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March 2017

2017 NH Film Series: The Happy Time

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Keene Public Library, 30 Winter Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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The Happy Time 7pm. Keene Public Library, 30 Winter Street, Keene, NH Directed in 1952 by Richard Fleischer, The Happy Time depicts the story of a an eccentric, free-spirited extended French Canadian family living in the Calvinistic, sexually repressed environs of Ottawa in the 1920’s.  The Happy Time is based on the 1945 collection of semi-fictional sketches written by Robert Fontaine.  Fontaine was born in Illinois in 1908 to a Scots-Irish mother and a French-Canadian father; when he was very…

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Passover: The Jewish Festival of Freedom

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historical Society of Cheshire,

Lecture Wednesday, March 15, 2017    7pm.  Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St. Come and learn about Passover, the eight-day Jewish celebration of the Exodus from Egypt.   How do Jews celebrate this holiday of liberation?  What are the themes and moods of the seder, the ritual meal of commemoration?  How does this ancient festival of freedom resonate among 21st century Jews? Why is this night different from all other nights? Find out at this Historical Society of Cheshire…

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$5.00 - $10.00

HOLI: Festival Of Colors!

March 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Historical Society of Cheshire,

Special Event Saturday, March 18, 2017 Festival of Color- Holi 11:00am-12:30pm Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main St. Celebrating the arrival of Spring, Holi (also called Holaka or Phagwa) is a festival practiced by Hindus in countries like India, Nepal, and Bangladesh each year in March. The public is invited to attend this family-friendly cultural celebration at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, in Keene on Saturday, March 18th at 11:00am.  Special guest and local artist…

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Gallery Walk

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Historical Society of Cheshire,

Join former Keene Mayor, Aaron Lipsky for a gallery walk through “From Peddlers to Shopkeepers to Professionals: A History of the Jewish Community in Cheshire County" the featured exhibit at the Historical Society of Cheshire County.

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The Cheshire Railroad: Its Construction and Brief History

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Rockingham Free Public Library, 65 Westminster St
Bellows Falls, VT
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Where is Alan speaking? Alan Rumrill shares the history of the Cheshire Railroad which eventually ran from North Ashburham, MA to Bellows Falls, VT. The advent of the railroad changed the nature of life in this area of New England, making passenger travel faster and more comfortable. It also fueled industrial growth in towns all along the rail line. The Cheshire line, later acquired by the Fitchburg Railroad and then leased by the Boston & Maine Railroad, operated for more…

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