An Exhibit to Celebrate the Life and Work of Albert D Quigley 1891-1961

May 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am – September 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Jennifer Carroll, Director of Education
(603) 352-1895

Through his art and music, Albert Duvall Quigley enriched the town of Nelson, New Hampshire, and the Monadnock Region in countless ways.  Born to a stone cutting family in rural Maine, he served in World War I and briefly studied painting in Paris.  After returning to the US., he moved to Keene and later settled in Nelson Village, where he was an active member of the community until his death in 1961.

Quig, as he was known, not only painted and played the fiddle, he also composed tunes and made and repaired fiddles.  He made frames to enhance his paintings and those of other area artists, most notably his colleague Alexander James of the Dublin Art Colony.  But always, constantly, he painted.  Today these paintings of area landscapes and people bring them to life with a startling immediacy.

Exhibit is open: Tues., Thurs., Friday: 9 am – 4 pm                                                          Wed. 9 am – 9 pm     First & Third Sat: 9 am – noon                                                       For more information: 603-352-1895 or visit                                                                                                                    

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Cheshire County’s cultural heritage is one of the main reasons people live here, visit here, and start businesses here. The rich history of the area contributes to our quality of life. The Historical Society fosters connections between our personal histories and the history of the region. The Society provides a sense of place by connecting the historical past with the here and now. Cheshire County counts on the Historical Society to preserve the region’s history so that our memories are not lost for future generations.