Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon, NH 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
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.
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.