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May 6, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On May 6, at 5pm, the first season concludes with speaker Alan Rumrill. Alan’s talk is titled: “Mountain as Muse: The Artists who Painted Mt. Monadnock.”


For almost 200 years artists have focused on the landscape of the mountain as a subject for their canvases.  For these artists Monadnock has been a source of inspiration for their art. The program will review the art of many painters and the history of their lives and work in the region.  It will also investigate what their art tells us about the mountain, the region and the artists themselves.  The different styles of painting employed by these people and what those styles tell us about the American view of nature over time will be explored.  The program will also explore the impact of these landscapists on tourism, land conservation and the way the Monadnock Region is viewed today.

Alan Rumrill is a native of Stoddard where his family has lived since 1770.  He has been executive director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County for 39 years.  Alan has written nine books, dozens of articles, and presented more than 1000 programs on the history of southwest New Hampshire.


The program will be available as an in-person event at the Jaffrey Civic Center in the Auditorium Gallery as well as via Zoom. Pre-registration is required, and for this event, the center is requiring proof of COVID19 vaccination. Masks will also be required. These programs are free of charge, but to help support this event and others like it, donations are appreciated. The series is supported by Exclusive Platinum Sponsor, Belletetes, Inc.


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May 6, 2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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