The Colonial Theatre is proud to partner with the Keene Public Library in bringing back for a second time FREE public screenings of three of the Reflections Film Series. The Reflections project, launched in the fall of 2007, is a collaborative oral history production involving Cheshire Television, the Historical Society of Cheshire County, The Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture at Franklin Pierce University, the Keene Public Library, the Keene Sentinel and Keene State College.
Trolleys, Trains and Flyers, Rail Travel in the Monadnock Region: Stories from Keene residents who remember the days when Keene was a railroad center. Interviews with Ernest L. Bell, Sally Bell, Donald Carle, Philip H. Faulkner, Jr., Judy Hall, Margaret Hanrahan, Robert Hardy, George Kingsbury, Harold Larro, David Proper, Betty Ripley, Norma Slanetz, and Maurice Whitney. Written by John Harris and James Rousmaniere, Jr.; edited by Lee Perkins, narrated by Guy MacMillin. Screened at Noon and 3:20pm. Run time: 55 minutes
The Great Hurricane of 1938 (in Keene): Keene residents who experienced the hurricane which struck Keene, NH on Sept. 21, 1938 share their stories in a series of interviews. This film includes historic film footage and photographs at the scene, as well as photographs taken before and after the event. Interviews conducted with Donald Carle, Dorothy Davis, Frederick and Janet Doolittle, Clarence Faulkner, James Fletcher, Jr., Robert hardy, George Kingsbury, Harold Larro, Betty Ripley, and Maurice Whitney. Edited by Lee Perkins, Narrated by Guy MacMillin. Screened at: 1:05pm and 4:25pm. Run time: 55 minutes
Flannels to Fuses: Textile Mills in the Monadnock Region: For over 100 years, textile mills were the foundation of the industrial economy in the Monadnock region. These were the cotton and woolen mills located at various sites such as Harrisville, Jaffrey, Troy and Keene. This film traces the history of the textile mills, and features reflections of local residents who recall the sounds of power looms and their great impact on the region. Interviews with Ernest L. Bell III, John Colony III, Joseph Descoteaux, Ray Eaves, John Faulkner, Joslin Kimball Frank, Polly Kendall, George Kingsbury, Jean Lane, Emile Legere, David Proper, Rita Rathburn and Marjorie Willimas. Written by Rose Kundanis and Melinda Marie Jette; edited by Lee Perkins. Screened at 2:10pm and 5:30pm. Run time: 60 minutes