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June 2018

Weather Permitting Exhibit Opening

June 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The weather is a favorite topic of speculation, conversation, and sometimes consternation. Explore the many facets of New Hampshire’s weather history in Weather Permitting, a special exhibit at the Monadnock Center opening June 29 with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. The opening reception is free and all are welcome! In this exhibit, explore New Hampshire’s weather history from the cold to the hot and the wet to the dry. See vintage images and artifacts that illustrate our weather…

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July 2018

91st Annual Independence Day Ceremony

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Join us for our 91st annual Independence Day Ceremony and mark July 4th with a flag raising and reading of the Declaration of Independence. This year's featured presenter is L. Phillips Runyon III speaking on the Founding Fathers. Like many historical figures who’ve grown mythic with the passage of time, many of our Founding Fathers have taken on identities and reputations even they wouldn’t recognize.  Phil Runyon will provide some much needed perspective. L Phillips ("Phil") Runyon III has been…

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Third International Thornton Wilder Conference

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Third International Thornton Wilder conference will feature paper panels, roundtable discussions, presentations, readings, and social events featuring leading academics and theatre practitioners from countries around the world. The Monadnock Center is pleased to be the host the Thornton Wilder Society for this conference and to welcome Wilder scholars from around the globe to Peterborough! The Thornton Wilder Society is dedicated to preserving and expanding the legacy of Thornton Wilder, a three time Pulitzer Prize winner (and the only winner…

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Third International Thornton Wilder Society Conference

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Third International Thornton Wilder conference will feature paper panels, roundtable discussions, presentations, readings, and social events featuring leading academics and theatre practitioners from countries around the world. The Monadnock Center is pleased to be the host the Thornton Wilder Society for this conference and to welcome Wilder scholars from around the globe to Peterborough! The Thornton Wilder Society is dedicated to preserving and expanding the legacy of Thornton Wilder, a three time Pulitzer Prize winner (and the only winner…

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Third International Thornton Wilder Society Conference

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Third International Thornton Wilder conference will feature paper panels, roundtable discussions, presentations, readings, and social events featuring leading academics and theatre practitioners from countries around the world. The Monadnock Center is pleased to be the host the Thornton Wilder Society for this conference and to welcome Wilder scholars from around the globe to Peterborough! The Thornton Wilder Society is dedicated to preserving and expanding the legacy of Thornton Wilder, a three time Pulitzer Prize winner (and the only winner…

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Make a Fairy House Workshop

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Bring the kids and enjoy some time making a magical fairy house! Bass Hall will be filled with materials and tools to create your own fairy house. Drop in between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to get creative and make an enchanting dwelling for the fairies in your garden. This is a open house style program- you can spend some time getting started and then take your house home to complete or allow more time and create a house from…

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9th Annual Fairy House Day

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Join us for day of magic and imagination when the wee fairy folk return for their annual visit to the Monadnock Center! Children of all ages can explore the Center’s buildings and grounds to discover fairy houses, fairy doors, and magical structures. Wear your best fairy finery and join us for a magical day exploring the world of fairies. Visit Bass Hall to make fairy crafts, learn your fairy name, and enjoy refreshments. Natural materials will be available to build…

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West Peterborough Walking Tour

July 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
301 Union St. West Peterborough, NH, 301 Union St
West Peterborough, NH 03461 United States
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Join us for some history on your feet at a special walking tour through West Peterborough. We will look at the evolution of this mill village and discuss the buildings, people, and businesses that shaped ‘the West’ from the early 19th century to the present. On the walk, we will see Peterborough's only documented Underground Railroad site and learn about the abolitionist movement in the local area. The tour finishes up at the Green Grocer where we will discuss the…

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