The Emerson is a successful arts and community center located a block from Main Street. The Emerson was originally an elementary school that was built in 1918. In 1995 the Emerson was changed into a local arts center. The Crawford Theater hosts many local performances. Hatch has its annual festival at the Emerson and is about innovation. Emerson merged with another local arts organization. The Emerson now offers a wide variety of art and education.