Horatio Colony Museum

Horatio Colony Museum anmeldelser, Keene

Horatio Colony Museum
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H.M.C
65 bidrag
mai 2019 • Venner
My friend and our children attended. The kids had fun the food was good. The museum was interesting but basically a rich guy who collected stuff.
Skrevet 7. september 2019
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Michael R
Dublin, New Hampshire, United States36 bidrag
mar. 2019 • Familie
This history of this home, is very cool, totally unexpected some very interesting unique art work and collections.
Skrevet 5. april 2019
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USMCRip
Merrimack, NH1 627 bidrag
sep. 2018 • Par
GPS has a hard time finding this place as it is on a one way street with no parking on the street. The church next door is where you are allowed to park.
Check the hours on when this place is open before you go.
The house is locked up and you ring the front doorbell to get the docent/director to let you in.
Read about the history of the house before you get there and realize that this house/property was occupied from the 1700s until the mid 1950s.
Yes it is a “monument” to one of the early founding families of Keene but the house and decorations look just like they did when the family lived there (move in condition).
We throughly enjoyed our visit and the director was just a wealth of knowledge and super friendly.
Loved our visit.
Skrevet 2. september 2018
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Carolinefx
Keene, NH14 bidrag
jan. 2018 • Alene
The Horatio Colony house preserves the collection of a wealthy son of New England mill owners from his travels around the world a century ago. Lovely New England home and lots of interesting items.
Skrevet 27. august 2018
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Taylor Stoermer
Providence, RI67 bidrag
aug. 2017 • Par
After a year, we thought that we would give this site a second chance on the strength of a terrific former guide who became a student of mine. Unfortunately, my first impressions were reinforced. On the face of it, this is an attractive historic site in a great New England town. The guide was knowledgeable and engaging and, for the most part, the building itself and the collections are of some aesthetic interest. But, in the end, this is one of those historic sites that makes one wonder "Why do they bother?" It's really a memorial to a rather quirky rich man who collected whatever his whims dictated, like andirons and paperweights, and then endowed a house museum to inflict them on generations of visitors. So this is a monument to a person who would never be remembered but for it. That's unfortunate because it has a lot else going for it -- except the main point.

You're better off taking the time to pop just down the street for a quick bite to eat in the house where Henry David Thoreau's mother was born -- to parents who were loyalists in the American Revolution (it's now a Mexican restaurant).
Skrevet 30. januar 2018
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lkmartin1207
Winnabow, NC39 bidrag
aug. 2017 • Venner
The Horatio Colony Museum was a pleasant surprise. Very informative and well preserved. The gardens were well maintained. The significance of the Colony family in the Keene area is a little known fact.
Skrevet 6. september 2017
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TeacherEating
Philadelphia, PA186 bidrag
jun. 2017 • Familie
We had two pre-teens and an hour to kill. This filled the spot nicely. It's a cute little house, federal style (new term to me). The tour guide that day was the director of the house. She was very patient with us and took our questions amiably. Worth the hour spent there.
Skrevet 27. juni 2017
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everythingreen
Greenfield Center, NY120 bidrag
okt. 2016 • Par
We had stayed at the Colony B&B, noted the name similarity so booked on over. This was also a home owned by a mill owner, Horatio, cousin to Horatio who lived in our B & B. Docent was EXCEPTIONAL in relating the history of the families who lived there, their renovations and acquisitions as they related to US history & culture Eg.) She made mention of parlor (and gave the meaning of parlor, from parley "to talk") games and how they morphed into passive activities with the advent of the phonograph & record player. Fascinating and FREE!!!
Skrevet 5. oktober 2016
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jgeckel
Alexandria, VA17 bidrag
aug. 2016 • Venner
A very knowledgeable docent showed two of us around and answered many questions. There was so much to see, and left much as the last owner left it when he passed on. The house is lovingly maintained and well cared for. I hope it lasts into the future.
Skrevet 8. september 2016
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Wombat27_11
Brattleboro, VT201 bidrag
jul. 2016 • Par
Although I have lived within 30 miles of Keene and the Horatio Colony House for over 15 years, it was only today that my husband and I took the tour. We are very glad we did -- this house is a treasure!

Built in 1806, one extended family lived in it for many years, with the last family member dying in only 1977. The house has “good bones” -- no, make that “great bones”. Built in the Jeffersonian Federal style the 8 room house (4 up, 4 down, ell added in the late 19th century) has large, comfortable rooms with many windows, a wide and welcoming reception hall, and lovely fireplaces in each room. Furnishings are all family pieces, genuine, and reflect the addition of changing tastes into the mix of many original early-American New England fine cabinet making pieces. Added to all that is an extensive collection of art from the 36 countries visited by one of the owners: Asian, Indian, Haitian, Chinese, etc. All these sit alongside exquisite crewel embroidery, pencil sketches and water colors by family members, and formal portraits. The mix of old with newer allows the house to be more of a real living, breathing home than a formal structure open for tours. You expect a family member to pop round the corner at any time.

Our docent was delightful – very informed and informative, cheerful, clearly loving the appreciation of this American treasure. I have toured many “great houses” – Vanderbilt mansions, Mount Vernon, Justin Morrill’s house…. the list goes on. At the Horatio Colony house I felt at home -- welcomed as if I was a visitor for dinner, and ready to stay the night.

By the way -- the tour is free! Do, please, go! You will be happy you did so.
Skrevet 16. juli 2016
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