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Since 2001, the NH Conservation License Plate (Moose Plate) program has contributed to the ongoing success of more than 150 projects around New Hampshire. Every county has benefited from the funds raised through the sale of Moose Plates.

  • Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge
  • Peregrine Falcon and Chick
  • Roadside Lupine in White Mountains
  • Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion State Historic Site
  • Laconia Library Window

Renovation of the 1918 Gorham Town Hall Balcony

Granting Agency:

NH State Council on the Arts

Gorham, NH

In 2010 the Gorham Town Hall received $17,000 for balcony renovation; the goal was to improve accessibility to the balcony.

One piece of the much larger project of renovating the 1918 Gorham Town Hall which was placed on the New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places on January 25, 2005. President Warren G. Harding spoke from the second floor balcony in 1919.

The design incorporated the historically correct wood paneling which matched the wainscoting through out the theater’s first floor lobby.

With the reconstruction of the balcony rail and rebuilding of the balcony treads and risers the balcony is now legally usable.

Upon the completion of the entire project, the 223-seat Community Theater will continue to be the stage for the high school drama club and be the only complete theater in Coos County which is handicapped accessible.

The Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility contributed labor to this project.

Before the renovation Renovation of the Gorham Town Hall Balcony

Renovation of the Gorham Town Hall Balcony Renovation of the Gorham Town Hall Balcony


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