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


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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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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Wyman Tavern Brew Fest July 30th 1-5pm

    The Wyman Tavern Museum will host its 2nd annual Wyman Tavern Brew Fest, Saturday, July 30th. The event will feature brewers from New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts. It will take place on the grounds of the historic Wyman Tavern Museum at 339 Main Street in Keene and will run from 1 to […]

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NH Film Series

The Center for the Humanities at the University of New Hampshire will premiere the film Shadows Fall North on Wednesday, June 29th at 7pm at the Historical Society of Cheshire County.  The 2016 documentary explores the black experience in New Hampshire’s history as well as the present day work of two historians and activists, Valerie […]

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Wyman Tavern Festival

The Wyman Tavern is a magical place where visitors are transported back to the 18th century.  The air is filled with the sounds of the past; muskets firing, the music of the fife and drum can be heard along Main Street, the sounds of children laughing and playing 18th century games and making corn husk […]

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Farm Fest

Who doesn’t love an old tractor??? Throw in some traditional New England Folk music and you’ve got yourself a Farm Fest.  Head on down to the Historical Society of Cheshire County, Saturday, June 4th from 10am-2pm to join the fun at this free event. The grounds of the Society’s headquarters, located at 246 Main Street in […]

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Schools to Nominate Students for Civil War Comics Camp

Teachers nominate the campers! Deadline: May 25th.  Twenty middle schools from the Monadnock region will receive scholarships to attend the Historical Society of Cheshire County’s Civil War Comics Camp with cartoonist, educator and Civil War musician Marek Bennett in August ($250 value).  Students will select from one of two available weeks- August 1-5 or August […]

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We Got a Grant!!!!! Thank You New Hampshire Humanities!!!!!

The Historical Society of Cheshire County has received a quick grant from New Hampshire Humanities to support its 13th annual teacher workshop.  This year’s workshop theme is the Civil War. The Civil War teacher workshop is designed for educators who wish to expand their understanding of how people from the Monadnock region lived and responded […]

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