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Monadnock Center Blog

We are hiring!
By October 22, 2019 Read More →

We are hiring!

11/13/19- Update- We are pleased to welcome Laura as our new administrative assistant! The Monadnock Center is looking for an enthusiastic administrative assistant to join our team! If you know your way around Excel, Word, and the internet and have a friendly, can-do attitude, this could be the job for you! The Administrative Assistant is […]

Monadnock Art Tour Preview Exhibition
By September 14, 2019 Read More →

Monadnock Art Tour Preview Exhibition

The Monadnock Center is pleased to host the Monadnock Art Tour 2019 Preview Exhibition in Bass Hall. Now in its 24th year, the Monadnock Art Tour is one of New England’s premier art tours featuring over 70 artists who open their studios on Columbus Day weekend. The exhibition brings examples of the remarkable range and variety of work […]

Z is for Zephyr Lake
By June 11, 2019 Read More →

Z is for Zephyr Lake

Z is for Zephyr Lake- Zephyr Lake in Greenfield was originally called Cragin Pond for Daniel Cragin who built Frye’s Measure Mill. In the 20th century two boys from the Varnum family found a dugout canoe filled with rocks on the bottom of the lake. They brought it to the surface but it disintegrated once […]

Y is for Yankee Siege
By June 10, 2019 Read More →

Y is for Yankee Siege

Y is for Yankee Siege- For several years in the early 2000s, an autumn trip to the Yankee Siege in Greenfield was a highlight of the season. The Yankee Siege was a replica medieval trebuchet. Trebuchets are siege warfare machines that use a swinging arm to hurl stones or other missiles. The Yankee Siege’s missile […]

X is for Xylanthrax
By June 9, 2019 Read More →

X is for Xylanthrax

X is for Xylanthrax- We bet you thought we couldn’t come up with something for X but we did! Xylanthrax is charcoal. In the days before coal was readily available, charcoal was used by blacksmiths to heat iron for crafting tools, hardware, and horseshoes. The Monadnock Region had abundant wood resources and some farmers took […]

W is for Wilton Winter Carnival
By June 8, 2019 Read More →

W is for Wilton Winter Carnival

W is for Wilton Winter Carnival- Several Monadnock Region towns hosted winter carnivals in the early 20th century but only one town’s carnival ended up in the pages of Ripely’s Believe It or Not! Winter carnivals brought in much needed tourist dollars during the winter months. Eighteen winter carnivals were held in New Hampshire in […]

V is for Veterans
By June 7, 2019 Read More →

V is for Veterans

V is for Veterans- Monuments to those who served in the Civil War are a common sight in our Monadnock Region towns but the region is also home to two very unusual veterans memorials. One commemorates those who served in World War I and the other grew out of one family’s loss in World War […]

U is for Upper Ashuelot
By June 6, 2019 Read More →

U is for Upper Ashuelot

U is for Upper Ashuelot- You have probably visited Upper Ashuelot and didn’t know it. Settlement in the Monadnock Region followed the rivers with the earliest settlement happening along the Connecticut River. In the early 1730s, the Province of Massachusetts (much of the region was in Massachusetts in the those days!) granted two townships: Upper […]

T is for Abbott Thayer
By June 5, 2019 Read More →

T is for Abbott Thayer

T is for Abbott Thayer- Artist and naturalist Abbott Thayer (b.1849) grew up in the Monadnock Region and returned to hisbeloved mountain after establishing himself as a painter. Like many artists of his day, Thayer made a living painting portraits but his favored subjects were Mt. Monadnock and the surrounding landscape and paintings of idealized […]

S is for Sargent Camp
By June 4, 2019 Read More →

S is for Sargent Camp

S is for Sargent Camp- In the 20th century, the Monadnock Region was home to dozens of summer camps that drew children from all over the U.S. Sargent Camp in Hancock was founded in 1912 by Dudley A. Sargent, an educator and proponent of physical education for young women. Sargent purchased the 25 acre Haywood […]