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By January 26, 2015 Read More →

Current Exhibit: Gents Bow – Ladies Know How

Nelson40s0719-1024x753This 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 of the 18th century, kitchen dances of the 19th century and the days of Ralph Page and his Orchestra in the 1940s. Featured in the exhibit will be an audio compilation of music and text developed and curated by Randy Miller who wrote the authoritative book, The New England Fiddler’s Repertoire. The exhibit will be complimented by a program series that includes dances and music presentations.

This special exhibit has been developed in partnership with the Monadnock Folklore Society.

Many thanks to the NH State Council for the Arts for their support of “Gents Bow- Ladies Know How”.

This exhibit is sponsored by

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