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October 2017

1917 Exhibit Gallery Talk

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Explore our special 1917 exhibit with a guided tour! In this talk, we will look at what life was like 100 years ago through artifacts of daily life as well as relics of the World War. Join us and learn about the impact the war had on families and the community and the ways people responded and “Did their bit!” Museum admission: $3 (free for members and children under 12)

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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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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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15$ - 18$ 100 tickets left

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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“Remaking Grove Street”- The Monadnock Center 115th Annual Meeting

October 26 @ 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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Join us for a double celebration of the Monadnock Center’s 115th year and the kick-off of the Centennial of the Historical Building and the Peterborough Town House! In 1917, architect Benjamin F. W. Russell designed the Historical Building as the permanent home of the Peterborough Historical Society and the new Peterborough Town House. Our guest speaker, Dr. Scott Roper, will present “Remaking Grove Street,” a talking exploring the ways these two buildings transformed downtown Peterborough from an aging mill village…

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Peterborough in 1917 Walking Tour

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Take a walk through downtown Peterborough and learn how it has changed since 1917. The walking tour begins at the Monadnock Center, built in 1917, and examines the ways the Historical Building and the Town House shaped the town's center in the early 20th century. Throughout the tour we will identify the sites related to the World War I home front and discuss the ways the community supported the war effort. This program complements our special exhibit, 1917: Looking Back…

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November 2017

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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15$ - 18$

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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