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Rey Center Named a “Best of NH”

May 21, 2012

Congratulations to our friends at The Margret and H.A. Rey Center for being named as a Best of New Hampshire 2012 “Editor’s Choice” winner in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England, on newsstands now. Yankee’s editors and contributors, who name select restaurants, lodgings and attractions in New England to the exclusive list, award this designation. For 36 years, Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide to the six-state region, providing readers with a comprehensive vacation-planning tool and daily reference.

Voted “Best Cure for Curiosity,” the Rey Center offers a variety of free and inexpensive programs for kids, adults and the whole family.  From art workshops and lectures to citizen science programs and story time for the kids, the Rey Center has something for everyone!

Cure your curiosity this summer by attending one of the Rey Center’s fun and educational programs. New this summer, the Rey Center is offering three one-day art camps and three one-day science camps for youth. Each art camp will give kids the opportunity to explore a different form of art, from masks and mandalas to eco-art. In the science camps kids will explore our solar system, investigate the natural world, and study the sun.  Full scholarships are available.  Families can also participate in weekly family hikes on Fridays during July and August, a fun and safe way to get your kids out hiking and exploring the woods.

Adults can get in on the fun by participating in an art workshop such as Nature Photography in the White Mountains with Jerry Monkman on July 13-15.  Attend a Rey Center lecture such as Scott Eaton’s presentation of Antoine Saint-Exupery: The Man Who Wrote The Little Prince, on July 27. Adults can also join the Rey Center’s team of Citizen Science Investigators and help monitor the health of our natural world by participating in programs such as Water Watchers, Phenology Watchers or Welch Summit Stewards.

Be sure not to miss this year’s Curious George Cottage Family Festival on August 11 & 12. Curious George and the man with the yellow hat will be in Waterville Valley for a weekend of fun, family-friendly activities including a performance with the Toe Jam Puppet Band, nature walks, a traveling barnyard, games for kids, planetarium shows, storytelling by Take Two Tandem Tellers, banana pancake breakfast, and more! For a detailed description of Festival events or to purchase tickets, visit

Photo by Willey Peckham for The Margret & H.A. Rey Center

Margret and H.A. Rey, authors of the Curious George children’s books series and former summer residents of Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, were artists and adventurers, historians and naturalists, gardeners and environmental stewards. Today their spirit lives on in the Margret and H.A. Rey Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring the Reys’ legacy through art, science, and adventure programs for all ages. For more information please contact the Margret and H.A. Rey Center at 603-236-3308 or visit

About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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