Contoocook Railroad Museum Visitor Center receives grant from the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce - Contoocook, NH, June 4, 2021: The Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce has generously provided a grant to the Contoocook Railroad Museum Visitor Center. This grant will be used to fund summertime hours for the visitor center to remain open for about 14 weeks beginning Memorial Day weekend and running through Labor Day. Regular scheduled hours at the visitor center will help to promote area businesses and organizations to visitors and residents. Kearsarge Chamber members are encouraged to contact either the museum or the chamber if they would like to schedule a pop-up shop at the museum. The full press release can be found here.
KACC is proud to be a sponsor of the Sunapee Regaion Arts Atlas. The atlas will be an artful, hand-illustrated, engaging paper map to be a widely distributed, free public resource, and will be a helpful tool to entice residents to explore the region. It will be an illuminating guide for municipalities and real estate agents to showcase the many cultural hidden gems that contribute to quality of life, making the region a great place to live, work and play. Additional information can be found here. Donations can be made out to The Library Arts Center with a note of "Arts Atlas contribution". Please mail to: Library Arts Center, Attn: Fran Hout - Arts Atlas, 58 North Main St, Newport, NH 03773.
06/30/21: Our brochures have been going fast. Our new outdoor holder at the Contoocook Visitor Center has seen a lot of activity. Now is a good time to join. Get 18 months for the cost of 12 months. Join today at https://store.kearsargechamber.org
06/23/21: Our newest brochure has been printed! We approved the proof on Monday and RC Brayshaw had them available for us to pick up on Wednesday! If you'd like some, you can pick them up at our Visitor Center in Contoocook during open hours Fri-Sun. If you only want a couple, there are brochures available 24x7 outside the Visitor Center in a weatherproof display. If you need delivery, please let us know and we'll see what we can arrange.
Friends Who Like Dancing Crane Quilting. Proceeds from the sale of tickets for this quilt were donated to the Warner Area Food Pantry. The winner of the quilt is E Labbe from Warner. Congratulations!
06/01/20: KACC is happy to have been able to donate funds to area food pantries to help those in need in our communities.
01/01/21: Check out the radio show Daytrip Destinations which aired Fridays on WNTK Ralk Radio to learn about the hidden gems in our area. This radio show was sponsored by the five chambers of the Dartmount / Lake Sunapee Region Chambers of Commerce. To listen to past shows, click here.
10/16/20: The Chambers in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region are working together, in cooperation with the State of New Hampshire's GOFERR committee, to bring products and services to our communities that will help us all continue the journey of recovery and prosperity as we start to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
11/19/19: KACC is pleased to announce a partnership with the Contoocook Riverway Association to operate the Visitor Center in Contoocook NH. In addition to information on the depot and area attractions, KACC member information will also be available. KACC members will have access to the facility for meetings and to market their products when staffing the visitor center.
If your town clerk's office doesn't yet have the KACC brochures, contact us so we can get you some to give them. Our brochures are distributed as far as the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport where travelers are able to pick up a brochure at the information desk.
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