The MacDowell Colony 

Teacher's Guide

Edward MacDowell and Marian

Note: all books can be found in the collection of the University System of New Hampshire or Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH ; in addition, these and other resources are available at the Museum of New Hampshire History Museum Store (603) 226-3189.

Additional Lessons:

Episode 1: Living at the Colony

Episode 2: Edward & Marian MacDowell

Episode 3: The History of the Colony


  The Boyhood of Edward MacDowell, by Abbie Farwell Brown. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1924.
Catalogue of first editions of Edward MacDowell (1861-1908), by O.G. Sonneck, Library of Congress Music Division. New York: Arno Press, 1971.

Community of Creativity: A Century of MacDowell Colony Artists, essays by Tom Wolf, Robert Storr; catalogue by P. Andrew Spahr. Manchester, NH: The Currier Gallery of Art, 1996.

Critical and historical essays; lectures delivered at Columbia University by Edward MacDowell, ed. by W. J. Baltzell. Boston, New York [etc.]: A.P. Schmidt, c1912.

Edward MacDowell and His Cabin in the Pines, by Opal Wheeler and Sybil Deucher, illustrated by Mary Greenwalt. New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1940.

Edward MacDowell: A Great American Tone Poet, His Life and Music, by John F. Porte. New York: Dutton, 1922.

Edward MacDowell: A Study, by Lawrence Gilman. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1938.

"A House of Dreams Untold : The Story of the MacDowell Colony." Historical New Hampshire, 0018-2508 ; v. 51, no. 1-2. Concord, NH: New Hampshire Historical Society, 1996.

MacDowell: An American Artists' Colony 
[videorecording]. Durham, NH: New Hampshire PBS, 1996.

The MacDowell Colony : A History of Its Development and Architecture. Peterborough, NH: 
MacDowell Colony, 1981.

Works, piano. Selections of Piano Pieces (opp. 51, 55, 61, 62) by Edward MacDowell. New 
York: DaCapo Press, 1972.

Woodland sketches. To a wild rose; arr. To a wild rose by Edward MacDowell, transcription for 
violin and pianoforte by Arthur Hartmann. Boston: A.P. Schmidt, c1907.

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