Celebrating Monadnock

 Friday, Aug. 10 – Sept. 7


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 citizens, residents and visitors 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:

Jaffrey Civic Center receives $1500 donation from Terra Nova Trust

The Jaffrey Civic Center has received a $1500 donation toward its "Give Us a Lift" fund by the Terra Nova Trust of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. To date, funds raised for the project include private donations from many local residents, and state and local...

Celebrating Monadnock Exhibit

A group exhibit of eighteen New Hampshire artists will be held at the Civic Center’s upstairs Cunningham Gallery from August 10th to September 7th to celebrate Mount Monadnock and the region. An Opening Reception will be held from 4 pm to 7 pm on Friday, August 10th....

Dean Murder Exhibit and Reception to be held at the Jaffrey Civic Center

In commemoration of the 100 years since the infamous, unsolved Dean Murder case, the Jaffrey Historical Society will be displaying artifacts related to the Dean Murder in both the Auditorium Gallery and the Display Case Gallery in an exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic...

Silent Auction at the Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center is presenting a summer Silent Auction from Friday, July 6th through Friday August 3rd in the Auditorium Gallery. The event is a fund raiser. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, July 6th from 5 pm to 7 pm and a Closing Reception on...

Hollis, NH artist Jennifer McCalmont to exhibit at the Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center welcomes Hollis, NH artist, Jennifer McCalmont, who will present her Florals and Landscapes Oil Exhibit in the Cunningham Gallery from July 6th to August 3rd. Jennifer Nixdorf McCalmont spent her early years drawing and creating constantly....

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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

Pastel Class by Maryann Mullett Tuesdays, 1-4 pm


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


Dean Murder exhibit, Auditorium Gallery & Display Cases

August 10 September 7

Celebrating Monadnock exhibit, Cunningham Gallery

August 10 – September 7




The Jaffrey Historical Society

is open Monday and Thursday mornings from 10 am to noon (except the months of July and August). Please call the main JHS  number, 603-598-0120 to leave a message.

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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