Eagle Times

Covered Bridges of NH: Meet researcher, author Kim Varney Chandler. February 2024

Keene Sentinel

Book by local writer earns award from 2023 Independent Publishers of New England. January 2024

The What About Podcast

Danny and Jason are trapped in a Robert Frost poem as they discuss COVERED BRIDGES with author and educator Kim Varney Chandler. Yes, the New Hampshire woods are lovely, dark and deep, but Danny and Jason have promises to keep, and miles to go before they sleep…and miles to go before they sleep. January 2024

Chronicle on WCVB Channel 5

Grafton County, N.H., is classic New England in a nutshell. Reporter Ted Reinstein interviews Kim about the Blair Bridge in Campton. November 2023

Sounds like a Search and Rescue Podcast

Welcome to the Sounds Like a Search and Rescue Podcast! Also known as SLASR. This week we are going to focus on some history. We are joined by Kim Varney Chandler, author of the book, Covered Bridges of New Hampshire. October 2023

Covered Bridges in the Monadnock Region

Explore seven covered bridges in the Monadnock Region. June 2023

New Hampshire Rail Trails Coalition

Rail Trails as an Excuse to Visit Covered Bridges in New Hampshire. April 2023

New Hampshire Magazine

Looking For Historic Bridges? We Got You Covered. April 2023

NH Chronicle

New Hampshire Chronicle/WMUR-TV

Tonight, covered bridges are quaint, and romantic, and draw visitors to The Granite State. A Hancock woman has written what is being called a must-have book for everyone who appreciates these stunning structures. February 2023

New Hampshire Union Leader

Of the roughly 60 remaining historical covered bridges in New Hampshire, 46 are over a century old, and all are steeped in rich history with stories to tell. In her debut book, ‘Covered Bridges of New Hampshire,’ Kim Varney Chandler has made it her personal mission to share those stories. January 2023

Monadnock Table

From the architectural design of covered bridges to who built them, paid for them, and repaired them, “Covered Bridges” is a thorough and detailed history. Chandler includes illustrations to show which style of truss was used in building the individual bridges and a Things to Know section at the beginning of the book, so the reader knows what a truss is, along with other frequently used terminology. Chandler effectively illustrates the level of care involved in the preservation of the bridges. January 2023

The Monadnocker

Restoring and embracing colonial structures like covered bridges reinforces that tradition. And then there are talented folks, like Kim Varney Chandler, who go above and beyond to preserve that rich history in art or writing, like in her new book. December 2022

New Hampshire Secrets Legends & Lore Podcast

It only made sense to Kim that photographing and then writing about covered bridges was a safe way to be productive during the pandemic.  That is all to our benefit because she has produced, with the help of the talented folks at Peter E. Randall publishing, a book for the ages. 50 or 100 years from now I can imagine a lover of covered bridges with Kim Varney Chandler’s book in hand exploring the covered bridges of New Hampshire. December 2022

Monadnock Ledger Transcript

Kim Varney Chandler of Hancock digs up the stories of NH’s covered bridges. November 2022

Concord Monitor

It’s more expensive to restore and maintain a covered bridge than to replace it with a steel or concrete structure. And yet, New Hampshire is still home to 60 of them, thanks to the local communities that fought to keep them alive. November 2022

Keene Sentinel

If you’re seeking a leading authority on New Hampshire’s covered bridges, look no further than Hancock. October 2022

Monadnock Ledger Transcript

There are more than 60 authentic covered bridges in New Hampshire, 46 of which are more than a century old. Some have stood sentry over their waterways without incident; others have risen after a tragedy took them down. In her book, Chandler tells these bridges’ stories. The book has been endorsed by the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges. October 2022

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