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

 

Museum Shop expands beyond history books and maps. The Historical Society of Cheshire County Museum Shop has recently expanded its product line to include more local art, local history films and hands-on learning activities for children.  The shop features locally crafted items by Medora Hebert,  Early American Workshop, New England Folk Art, Kitty Mervine, Old […]

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“A Retrospective of Two Women Watercolorists”

“A Retrospective of Two Women Watercolorists”, an exhibit and sale of the paintings done by Betty “Jane” Coffin and Mildred E. Turner These paintings represent some of the gifted works that they and their families donated to the Society to be sold to benefit the mission of collecting, preserving and communicating the history of the […]

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Author Event with Gordon Hayward

New book recounts the impressive history of the Latchis family of Keene and their New England Theater empire. Historical Society of Cheshire County and Latchis Arts collaborate on an local author event. Greek Epic: The Latchis Family and the New England Theater Empire They Built, by acclaimed author Gordon Hayward, tells the compelling true story […]

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  The Auction of Historic Proportions Grows, Entertains and Succeeds The call of history brought many happy folks into the Ball Mansion last month as the Historical Society of Cheshire County presented its ninth annual Auction of Historic Proportions.  This event has become the Society’s main fund-raising event, and once again the evening was profitable, […]

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Member Meeting, September 21st @ 7pm

Wednesday, September 21st, 7pm- Member Meeting- Sheds with Joanna Eldredge Morrissey “Sheds are like our lives—not the grandest building or the most graceful. Sheds are ordinary—and in that they are exalted.” ~Howard Mansfield In their new book, Sheds, author Howard Mansfield and photographer Joanna Eldredge Morrissey capture the history and variety of sheds that make […]

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Auction of Historic Proportions : September 30th

  Let the bidding begin!!! History becomes tangible Sept. 30 when the Historical Society of Cheshire County hosts an auction of more than 100 unusual artifacts, products and services. Each year friends of the Society can donate wonderful antiques, art, gifts, and unique opportunities specifically for this fundraising event. The offerings include such mementos as […]

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GRANT FOR LOCAL CIVIL WAR COMICS CAMP

The Historical Society of Cheshire County has been awarded a $2,225 Youth Arts grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts for its Civil War Comics Camp program. The project enables the Society to work with 15 middle school students from across the Monadnock region to create a comic book based on the Civil War […]

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Investing in Our History, Enhancing Our Future:Buy a brick campaign

Investing in Our History, Enhancing Our Future”, the capital campaign of the Historical Society of Cheshire County, will result in the creation of a cultural heritage center at the historic Wyman Tavern in Keene, NH. Here people gather to explore their past, their present, and dream of the future, just as they did in 1775 when they gathered […]

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