Facilities, Programs & Activities
The mission of the Jaffrey Civic Center provides a community center for artistic, educational and civic endeavors. The building and grounds of the Civic Center for a wide variety of programs, activities, and events throughout the year.
The first floor of the Jaffrey Civic Center houses an Auditorium Gallery, which seats a hundred people and is used for both meetings and as an artistic gallery space. The first floor also includes office space, a conference room, and a library containing an excellent collection of books specializing in Americana, art, gardening, and natural history. The library is open to the public for in-house browsing and research.
The First Floor Display Cases
The Civic Center has a set of five cases on the first floor that are used to display local art and artifacts.
The Second Floor Cunningham Gallery
The second floor holds the Cunningham Gallery where exhibits are shown throughout the year, as well as a large studio used for classes and programs.
The Jaffrey Historical Society
In the basement the Jaffrey Historical Society has display rooms featuring collections of a variety of antique tools, shop and tavern signs, furniture, account books, letters and other manuscript material.
During the summer months the expansive lawn makes a perfect site for outdoor arts and crafts shows along with a variety of performances.
On-going displays and shows are held at the Center. Classes in both the visual and performing arts are offered. The auditorium is used for meetings by a diverse group of civic and cultural organizations throughout the year. A few of the frequent users of the facility are the Historical Society, the Chamber of Commerce, Team Jaffrey, Monadnock Conservancy, Monadnock at Home, Shelter from the Storm and the Boy Scouts.