Blog: Journey through Cultural Enrichment: Exploring Dover’s Woodman and Children’s Museums

On the 15th of November, a delegation comprising enthusiastic Granite State Ambassador volunteers embarked on an enlightening journey to Dover, New Hampshire. Our purpose was to explore two distinguished institutions that adorn the cultural and educational landscape of the region: the Woodman Museum and the Children’s Museum of NH. Both are members of the NH Heritage Museum Trail. 

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Tour: Discovering the Wonders of the UNH Astronomical Observatory

On September 7, a group of 28 Granite State Ambassadors (GSAs) visited the University of New Hampshire (UNH) campus in Durham to explore and learn about the UNH Astronomical Observatory.

This place is truly a gem, offering regular monthly viewing sessions, special programs, family-friendly events, and gatherings for the public to enjoy. With its impressive collection of astronomy equipment, including two domes with high light-gathering telescopes, a new digital telescope, and various portable telescopes, the observatory is a haven for astronomy enthusiasts.

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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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Lecture: Moose and Bear in NH

Program recorded September 2021 To earn hours for watching, please fill out this survey here. Have you ever wondered where bears den, why they scratch trees or how much they weigh when they are born? Why do moose eat aquatic vegetation, where do they go in the winter and how

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Lecture: NH Railroads

Program recorded June 2021 To earn hours for watching, please fill out this survey here. We were honored to be joined by Brian Solomon, Marketing & Events Manager of Conway Scenic Railroad, and world-renowned railroad expert and author, for a presentation on the history of NH Railroads.  He provided us

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