About Us

History
In celebration of America’s 200-Year (Bicentennial) Celebration, the Currier & Ives Scenic Byway was designated in 1976 as one of several picturesque New Hampshire “Yankee Trails.”

In 1991, the United States Federal Highway Administration established the National Scenic Byways Program  to recognize outstanding roads for their intrinsic archaeological, historical, cultural, natural, scenic, and recreational quialities. In 1992, the State of New Hampshire adopted a Scenic and Cultural Byways System under RSA 238:19 to:

“Provide the opportunity for residents and visitor to travel a system of byways which feature the scenic and cultural qualities of the state within the existing highway system, promote retention of rural and urban scenic byways, support the cultural , recreational, and historic attributes along the byways and expose the unique elements of the state’s beauty, culture, and history.”

In 1994, the Currier & Ives Scenic Byway became a state-designated Scenic and Cultural Byway.

Currier & Ives Scenic Byway Council
In early 2009, the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission received a federal grant to help develop and adopt a Corridor Management Plan (see below) for the Currier & Ives Scenic Byway. This was a year-long effort that joined many segments of the communities together. As recommended by the Plan, a permanent Scenic Byway Council was formed. The Currier & Ives Scenic Byway Council is composed of Selectmen as well as members of local, regional, and state agencies, committees, and organizations. They play an advisory-only role and their purpose is to promote the Byway, encourage collaboration among the towns along the route, and to advocate for corridor-wide protection and improvement efforts. The Currier & Ives Scenic Byway Council meets quarterly and all meetings are open to the public.

Byway Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Thursday, March 16, 2017
Meeting Notice & Agenda
Draft Minutes 

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Meeting Notice & Agenda
Minutes

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Meeting Notice & Agenda
Minutes

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Meeting Notice & Agenda
Minutes

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Meeting Notice & Agenda
Draft Minutes 

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Meeting Notice & Agenda
Draft Minutes

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Meeting Notice & Agenda
Draft Minutes

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Meeting Notice & Agenda
Draft Minutes

Bylaws of the Currier and Ives Scenic Byway – A Nonprofit Corporation

Currier & Ives Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan

Contact Us
Currier & Ives Scenic Byway
28 Commercial Street
Concord, NH 03301

John Clark, Chair – jclark007@tds.net
Katie Nelson, Secretary – knelson@cnhrpc.org

Our Logo
The Currier & Ives Scenic Byway logo was created in 2011 by Autumn Monsees and Jessica Yule, students at New England College in Henniker. The Currier & Ives Scenic Byway Council thanks them for their work.

Photos
Selected photographs on this website appear courtesy of the artist JAAX. For contact information or to see more of this artist’s artwork, photography, and/or writings, please visit http://insearchofsuture.hubpages.com.

Sponsors
The Currier & Ives Scenic Byway Council wholeheartedly thanks the following businesses, organizations, and individuals who have made financial or in-kind donations to support the Byway’s activities:

Ayer & Goss Inc., Henniker
Kate Bartlet, Henniker House B&B
John Clark
Ken Erikson
Robert French, Mile-Away Campground, Henniker
Nicole Gage
Dennis & Susan Lanphear, StoneFalls Gardens, Henniker
Paul Martin, Higher Ground Alpacas, Salisbury
Karen Robertson
Karen Sheldon
Kimin Corporation
Local Made, Webster
Blackwater Environmental Design, Salisbury
Paul Silberman, New Hampshire Bowl & Board, Webster
Town of Henniker, NH
Town of Hopkinton, NH
Town of Salisbury, NH
Town of Warner, NH
Town of Webster, NH

If you would like to sponsor the activities of the Currier & Ives Scenic Byway, please download our sponsor brochure using the link below. Donations are always welcome and help to support the Byway Council’s activities. Checks may be made payable to “Currier & Ives Scenic Byway” and mailed to:

Currier & Ives Scenic Byway
28 Commercial Street
Concord, NH 03301

Funding
CNHRPC staff time to support the Currier & Ives Scenic Byway, including design and maintenance of this website, is provided through CNHRPC’s Unified Planning Work Program, funded by the NH Department of Transportation.