Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon Tourist Attractions

The Lebanon Opera House was opened in 1924 and seats 800 people. The Opera House originally hosted a variety of musical and theatrical events but was eventually turned into a cinema. The cinema closed in the 1960's and the building sat empty for a number of years. A high school music director changed the opera house back into a musical hall and began using it for high school musical and theatrical productions. The building now serves as a venue for cultural activities and productions.

Opera House, Claremont, New Hampshire

The Claremont Opera House was built in the late 1800's. The second floor was an opera house while the main floor contained offices and an assembly hall. The building has recently been restored. Musical events and concerts are held in the Opera House.

Newport Opera House, Newport, New Hampshire

After a fire the Newport Opera House was rebuilt in 1886. It features a variety of musical events throughout the year.

Cornish, New Hampshire

The small town of Cornish (pop. 1,700) became known as an arts center in the 1900's with artists such as Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Maxfield Parrish taking up residence in the town.
Of note in the vicinity are Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site and a covered bridge built in 1866.

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

The Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site features 150 acres containing Saint-Gaudens home, gardens and studios. The famous American sculptor spent summers here from 1885-1897 and made it his permanent home in 1900 until his death in 1907.
Official site: www.nps.gov/saga/
Address: 139 Saint Gaudens Road, Box 73, Cornish, NH 03745, United States

Shaker Museum, Enfield, New Hampshire

The Enfield Shaker Museum is a restored 1800's Shaker Village. Visitors to the museum tour the gardens cemetery, barn, church, mill and other buildings in the complex. The museum features a variety of crafts, tools and Shaker artifacts.

Hanover, New Hampshire

It is worth making a trip to Hanover in the far west of the state on the Vermont border, just to see the Hood Museum of Art with works from all over the world.
Hanover (pop. 11,000) is the home of Dartmouth College.

Hood Museum of Art

The Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College in Hanover features changing and permanent exhibits of Asian, African, American, and European art.
Official site: hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu
Address: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, United States

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