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May 2017
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2017 Quest Fest

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  Join us for Quest Fest 2017 to explore Keene’s special places and history. A Quest uses maps, riddles and clues to challenge you to find hidden treasure boxes.  “Keene Quests” feature seven sites covering both city and country.  The Quests were developed by local students.  Begin at noon by getting your free Quest Book and refreshments at the Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street in Keene, NH.  After questing, come back to the museum for snacks and awards…

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UNDERSTANDING WORLD CULTURES: Persian 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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School Tour

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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May and June are the months for regional elementary school field trips.  One is scheduled today from 9:00 AM to noon.   If you are planning to visit the museum today, please come after 12:00 noon.   Thank  you!

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School Tour

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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May and June are the months for regional elementary school field trips.  One is scheduled today from 9:00 AM to noon.   If you are planning to visit the museum today, please come after 12:00 noon.   Thank  you!

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June 2017
Free

Keene Art Walk

June 2 - June 11
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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The museum will take part in Keene Art Walk this year.   Art ‘pennants’, triangular art pieces depicting scenes and people from Keene’s history made by 3rd grade students from Franklin School, will be displayed on the museum’s iron fence for the week of Art Walk. An Exhibit Opening Party for students and their families will be held on Friday, June 2, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  The museum’s display will form a link between Keene Downtown Art Walk and activities…

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School Tour

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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May and June are the months for regional elementary school field trips.  One is scheduled today from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM.   If you are planning to visit the museum today, please come after 1:30 PM.   Thank  you!

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New England Soils Trek

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Horatio Colony Nature Preserve, 35 Daniels Hill Road
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Join us for a hands-on investigation of New England soils at the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve. Our guide will be Michael Simpson, Antioch University New England Core Faculty and licensed wetland scientist. Michael will teach the basics and a bit about glaciers using a soil pit. He will also guide an investigation of soil types including those best for development and hydric soils found in wetlands. Wear clothing and shoes for hiking.  Meet at the preserve parking lot on Daniels…

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Board Meeting: museum closed today

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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The museum will be closed today for a meeting of the Trustees and Board of Directors of the Horatio Colony House Museum & Nature Preserve. We appreciate your patronage and hope you can schedule your visit for Thursday, June 8 or Saturday, June 10, during our regular hours of 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Thank you for your understanding.

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MUSEUM GARDEN SERIES: Herb Patio Planters

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Join master gardener Sarah Mustin Stockwell to learn what herbs grow well in containers and how best to plant and care for them. Potting soil will be provided.  Herb plants will be available to purchase at $5 each.  Please bring your own containers or patio pots. 

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School Tour

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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May and June are the months regional elementary schools make field trips.  One is scheduled to visit the museum today from 9:15 AM to 1:30 PM. If you are planning to visit the museum today,  please come after 1:30 PM.   Thank you!

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A Short Course in Islam for Non-Muslims

June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheshire County Court House, 33 Winter Street, Keene, NH, 33 Winter Street
Keene, NH 03431
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The foundation of Western Civilization rests on three monotheistic faiths - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The interaction between and among these systems of belief continues to impact events in daily life and politics on the world stage. Following an outline of Islamic beliefs and practices by Charles Kennedy, discussion turns to how Islam is practiced in the United States. Charles Kennedy earned a PhD from Yale University's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Literatures. He is Professor Emeritus at Virginia…

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A Trip To Turkey

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Join Judy Kalich on a reminiscence of her trip to Turkey; with a slide presentation and a display of objects she brought back representing the culture of this extraordinary place. Judy offers an excellent presentation, covering the culture, geography and economy of the places she visits. Reservations required. FREE!

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July 2017
Free

Old-Time Children’s Games in the Garden

July 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Rolling Hoops, Game of Graces, Jaxs, Marbles; enjoy the merriment of these old fashioned games - an excellent family program. Please note these programs are weather dependent. Phone the museum at 603 352-0460 if weather is questionable.  FREE!

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The Art of Persian Prayer Rugs

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Join Peter Pap for a presentation on the design, construction and symbolism of Islamic prayer rugs. Peter has been dealing in antique oriental rugs for over 37 years and is recognized internationally by collectors and decorators as one of the country's foremost experts in antique oriental rugs, carpets and tribal weavings. With galleries in San Francisco and Dublin, New Hampshire, Peter participates in many of the country's top antiques shows.  He has been a guest lecturer at many museums, antique…

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Old-Time Children’s Games in the Garden

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Rolling Hoops, Game of Graces, Jaxs, Marbles; enjoy the merriment of these old fashioned games - an excellent family program. Please note these programs are weather dependent. Phone the museum at 603 352-0460 if weather is questionable.

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