"Keene Central Square - A Moment in Time" Mural Unveiling 12/7 at CMC/DHK

December 06, 2012
Keene, NH

The late Robert Johnson was a nationally renowned artist who grew up in Keene. After an illustrious career in NYC with Time, Inc., he and his wife, Ann Carroll Hetherman Johnson, returned to the Monadnock Region, where he finished his career at Yankee Magazine. Bob passed away in 1998.

Painting the Main Street of Keene was a personal and painstaking quest of Bob's to capture a moment in time and a piece of Keene's heritage. It was always the couple's desire to share this wonderful mural, created over a 10-year span, with the residents of Keene. Ann's final wish, before passing away on June 4, 2012, was that this painting would be enjoyed by the community that she and Bob dearly loved. Through the generosity of Bob, Ann, and the Johnson family, Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene is pleased to invite the community to the unveiling of this beautiful mural. "We are honored by the Johnson Family's willingness to share their family treasure with us, and proud to have on display 'Keene Central Square - A Moment in Time' for our community to enjoy." shares Cindy Rodenhauser Stewart, Director of Development.

The unveiling of the Robert Johnson Mural will take place at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene at 580-90 Court Street, on Friday, December 7th at 2 pm in the Timeline and Donor Hallway, to the left of the main lobby. Seth Johnson from Westfield, CT, son of Bob and Ann, and other family guests will be in attendance.

The Cheshire Health Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization supporting Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, our community's nonprofit hospital and clinic. Our mission is to lead our community to become the nation's healthiest through our clinical and service excellence, collaboration, and compassion for every patient, every time. Founded by CMC/D-HK, Vision 2020 is a community-wide health initiative designed to actively engage the citizens of Cheshire County in the process of becoming the nation's healthiest community by 2020. To learn more, call 603-354-6810 or visit

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