Projects funded by Moose Plates!

Revolutionary War Caisson in Plymouth, NH

Revolutionary War Caisson Restored In Plymouth

Using funds provided by a N.H. Division of Historical Resources’ Conservation License Plate Grant, the Town of Plymouth was able to restore a caisson that supports a Revolutionary War-era cannon captured by General John Stark from British troops in 1777 at the Battle of Bennington—a turning point during the Revolutionary War. You can visit them in front of the town hall in downtown Plymouth. (The DHR is part of the N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.)

Blanding's turtle, a native New England species

Protecting New Hampshire’s Vulnerable Native Species

Blanding’s turtles, a species native to New England, are critically imperiled and face conservation threats due to road mortality, alteration and loss of terrestrial and nesting habitats, and more. But thanks to funding assistance from NH State Conservation Committee Moose Plate Grants, New Hampshire Fish & Game ​is able to do valuable research work to help protect the Blanding’s turtle, along with other species native to the Granite State.

Piscassic Greenway in New Hampshire

Growing the Piscassic Greenway by Thirty-Two Acres

The 445-acre Piscassic Greenway’s four-mile-long trail system in Newfields and Newmarket has long been popular with outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. A $150,000 Land & Community Heritage Investment Program grant helped the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire add 32 acres to the Greenway (after an unprecedented increase in use) to preserve the sweeping views from the trail system and strengthen important water quality and wildlife habitat protection.

Pollinator Habitat Initiative Project

To counter the decline of pollinator habitat, 20 pollinator habitat sites were installed to demonstrate innovative approaches to converting sites, landowner workshops were held, and pollinator habitats on Cheshire County farms were inventoried to better understand the impacts of native pollinators.

Fuller Public Library artwork in Hillsborough

Historic Artwork Restored By Hand Inside The Fuller Public Library

Fuller Public Library in Hillsborough received a N.H. State Council on the Arts’ Conservation License Plate Grant to restore its historic hand-painted ceilings. The ornate hand-painted designs were carefully restored to revive the beauty and elegance of these decorative features, originally commissioned in the late 19th century by the building’s former owner, New Hampshire Governor John B. Smith. (The Arts Council is part of the N.H. Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.)

Pearl Farm photo by Jerry Monkman

Trust For Public Land Helps Protect Historic Pearl Farm

The Trust for Public Land received funding from the NH State Conservation Committee Moose Plate grant and the Land & Community Heritage Investment Program to purchase a conservation easement on over 275 acres in Pearl and Sons Farm in Loudon, NH. The easement will forever prevent subdivision and development, maintaining the land’s role as a working farm.

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Beyond Brown Paper Interactive Website/Virtual Exhibition, Plymouth, NH

In 2007 Plymouth State University was awarded a $17,000 grant for the Beyond Brown Paper interactive website / virtual exhibition.

Funded by a Cultural Conservation Grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, 250 of the 11,000 photographs were scanned with preservation quality resolution. A computer workstation was purchased and set up in Berlin which provided internet access to these images and the capacity for users to provide information on the images either by phone or computer. The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire worked as a partner in making connections with Berlin-area community organizations and volunteers and in linking this project to a variety of local cultural initiatives.

The Brown Company Photographic Collection documents much of the history of the Brown Company of Berlin, New Hampshire from the late nineteenth century through the mid-1960s. Among the subjects depicted are the varieties of work activity from the felling of trees to the final manufacture of pulp and paper in Berlin and Gorham. Also shown are engineering projects, the construction of mills and the installation of new equipment and machinery.

A significant portion of the collection chronicles the social, cultural, and recreational lives of the workers, their families and the place of these people in the life of Berlin itself.