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

View all of our spectacular photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/4HVTWJvc5qxYCG91A 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

Blog: Vida Cantina, Portsmouth

On a beautiful sunny and warm fall day 19 GSA’s met up at Vida Cantina in Portsmouth to check out this eatery, whose chef has been nominated multiple times for a James Beard culinary award. We were seated as a group so could meet and greet each other while trying

AMBIEs Awards Luncheon

November 9, 2023 HART’S TURKEY FARM View all of our photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/nSmji2dD1wRYiaBR6 ANNUAL MEETING Charyl Reardon, Board Chair Today, we get together to reflect on our achievements over the past year and to highlight an exciting course for the future. This gathering is a testament to the organization’s commitment to

Exploring Hidden Gems: The New Hampshire Telephone Museum and Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum

View all of the photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/zwbPvj5zri3L1j4aA Recently a group of Granite State Ambassador (GSA) welcome center volunteers explored the quaint village of Warner, NH to experience it as a traveling guest would. As always, it didn’t disappoint! With 5 museums in the village, it was hard selecting just 2

GSA Summer Recap

Granite State Ambassadors have had a successful 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! July 2023 Volunteer Hours Summary: 145 Volunteers

Campton Office Hours – Oct & Nov

Earns Administrative HoursHours will be reported for you. Upcoming volunteer hours at our Campton Office are posted below with planned tasks. If the shift is for 1 person and you want to come as a pair, just email me and I’ll add the second person. Address: Exit 28 off I-93.

DONATE: Experience NH Auction

Your donation will be promoted during our Online Fundraising Auction – November 1-10, 2023 to support our volunteer programs. Our certified front-line volunteers serve over 20,000 hours annually learning about NH and sharing that knowledge in the form of referrals at welcome centers and events statewide. Primary welcome centers include

Tour: Discovering the Wonders of the UNH Astronomical Observatory

by Kelly BryerView all of our photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/7aNachqR1aFoAFSz9On 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. Recently, UNH Cooperative Extension has joined the Physics and Astronomy Department to

Social Lunch at Smokeshow Barbeque in Concord

By: Sarah Brown, Comfort Inn Concord GSA Class of 2011 A group of 26 GSAs started the month off at Smokeshow Barbeque in Concord, and a great start of the month it was! The best part of the lunch meet up was the participation of experienced people and new members

Blog: Exploring Dartmouth and Lyme: A Journey through Art, History, and Nature

See all photos This tour was created after a conversation between a guest and a Granite State Ambassador (GSA) working at the Hooksett North Rest Area. The guest, Liz Ryan Cole, who happens to be a partner in the Loch Lyme Lodge in Lyme, NH, expressed interest in the GSA

Interview – Whaleback Mountain, Enfield NH

Today we have Alex Lahood, Director of Business Operations for Whaleback Mountain in Enfield NH with us. Whaleback recently hosted a Granite State Ambassador Certification Training for us and we had such a wonderful experience and are excited to share a bit of what we learned with you. www.whaleback.com Watch


We are excited to have 20 new GSAs graduate as part of the Whaleback Mountain Class of 2023. Congratulations and welcome! What an amazing host organization. We were so impressed with all this mountain has accomplished and it’s mission. Whaleback is more than a mountain, it is a community. With

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.

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

View all the photos here. By GSA Barbara Bailey (Aviation Museum of NH Class of 2023) with input from GSA Joan Gonser (Hampton Area Chamber / NH Parks Class of 2022) On Wednesday, July 12th a group of about 18 GSA’s gathered in Portsmouth for an opportunity to learn about

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

Blog: Lebanon is NH’s Community Arts Meca

Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/DdahMssrUsTfSN5bA 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

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

View all the photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/g6k66JV2wdBW3zeb6 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

A GSA Journey Up North – Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

By: GSA Mary O, GSA Mill Falls at the Lake Class of 2015 Since March 2020, there has been a ‘hold’ on a GSA Social Get-Together at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness, NH.   On June 12, 2023, the event was finally held with about 20 GSA

NH Gives

Thank you!! You are amazing. We raised $6295 through NH Gives plus several generous offline donations. https://www.nhgives.org/organizations/nh-granite-state-ambassadors

Social Committee: An Amazing Visit to The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grill in New London

By: Kristin Judge, GSA Hampton Area Chamber / NH Parks Class 2022 On May 11th a group of the Granite State Ambassadors visited long-time running brewery and restaurant The Flying Goose, which has been in operation since 1993 by the Mills family. Located in New London, NH and easily accessible