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Giant meatballs, stoves and alarm clocks: Our Obscure Facts on Concord (aka Rumford) Q+A

In 1734, the town was incorporated as Rumford. But, it took the name Concord in 1765 under  Governor Benning Wentworth following the end of a very unpleasant boundary fight between Rumford and the new town of Bow.  The new name, Concord, was meant to show the new “concord,” or harmony, between the two towns

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A Tour of Concord’s (NH) Historic House Museums

An historic house museum is a home that has been transformed into an interpretive museum. Historic furnishings may be displayed in a way that reflects the usage in a home and preserves the lifestyle of the past owners. At almost 300 years old, the city of Concord has wealth of  historic properties that can be visited today as museums.

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Blossom Hill Cemetery, the little chapel on the hill

This little chapel is the Clara B. Perkins Memorial Chapel, and it dates back to 1904. Nine years after Blossom Hill Cemetery was established, the cemetery committee expressed the need for a chapel to hold burial services. The chapel was ultimately a generous gift from Concord philanthropist Miss Susan George Perkins, and named after her mother, Clara Bartlett Perkins. Both Susan and her mother are buried in Blossom Hill Cemetery. 

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The Capitol Center up the street brings the huge names, the Bank of NH Stage is where you go to see huge names be made

Part 2: There was a moment at the end of the show where Oribhabor was thanking the crowd for coming out, and in his sign off he expressed; “This place is amazing, this is clearly going to be the hotspot of Concord, this is so legit.” He’s not wrong. For everyone who’s ever said “We need another music venue in Concord” here’s your chance to be a part of it.

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The Bank of NH Stage opens with an electrifying performance by Ed Balloon

Part 1: What happens when a community repeats a question enough times? In Concord, it seems, the question has been “When are we going to nightlife geared towards young people?” With the opening of The Bank of New Hampshire stage, it seems like that question finally has an answer.

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“At one point or another, we’ve printed for almost every business in Concord”

Working in a city like Concord I sometimes feel like we are all occupying a single small-town block. No matter how many things grow, or change, or update, I still expect to see a familiar face on my morning walk, or answer “do you know this person or that person” within 2 degrees of Kevin Bacon. It takes a lot for a city to be a community, and sometimes it’s a couple common things that manage to keep a us in a tight weave, even if we don’t realize it.

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