E.O. Jones, renowned illustrator & Mason historian, exhibit in Peterborough
The Mason Library has loaned several items by Elizabeth Orton Jones (also known as E.O. Jones and “Twig” to locals) to the Peterborough Historical Society. They are part of an exhibit entitled “Monadnock Treasures” on display until November 22.
Exhibit: “Monadnock Treasures” (link not current at time of this posting)
The exhibit is in the Monadnock Center for History and Culture at the Peterborough Historical Society, 19 Grove Street, Peterborough.
Hours: Wednesdays – Fridays 10-4pm
Admission: $3 (Children under 12 and Monadnock Historical Society members are free)
More about Twig
Twig moved to Mason in the 1940s. She became our Town Historian and expert on Uncle Sam. She was the editor of our Bicentennial Book and author/illustrator of many children’s books.
The Caldecott Medal for childrens’ book illustrators was awarded to Twig for the beautiful illustrations in Rachel Field’s “Prayer for a Child”. Twig is well known for the Golden Book version of “Little Red Riding Hood”.
She was a driving force in the beginnings of Andy’s Playhouse now in Wilton, NH. She was an avid supporter of our Library. Our Junior Room is now named “The Twig Room”.
Wikipedia.com biography .