19 Grove St. ~ PO Box 58 ~ Peterborough, NH 03458 ~ 603-924-3235 

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August 2018

Community Conversations: How Do We Nurture Civic-Minded Citizens?

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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How do we instill a sense of civic responsibility and participation in our communities and citizens? According to the New Hampshire Constitution: "it shall be the duty of the legislators and magistrates, in all future periods of this government,... to countenance and inculcate the principles of humanity and general benevolence, public and private charity, industry and economy, honesty and punctuality, sincerity, sobriety, and all social affections, and generous sentiments, among the people." How many people, even legislators and magistrates themselves,…

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Vintage Sale at the Monadnock Center

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Vintage Sale at the Monadnock Center- A yard sale with a vintage twist! Sale items include reproductions of vintage photographs, duplicate archives materials, booklets, pamphlets, books, and other ephemera. New items with an historical flavor will also be available such as town histories, reproductions, and other items. All sales will benefit the Monadnock Center’s Annual Fund. Have some old items you would like to donate for the sale? Give us a call at (603) 924-3235.  

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September 2018

Downtown Peterborough Walking Tour- First Friday

September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Take a stroll through the past on a special downtown walking tour featuring the historic images in our Pop Up Museum! From August through October, the Monadnock Center and the Peterborough Heritage Commission are presenting the Peterborough Pop Up Museum. The Pop Up features vintage images placed in their historic locations. On this walk, we will visit each of the locations and learn about the history of the building featured in the image. The downtown walk will be a lively…

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Rebecca Rule- Moved and Seconded Town Meeting in New Hampshire

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Monadnock Center welcomes you to its 116th Annual Meeting with a special program with New Hampshire humorist and author Rebecca Rule! Drawing on research from her book, Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, the Present, the Past, and the Future, Rebecca Rule will regale guests with stories of the rituals, traditions, and history of town meeting, including the perennial characters, the literature, the humor, and the wisdom of this uniquely New England institution. A recipient of an…

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Music in Bass Hall: Myriam Avalos Teie

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Passion and power, expression and sensitivity – words used over and over again in praise of Myriam Avalos Teie.  Her performances and master classes throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia have earned her critical acclaim as a soloist and chamber musician. Music in Bass Hall welcomes her for a solo performance on Saturday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m. The evening's program: Wolfang A. Mozart Fantasy in D minor, Frank Schubert:ImpromptiOp.90 Intermission Claude Debussy :Estampes Manuel L. Aguirre:…

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Lunch and Learn: Kevin Skarupa on the Storms that Changed New Hampshire

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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On the eve of the 80 anniversary of the Hurricane of 1938, the Monadnock Center welcomes WMUR meteorologist Kevin Skarupa as our guest for our September Lunch and Learn program. Enjoy a delicious lunch and a special presentation on the storms that have changed New Hampshire! From the Hurricane of 1938 to the Ice Storm of 2008, Skarupa will share a meteorologist's take on the storms that have impacted New Hampshire. Meteorologist, Kevin Skarupa, can be seen weekdays on WMUR's…

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Hearth Cooking Saturday: Stretching the Dollar

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phoenix Mill House, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, 03458
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Visit the Phoenix Mill House to see and to taste authentic 1830s dishes prepared over the open hearth and learn about what life was like for the Prescott family. At our September hearth cooking session, we will be looking at the ways Mrs. Prescott would economize in the kitchen and stretch the family's dollar to make ends meet. Receipts (recipes) for this program, are drawn from Mrs. Lydia Maria Child's 1832 book, The American Frugal Housewife, written for women "who…

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East Hill Graveyard Walking Tour

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
East Hill Cemetery, Peterborough NH, Old Street Road
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
East Hill Graveyard Peterborough

Cemeteries and graveyards are outdoor history museums recording the lives of those that came before us. Join us on September 29 for a walk through Peterborough's old burying ground on East Hill. In this graveyard, we will uncover the stories of the town's earliest settlers and learn about life and death in the 18th century. Among these ancient stones, we will see a wide array of gravestone iconography including winged skulls and portrait stones. We will visit some of the…

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November 2018

Celtic Music Extravaganza

November 9 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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How delightful to be at a Celtic music session, listening to enchanting tunes from Ireland, Scotland,  Shetland, Cape Breton,  and of course our own Celtic-influenced New England music. Part of the magic of such a session is the intuitive interaction between musicians, a spontaneity that can only come from years of familiarity with the repertoire. That’s what you’ll experience at this Music in Bass Hall concert as some of the region's finest performers come together for an evening of Celtic music.…

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