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By Emily Goulet, Volunteer & Events Manager In early December, our GSA volunteers attended a tour at Moonlight Meadery in Londonderry.  It was lots of fun and very informative! We learned about the process of turning honey into mead, where all the ingredients come from, and the best part…tasting it!
by Elf Okey Dokey aka GSA Sue Geyer We had another fabulous trip to the North Pole again this year, joining the other elves as we helped Santa welcome families for a visit! We got dressed in all our elf gear and headed down to meet the train. With our
On October 23, a few of us met at the Galley Hatch in Hampton NH. John Tinios (owner) told us that the Galley Hatch is a family owned restaurant that has operated for over 45. Over the years the small restaurant has added café, bakery, gift shop, tap room, and
On October 2, about 15 GSA’s had a delightful lunch at Castle in the Clouds in Moultonboro. Castle is one of the premier jewels of the Lakes Region! Although ”it’s always sunny in NH”, according to the GSA motto, that day it wasn’t. Unfortunately the weather that day was quite inclement, so we
by GSA Moe Demers, Comfort Inn Airport Class of 2011 The lady in the wheelchair is Joan from Maryland. The lady in black and white is a Good Samaritan named Deborah. When Elaine and I came on shift, GSA’s Ron R and Roz W told us Joan’s flight back to
by GSA Roberta Wells, The Hotel Concord Class of 2019 If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit the Libby Museum, you may now have to wait until 2021. This small Natural History Museum with a lovely view of Lake Winnipesaukee is about to undergo a major renovation
by GSA Sarah Brown, Comfort Inn Class 0f 2011 The Libby Museum of Natural History is an eclectic mix of taxidermy, oddities, and specimens from around the world. For example they have a display case with birds eggs, a finger from an Egyptian mummy, and art works from native peoples
by GSA Sarah Brown, Comfort Inn Class of 2011   Built by Thomas and Olive Plant in 1914, the property was known as Lucknow. This Arts and Crafts mansion is perched on a mountaintop with spectacular views of Lake Winnipesaukee. It had all the latest amenities like needle showers in
by GSA Sarah Brown, Comfort Inn Class of 2011 Tamworth is a quintessential New England town and the Remick County Doctor Museum is only one of the attractions for visitors. More on that later. The museum is open year round and does a lot of school group activities. There are
by GSA Sarah Brown, Comfort Inn Class of 2011 The Wright Museum is paean to all aspects of World War Two. You can’t miss the building, there’s tank breaking through the wall facing the street! When you enter the lobby you are faced with a life size diorama of a
by GSA Roberta Wells,The Hotel Concord Class of 2019 Today my husband and I had the opportunity to visit the NH State Historical Society Museum in Concord as we were heading north into the lakes region. We arrived in time to join a tour already in progress with just one
by GSA Roberta Wells, The Hotel Concord Class of 2019 I have often wanted to stop in at the Aviation Museum before or after one of my shifts at MHT, however this small gem is only open on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays. But it was a bustling place when my
by GSA Margaret Minnon, Comfort Inn Concord Class of 2011 MILLYARD MUSEUM HOURS Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. LOCATION 200 Bedford St., Manchester, NH Historic Amoskeag Millyard Admission Charged On a late August sultry day, I visited the Millyard Museum. Using my GSA 2019 Explore NH Passport,
by GSA Pam Magrath, Radisson Hotel Manchester Class of 2006 Tony and I had a WONDERFUL mini-vacation in the White Mountains, centered around our stay at the Indian Head Resort. Thank you Indian Head Resort! Day 1 We began our trip north with a stop in the Lakes Region. In
by Moe Demers, Comfort Inn Airport Class of 2011 On Wednesday September 18th, I met Dave Sims of Kingsport, Tennessee. He was waiting for his flight on American Airlines to Charlotte, NC en route back to Kingsport when I encountered him. Dave was a very friendly soul who used oxygen
By: Sarah Brown, Comfort Inn Concord, Class of 2011 Although we had been before, the exhibits change each year, so everything was new to us. The theme this year is racing boats and there are some beauts on display. There’s an introductory movie about boating on Lake Winnipesaukee and then
By: Pam Magrath, Radisson Hotel  Manchester Class of 2006 Yesterday, Tony and I headed off with my 2019 Explore NH Passport to visit the USS Albacore Park. We had driven by many times, when visiting Portsmouth; but, we had never stopped to take the tour. WOW! what a surprise!  We

