Resources: Era 7: 1890-1933

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Online chronologies of events in Cheshire County at different periods of time.

Monadnock Moments

Short historical articles about people, places, or events in the Monadnock region.

Film 1: Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve

How does a teacher training school in rural New Hampshire transform itself into a leading public liberal-arts college? This documentary chronicles Keene State's rise from Keene Normal School, founded in 1909, to an institution that dares its...

Film 6: Trolleys, Trains, and Flyers

Stories from Keene residents who remember the days when Keene was a railroad center. Interviews with Ernest L. Bell, Sally Bell, Donald Carle, Philip H. Faulkner, Jr., Judy Hall, Margaret Hanrahan, Robert Hardy, George Kingsbury, Harold Larro,...

Film 8: An American Nurse at War

This award-winning documentary honors women's service to their country and chronicles the heroic experience of nurse Marion McCune Rice of Brattleboro, Vermont. Rice's story is told through her own photos as well as written accounts by wounded...

Story 1: Kingsbury Toys for Boys & Girls

Let our historical society staff share the story of toys manufactured in Keene, New Hampshire with your students.  This 20 minute presentation uses actual historic photographs, documents and toy artifacts to introduce students to local manufacturing history,...