Derry Public Library window restored with Moose Plate funding

Department of Cultural Resources


The NH Department of Cultural Resources puts the Moose Plate funds it receives directly back into communities through grant programs facilitated by the Department’s three divisions: the Division of Historical Resources, the State Council on the Arts, and the State Library. It also uses some funds to maintain cultural items owned by the State of New Hampshire. All Department of Cultural Resources Moose Plate grants are awarded to projects that involve restoration, preservation, and/or conservation of publicly owned items significant to New Hampshire’s cultural heritage.

Sample Projects

  • Historic exterior light fixtures at the NH State Library were refurbished.
  • Deering’s town records from 1825-1940, including militia records and the 1774 town charter, were saved and microfilmed.
  • The Sugar Hill Meeting House clock tower was refurbished.
  • The Derry Public Library stained glass window was restored.

To see more projects, visit the Projects pages.