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July 2016
Free

Old-Time Children’s Game in the Garden

July 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street & Daniels Hill Road
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Rolling Hoops, Croquet, Game of Graces, Jaxs, Marbles, Hop Scotch; enjoy the merriment of these old fashioned games - an excellent family program. Please note this program is weather dependent. Please phone the museum at 603 352-0460 if weather is questionable.

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August 2016

Chautauqua Book Discussion

August 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street & Daniels Hill Road
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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2016 Keene Chautauqua's theme is Activist Athletes with historic impersonations of Paul Robeson and Wilma Rudolph. For this book discussion we will read 'Here I Stand' by Paul Robeson.

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IMPRESSIONS: Techinques of Printed Images

August 17, 2016 @ 11:00 am - October 15, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street & Daniels Hill Road
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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An exhibit of samplings of the museum’s historic print collection, featuring different types of historic prints. The exhibit will include wood block prints, engravings, etchings, lithographs, chromoliths; featuring works of famous artists and printmakers including George Catlin, John Woodhouse Audubon, Currier & Ives, Frederic Remington, and four 19th century woodblocks by Japanese artists. The exhibit can be viewed Wednesdays through Sundays from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The exhibit runs through October 15.

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Chautauqua Book Discussion

August 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street & Daniels Hill Road
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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2016 Keene Chautauqua's theme is Activist Athletes with historic impersonations of Paul Robeson and Wilma Rudolph. For this book discussion we will read '(Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph' by Rita Liberti.

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Identifying Historic Prints

August 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street & Daniels Hill Road
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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A lecture presentation by Georgia Barnhill who is an eminent scholar of American historical prints and has published widely in the field. The program will cover various historic print techniques used to make images and how to identify them. Reservations required, please call 603 352-0460

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October 2016
Free

Candlelight Open House

October 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street & Daniels Hill Road
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 experience these historic homes as they would have been before electricity.

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Free

Interpreting Natural History

October 15, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Horatio Colony Nature Preserve, 35 Daniels Hill Road,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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  Come for a hike with Jeff Littleton, adjunct faculty at Antioch University and owner of Moosewood Ecological, LLC. Jeff will teach strategies for finding clues that point to human and natural disturbances that affect forests, such as logging, farming, hurricanes, insects, and more. The techniques you learn in this afternoon hike will enable you to watch the forest come alive and tell the story of its past on your own expeditions, whether in your backyard or on extended backpacking…

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Free

PISGAH TRAIL CONNECTOR HIKE

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Horatio Colony Nature Preserve, 35 Daniels Hill Road
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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        Join Antioch University and the Chesterfield Conservation Commission’s Tom Duston for a five- to six-hour hike from Pisgah State Park to Keene along the Keene Connector of the Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail.  We will hike through the beautifully preserved California Brook Natural Area and Horatio Colony Preserve.  Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve on Daniels Hill Road. Wear appropriate clothing for a long hike. Bring water and lunch and be prepared for moderately strenuous…

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Terrarium Workshop

October 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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    Learn this Victorian art of bringing a tiny part of the summer garden indoors for the winter, with Master Gardener Sarah Mustin Stockwell.  These magical miniature environments will brighten your home throughout the winter and make excellent gifts. Participants will have various materials to choose from, such as several moss varieties and miniature plants.   Materials fees will be based on your selections. Reservations required.

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November 2016
$5

Victorian Christmas Card Workshop

November 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH United States
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Learn to make your own traditional seasonal greeting cards.   Choose from a large variety of reproductions of seasonal Victorian graphics.  Participants can make up to 3 cards.  $ 5 fee for materials. Reservations required.

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December 2016
Free

Annual Holiday Open House

December 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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The museum will be festooned with traditional Christmas decorations.  Images of animals from the museum’s collection will be exhibited, as well as special ornaments inspired by animals made by 3rd grade students from Wheelock School.

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Free

Annual Holiday Open House

December 3, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Horatio Colony House Museum, 199 Main Street,
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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Get in the spirit of the season with this special afternoon event.  The museum will be festooned with traditional Christmas decorations.  Especially for children,  images of animals from the museum’s collection will be exhibited along with ornaments inspired by animals and made by 3rd grade students from Keene's Wheelock School.  Feast on cookies and hot cider.

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April 2017
Free

Vernal Pool Hike

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Horatio Colony Nature Preserve, Daniels Hill Road
Keene, NH 03431 United States
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  Every spring, small depressions in the northern forest floor come alive, filling with rain, melting snow, and, eventually, salamander and frog eggs. By summer’s end, many of these vernal pools will have dried out, revealing little trace of the life they contained in April & May. Join us for a moderately-strenuous, 1.2-mile roundtrip hike to a hilltop vernal pool at the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve, where we’ll explore the exquisite, ephemeral world of spring-breeding amphibians. Meet at the Preserve parking…

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