September 19, 2019

The Big E Experience

The Big E … By: Patrice Wood, Waterville Resort Class of 2017 Sure, I’d heard of it. The Big E…kind of like the Deerfield Fair. Right? Well yes, but 5 times larger! My first experience at the NH building was to help with ‘load in,’ day one. Driving in from
by GSA Marty Wagner, Comfort Inn Concord Class of 2011 I spent a couple hours exploring the Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society Museum in Weirs Beach. What a neat place! The Museum has an abundance of historical material focusing on the towns all around the lake, steamship travel, islands of the
by GSA Janet Genatt, Indian Head Resort Class of 2016 GSA Deb Hickey and I were so glad to have an opportunity to introduce the Granite State Ambassadors to our beautiful city and its vibrant Main Street which features a variety of restaurants and charming stores. Keene is the heart
by GSA Roberta Wells, The Hotel Concord Class of 2019 The lovely cool, crisp fall air on a summer Sunday gave my husband and I the incentive to take a drive and we ended up at the Canterbury Shaker Village. We arrived in between the two tour times of 11
By GSA Marty Wagner, Comfort Inn Class of 2011 I’ve always loved going to the Mt. Sunapee Craft Fair, but the trip there this year took on some added interest. I volunteered at the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce booth right in the middle of all the fun and
by GSA Marty Wagner No matter how many times I visit the Canterbury Shaker Village, I am always in awe of its beautiful old buildings and grounds, as well as the sense of peacefulness there. The Village is a National Historic Landmark of 25 original Shaker buildings, 4 reconstructed Shaker

August 2, 2019

NH Hidden Treasures

by GSA Sarah Brown What else to do during mud season but explore some of New Hampshire’s hidden treasures? We headed north this time to visit the Museum of the White Mountains. I was surprised to discover that the museum is part of the university rather than a separate non-profit.
by GSA Sarah Brown The New Hampshire Historical Society is an architectural as well as historical gem located on Park Street in Concord. Sandwiched between the NH State Library and the Concord City Library, the Society building houses both exhibition spaces and a research library. The main draw is the permanent
Again a beautiful blue sky and sunny day drive ‘up North’ brought about 18 GSAs to Plymouth, N. Woodstock, and Lincoln areas. Our GSAs’ comments in quotations give you some insight into how great a trip it was. At the Museum of the White Mountains on the campus of Plymouth State University,

August 2, 2019

The Local, Laconia 

by Roberta Wells, Hotel Concord Class of 2019 My husband and I went to “The Local” in Laconia tonight.  It is actually one of our favorite restaurants. Located in the former Train Station in the Center of Laconia, it is a Farm to Table experience in the Lakes Region.  The
by Kathryn Segreti, League of NH Craftsmen Class of 2012 We visited the WWII Wright Museum in Wolfeboro yesterday. So much more than the war. An excellent history lesson about the war and a great time capsule about American life between 1939-1945. Sang along with the music and enjoyed reviewing
by Roberta Wells, Hotel Concord Class of 2019 Today I went with my husband and some friends to Castle In The Clouds.  In the northern end of the Lakes Region sitting at 1300 foot elevation on the Ossipee Mountain Caldera in Moultonborough, NH, you will find the Arts & Crafts
by Norma A, Winter Class of 2001 My daughter, a middle school teacher, and I visited the NH Historical Society Museum in Concord on June 26th.  This was her 1st time inside the building and was quite amazed at the architecture’s condition and beauty. A volunteer for the society welcomed
by GSA Pam Magrath, Radisson Hotel Manchester Class of 2006 with GSA Ginny Leighton, St. Mary’s Bank – America’s Credit Union Museum Class of 2008 and GSA Rose Shajenko, St. Mary’s Bank – America’s Credit Union Museum Class of 2008 The day began cool and drizzly; we decided to visit
Exploring NH Passport: NH Heritage with GSA Jane Anderson! On a sunny Thursday in June Mary O’Brien and I took off for a day of fun and learning. Our goal: Several of the museums in our GSA NH Heritage Museum Trail passport. We stopped at the State Historical Society in
Exploring NH Passport: NH Heritage Trail with GSA Roberta Wells! Winnipesaukee Museum The Winnipesaukee Museum and Historical Society is a Diamond in the Rough.  It’s new director is working hard to catalog, organize, and preserve the treasures they have collected.  Perhaps the most notable items in the museum are the
Exploring NH Passport: NH Heritage Trail with GSA Roberta Wells! Woodman Museum Just outside the center of Dover you will find the Woodman Museum.  Consisting of the original home of Annie Woodman and adjacent properties it houses an eclectic Collection of Historic Memorabilia that is worth the visit.  From Colonial
On June 19th , over 200 seniors gathered on Hampton Beach for senior fun afternoon organized by the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce. The seniors were welcomed by New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors with tote bags that were donated by the Boardwalk Cafe & Inn, each filled with goodies provided by
by GSA Sue Geyer, Currier Museum of Art Class of 2010 It was another wonderful lunch with a great group of GSAs at the Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar in Concord NH. With the size of our group, we were able to fit around the large horseshoe shaped table,
By Moe Demers, Comfort Inn Airport Class of 2011 We often hear the complaint by some travelers that they feel they can get cheaper fares flying out of Boston Logan rather than out of our beloved MHT.  On Thursday, April 11th I encountered about 80 orange shirted students and their chaperones

