E.E. Cummings is one of the most beloved modern American poets. But he was also an enthusiastic painter, and his favorite subjects included landscapes from his summer home at Joy Farm in Silver Lake, New Hampshire. Word of Mouth Producer Molly Donahue brings us this audio postcard from a weekend celebration of Cummings’ legacy.
Silver Lake, summer home of the poet and artist E.E. Cummings, is a division of the Town of Madison. Located in the beautiful Mount Washington Valley of New Hampshire and incorporated in 1852, Madison has a long and interesting history as a farming and tourist community. Town tax records reveal that there are approximately 50 barns in Madison which are over 100 years old, including Cummings’ Joy Farm. Friends of Madison Library held a wonderfully successful fund raising Barn Tour in July 2014. Watch this site for information about the Cummings at Silver Lake Weekend July 10 and 11, 2015. Friends of Madison Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to encourage and support the resources and services of the Madison Library, to co-operate with the Library in developing services and facilities for the community, and to receive and encourage gifts, endowments and bequests to the library.
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The Madison Historic Barn Tour weekend, July 11 & 12, 2014 is here! Due to the large number of advanced tickets sold, the Friday night talk by Bob Cottrell has been moved to Noyes Hall at the Madison Elementary School.
With 7 wonderful old 18th and 19th century barns on the Saturday Tour, including E.E. Cummings’ Joy Farm, and a wonderful and informative speaker Friday night, the weekend promises to be a great time. A list of the other forty plus Madison barns over 100 years old will be available for those who want to do more independent exploring.
Browse the Barn themed Art Show, purchase barn notecards and photo sketches, or place a bid on a photo or professional work of art in oil or watercolor at our Silent Auction.
Don’t miss Bob Cottrell’s entertaining talk and discussion of 18th and 19th century New England Barns on Friday night at 7pm at the Madison Elementary School. Bob’s talk is included in the price of the Barn Tour. Tickets are $20 per person and will be sold Friday night and Saturday morning.
The Barn Tour starts at the Madison Library, 1895 Village Road and runs from 10am to 4pm on Saturday July 12th. Bag lunches will be available for sale. Bring a blanket and buy a Barn Tour Bag Lunch to enjoy at one of our Town Beaches or in the garden at the Library.
All proceeds of Barn Tour events benefit the non-profit Friends of Madison Library.
For more information send an email to FOMLibrary.NH@gmail.com