UNH Cooperative Extension Centennial Exhibit at State Library

UNH Cooperative Extension Centennial Exhibit at State Library

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

UNH Cooperative Extension has unveiled an exhibit commemorating its 100th year of work in New Hampshire at the N.H. State Library in Concord. The exhibit, “Bringing the University to You: A Century of Service to the Granite State,” will be on display through June 30.

The exhibit will take visitors on a pictorial journey through Extension’s work from its inception in 1914 to today, including photographs of M. Gale Eastman, the first Extension agriculture agent, and astronaut and former 4-H member Alan Shepard.

Objects on display include equipment used by early Extension specialists, a partial shawl collection, a trebuchet and underwater vehicle engineered by New Hampshire students involved in 4-H, and agricultural and forestry items.

“Not many organizations have had such a long history and important effect on our state,” said John Porter, historian and UNH Cooperative Extension professor emeritus. “This display will shed light on the often behind-the-scenes work that has had a tremendous impact on our state’s people, economy and natural resources.”

The State Library, located at 20 Park St., in Concord, is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. It will be closed on Memorial Day.