Events to Celebrate Veterans Day

Our top picks for honoring Veterans Day

A certain holiday at the end of the month may get all the press, but November isn’t only Thanksgiving season. Mark the month’s other holiday with this patriotic foursome of events, ranging from art shows to concerts to a children’s history tour.

Making the World Safe for Democracy
Starting November 11
30 Park St., Concord
(603) 228-6688

Just in time for Veterans Day, our state history museum has delved into its archives for a new exploration of the PR side of war. This collection of WWI posters highlights the way in which art and sparse text encouraged the public to support the war effort, from signing up to fight to buying war bonds or conserving food.

The exhibition will remain on view until October 2019, but we’d recommend stopping by on opening day — in addition to the poster exhibition, the museum has a lecture scheduled on New Hampshire’s wartime history.

Copland & Barber
8 p.m., November 11
Keefe Center for the Arts
117 Elm St., Nashua

Sorry, Mozart — this orchestra concert is all-American. Supported by Grammy-winning soprano Christine Brewer, Symphony NH will perform Samuel Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” and Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” in this patriotic performance. In keeping with the theme of the holiday, veterans receive free admission to the show.

Veterans Day Science Showcase
November 10
Seacoast Science Center
570 Ocean Blvd., Rye
(603) 436-8043

With school out of session for Veterans Day, bring your little ones to this free event to keep them entertained and educated. The center’s current scientific exhibits will be on display with fun and games all day, but the main event nods to the site’s military history. At noon, visitors can tour the Odiorne Point area to see artifacts of the days when Fort Dearborn stood on the spot to protect Portsmouth Harbor.

Bonus Event: The American Soldier
Through October 31
The Wright Museum
77 Center St., Wolfeboro
(603) 569-1212

We first told you about this Wright Museum exhibit when it opened earlier this summer, but if you haven’t paid it a visit yet, now is the perfect time. Catch the show in its final days to see a photographic history of America’s military men and women, from the Civil War to today.