Open Studio Tour

-O c t o b e r  1st – 2nd   a n d   O c t o b e r  8th – 9th   2016

S a t u r d a y  a n d  S u n d a y – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TAKE A ROAD TRIP TO HISTORIC WASHINGTON DURING THE BEAUTIFUL FALL FOLIAGE SEASON AND SEE WHAT OUR AREA HAS TO OFFER! IT’S A WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR TO EXPLORE AND DISCOVER THE THINGS THAT MAKE OUR “NECK OF THE WOODS” SPECIAL! COME AND ENJOY THE DAY WITH US!

This is a self-guided studio tour featuring local artists in Washington, New Hampshire and the neighboring town of Hillsborough. The Washington Area Artists (WAA’s) open their studios specially for you to visit, see where they work and ask questions. See a demonstration with Gary LaRose at Rocky Rose Forge and Jon Gibson at Gibson Pewter!

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T H E  W A S H I N G T O N   N E W   H A M P S H I R E   T O W N  C O M M O N S

The charming small town of Washington was incorporated in 1776 under the name of General George Washington, the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army before his Presidency.

There are several Historic buildings in the village. Three classic structures are on the Town Commons proper. The original Meeting House, now called Town Hall, which has been in continuous use for over 200 years, the Center School House and the Congregational Church all sit in close proximity of one another on the same common, which is unusual in New England. For that reason, they are the most photographed Historic buildings in the state. The Commons is the pride and treasure of our town.

P O I N T S  O F  I N T E R E S T

A wonderful point of local interest is Eccardt Farm and Store on East Washington Road just a few miles down from the Historic Purling Beck Grange Hall where four of our artists will be exhibiting. Eccardt Farm is a third generation dairy farm on 450 beautiful, countryside acres.  So if you’re in the neighborhood stop by, say hi and shop local in the farm store! It’s a wonderful family experience!

T H E  W A S H I N G T O N  H I S T O R I C A L   S O C I E T Y

The first organizational meeting for the Washington Historical Society was held October of 1982. The WHS owns and maintains a History Museum on Halfmoon Pond Road in Washington Center, and the District number 5 School House on East Washington Road. The restored barn next to the History Museum was done by dedicated hands and hearts  and is ‘chocked full’ of antique tools,  farming implements and household items from days gone by. It’s a delight to see and remember when our parents, grand parents (and some of us!) used them in daily life. The barn and museum are opened by appointment and closed October 8th and 9th.

 W A S H I N G T O N   A R E A   A R T I S A N S  O P E N  S T U D I O   T O U R 

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PAUL CHARBONNEAU-Wood Turning  • KATHY DEPOT- Fine Art

JON GIBSON-Pewter  •   LYNN HENDRICKSON-Jewelry & Floorcloths

GARY LAROSE-Iron Work • PAULA MORSE-Fiber • MARIANNE STILLWAGON-Fine Art

            MONICA SCANLAN-Fine Art Photography • TARA VAN METER-Glass & Jewelry

PAM STOHRER • Guest Harpist

Monica Scanlan Town Commons

Washington, NH Town Commons Photographed by Monica Scanlan

—W A S H I N G T O N  A R E A  A R T I S A N S  A T  W O R K—

Below: Jon Gibson • Monica Scanlan • Tara Van Meter

Below: Lynn Henderickson • Paula Morse • Gary LaRose

Below: Kathy Depot • Marianne Stillwagon • Paul Charbonneau

Pam Stohrer harpist

T H I S T L E W O O D   H A R P

Pam Stohrer thistle

Pam Stohrer Will Be Playing At The Purling Beck Grange Hall In East Washington For The Open Studio Tour October 1st and 2nd. Pam Can Be Contacted At http://www.facebook.com/thistlewoodharp16/

To learn more about our area and the tour go to ‘Washington, New Hampshire’ on the upper menu and ‘Recent Posts’ on the right side of the ARTIST GALLERY pages. We have a very interesting and special town!