Author Archive | Andrea Cheeney

In connection with the 100th anniversary of Keene’s Congregation Ahavas Achim, the exhibit “From Peddlers to Shopkeepers to Professionals: A History of the Jewish Community in Cheshire County” will tell the story of Jewish immigrants to Keene and Cheshire County, their descendants, and the impact of the Jewish community upon the region. The exhibition will […]

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An Invitation to Experience Shabbat at the Synagogue

  Special Event Friday, January 20, 2017.  An Invitation to Experience Shabbat at the Synagogue 4:30pm-8:30pm.  $25/person. Congregation Ahavas Achim, 84 Hastings Ave, Keene. The members of Congregation Ahavas Achim, Keene’s Synagogue, and the Historical Society of Cheshire County invite the general public to a special dinner event.  At 4:30 Rabbi Loewenthal will begin the […]

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Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities of Boards

Workshop Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities of Boards 1pm-3pm.  Free. Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St. Historical societies and museums throughout New Hampshire are invite to participate in a free Q&A session with Terry Knowles and Tom Donovan of the State Attorney General’s Office.  This special event was organized […]

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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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NH Film Series : Telling Their Stories: NH Holocaust Survivors Speak Out (2004)

Telling Their Stories New Hampshire Holocaust Survivors Speak Out New Hampshire-made film interviewing Holocaust survivors to be shown in Keene. Wednesday, December 14, 2016. 6:30pm. Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene, NH The documentary film Telling Their Stories focuses on the lives of four survivors and the journeys that brought them to […]

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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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