On First Friday, August 7th at 7:00pm the Mariposa Museum welcomes a return performance by noted folksinger and folklorist, Tom Smith. His program, “Folk Songs of New England”, will take you to other places and other times. Tom interweaves old songs and tales with contemporary and original songs and spoken word that are reminiscent of the very best of the old-school folk tradition.
Accompanied by guitar, banjo, and perhaps mouth bow, jaw harp, spoons, kazoo, and even soda straw, Tom involves his audience and encourages their participation. With a great deal of respect for the history of his music, his performance appeals to all ages. He has performed at concerts, folk festivals, coffee houses, and schools throughout the Northeast.
There will be a wine and cheese reception from 6-7pm for those who wish to enjoy the ongoing exhibit “Oceania—Peoples of the Pacific Islands” and KidCraft: Clothespin Dolls from 5-6pm.
First Friday events from 5-9pm are free. The Mariposa is handicap accessible.
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, located at 26 Main Street in downtown Peterborough is a discovery museum for children & adults to enjoy together—costumes to wear, puppets to bring to life, instruments to play, folk toys to figure out for ages 2-102. Explore, hands-on, the cultures that make up immigrant America. General admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for children and members free. First Fridays 5-9pm are free. The Mariposa is wheelchair accessible.
Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center
26 Main Street
Peterborough, NH 03458