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Reflections: Hurricane of 1938

Redfern Arts Center - Putnam Theater
Thursday, · -

Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education, the Monadnock Conservancy, Keene State College, and the Monadnock Institute for Nature, Place and Culture. For more information, contact Brett Amy Thelen at or (603) 358-2065.

In September 1938, an upper air disturbance took shape high above the sands of the Sahara Desert, producing a tropical depression that gathered steam over the Atlantic Ocean before slamming into Long Island.

Weather experts had expected the storm to head back out to sea, but these winds had other plans. Instead, the hurricane veered inland and north, killing nearly 700 people along the way.

As it powered up the Connecticut River, its dangerous eastern flank passed directly over the Monadock Region on September 21, 1938; the damage it wrought here is still one of the defining features of our local landscape.

Join us on the eve of the storm’s 75th anniversary for this hour-long documentary film -- the story of the Hurricane of 1938 in Keene and environs, told through the recollections of people who experienced it firsthand.

Thurday at 7:00 p.m. only, free and open to the public.

This event is part of the Putnam Featured event series.

Putnam Theatre
Categories: Arts, Film
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