Claremont Opera House is supported in part by a grant
from the Mooseplate Program
& the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts.

Thank you to NHSCA Mooseplate Program for funding in part the restoration of the historic original grande drape that served as the main stage curtain when the opera house opened in 1897, over 119 years ago.  The two hand-painted canvas drapery panels or “legs” that stood on either side of the drape and four original forest scene legs will also potentially be restored.


This grant was made possible by proceeds from the Conservation License Plate Trust Fund.  This Trust Fund,  established by the State Legislature in 1998, is entirely supported by the sales of special license plates, commonly known as ‘Moose Plates’.  Proceeds from the sales of these plates go exclusively toward state environmental and cultural conservation programs including this grant administered by the State Arts Council for the Department of Cultural Resources.  Encouraging others to purchase ‘Moose Plate’ license plates helps to continue this important work.


Please click on Press, News, History block to read all about it. Thanks again to the Conservation License Plate Trust Fund Moose Plates!