The Harris Center headquarters in Hancock, New Hampshire is located in the heart of the 29,000+ acre Supersanctuary. Along with our staff offices, our facility is also home to our summer and winter youth camps, hiking trailheads, and education programs. We welcome your visit . . . please stop in to say hello, or plan a day of hiking!
The Harris Center headquarters are the former family summer home of our founder Eleanor Briggs, who established the Harris Center in 1970. She named the organization after her cat Harris, who she felt “represented a certain wildness, humor, savvy and strong survival instincts, all elements needed for a successful environmental education center.” The building was renovated in 2003, with a commitment to preserve as much of the original structure as possible, as well as to incorporate environmentally friendly materials and practices throughout the building. Visit the Green Building page to view the Harris Center’s green construction and to take a virtual tour of the facility.
The Early Days
Below is the original building as seen at the turn of the century, along with its namesake Harris the Cat!