Dianalee Velie Book Reading and Signing

EVER AFTER – Dianalee Velie’s

Newest Book – Sunday, Sept. 18 @ 2

The Center Meeting House of Newbury and the Newbury Library are delighted to present Dianalee, introducing her newest book with a reading and book signing. 

Baron Wormser says: “Dianalee’s insider view of the classic fairy tales is both droll and shrewd. The poems deliver the lowdown on the stories and characters we all know. The wry perspectives are unique: these versions  make much real-life sense.”

Refreshments will be served.

2016 June Speaker Series: Spirits of New Hampshire

The topic for our fifth annual June Speaker Series will be Spirits of New Hampshire. Each Saturday in June, We will explore the fascinating histories of a different beverage brewed, distilled or fermented in our state.

Despite prohibition, the production of such spirits has been a constant in American life from colonial days to present. All of the spirits of New Hampshire – rum, wine, beer and hard cider – have fueled the economy of our state and the lives of its citizens. Join us to see how each is made!

The June Speaker Series, as always, is free and open to all. However, we have changed from a morning program to our new time of 4:00 PM. Each program lasts about an hour and then we invite you for refreshments with the speakers. Donations are always welcome!

Art Gallery and Gift Shop open before and after events

JUNE 4 will kick off the series with RUM. Ron Vars of Sea Hagg Distillery will share the history of rum and how Sea Hagg is bringing rum distilling back to the seacoast. www.seahaggdistillery.com

JUNE 11 brings EricWiswall of Haunting Whisper Vineyard and Spirits in Danbury, who  will take us from the vineyard to the table for a perfect WINE. www.hauntingwhisper.net

JUNE 18 is a joint presentation with the NH Humanities Council of Glen Knoblock’s program, “Brewing in New Hampshire: An Informal History of BEER in the Granite State from Colonial Times to Present.”  www.nhhumanities.org/event-calendar

JUNE 25 we explore the history of Hard Cider. Louisa Spencer, Poverty Lane Orchards and Farnum Hill Cider.www.povertylaneorchards.com

JULY 9 Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4 PM – Newbury Old Home Day, Center Meeting House Art Gallery and Gift Shop open 10-2

JULY 31 Sunday, 4:00 PM – Center Meeting House Annual Meeting and NH Humanities program by Maggie Stier: On This Spot Once Stood…Remembering the Architectural Heritage of NH. This program is co-sponsored with the Newbury Recreation Department. Refreshments will follow.  Art Gallery and Gift Shop open

OCTOBER 30  Sunday, 2 PM, Center Meeting House. NH Humanities scholars John and Donna Moody present,  A History of Native Burial Grounds: Looting, Destruction, and Protection in NH.  Art Gallery and Gift Shop open

Visit our Art Gallery & Gift Shop!


Books, Burl Bowls, CMH Canvas Bags, Dedication tree ornaments, Embossed wine glasses and tumblers, Notecards, Photographs on canvas

Open on Sundays 12 – 2 and for special events through Thanksgiving

We’re looking for artists to display in the Gallery and Gift Shop: email – info@centermeetinghouse.org

We’re Burning the Mortgage!

Our $25,000 Challenge Campaign to reduce our mortgage was a tremendous success and we’re burning the mortgage at the Center Meeting House Annual Meeting on July 31.

Join us for this exciting event!