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Covered Bridges of the Monadnock Region with Kim Varney Chandler

November 30, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Nestled in the southwest corner of the state, the Monadnock Region is home to seven covered bridges. Kim will present the rich histories of Winchester’s two bridges, the Ashuelot and the Coombs, as well as Swanzey’s four covered bridges, the Thompson, Slate, Carlton, and Sawyer’s Crossing.

Kim Varney Chandler is the author of Covered Bridges of New Hampshire; an engaging and well-illustrated history of the remaining covered bridges in the Granite State. The 288-page, full color, softcover features the author’s own current day photography of all sixty-one covered bridges, paired with historical photos in a then-and-now-theme. Kim partnered with bridgewrights, timber framers, bridge engineers, historical societies, town offices, libraries, state and national organizations, and community members to compile extensive histories of each bridge.

Kim is a researcher, amateur genealogist, photographer, bird watcher, and dog lover. She is a two-time graduate of the University of New Hampshire. Kim works as a high school counselor at Fall Mountain Regional High School and commits an inordinate amount of time to volunteer work for a variety of organizations. She is a life-long resident of New Hampshire except for two stints living south of the Mason-Dixon. She lives in Hancock with her husband Marshell and Pemi the hiking therapy dog.