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The Grange Hall Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21  rather than March  14.  We are excited to welcome Andrew Cushing from the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance to discuss grants from the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP). 

Please join us!

PRESERVING THE PAST
IN THE
PRESENT
FOR THE
FUTURE

GREETINGS FROM THE SWANZEY PRESERVATION SOCIETY


In the past decade, historic preservation has quickly become a nationwide movement of citizens committed to the protection of the past from the rush of a fast-paced and modern world.  

Preserving the best of the past greatly enhances the present and future, and one need not look further than recent renovations to Whitcomb Hall in West Swanzey and the Cultural Heritage Center of the Cheshire Historical Society next to the Wyman Tavern on Main Street in Keene for proof. 

 

The Society hopes to make a lasting impact on Swanzey by restoring the Golden Rod Grange No. 114 to its place as a hub for community activity.

 

To this end, we have moved forward with a feasibility study thanks to funding in full through donations from supportive Swanzey citizens and a grant from the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance.

You can help this vision unfold by learning more about us on our website and Facebook page, joining the Swanzey Preservation Society, and exploring volunteer opportunities. 

Look for the                            for clickable links to learn more. 

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us.  

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THANK YOU to all who worked behind the scenes to present the first annual Golden Rod Grange Bluegrass Festival of Music. 

THANK YOU to all who braved the inclement weather to attend and support the preservation of the historic Grange Hall. 

THANK YOU to the three amazing New England bluegrass bands who graced our stage - indoors and out. 

           

                                                                                                                http://www.thenewenglanders.com/home.html

                                                                                 https://www.splintersmusic.com/

                                                                                 https://www.southernrail.com/

 

 

THANK YOU to our generous donors and corporate sponsors who once again prove  that good people make good places.

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This event is sponsored by the Swanzey Preservation Society to preserve the past in the present for the future. Profits from this event will aid in the restoration and cultural programming of the Golden Rod Grange Hall in Swanzey Center.

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CLICK THE ARROWS TO SEE OUR FRIENDS.

GOLDEN ROD GRANGE No. 114
on the NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC SITES

Learn more about the Swanzey landmark which has earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, an official list of America's historic buildings, districts, sites, structures, and objects worthy of preservation. Established as part of the National Historical Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service oversees the Register.

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 “It is good people who make good places.” - Anna Sewell
GET LOST IN THE PAST

We're so glad you've found your way to our site.

Come on in and stay awhile.

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Learn more about the

Golden Rod Grange No. 114

and its very special place

in the history of Swanzey.

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impact generations
to come

Give the gift of preservation.

Consider the ways you can leave your mark for generations to come.  

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then and now

Join host Jodi Turner

for a walk through Swanzey history.  Special guests will introduce you to the days

of yesteryear.

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If the past speaks to you as it does to us,

please join us in charting the course for restoration.

Together, we'll make great things happen for our community.

JOIN

One way to join the effort is to join the Swanzey Preservation Society.

Membership is open to all residents of Swanzey and to anyone with a direct connection to the Town.  

Annual memberships cost $15 for a single and $20 for a family or business.  

We are a registered 501 3(c) non-profit organization and all fees and donations are tax-deductible.

                          Print, complete, and mail this membership form!

ATTEND OUR MEETINGS

The Swanzey Preservation Society meets once each month, and guests are always welcome!  During spring and summer, we meet at the Grange.  During fall and winter, other venues are utilized, such as the Town Hall and Monadnock Regional Middle-High School.  All meeting information is posted on our Facebook page, so be sure to follow us.  

                          Visit and like us on Facebook!

 

EMAIL US

spsgrange1992@gmail.com

CALL US

603.352.3442  or 603.903.0530

 

T I M    C A M P B E L L

NEW HAMPSHIRE FOLK ARTIST LENDS SUPPORT

TO GOLDEN ROD GRAGE PRESERVATION PROJECT

Tim Campbell identifies himself as an “outsider” artist, from the French term “art brut” which means raw or rough art created by a self-taught individual.  Born in Keene, New Hampshire, Campbell's work can be found in galleries around the world, work that reflects his sharp sense of humor and interest in primitive folk art, as well as contemporary political and religious imagery. Campbell works in his studio in Keene, New Hampshire, with his dog Otis, a Jack Russell terrier who keeps him company while he works and serves as a muse for this whimsical self-taught artist.

Learn more about Tim Campbell on Facebook, or shop his work at Etsy.

WE ARE HONORED AND GRATEFUL

THAT TIM HAS SO GENEROUSLY ALLOWED US TO USE HIS WORK

TO CELEBRATE THE GOLDEN ROD GRANGE!  

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CALL US

Tel: 603.352.3442 | Tel: 603.903.0530

EMAIL US
OPENING HOURS

The Golden Rod Grange No. 114 is open by appointment only.

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