Saturday, November 3. Native Basket ID Day
Historical Society of Cheshire County | 246Main St. Keene
Members of the public are invited to bring their baskets, and basket experts will be available at the full-day event to identify and record the age, origin, physical characteristics, and known history of each basket. Three basket-making experts will be on-hand from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to tell people more about their baskets and complete a documentation form, including a photo. Participants can bring up to three baskets. The experts will speak about the historical and cultural value of the baskets, but monetary appraisals will not be given. RSVP for a time slot by calling 603.352.1895 by 4pm Friday, Nov. 2nd.
History of NH Baskets presentation from 4-5pm
Free public presentation by Lynn Clark on the history of Native American baskets in New Hampshire and the Monadnock Region and by Lynn Murphy on her family’s Abenaki basket-making past in the region.