The Penacook Historical Society “Unearths” A 137-Year Old Musical Time Capsule
Once-Famous Music, Not Heard Since 1878, Will Be Played Live On Memorial Day Weekend
Concord, NH: For Concord’s 250th anniversary, the Penacook Historical Society is opening a 137-year old musical time capsule: the once-famous but nearly-forgotten Port Royal Band books. Written in Port Royal, SC, during the Civil War, brought home to Penacook, and made famous by Brown’s Band in the 1870s, the band books have gone largely Continue reading
This project is everything Penacook Films is about: Documenting the past, capturing the present, and creating the future through filmmaking. John Brookfield, author of an upcoming book on the Civil War-era musicians whose music put Penacook on the map, met us at the statue in Boudreau Square for a walking tour. Guaranteed you will be Continue reading
Back in July, over 100 area cyclists gathered on Main St., Concord, to recreate a historic c. 1890 cycling photo. Here’s a video of the event. If you’re looking for that perfect gift for the cycling enthusiast or history buff in your life, you can order a dvd from Concord TV (603-226-8872, or email Bernadette@yourconcordtv.org). Proceeds go to Concord 250 and Concord TV! With authentic, period music by the Wildcat Regiment Band, Home, PA, wildcatband.com. Enjoy!
Here’s a trailer for our latest video, a look at the bands and music that put Penacook on the map in the 1860’s. So grateful to author John Brookfield and The Wildcat Regiment Band of Home, PA, for making this video possible. The band has several cd’s available at http://www.wildcatband.com. Stay tuned for the full video, coming soon!
Had the opportunity to film the interiors of the upper floors of the Merchants Exchange building and Summer St. School. Wow! Thank you Penacook Pharmacy, Concord School District and Concord Historical Society. We’re cataloguing and saving the footage, and will post a short clip soon.
This is a video we did for the Penacook Farmers Market. What a great time! Looking forward to the Market’s 5th season this year — Mondays, 4:00 – 6:30 at the Rolfe Homestead. Join the Penacook Village Association (Penacook.org) to get involved. We’re looking for more vendors, so recommend your favorite farmer. And thanks to the O’Brien Clan band for some great music!