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Happy Easter

These baskets must have been made from Turkey red, imported fabric prized for its bright color (holding fast even today). Pieced and quilted for a New England pastor in 1850, this antique is only one of the many treasures you’ll see at the Old Meeting House, September 26-27 at “Quilts Old and New.”

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Quilts have been women’s canvases for centuries. And Francestown in rich in this ...

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“Front-Porch Real & Otherworldly Sweet”

Join PossumHaw at the Old Meeting House on Saturday, September 12th at 7:30 pm for the drive of bluegrass and the original lyricism of folk. You enjoyed singer-songwriter Colby Crehan from the Bluegrass Gospel Group—now she’s back with another terrific band!
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It’s no surprise that she’s been named Vermont Vocalist of the Year. “Crehan’s voice hovers between Claire Lynch and Dolly Parton and ...

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Congratulations!

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Kudos to this popular band, who’ll be back—by popular demand—at the Old Meeting House on Saturday, June 6th at 7:30 pm. Limelight Magazine just named Beatles for Sale “the best tribute band in New England.”

Join us 6/6 to rock the night away! Admission is only $18.

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Lend Us Your Quilts

The OMH will host an exhibit, “Quilts Old and New,” the last weekend in September. To honor all our wonderful Francestown quilters (past and present), please let us know about your quilts!

If you enjoy quilting, contact Jan Hicks, 547-3365. If you have an old quilt (whether you or someone else made it), call Pat Thalhauser, 831-5024. All quilts will be treated with the greatest of respect. Even if your quilt is too fragile to move, please call Pat anyway (we’d love ...

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The Snow’s Finally Starting to Melt!

After this past winter, aren’t you ready to head back outdoors on your bike?

Join us for the 3rd Annual Tour de Francestown fun rides on Saturday, May 23rd (Memorial Day weekend) in the scenic Monadnock region! Discover cycling routes—62, 45, or 27 miles—you didn’t know before.

To register, just go to Active.com (the cost is only $35 for maps, snacks, and your Tshirt). As in the past, we will have rest stations with food and drink strategically placed along various routes.

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Live 6/6 @ Old Meeting House

Live 6/6 @ Old Meeting House

Beatles For Sale tribute band…the Beatles playing together again—and live, right in center of Francestown at the Old Meeting House!

Well, the next best thing is scheduled for Saturday, June 6th at 7:30 pm when the Beatles for Sale Tribute Band rocks our National Register building. Unlike other tribute bands that invest in costumes and hair styling, this group concentrates ...

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Quilts, Old and New

Quilts, Old and New

As important to Francestown as the OMH itself, local quilts reflect both their makers’ own artistry and centuries of tradition. Don’t miss our Quilt Show over the last weekend in September. Noted expert Gerald Roy, whose Pilgrim-Roy collection of quilts was recently highlighted at Boston’s MFA, will explain “What Makes a Quilt” on Saturday 9/26th.

 

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The Bluegrass Gospel Project Comes to OMH!

The Bluegrass Gospel Project has been impressing audiences with expertly-rendered performances since its inception in 2001, and has become “one of New England’s premier concert acts” (Seven Days). At its start, the BGP focused primarily on that music from which they drew their name. Over the years, and hundreds of concerts later, the band’s repertoire has ...

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“Come Together” for the Beatles’ 50th

The OMH welcomes the award-winning Beatles for Sale, a New-England based tribute band, to celebrate the British invasion, Beatlemania, at a concert Saturday, June 14th @ 7:30 pm.

Admission is $18, and tickets are available now at the Francestown Village Store (or a half-hour prior to performance) for “a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original recordings.” BFS-AboutPhotoContinue Reading →

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Join the Tour de Francestown on 5/24

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Once again we’ll offering three different tours: a 27-mile, 45-mile, and a 75-mile loop.  Starting at the Old Meeting House in the center of Francestown, this year’s three fun rides will head down Rt. 136 W toward Peterborough and, for some, on to Keene.

All riders will receive a Tour de Francestown T-shirt, and there’ll ...

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