Print and Collectibles Sale
Saturday and Sunday, October 8 & 9
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
at the Plainfield Town Hall (map)
This is your chance to buy vintage Maxfield Parrish prints, books, collectibles, and Parrish-related merchandise from a large assortment.
Maxfield Parrish Stage Set's
Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m.
in the Plainfield Town Hall (map)
The Maxfield Parrish Stage Set Committee of the Plainfield Historical Society invites you to join them for an evening of speakers on the Cornish Art Colony, the Stage Set, and Maxfield Parrish as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Parrish Stage Set in the Plainfield Town Hall. While most stage scenery is destroyed after plays, the original Parrish stage set remains “in situ” complete with original lighting, rigging, the six wings, three overhead drapes, and the stunning backdrop of Mt. Ascutney with the Connecticut River in front.
- Timothy Rub, Philadelphia Museum of Art, George Widener Director and CEO, will put the stage set in an art historical and cultural context, including the stage set in relation to Parrish’s works, and the movement of American theater.
- Ruth King Porter, granddaughter of Louise Saunders, author of “Knave of Hearts” and the “Woodland Princess.” Ms. Porter will share pictures and stories passed down through generations.
- Jo Evarts, journalist, writer, and group leader of the Osher classes at Dartmouth on the Cornish Art Colony. Ms. Evarts will “set the stage” by describing what was happening in 1916 in the Cornish Art Colony for art, theater and music.
- David Taylor, retired educator, will tell stories of his neighbor, Maxfield Parrish
Plainfield Historical Society
Meriden Bird Club
A Unique Historical Perspective
Ernest Harold Baynes,
Naturalist and Defender of Wildlife
Sunday, October 23, 2016,
at 3:00 p.m.
Plainfield Town Hall, 1077 Route 12A, Plainfield, NH (map)
Donations accepted at the door.
An exhibit of The Buffalo Scrapbook and Baynes historical
artifacts will be open for public viewing at the Plainfield
Historical Society before and after the program.