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Monadnock Center Sponsors
By March 18, 2015 Read More →

Monadnock Center Sponsors

Thank you to the following business and agency sponsors who support our programming at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture. Music in Bass Hall Concert Series 2013, 2014, 2015 Exhibit Sponsor “Gents Bow, Ladies Know How” Jan – May, 2015 Community Conversations 2015 Operational Support Grant

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Dancing Forever in the Nelson Town Hall
By March 16, 2015 Read More →

Dancing Forever in the Nelson Town Hall

This article was published in 1990,  in Leisure Weekly, a Keene-based entertainment newspaper that has long since ceased publication. Many things have changed since then,  but some will remain the same, even with the new renovations. Not too long ago a piano tuner submitted a bill for work done on the piano in the Nelson […]

Goff Hall
By February 18, 2015 Read More →

Goff Hall

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Current Exhibit: Gents Bow – Ladies Know How
By January 26, 2015 Read More →

Current Exhibit: Gents Bow – Ladies Know How

This exhibit features the music, artifacts and stories that document the long and continuous tradition of country dance in the Monadnock Region from the days of the early settlers to the present. Drawing on photographs, early records and stories, documents and music, the exhibit will take the viewer on a journey from the community dances […]

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“Gents Bow, Ladies Know How”: Traditional Dance in the Monadnock Region, 1750-2015
By January 26, 2015 Read More →

“Gents Bow, Ladies Know How”: Traditional Dance in the Monadnock Region, 1750-2015

“Gents Bow, Ladies Know How”  features the music, artifacts and stories that document the long and continuous tradition of country dance in the Monadnock Region from the days of the early settlers to the present. Drawing on photographs, early records and stories, documents and music, the exhibit will take the viewer on a journey from […]

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Contra Dancing in the Monadnock Region
By January 16, 2015 Read More →

Contra Dancing in the Monadnock Region

As a preface to our exhibit, Gents Bow, Ladies Know How (opening January 24) Mention contra dancing to someone from around here, and chances are they’ll know what you’re talking about. If they aren’t a dancer or musician, they are probably no more than two degrees separated from one. And if you happen to mention […]

JOIN the Monadnock Center and Attend a Concert for FREE
By January 9, 2015 Read More →

JOIN the Monadnock Center and Attend a Concert for FREE

Dear Friends, We are very excited to be moving into our third season of the Music in Bass Hall Concert Series. We have a stellar line up so far (with a few more concerts still being scheduled). If you are not a member of the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, but perhaps have been […]

Test Post
By October 29, 2014 Read More →

Test Post

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Final weeks of Along the River Exhibit
By October 29, 2014 Read More →

Final weeks of Along the River Exhibit

Explore the settlement period through artifacts, maps and documents that shed light on the daily lives of the valley’s settlers. The exhibit includes a spectacular red wool cloak made by Mary Wilson of Peterborough and a 500 year-old burl bowl brought to New Hampshire by Scotch-Irish immigrants in 1724. The exhibit is open Wednesday – […]

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Bob McQuillen
By February 4, 2014 Read More →

Bob McQuillen

Today Bob McQuillen left the world which he had so enriched through his music, character and love. Few people will need an introduction to this larger-than-life individual who has played piano for contra dances since 1947, who has written over 1,600 tunes, mostly named for people he has known, and whose legacy as a teacher […]