Cultural Heritage in Cheshire County

Cheshire County’s cultural heritage is one of the main reasons people live here, visit here, and start businesses here.  The rich history of the area contributes to our quality of life.  The Historical Society fosters connections between our personal histories and the history of the region.  The Society provides a sense of place by connecting the historical past with the here and now. Cheshire County counts on the Historical Society to preserve the region’s history so that our memories are not lost for future generations.

 



Making History Come Alive

 

Pop Up Instagram Exhibit

Do you have a photo of a favorite childhood Halloween memory?!  Share it with us and become part of our Pop Up Instagram Exhibit at the Monadnock Pumpkin Festival on October 24, 2015!  The exhibit theme: Your Favorite Childhood Halloween Memory.  Upload a photo to Instagram with the hashtag #Monadnock_History or email it to dired@nullhsccnh.org.  For […]

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Jaffrey Meetinghouse Presentation

On Sunday, September 13th, the Jaffrey Meetinghouse Documentation project will provide a free presentation for the public to report on the project and to encourage other New Hampshire Communities to document their historic meetinghouses and churches. In 2014 the Town of Jaffrey received a Certified Local Government (CLG) grant from the NH Division of Historic […]

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Wyman Tavern Lecture Series

September 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm “New England: Myth or Reality?” – Edie Clark Historical Society of Cheshire County headquarters at 246 Main Street, Keene The six states known as New England have been romanticized in art and literature for more than 200 years, creating a reality that is touched by myth. How […]

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BLOG: The James Underwood Story

Wheaton College student and Historical Society volunteer Bill Funk invites you to read  The James Underwood Story, his personal blog.  Each of his many entries provide insight into the research he is conducting for the Society, transcribing the early 19th century account books of Swanzey tavern keeper James Underwood.  DISCLAIMER: This weblog covers projects conducted at […]

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Wyman Tavern Brewfest

August 8, 2015 1pm-5pm Click Here For Tickets The Wyman Tavern Brew Fest benefits the Historical Society of Cheshire County which collects, preserves, and communicates the history of Cheshire County, New Hampshire. The Wyman Tavern Brew Fest is held on the grounds of the historic Wyman Tavern, built in 1762, and operated by the Historical […]

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Auction 2015

Online bidding September 1 through noon on October 1st Live Auction and Silent Auction October 2nd 6:00 pm – 9:00pm 2015 Raffle Grand Prize “From Mount Washington” by Kyle Stuckey 2015 Raffle Grand Prize to be drawn  October 2, 2015 at the Auction of Historic Proportions 1 ticket for $20.00 or 6 tickets for $100.00 […]

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Featured Exhibit

Treasured Places, Protected Spaces The work of over fifty artists will be featured this summer in the gallery of the Historical Society of Cheshire County. Treasured Places, Protected Spaces will recognize and celebrate conservation lands of the Monadnock region. Treasured Places will bring together several of the region’s communities at the intersection where art, conservation, […]

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Film Series

Challenges and Celebrations: NH Film Series Communicating History Through Film For nearly 100 years, filmmakers have been recording, depicting, commenting on and analyzing life in the state of New Hampshire.  These films often create a powerful impact, only to disappear from public consciousness a short time later.  The Historical Society of Cheshire County is embarking […]

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Capital Campaign

Investing in Our History, Enhancing Our Future Redefining the Historical Society of Cheshire County The Historical Society of Cheshire County collects, preserves, and communicates the history of the region at our home on Keene’s Main Street and at the Wyman Tavern Museum only a block away. We fully recognize, as have other successful historical societies […]

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Things to do

Cheshire County’s rich cultural heritage offers a variety of opportunities for things to do at the Historical Society’s headquarters in the Ball Mansion, the Society’s period house museum the Wyman Tavern, and all around the 23 historic towns that make up Cheshire County, New Hampshire. The Historical Society’s Headquarters are located in an 1870 Italianate […]

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