Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Covered Bridge program at the Conway Public Library

Covered wooden bridges have been a vital part of the NH transportation network, dating back to the early 1800s. Given NH’s myriad streams, brooks, and rivers, it’s unsurprising that 400 covered bridges have been documented. Often viewed as quaint relics of a simpler past, they were technological marvels of their day. It may be native ingenuity and NH’s woodworking tradition that account for the fact that a number of nationally-noted covered bridge truss designers were NH natives. Glenn Knoblock discusses covered bridge design and technology, and their designers, builders, and associated folklore in the Ham Community Room, April 29, at 7 p.m. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Cummings at Silver Lake A Weekend of Art and Music

Mark your calendars. July 10 & 11, 2015 Friends of Madison Library present a weekend of art, music, poetry and history exploring the relationship between the American poet and artist, E E Cummings, and the people and town of Madison, New Hampshire. Friday night will feature a “non-lecture”, art show and Cummings’ poetry set to music. On Saturday view 8 local sites, including the Cummings Family Collection at the Madison Historical Society and the poet’s beloved “Joy Farm.”

Check out the new website and blog for more information about the people and places around Silver Lake which inspired Cummings’ poetry and paintings.

For more info see: Cummings at Silver Lake