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C is for Contra Dance
By May 19, 2019 Read More →

C is for Contra Dance

C is for Contra Dance- Contra Dance has a long and unbroken history in the Monadnock Region and today the region is known for its traditional dance scene. Traditional dances- contra, square, round, and country dances- were brought to America by European settlers from the England, Scotland and Ireland. In the 18th century, dances were […]

Country Corners: Film and Conversation with Richard Nevell
By May 2, 2015 Read More →

Country Corners: Film and Conversation with Richard Nevell

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture presents the film Country Corners along with a Q&A with the screenwriter at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday May 2. Filmmaker Robert Fiore (Pumping Iron, Greetings, Gimme Shelter, Festival Express, etc.) and author Richard Nevell (A Time To Dance: American Country Dancing from Hornpipes to Hot Hash) collaborated to […]

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Dudley Laufman on Contra Dance
By March 14, 2015 Read More →

Dudley Laufman on Contra Dance

Since the late 1600s, the lively tradition of contra dancing has kept people of all ages swinging and sashaying in barns, town halls and schools around the state. Contra dancing came to New Hampshire by way of the English colonists and remains popular in many communities, particularly in the Monadnock Region. Presenter Dudley Laufman brings this […]

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The Music of John Taggart
By February 7, 2015 Read More →

The Music of John Taggart

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture and the Monadnock Folklore Society jointly present Randy Miller speaking on the topic of “The Music of John Taggart” on Saturday, February 7th at 5:30 PM, in Bass Hall at 19 Grove Street in Peterborough, NH. The talk is based on “Recollection of a Busy Life, the memoir […]

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“Gents Bow- Ladies Know How”: Traditional Dance in the Monadnock Region, 1750-2015
By January 24, 2015 Read More →

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

“Gents Bow – Ladies Know How” will be on view through May 23. The 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, […]

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