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Visit the Cheshire Children’s Museum – Where a Kid Can Be a Kid!

Did you know the arts and culture of the Monadnock Region is being cultivated in our youngest residents… our kids! Recently featured on NH Chronicle, the Cheshire Children’s Museum opened its doors in 2012 on the second floor of the Colony Mill revealing an entire play space dedicated to elaborate interactive exhibits. These age-specific, creative visual […]

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Art Touring Around Monadnock – The Annual Fall Celebration of a Deep Artistic Heritage

Every Fall, Columbus Day weekend to be exact, hundreds of participants hop in their cars to tour the Monadnock Region at its magnificent peak of New England’s foliage season. With their routes mapped, and destinations set, they head off to visit the open studios of approximately 50 different artists on any given year. The most […]

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That was a Riot (Grrrl)

I never imagined I would be standing ten feet away from one of the “founders” of the feminist punk movement known as riot grrrl, much less in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. To my pleasant surprise, I found myself at a killer, affordable ($18!) show with fifty odd people of all ages. The Julie Ruin, singer Kathleen […]