Discovering Dublin celebrates town's colorful past and present

The picturesque town of Dublin and the legacy of its famed art colony will be celebrated in August and September, supported by a grant from New Hampshire Humanities. Since the founding of the art colony in 1888, Dublin’s love and commitment to the arts continues to thrive. The Dublin Community Center, partnering with the Dublin Historical Society, has planned several events to educate and engage area residents in the town’s rich heritage in the arts and humanities. 

On Thursday, August 4 at 10:00 a.m. the Dublin Historical Society Museum will host a tour of its Historical Museum that will feature hands-on activities for children, including a treasure hunt. A fi lm called “The Dublin Art Colony Collection at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery,” created by woodworker Paul Tuller will be shown at the Dublin Community Center on Thursday, August 25 at 7:00 p.m. Tuller will lead a post-fi lm discussion and works by Tuller and other Dublin-area craftspeople will be displayed.

The project will conclude with a walking tour exploring the town’s history on Saturday, September 10 at 2 p.m. from the Dublin Community Center. Featured sites include the Levi Leonard House, the Yankee House, the Dublin Public Library, and the Wait-Mason House. A discussion and refreshments will follow at the Community Center. The raindate for the tour is Saturday, September 17. Learn more and fi nd the latest details at www.dublincommunitycenter.org.