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July 2017

90th 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 the annual July 4th ceremony with a flag raising and reading of the Declaration of Independence. Kick off your Independence Day with a tradition 90 years in the making! This year's speaker will be the Honorable Charles Bass and the Declaration will be read by Peterborough Selectman Tyler Ward. This event is free and all are welcome!

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The Steel Wheels- Peterborough Folk Music Society

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Peterborough Folk Music Society presents The Steels Wheels in a special Bass Hall show on July 5th! Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels are familiar with the traditions of folk music and how a string band is supposed to sound. In fact, they’ve been drawing on those steadfast traditions for more than a decade. Yet their name also evokes a sense of forward motion, which is clearly reflected in their latest album, Wild As We…

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Fairy House Workshop

July 14 @ 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 and 2 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 finish or allow more time and create a house from start to…

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8th Annual Fairy House Day

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The wee folk return for their annual day at 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 fairy procession to Putnam Park at 10:30. Visit Bass Hall to make fairy crafts and enjoy refreshments. Fairy House Day is an open house program- stay a short time or longer enjoying the houses on display and the…

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$15.00 - $18.00

Duke Miller Tribute Dance

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Monadnock Center for History and Culture presents a contra dance honoring caller Duke Miller on Saturday, July 15th, in Bass Hall. Lisa Sieverts will call with Randy Miller and Gordon Peery. Duke Miller  was a high-school football coach from upstate New York who called summer square dances in southern New Hampshire from the 1950s until the late 1970s.  Many local musicians played for Duke over the years, including the late Bob McQuillen of Peterborough, NH, who played accordion and…

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$12.00 - $15.00

Lunch and Learn: Artist Abbott Thayer

July 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Learn about Monadnock artist Abbott Thayer and his circle of students in the early 20th century. Famous for his depictions of angels and of the landscape, Thayer was also naturalist and teacher who was a central figure in the push to save Mt. Monadnock from development. Thayer lived in Dublin from 1891 until his death in 1921. During his time in Dublin, he opened his home to selected students. In this talk, we will look at his work and the…

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$12.00 - $15.00

House and Land with Footings

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Monadnock Center is thrilled to partner with The Glass Museum to host House and Land with opener Footings on Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. House and Land is the duo of Sally Anne Morgan (fiddle, shruti box, banjo, vocals) and Sarah Louise Henson (vocals, 12-string guitar, shruti box, bouzouki). Together, Sarah and Sally play haunting psychedelic Appalachian folk drone that invokes the rhododendron thickets, creeks and mountains of their local landscape in Western North Carolina. Sarah Louise is…

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West Peterborough Walking Tour

July 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 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. We will meet at the West Peterborough Post Office at 301 Union Street. Please do not park in postal patron parking spaces. The walking tour is free and open to the public. The tour will…

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August 2017

Resident Meet and Greet- Peterborough Welcome Team

August 3 @ 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 Peterborough Welcome Team invites all current and new residents to a meet and greet event at the Monadnock Center on Thursday,  August 3 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. At this family friendly event meet your neighbors and enjoy refreshments and raffle prizes. RSVP for this event and learn more about the Welcome Team and the Meet and Greet events here. Read the Welcome Team's welcome letter to new residents  here.

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September 2017
$15 - $18

Music in Bass Hall: The Austin Piazzolla Quintet

September 29 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Music in Bass Hall is thrilled to present, all the way from Texas, the Austin Piazzolla Quintet.  The Austin Piazzolla Quintet specializes in the music of the late Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla as well as original nuevo tango compositions. Founded by James Anderson (violin), the APQ has been performing to captivated audiences since 2009. With Jonathan Geer (piano), Mike Maddux (accordion, bandoneon), Tony Rogers (cello), and Pat Harris (bass), all from diverse musical backgrounds, the band continues the tradition of nuevo…

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October 2017

The Mammals- Peterborough Folk Music Society

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Peterborough Folk Music Society presents the Mammals in Bass Hall on October 20! The Mammals are back! Mike + Ruthy, touring American folk act and founders of The Mammals are bringing back the band that energized crowds in the early 2000’s and gave them their start. The Mammals were known for their rabble-rousing musical statements which sometimes caused a stir with politically divided audiences from Louisiana to Michigan. This time around, their goals remain two-fold: raise positive social awareness &…

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$15 - $18

Music in Bass Hall: Ben Cosgrove

October 22 @ 3:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Ben Cosgrove is a composer, pianist, and multi-instrumentalist based in New England. He performs regularly all over the country, writes scores for films, plays, radio, and television, and has produced several well-received albums of original instrumental music. His “electric and exhilarating” live performances on solo piano are at once dazzling and intimate, the music both delicate and commanding.  The strongest forces guiding Ben’s composition and performances are his deep interests in landscape, place, and ecology. “I don’t think of my…

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November 2017
$15 - $18

Music in Bass Hall: The Camp Backup All-stars

November 10 @ 8:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Just up the road from the Monadnock Center at Sargent Camp in Hancock, there is a weekend gathering of musical mentors and students. Devoted to roots music accompaniment, Camp Backup holds a Friday evening concert featuring performances by staff members, so the camp slides down the road to Bass Hall to make this a public concert event. Headed by singer, fiddler, mandolinist Skip Gorman, the staff will include many other music luminaries. This year's lineup:   “The lonesome ache that…

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