A Project by Large-Format Photographer PAUL WAINWRIGHT

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Leadership in History Award of Merit

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Project Description

Jaffrey NH Meetinghouse and Cloud In colonial New England, there was little distinction between faith and community. Meetinghouses were built by the communities, usually but not always through taxation, and these were used for both religious worship and town business. They were the central focus of the community, and were an important point of contact for all.

While most colonial meetinghouses that are still standing have been extensively renovated to meet the needs of their owners and the styles of the times, a few have not been substantially changed at all, and are fascinating glimpses into our history.

This project steps back to the late 1700s to explore these structures, their emptiness, and the wonderful sense of space and light that now fills them.

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