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Mount Washington Weather Exhibits Moving to McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

Annie Ropeik / NHPR
The Mount Washington Weather Observatory at 6,288 feet. NHPR File Photo.

The Mount Washington Observatory is moving exhibits from its now-closed Weather Discovery Center in North Conway to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord.

A few exhibits will move to the observatory's museum on top of the mountain, but most will find a new home in Concord, including the "Shaky Shack", the replica of the 1930s-era Observatory staff's mountain-top cabin in which the highest human-observed surface wind speed on Earth was recorded in 1934.

The Concord center is closing from Jan. 1 to Feb. 12 to incorporate the exhibits and complete a major upgrade of its planetarium system.

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