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
Free Movie – Fantastic Beasts ; and where to find them (PG-13)
Friday, April 28, 5:30 pm
Whitney Community Center, Jackson
Explore a new era of the wizarding world before Harry Potter!
Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets of 1926 New York, threatening to expose the wizarding community. Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures. When some of Newt’s beasts accidentally get let loose a band of unlikely heroes must recover the missing beasts before they are harmed but their mission puts them on a collision course with Dark forces.
The movie is free and open to the public. There will be pizza slices and snacks available for purchase. All proceeds will be donated to a local charity.
The History of Railroading in the Mount Washington Valley
Thursday May 11, 7pm
Whitney Community Center, Jackson
The town of Conway was founded in 1765 and for the next 109 years the only way for the townspeople to get from one place to another was by walking, riding a horse, or being transported in wagons pulled by horses.
In 1874 this all changed for the better with the arrival of the railroad. With the ‘iron horse’ it was now possible for the people of Conway, and their goods, to be transported fast and efficiently for great distances in safety and comfort.
Join Dwight Smith to learn more about how trains transformed life in the Mt Washington Valley.
Local resident for the past 44 years, Dwight Smith worked for Boston & Maine RR in Boston, for over 25 years. He retired from there to spend time on his goal of restoring the 1874 North Conway railroad system and to establish the Conway Scenic Railroad. Both of which he was successful at and which he retired from in 1990.
This program is free and open to the public.
What's happening at the Whitney?
Free Movie Night April 28th (something about magic critters...)
For more activities, click the Enrichment Opportunities tab, above! Or scroll down to descriptions of soon-to-appear presentations!
Shape note/Sacred Harp Singing on alternate Thursdays
at 6 PM! www.northcountrysing.com