KJ History Club
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

KJ History Club

Join us on 2nd Fridays for the KJ History Club! The history of Kimball Jenkins begins in geologic time and includes the Abenaki people and early European settlers, including Deacon John Kimball, whose descendants lived on the property for six generations. Dive into our archives, study old family photos and letters, and help us catalog and interpret the history of Kimball Jenkins. If you can’t make a meeting, you can contribute online or off-site research. We will be putting together house tours, special events, a costume closet, and many other hands-on ways to explore this fascinating history. All ages and abilities are welcome, including interested young people.

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KJ History Club
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

KJ History Club

Join us on 2nd Fridays for the KJ History Club! The history of Kimball Jenkins begins in geologic time and includes the Abenaki people and early European settlers, including Deacon John Kimball, whose descendants lived on the property for six generations. Dive into our archives, study old family photos and letters, and help us catalog and interpret the history of Kimball Jenkins. If you can’t make a meeting, you can contribute online or off-site research. We will be putting together house tours, special events, a costume closet, and many other hands-on ways to explore this fascinating history. All ages and abilities are welcome, including interested young people.

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DAY 3: Where Art & History Meet
Oct
19
1:00 PM13:00

DAY 3: Where Art & History Meet

“Where Art and History Meet” -- an action-packed afternoon of fun for the whole family! From 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, costumed guides will give tours of the High Victorian Gothic mansion. Learn about the mansion’s slate and copper roof and other features. You may even meet Louise Kimball Jenkins (1896 – 1974) and Amos P. Cutting, the architect who designed the mansion in the 1870s - or reenactors dressed like them!

Artwork from the Six Painters exhibit will be on display in the galleries. The School of Art instructors will demonstrate artistic techniques and the Pottery Studio will be open for visitors. Bring the family for an Autumn photo op at the picturesque yellow Playhouse in the meadow.

At 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm, catch a walking tour of the Concord Historic District, from Kimball Jenkins to The Franklin Pierce Manse and Horseshoe Pond. See the oldest house in Concord (1735) and the site where the NH State Legislature had its first meeting in 1782. Take in some presidential history at The Franklin Pierce Manse, then walk a block back to Kimball Jenkins for cider and donuts and more family fun.

In the Carriage House, you can do a craft project, and explore an interactive 3-D replica of the Kimball Jenkins mansion in the video game Minecraft.

At 3:00 pm, acclaimed NH singer-songwriter Walker Smith will delight the crowd with playful acoustic blues and heartfelt ballads. Live music under our glorious trees - you can even challenge yourself to our Champion Tree Hunt.

“Where Art and History Meet” is a free, rain-or-shine event. RSVP required for the Historic District walking tour. Add to cart to register online or call us at 225-3932.

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DAY 1: Roaring Twenties Dinner
Oct
17
5:30 PM17:30

DAY 1: Roaring Twenties Dinner

ROARING TWENTIES DINNER

SOLD OUT- SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Join us for a sumptuous dinner to support Kimball Jenkins and the School of Art.

If Downton Abbey is too far to travel, dining at Kimball Jenkins is the antidote! We will revel in the 1882 High Victorian Gothic architecture of this award-winning historic site, and get a sneak preview of the Five Painters art exhibit. Chef Chris Roscoe of O Steaks & Seafood has created a custom menu for the evening, with complementary beer and wine. Join us for an unparalleled evening of art, architecture, and fine dining, and learn how you can become part of the Kimball Jenkins legacy.

1920’s costumes are welcomed, seating is limited, and advance reservations are required. Past dinners have sold out, so reserve your tickets today.

Kimball Jenkins is a 501(c)(3) community-supported nonprofit. Ticket sales and proceeds from the evening will benefit the 8,000 people who enter our doors every year, and the more than 50,000 who view this crown jewel daily. Your donation supports free programming for diverse populations bolstering Concord's creative economy and historic preservation. 

Choose from Varied or Vegetarian Menus at Checkout

Varied Menu

Local Cheese & Charcuterie Display | Brown Butter Manchego Stuffed Mushrooms | Prosciutto Wrapped Shrimp

Confit of Duck | Pickled Beets | Burnt Orange Marmalade | Tarragon Oil | 8 year Balsamic

Braised Veal Shortribs | Seared Bears Head Mushrooms | Marsala Barley Risotto | Apple Sage Mostarda

Minted Ricotta Roulade of Lamb | Sweet Potato Bon Bouche Croquettes | Pistachio Pesto | Roasted Red Pepper Gastrique

Pumpkin Cheese Cake | Maple Tuile | Orange Zested Chocolate Ganache

Vegetarian Menu

Local Cheese Display | Brown Butter Manchego Stuffed Mushrooms

Chevre & Shallot | Pickled Beets | Burnt Orange Marmalade | Tarragon Oil | 8 year Balsamic

