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Ways To Make Your Old Home Feel New

17

Mar

New England is home to over two centuries worth of beautiful homes. Although our older homes come with their own history and charm, there comes a time when you may want to step into the current era without moving out. Fortunately, there are ways to make your old home feel new. Deep Clean Sometimes it …

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Tips for Mixing Different Interior Design Styles

18

Feb

The Monadnock region hosts a variety of cultural influences that are reflected in our houses. We often choose décor that reminds us of our backgrounds or replicates surroundings like the ones with which we grew up. But you don’t have to limit yourself to one aesthetic—you can incorporate other local elements that work with what …

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The Different Types of Native American Dance

2

Dec

As a means of expression, a language in itself, and a powerful, highly regarded storytelling device, dance is an all-important part of many Native American cultures. The Monadnock region is the traditional unceded land of the Abenaki people, part of the Wabanaki Confederacy. Sokoki and Penacook have both made this region their home over the …

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Peterborough Folk Music Society closes out 20th anniversary

24

Aug

As Peterborough Folk Music wraps up its 20th year, we are excited to bring to you three concerts with some of our longest and most beloved musicians who played the wonderful coffee house, The Folkway, our legacy and part of the reason the reason PFMS exists today. These musicians played to a room of never …

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The Porch of Common Prayer at the Monadnock Center

7

Aug

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture welcomes author Peter Tuttle for a book talk on Saturday, August 13 at 10 a.m. Tuttle will be discussing his recent publication, The Porch of Common Prayer, a meditation upon life and the places where we find happiness.   Happiness has come to be defined by more than …

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Fall Concerts with Peterborough Folk Music Society

4

Aug

As Peterborough Folk Music wraps up its 20th year, we are excited to bring to you three concerts with some of our longest and most beloved musicians who played the wonderful coffee house, The Folkway, our legacy and part of the reason the reason Folk Society exists today. These musicians played to a room of …

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Family Contradance in Harrisville

3

Aug

Historic Harrisville, Inc.  presents a Family Dance at St. Denis Church, Harrisville, NH 03450. The music and dances will be in the tradition of the New England barn dance. On Sunday, August 14, from 6:00-8:00 pm, Allison Aldrich Smith of Nelson will teach and call delightful dances for all levels of experience. Her accordion playing, …

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Energy Expert at Amos Fortune Forum

2

Aug

 Dr. Clay Mitchell, globally recognized energy expert and academic will be the fifth speaker for the 70th season of the Amos Fortune Forum. His topic is entitled “Renewing Energy: a Clear and New Vision” and will be presented on Friday, August 5 at 8pm at the historic Meetinghouse in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.   Our energy …

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Dan Scully, Award-Winning Architect, Speaking in Peterborough

1

Aug

Architect Dan Scully will be speaking at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough on Tuesday, August 16th. Scully’s practice, active for over 30 years, has made its imprint on the Monadnock Region with impressive home designs as well as public and commercial spaces like the Monadnock Co-op Market and new ice arena …

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Saturday Nelson Contradance

1

Aug

Dudley Laufman will lead the dancing at a special Old Home Week edition of the Nelson Saturday Contra Dance on August 6th.   On a recent episode of the NH Public Radio program, The Exchange, host Laura Knoy said, “When he raised the roof at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965 with his country orchestra, …

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