The Grodin Permanent Collection Museum
Take a fascinating journey through the history of craft when you visit our
Located in our headquarters in Concord, the Museum contains craft items from
the League's early years to the present and includes masterworks from
world-renowned craftspeople including Mary and Edwin Scheier and Vivika and
You can learn how craft has evolved and see traditions that have changed
very little or not at all.
Learn more from the Museum photos and descriptions.
The Museum is named in honor of Edith Grodin, a dedicated patron and
supporter for more than 35 years. She was a member of the Board of Trustees,
serving as President from 1983–86 and again from 1999–2002. She is the founder
and major supporter of the League Emergency Relief Fund (LERF) which assists
craftspeople in crisis.
Edith was a former chair of the NH State Council on the Arts, served on the
board of the New England Foundation for the Arts, and received numerous awards
including the League's Lifetime Emeritus Award.
She had a profound impact on the lives of many of us who were fortunate to
know her. She passed away in September 2012, at the age of 95.
The League is very fortunate to have a collection of fine craft from many
early and current members dating from 1932 to the present. An Advisory
Committee along with League staff oversees the collection to ensure its
integrity. If you would like to submit a piece to be considered for inclusion
in the Permanent Collection, please download the Permanent Collection Museum Criteria Proposed Donation Form and
Deed of Gift document for more information or contact us at
603-224-3375. If you are interested in donating a piece of fine craft to the
Grodin Permanent Collection Museum, please download and complete this form.