Past Exhibits

Monadnock Memories, a teen perspective.

October 3-October 7, 2016 In the spring of 2016, students in Keene High School’s AP US History, American Studies, and Public Speaking classes collaborated with the Historical Society of Cheshire County, thanks to a Keene Academy Fund grant, to interview approximately...

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Gnomes vs. Flamingos: A Brief History of Lawn Ornamentation

July 1, 2016- September 9, 2016 In a salute to our decorative impulses, the Historical Society of Cheshire County presents a showcase of lawn art from the late 19th century through today. The “Gnomes vs. Flamingos” exhibit features approximately 120 individual pieces...

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Icons of the Civil Rights Movement

April 10, 2015-May 10, 2015 Icons of the Civil Rights Movement, commemorating those who played roles in the history of the Civil Rights Movement in America. Pamela Chatterton-Purdy’s artwork depicts thirty iconic figures of the Civil Rights Movement in gilded wooden...

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An End to Innocence: Cheshire County in the Civil War

December 6, 2014-March 27, 2015 In Cheshire County 150 years ago men went off to fight a war in their own country to preserve the union. Many came back with gruesome wounds or in coffins, and many never returned to the difficult farmland of New Hampshire. [more info]...

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Quenching Our Thirst: Archaeology at the Wyman Tavern

October 8, 2014- November 8, 2014 What makes people of varied backgrounds come together to participate in an archaeological excavation?  That’s something that the Historical Society of Cheshire County is asking its student volunteers. Two students, Cole Tollett and...

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Canvassing the White Mountains: Icons of Place

June 21, 2014- September 12, 2014 Showcasing important works by nineteenth and early twentieth century painters of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Mount Monadnock, “Canvassing the White Mountains: Icons of Place” tells how the work of the artists impacted the...

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Upcoming Events

  1. This History of Gym Class

    September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Auction of Historic Proportions

    September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Candlelight Open House at the Wyman Tavern Museum

    October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  4. Monadnock Historical Societies Forum Roundtable

    October 10 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

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