Stories provide the glue that holds a community together.
The task of rediscovering, celebrating, and preserving communal memories—through
the voices of local seniors, professional writers, and interested college
and high school students-- forms the goal of this electronic anthology.
Since 1998 the
Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture at Franklin Pierce
College, in collaboration with Keene and Conant High Schools and the Historical
Society of Cheshire County, has been engaged in collecting reminiscences
and anecdotes about the places, people, and events that characterize and
help define our Monadnock region.
According to author and Monadnock Institute advisory board
member Howard Mansfield, “The stories project will help save the memories
that define the Monadnock region. I think of it as mapmaking: charting the
stories, the landmark memories, that constitute this land in sight of Monadnock.”
Support for the Monadnock stories project has been provided by the National
Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services,
the New Hampshire Humanities Council, and through individual gifts and donations.