Whitney Community Center
Meeting and Performance Space and More!
The Whitney Community Center, completed in 2009, is available for a wide variety of activities. The Whitney Foundation funded the construction in its entirety and now the building is managed by the Jackson School District in collaboration with a Whitney Oversight Committee made up of school, town and community members. According to the wishes of Bill and Betty Whitney, it offers a wonderful, multi-use facility available to the local community in addition to the Jackson Grammar School children.
The WCC was constructed on land donated by the Jackson School District and formerly the site of the historic Trickey barn (moved and re-erected on the Gray's Inn property as the town library). Along with providing a site for its construction, the Jackson School District funds daily operating expenses and maintenance of the facility. The Whitney endowment also provides an annual contribution to underwrite programming, capital projects, and maintenance.
The WCC offers many options and spaces for public use. There is a large, multi-purpose Main Hall with a stage and options for seating up to 250. The Art Room is a bright room with working height tables and stools to accommodate approximately 20 persons. A small conference room, complete with a table and chairs, is an additional option for 8-10 participants. The large commercially designed kitchen is outfitted with a six burner gas stove, ample storage and countertop space with a pass through into the Main Hall.
The Request for Use form, Fee Schedule, School Board Guidelines for Use along with directions and the planning Calendar can all be found below. Currently, the building is available for public use between the hours of 6am and 9pm daily except Monday thru Thursday between the hours of 8am and 3pm due to school classes and generally during special school programs and performances. These hours change during the summer months.
To reserve a room for your event at the WCC, please check your event date against the planning calendar below. Scroll below the calendar to access the Whitney Center Request Form to get an idea of the information we need from you but please contact the school directly for pricing: we are updating the fees listed on the form. 603-383-6861.
Upcoming Whitney Center Programs
Lost Ski Areas of the White Mountains
Thursday, March 30, 7 pmThe White Mountains of New Hampshire are world renowned for the array of skiing opportunities offered to every skier, from beginner to gold medal Olympian. Today over a dozen resorts entice tourists and locals each year with their well-manicured trails, high-speed lifts and slope-side lodging. But scattered throughout this region, the ghosts of former ski areas can still be found. In the White Mountains alone, sixty ski areas have closed since the 1930s. Author Jeremy Davis has compiled rare photographs, maps and personal memories to ensure that these beloved ski outposts, cherished by generations of skiers, are given recognition for transforming the White Mountains into a premier ski destination. Join us as we celebrate these former ski areas at this presentation. Attendees are encouraged to bring along their skiing momentos, photos, and stories to share.
Jeremy Davis is the author of four books, Lost Ski Areas of the White Mountains , Lost Ski Areas of Southern Vermont, Lost Ski Areas of the Southern Adirondacks , and Lost Ski Areas of the Northern Adirondacks , with the last 2 books winning the International Ski History Association’s Skade Award for outstanding regional ski history.
This program is free and open to the public.
Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers present “Everybody Loves Pirates”
Saturday, April 8, 6:30 pm
The delightful and engaging Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers are coming to Mt. Washington Valley . “Everybody Loves Pirates” is especially recommended for children preK-4th grade and their families, including siblings, parents and grandparents – but everyone who loves puppets is invited! The performance will be followed by a question-and-answer session that will allow audiences to learn how the puppets work and explore the ideas behind the craft. The Frogtown artists will also be available to talk about the creation of the show — from writing the script, to sewing the 15 featured mouth and rod puppets, to practicing character voices.
Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers have performed at festivals, schools, libraries and theatres across the United States and Canada. They write and create all the shows they perform and have received three Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA, the highest national award in puppetry.
Tickets are $5 per person, $15 for families. All those interested are welcome to attend; those who can't afford the ticket price can pay what they can or come as guests of Friends of the Whitney Center and the Arts Alliance.