April 19, 2019

Tour: Hanover

The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce is putting together quite a day for our Granite State Ambassadors. Sign up online if you can join us! Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Start time: 10am End time: 4pm Plan to bring $15 in cash for your lunch and $3 for a tip
By GSA Margaret Minnon, Comfort Inn Concord Class of 2011 A happy jaunt for GSAs to suggest to tourists wanting an easy day trip through quintessential New England towns seeking bucolic farmland, rivers, lakes, valleys and quaint downtowns that NH has to offer. Traveling West on Rt. 9, take the

April 19, 2019

Blog: Badger Balm Tour

by GSA Tim Adams, SNHU Class of 2013 Have you had those kind of days when you’ve worked outdoors and your hands just totally dry up and no matter how much hand cream you use, they just seem to take forever to feel good again? Well, apparently Bill Whyte, the
by GSA Sue Geyer, Currier Museum of Art Class of 2010 It is hard to believe that the GSA lunch bunch started frequenting restaurants around New Hampshire 7 years ago. The Firefly American Bistro & Bar was our first outing that included only 3 participants. Since then we have had
by: Sarah Brown, GSA Comfort Inn Concord, Class of 2011 As an avid history buff, I was excited about the new GSA perk of free admission to the 15 museums that are included in the Heritage Museum Trail. Since it’s admission for two, I am taking my husband along as
by GSA Deborah Hickey Red River Theatre Class of 2013   Fairfield Inn by Marriott – Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, 860 South Porter Street Ext., Manchester Our day started off snowy and slushy, but luckily turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. Approximately 30 GSA’s happily gathered to see the
Download the full NHGSA Annual Report for 2018 It’s been a productive year (2018) here at New Hampshire Granite State Ambassadors (NHGSA) with lots of new partners and initiatives. Our biggest included the formation of a Strategic Advisory Committee filled with our industry peers to help guide our organization as
NH Department of Transportation Transportation Management Center (TMC) Incident Planning and Operations Center (IPOC) By GSA Marty Wagner, Comfort Inn Class of 2011 To say the TMC/IPOC was a fascinating place to visit is just the tip of the iceberg when describing this operation run by the NH Department of
by GSA Moe Demers, Comfort Inn Class of 2011 About 30 GSA’s journeyed to the North Pole (near Woodstock, NH) to serve as Santa Claus’ Elves in his workshop. We were booked to meet two separate trainloads of children and their parents coming from Lincoln, NH to visit Santa Claus.

October 12, 2018

Blog: LaBelle Winery Tour

By GSA Tim Adams, Southern NH University Class of 2014 This past month I had the pleasure of joining in with many other GSA’s as we got a tour of the LaBelle Winery in Amherst New Hampshire. While I had driven past the winery several times on the past, I
by GSA Sue Geyer Currier Museum of Art Class of 2010 For our second Social Committee lunch in August, we gathered at LaBelle’s Winery in Amherst. Some of us did the tour and it was fabulous. Afterwards we were seated in their Bistro. They had set us up inside but
by GSA Margaret Minnon, Comfort Inn Concord Class of 2011 To learn the history/culture of Native Americans Indians enticed sixteen NHGSAs to tour the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Warner, NH, on September 6 … a warm, sultry day. Graciously received by our guides Larry Checchi, Museum Educator and Denise Hoffman,

January 1, 2018

Blog Archive 2018

** NOTE: The below links are PDFs from the old site for you to reference. Links on the pages will not work. GSAs Bravely Journey to the North Pole – January 2018 by GSA Sue Greenbaum, Currier Museum of Art Class of 2010 Farm and Forest Fun – February 2018