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WEST SWANZEY, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Celebrating the Autumn Tapestry and History of New Hampshire

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Program #10551RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

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Mr. Alan Rumrill

Alan Rumrill is the executive director of the Historical Society of Cheshire County. Born in New Hampshire, Alan has a degree in history and has specialized in the history of the Monadnock region. "Monadnock Moments" will be part of the resources he will use from his weekly radio program to present stories of special people and places in southwest New Hampshire.

Mr. Dudley Jacqueline Laufman

As dance fiddlers known as the “Two Fiddles,” Dudley and Jacqueline Laufman have been performing since 1986. Their music has an earthy sound that combines the beating of their feet as they call out the figures for old time New Hampshire barn and square dances. They are self-taught and play by ear, having learned by the oral tradition. Prior to his work as one half of the “Two Fiddles,” Dudley — who has been calling dances for over 50 years — was the leader of the Canterbury Country Dance Orchestra, the first dance band to make an LP recording. He received the National Heritage Fellowship award for his outstanding work in promoting and preserving the traditional music and dance of New England.

Mr. Jack Merlis

During his working years, Jack Merlis had a dual career. For 33 years he was an educator, teaching history in the New York City school system and served as a cantor: a Jewish clergyman whose main function is to lead the congregation in prayer. As a child of deaf parents, Jack’s choice of vocation was considered to be somewhat ironic and amazing by many in his community. An outstanding baritone, Jack has served in several prominent synagogues throughout New York City and Long Island.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

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