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Stage at Night
Something Wonderful is Happening in Warner
Jim Mitchell

Our Mission

Appreciation for Warner through support of our businesses, organizations and schools
Support our writers, artists, musicians and theater groups
Assist in child and adult literacy
Promote historic preservation and community building

In keeping with our mission, our current programs include:

  • Jim Mitchell Community Park and the MainStreet Warner Stage
  • the MainStreet Warner Annual Literacy Project
  • the Jim Mitchell Annual Scholarship
  • the Jim Mitchell Local Hero Book Award

Annual Fundraising Appeal

Thanks to your support over the year, we have had another successful season in 2017. Now, we are excited to announce the 2018 plans to expand the Park. Phase III development will enable us to work more closely with local schools and community groups to better support arts and education while focusing on ecological resilience and regeneration. We need your help to accomplish our mission. Please take a moment to download the the Phase III development details and help us with your contribution. Together we can make this happen!

Click here to download donation form
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Aerial photos of the Stage

Please enjoy these aerial photos from The Last Waltz concert on July 15th.

Warner Service Club

Held a pot luck dinner in the Jim Mitchell Community Park. Enjoy photos from the event.

History

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Jim Mitchell, along with his sister Katharine and her husband Neil Nevins, purchased the 16 East Main Street Warner building and property in 1998. Together they created the independent bookstore MainStreet BookEnds and Gallery on this site. In 2000 the three established MainStreet Warner, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to furthering the cultural development of Warner, and now housed in the Gallery. Bringing over 100 events annually to the bookstore, including Friday Night on MainStreet, Jim imagined extending this out into a three-season community park for music, authors and the arts. He had created the plans and started promoting the park idea when he died suddenly in 2008. With the support of the community, The Board of Directors for MainStreet Warner, Inc. has remained focused on the creation of this community park, his dream for Warner, as well as on scholarship and literacy programs

Upcoming Events

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Friday Dec 1 at 7 pm - Grain Thief - 5 piece String Band - a MSW, Inc. Fundraiser

December 2 at 11:30 am - As part of Warner’s Hometown Holiday,
Northeast Catholic College Choir caroling on the terrace of the Park

Press Release

On June 21, 2017 MainStreet Warner, Inc. received the Merit Award for Excellence in Planning, Design, and Development from Plan NH, for their creation of the Jim Mitchell Community Park and Amphitheater in downtown Warner.

Address

16 East Main Street
PO Box 130
Warner, NH 03278
603-456-3745
603-456-2060 Fax

How You Can Help

Click here to join the volunteer effort.