Letters reveal secrets of Maxfield Parrish’s life in the Cornish Colony

The recent discovery of love letters written by Maxfield Parrish 80 years ago have revealed a secret affair the artist had with a young woman during the era of the Cornish Colony a hundred years ago. When their affair began, Parrish was 66 and she was just 21. The letters were discovered among the woman’s papers after her death, and were given to the Cornish Colony Museum on the condition her identity remain anonymous.

Museum showcases the quirky, fascinating and puzzling

t’s not easy to pigeonhole the Main Street Museum in downtown White River Junction. Quirky, fascinating, puzzling are all words that leap to mind as you stroll through its displays of found and donated items. But there is a method and a philosophy to the seeming randomness of the museum’s collection.