Arts & Culture
With high-quality theater productions and concerts, fascinating museums and historic homesteads, and a diverse community of incredibly talented artists and craftspeople, the North Country is a region bursting with creativity and culture.
At the center of the area’s arts scene is the Tillotson Center, which is home to a large art gallery that exhibits work by local artists. It also has a museum of the region’s history and a 171-seat theater that hosts live stage productions, movies, concerts and more.
The region’s culture is also found in its working farms and historic homesteads. The Poore Farm Museum is considered by many people to be New Hampshire’s most important historic landmark. The historic homestead and museum portrays what life was like in the area from 1830 to 1980, and the house, barns and out-buildings are all in authentic condition.
For visitors who want to learn about agriculture, the EcoVillage Institute – also referred to as La Cite Ecologique – is an organic farm with beautiful gardens, greenhouses, and they offer seminars and workshops on sustainable farming practices.
The North Country has a vibrant community of artists and craftspeople. Their work can be found at many of the area’s shops and several festivals throughout the year. Perhaps the best place to view work by local artists is Fiddleheads, an artisan shop in Colebrook that showcases high-quality, handcrafted work by the region’s best artists.
Photo: Courtesy of NCCOC
When you visit the North Country, you’ll discover the region is home to an impressive amount of talent and creativity