Come and explore the Gallery at the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Headquarters at 49 South Main Street! Juried members of the League will be available from 10 – 4 for guided tours of the current exhibit and the permanent collection, and fine craft demonstrations will be happening throughout the day. To cap the festivities off, there will be a reception in the main Gallery from 5pm – 7pm. Come for the light refreshments, stay for the art!
The Grodin Permanent Collection Museum
Take a fascinating journey through the history of craft when you visit our Craft Museum.
Located in our headquarters in Concord, the Museum contains craft items from the League’s early years to the present and includes masterworks from world-renowned craftspeople including Mary and Edwin Scheier and Vivika and Otto Heino.
You can learn how craft has evolved and see traditions that have changed very little or not at all.
Learn more from the Museum photos and descriptions.
The Museum is named in honor of Edith Grodin, a dedicated patron and supporter for more than 35 years. She was a member of the Board of Trustees, serving as President from 1983–86 and again from 1999–2002. She is the founder and major supporter of the League Emergency Relief Fund (LERF) which assists craftspeople in crisis.
Edith was a former chair of the NH State Council on the Arts, served on the board of the New England Foundation for the Arts, and received numerous awards including the League’s Lifetime Emeritus Award.
She had a profound impact on the lives of many of us who were fortunate to know her. She passed away in September 2012, at the age of 95.
The League is very fortunate to have a collection of fine craft from many early and current members dating from 1932 to the present. An Advisory Committee along with League staff oversees the collection to ensure its integrity. If you would like to submit a piece to be considered for inclusion in the Permanent Collection, please download the Permanent Collection Museum Criteria Proposed Donation Form and Deed of Gift document for more information or contact us at 603-224-3375. If you are interested in donating a piece of fine craft to the Grodin Permanent Collection Museum, please download and complete this form.