Seared Tempeh | Seared Bears Head Mushrooms | Marsala Barley Risotto | Apple Sage Mostarda

Minted Ricotta | Sweet Potato Bon Bouche Croquettes | Pistachio Pesto | Roasted Red Pepper Gastrique

Pumpkin Cheese Cake | Maple Tuile | Orange Zested Chocolate Ganache

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Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

“Artful Birds of Prey” at the Susan N. McLane Audubon Center

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“Artful Birds of Prey”

Runs Oct 4 - Nov 19

Featuring framed artworks of Raptors created by members of the Nature Journaling class at Kimball Jenkins School of Art. To benefit the Raptors program at Audubon

Opening Reception Oct 16. 5 - 7 pm

Location: Susan N. McLane Audubon Center at 84 Silk Farm Road. Concord

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KJ History Club
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

KJ History Club

Join us on 2nd Fridays for the KJ History Club! The history of Kimball Jenkins begins in geologic time and includes the Abenaki people and early European settlers, including Deacon John Kimball, whose descendants lived on the property for six generations. Dive into our archives, study old family photos and letters, and help us catalog and interpret the history of Kimball Jenkins. If you can’t make a meeting, you can contribute online or off-site research. We will be putting together house tours, special events, a costume closet, and many other hands-on ways to explore this fascinating history. All ages and abilities are welcome, including interested young people.

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Aug
13
to Sep 30

Uncaged Art - Exhibition & Silent Auction

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TORNILLO ART PROJECT

The Artwork in “Uncaged Art” is the result of a four-day social studies project in December 2018 and January 2019. Two social studies teachers instructed their students to create art about their homelands, the architecture, and their culture. It was a way, they said, to instill pride. Using basic supplies (construction paper, Popsicle sticks, glue, paint, boxes, yarn, and pipe cleaners), students recreated colorful memories of their homelands that are beautiful and poignant. At the end of the project, students had produced over 400 pieces of artwork, some as individual artists and others are teams. There was no formal art training, although one talented youth provided instruction to his peers. The varied pieces in “Uncaged Art” demonstrate the talent and resilience of youth who had traveled thousands of miles to seek a new life.

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Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Fairy, Wizard and Dragon Festival

Dress up your little Fairies, Wizards and Dragons and head down to Kimball Jenkins for arts and crafts, a puppet show by Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals, a tea party, fairy houses, a magical dance party and more. Proceeds for this event go towards scholarships for local children to attend our summer arts camp. Pre-register today! $10 per person (until June 1st) $12 per person at the door

Dress up your little Fairies, Wizards and Dragons and head down to Kimball Jenkins for arts and crafts, a puppet show by Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals, a tea party, fairy houses, a magical dance party and more. Proceeds for this event go towards scholarships for local children to attend our summer arts camp.
Pre-register today!
$10 per person (until June 1st)
$12 per person at the door

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May
19
3:00 PM15:00

The Opioid Spoon Project ‘s “HONOR” tour

Kimball Jenkins will be hosting The Opioid Spoon Project ‘s “HONOR” tour May 19th at 3pm. Domenic Esposito will embark on a multi city tour, along the East Coast with a specially created 800lb opioid spoon sculpture to memorialize those who have lost their opioid addiction battles.  The Honor tour was designed to provide individuals in each location with the opportunity to personally sign the spoon to honor the memory of loved ones lost.

For more information Visit http://www.theopioidspoonproject.com/the-honor-tour/

Or their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2098244736958949/

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May
8
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesdays' Wisdom - Bill Whitman

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Topic: Perspective – Photographer Bill Whitman

When: May 8th 5:30pm

Where: Kimball Jenkins Estate (Mansion)

Wednesday Wisdom is held on the second Wednesday of each month. Our goal is to bring fascinating speakers to a diverse group of greater Concord residents.

This is a pot luck and BYO (wine, beer or other drinks).

Brought to you by The Kimball Jenkins Estate and The Mill brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden

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Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesdays Wisdom - Poetry.....Entelechy

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Topic: Poetry……Entelechy by Mark Chain

When: April 10th 5:30pm

Where: Kimball Jenkins Estate (Mansion)

Wednesday Wisdom is held on the second Wednesday of each month. Our goal is to bring fascinating speakers to a diverse group of greater Concord residents.

This is a pot luck and BYO (wine, beer or other drinks).

Brought to you by The Kimball Jenkins Estate and The Mill brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden

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Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesdays' Wisdom

Topic: Snow Boots, Roof Rakes & Whiskey (40 years in Concord) with John Cook

When:March 13th 5:30pm

Where: Kimball Jenkins Estate

Wednesday Wisdom is held on the second Wednesday of each month. Our goal is to bring fascinating speakers to a diverse group of greater Concord residents.

