Leaf peeping pays off

In an attempt to rope in out-of-state tourists, the New Hampshire Historical Society is offering free admission to the society's Museum of New Hampshire History for all those who visit the White Mountains this fall. All you need is a receipt from any area hotel, attraction, restaurant, gift shop or gas station.
Don't worry, locals can get in on this too. Just remember to bring the above-mentioned qualifying evidence to indicate that you do indeed call the White Mountains home. The offer ends Oct. 8, which happens to be the last day you can check out the Consuming Views exhibition, a showcase of 37 landscape paintings and artifacts, geographically arranged to follow the routes tourists might have taken in the nineteenth century. If you'd like a sneak preview, visit nhhistory.org.
The Museum of New Hampshire History is located at 6 Eagle Square and is open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit nhhistory.org or call 228-6688.
N.H. Historical Society