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May 2017

UNDERSTANDING WORLD CULTURES: Antique Eastern Prayer Rugs

May 12 @ 11:00 am - July 23 @ 4:00 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Prayer rug design emerged early in the history of Islam.   It is usually a small rug used to kneel on during prayer.  However, the design of these rugs developed into a popular genre of carpet.   Learn about them and the culture that inspired them.   Prayer rugs displayed will be from the museum’s collection, as well as on loan from Peter Pap Oriental Rugs of Dublin, New Hampshire. The exhibit can be viewed Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 AM to 4:00…

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August 2017

UNDERSTANDING WORLD CULTURES: Hinduism

August 2 @ 11:00 am - September 17 @ 4:00 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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An exhibit of antique Hindu objects from the museum’s collection,  as well as items on loan from the Mariposa Museum.   The exhibit will include an overview of this rich and ancient spiritual belief. The exhibit can be viewed Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. FREE

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AN EVENING OF CANDLELIGHT CROQUET

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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A revival of the garden party, featuring 3 garden croquet courts, Japanese lanterns, and lemonade ; all under candlelight in the museum’s beautiful city garden.  Add to the fun by wearing vintage clothing or garden party hats (optional). Please note this program is weather dependent; call the museum at 603 352-0460 if weather is questionable. FREE

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JANMASHTAMI

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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In India, the birthday of Lord Krishna is marked with great devotion and enthusiasm in late summer. All over India this day is celebrated with devotional songs and dances, pujas, arti, blowing of the conch and rocking the cradle of baby Sri Krishna.  Join local Artist Bijaya Paul for traditional songs, dance and a puppet show to illustrate this significant Hindu celebration.   Free. Traditional Indian food treats will be available to purchase. Note: Program is scheduled for  Saturday, August 19. …

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September 2017

Return of the Cougar

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

 Join Antioch University and the Horatio Colony House Museum & Nature Preserve as we celebrate 30 years of partnership by welcoming Sue Morse, the founder of Keeping Track®, a highly regarded wildlife expert and tracker in North America. Sue has been featured on PBS Window to the Wild. She will share her findings and award winning photography on the cougar’s return to eastern North America. Since 1977, Morse has been monitoring wildlife with an emphasis on documenting the presence and…

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WILDLIFE HIKE WITH SUE MORSE

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

 Join Sue Morse, founder of Keeping Track®, for a group hike at the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve. Sue will guide the group to identify wildlife tracks and other signs, explaining in detail how the signs came into being and the wealth of detail they reveal about the animals that leave them. Meet at the preserve parking lot on Daniels Hill Road in Keene at 9:00AM. Be prepared for moderately strenuous inclines at times and potentially muddy trails. This is a…

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HOW TO RESEARCH YOUR HISTORIC HOUSE

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Horatio Colony House Museum,  we hope to foster preservation of historic architecture by offering this program to home owners and those interested in vintage architecture. Join Sally Zimmerman to learn how to research the story of your house.  Sally Zimmerman, Senior Preservation Services Manager, an architectural historian and formerly Preservation Planner at the Cambridge (MA) Historical Commission, manages Historic New England’s Historic Homeowner Membership Program which provides technical assistance to historic house owners.  This…

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HOLIDAY IMAGES: Photo Exhibit

September 22 @ 11:00 am - November 30 @ 4:00 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Local scenes of Holiday celebrations captured by the camera lenses of the Keene Photography Club. The exhibit can be viewed Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM until October 15. After that date, please call for an appointment.  Free

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TRAIL CONNECTOR HIKE

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Free

Join nature preserve and Monadnock Conservancy staff for a hike to explore the wilds between the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve and Pisgah State Park. We will hike through the beautifully preserved California Brook Natural Area and Horatio Colony Nature Preserve. Much of the landscape is State of NH Tier I (highest ranked) wildlife habitat. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Horatio Colony Preserve on Daniels Hill Rd. Bring water and lunch and be prepared for moderately strenuous inclines, occasionally muddy…

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October 2017

CANDLELIGHT OPEN HOUSE

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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The Horatio Colony House Museum and the Historical Society of Cheshire County’s Wyman Tavern will offer candlelight tours of both historic homes.  This is a unique opportunity to see these homes as they looked before electricity.  Free

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