The Scriven Arts Colony was launched in 2015 to host cultural events in a circa 1790 barn in Gilmanton. The Colony is located at 452 NH Route 140, Gilmanton, NH 03237 and is named in honor of Jane Scriven Cumming (1904-1998), a publicist, interior decorator, and bon vivant pictured above on her eighty-fifth birthday and best remembered as the author of the 1993 classic, Gilmanton Summers, still in print and available through The Gilmanton Historical Society.
The Colony is the brainchild of Jane's grandson, Bill Donahue, a Gilmanton-based journalist who has written for Harper's, The New York Times Magazine, and The Atlantic. You can read his 2008 piece about Jane here.
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