The state’s northernmost arts venue celebrated its history as the former home of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Seminary with the unveiling of a New Hampshire Register of Historic Places marker.
Donna Jordan, a grant writer and member of the management team at the center, cited the New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources’ finding that the property is “significant for its contributions to the social and religious life of French-Canadian priests in training.”
The Columbia site was also home to the Parsons farm and the former Hampshire Inn at one time.
State Rep. Dennis Thompson and District 1 Executive Councilor Joe Kenney did the unveiling honors.
“It’s so New Hampshire what you’re doing,” Kenney said at Saturday’s ceremony,…