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

January 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am - May 23, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

“Gents Bow – Ladies Know How” will be on view through May 23. The exhibit features the music, artifacts and stories that Nelson40s0719-1024x753document 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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January 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am
May 23, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
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Monadnock Center for History & Culture
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Peterborough, NH 03458 United States