This is a pot luck and BYO (wine, beer or other drinks).

Brought to you by The Kimball Jenkins Estate and The Mill brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden

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Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesdays' Wisdom

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Topic: Robert Dorr From text to an image. Robert will explain his creative process from inspiration to realization.

When: February 13th 2019 6:00pm

Where: Kimball Jenkins Estate

Wednesday Wisdom is held on the second Wednesday of each month. Our goal is to bring fascinating speakers to a diverse group of greater Concord residents.

This is a pot luck and BYO (wine, beer or other drinks).

Brought to you by The Kimball Jenkins Estate and The Mill brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden

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Dec
10
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesdays' Wisdom on a Monday!- The sweet allure of ruin

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Topic: Anny Jones - The sweet allure of ruin

The sweet allure of ruin: stone walls & their afterlives. A wander/wonder through art, literature & reality, not so much Robert Frost as Monsù Desiderio, Wordsworth, the Jezreelites, the Tower of Babel, Eden, Piranesi, Hadrian & more.

When: December 10th 5:30pm

Where: Kimball Jenkins Estate

Wednesday Wisdom is held on the second Wednesday of each month. Our goal is to bring fascinating speakers to a diverse group of greater Concord residents.
This is a pot luck and BYO (wine, beer or other drinks).
Brought to you by The Kimball Jenkins Estate and The Mill brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden

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Wednesdays' Wisdom - Yogurt Poets
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesdays' Wisdom - Yogurt Poets

Topic: Poetry Reading by the Famous Yogurt Poets

When: November 14th 5:30pm

Where: Kimball Jenkins Estate

Wednesday Wisdom is held on the second Wednesday of each month. Our goal is to bring fascinating speakers to a diverse group of greater Concord residents.
This is a pot luck and BYO (wine, beer or other drinks).
Brought to you by The Kimball Jenkins Estate and The Mill brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden

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Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesdays' Wisdom

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Irene Appleaum Buchine

Talks about her new book on childhood depression

“Celia and the Little Boy”

A story of two children trapped in the darkness.

And what it took from them to find their way out.

 

Wednesday Wisdom’s Pot Luck on:

Oct 10th, 5:30 PM

Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden

236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, NH

Free and Open to the public

 

A conversation, a shared experience that includes dialogue, questions and perhaps ever some answers. This interactive program will include a short reading of the book to serve as the starting point for this important conversation. The book gives hope to children in depression and serves as a gateway to the critical conversation with parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers, caregivers and anyone who knows or loves a child suffering, to connect with that child and to find hope.

 

Wednesday’s Wisdom Pot Luck is brought to you by the Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden and the Kimball Jenkins School of Art on the second Wednesday of each month.

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Sep
13
to Sep 15

ART + LIFE: A 3-Day Celebration!

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Three days of mostly free activities, ART + LIFE features a 1920’s-themed pop-up dinner, concert by the Luggnuts, free art classes, School of Art 20th Birthday Bash, and an interactive MINECRAFT build of the mansion!  

Thurs, Sept 13, 5:30 pm
Landmark Dinner
Dine in the Mansion with O Steaks & Seafood
Art-infused cocktail hour
Advance tickets required - RSVP at https://www.kimballjenkins.com/upcomingevents/2018/9/13/art-dining

Friday, Sept. 14, 5:30 pm
Free concert with The Luggnuts in the Carriage House
Americana, Alt Country, Folk Rock
Refreshments by The Lunch Lady (full-service food truck)
All ages welcome

Saturday, Sept. 15, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
All free - Come for the day!
MINECRAFT Build & Demos - Mansion architecture for all ages
Free art classes - drawing, painting, printmaking, Summer Camp
School of Art 20th Birthday Bash
Mansion tours
Costumes & props for historical photo ops

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Sep
10
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesday’s Wisdom on a Monday!

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Wednesday’s Wisdom Pot Luck on a Monday!

September 10h at 5:30

Location: Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden

Topic: Learn about the Penacook Indians  that lived in Concord for over 8000 years and their interactions with the new comers. 

Stephen Berwick has written 10 books about this subject from the Indians point of view and he will talk about his upcoming 10th book "Shadows Across the Land of the Dawn."

In the 9th book of the Shapeshifter series, descendant of Indigenous and European settlers New Hampshire author Stephen W. F. Berwick employs short stories and poems to flesh out the everyday lives, cultural heroes and landscape of the Penacook peoples of central New Hampshire.

Wednesday Wisdom is held on the second Wednesday of each month. Our goal is to bring fascinating speakers to a diverse group of greater Concord residents.
This is a pot luck and BYO (wine, beer or other drinks).
Brought to you by The Kimball Jenkins Estate and The Mill brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden

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