NH Pastel Society

March 25 – April 20


The Jaffrey Civic Center is a designated 501(c)3 non-profit cultural facility which first opened its doors in April 1966. It was funded and built by Jaffrey native and teacher, Marion Mack Johnson, a dedicated public servant, who wanted to make sure that all residents in the Monadnock region had access to cultural events. The mission of the Jaffrey Civic Center is to provide and sustain a public venue where citizen’s of the Monadnock region can pursue artistic, educational and civic activities. The Center’s goal is to contribute to the cultural enrichment and enlightenment of the community. There is no admission fee to the Civic Center and all of our art shows and receptions are FREE and open to the public.

News, Events, and Exhibits:

March Photography Exhibits at the Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center will host 2 photography exhibits in March. Both exhibits will open Friday, March 23 and run through April 20th. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, March 23rd from 5pm to 7pm. Free and open to the public. Les Fleur: the Photography of...

Help Give Us a Lift Update

The Jaffrey Civic Center has received a $25,000 pledge from the Jaffrey Gilmore Foundation Trust toward the purchase and installation of a lift to the second floor of the building. The new pledge brings the total amount of money raised to $52,000. The total cost of...

Jaffrey Civic Center receives $9000 in grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

The Jaffrey Civic Center is the recipient of 2 recently awarded grants from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. An Organizational Sustainability grant in the amount of $4000 was awarded to the center in late December. The funds from the grant will...

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The 2nd floor classroom at the Jaffrey Civic Center Open Studio.

Our art studio is open and free to artists of all media-persuasion Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10 AM to Noon. Feel free to bring your still life set-up, your reference photos, a friend to model, your paints, pastels, easels, #2 Ticonderogas, camera, crayons, and your ideas to share with fellow artists. The Civic Center follows the Conant school system calendar, so if they are closed, we are as well. No reservations are required but if you do come, as a courtesy, please check in with the main office so we know you are here.

For more information, please call 532-6527 or e-mail at info@JaffreyCivicCenter.com


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Water Soluble Oils by Betty Glass Wednesdays, 1-4 pm


Monday – Friday: 10am – Noon, 1pm – 5pm Saturday: 10am – 2pm Sunday: Closed


Photography Exhibit, Monadnock Camera Club, Auditorium Gallery

March 23 – April 20

Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Cunningham Gallery

March 23 – April 20

Les Fleur: the Photography of Tom Doane, First Floor Display Cases

March 23 – April 20


The Jaffrey Historical Society

is open by appointment only. Please call the Accessions Director at 532-6160 to make arrangements.

Men’s Depression Support Group

meets alternate Tuesday nights at 7 pm For more information, contact Bill Schofield at 532-4616.


is offered every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 AM.


meets Tuesdays at 1PM in the Auditorium Gallery for no-cost bridge for beginners and seasoned players.

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