Recap

Granite State Ambassadors have had a successful first half of 2023, with a variety of events and educational opportunities.  Learn more about where our Granite State Ambassadors (GSAs) are volunteering and what topics they are learning more about to better refer our guests around the state! April 2023 Volunteer Hours

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Blog: Lebanon is NH’s Community Arts Meca

A group of GSA welcome center volunteers participated in an informative and interesting tour of Lebanon NH’s arts scene hosted by the Upper Valley Business Alliance (https://www.uppervalleybusinessalliance.com/). Stops included the new welcome center in Colburn Park, the Lebanon Opera House, Upper Valley Music Center, and the AVA Gallery along with a poke through the Farmer’s Market. Colburn Park is a public gathering & entertainment venue at the heart of Lebanon’s historic district and is close to restaurants, shops, historic buildings and even the Northern Rail Trail.

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GSAs Experience the NH Boat Museum’s Newest 28-foot, Wooden Hacker-Craft, the Miss Lauren

The Miss Lauren is one of the New Hampshire Boat Museum’s two 28-foot mahogany, triple cockpit “woodies” and is a replica 1928 Hacker-Craft that is accurate down to the seat colors. Our Granite State Ambassador welcome center volunteers had the magical opportunity to experience the golden age of boating when wooden boats ruled the lakes.

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GSA Visit to Canterbury Shaker Village, a National Historic Landmark

Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/r2jwqFXvW1tXtG9a7 Written by GSA Roz Lowen, Waterville Valley Resort Class of 2017 On May 22, 2023, we were treated to a tour of the Canterbury Shaker Village. The Shakers originated in England in 1747 and migrated to NY. Canterbury Shaker Village in Canterbury, NH was established in 1792. No

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National Economic Development Specialists to Visit Newmarket March 26

Press Release by Michael Provost, Hampton Area Chamber/NH Parks GSA Class of 2022 Each year Main Street America holds a National Conference that brings together approximately 1,500Main Street Executives, Board Members, and Development Specialists from across the United Statesto explore best practices and economic development strategies. This year, March 27-29,

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