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October 2018

Hearth Cooking Saturday: “An Apple a Day”

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phoenix Mill House, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, 03458
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Visit the Phoenix Mill House for a hearth cooking demonstration featuring New Hampshire’s favorite fall fruit. Sample a variety of apple dishes both sweet and savory and try your hand at pressing apple cider. The day's menu includes Apple Toot, apple pancakes, apple and gourd soup, apple sauce, cider cake and beehive oven baked bread. Apples were the most common fruit in 19th century New England and were grown mainly for making cider. Homemakers would dry the fruit to use…

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November 2018

MacDowell Downtown

November 2 @ 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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MacDowell Downtown is a free series of presentations open to the public by MacDowell Fellows that takes place on the first Friday of the month from March to November in downtown Peterborough. Each season of MacDowell Downtown features a wide array of programming, including film screenings and workshops, readings, and writing seminars, art exhibitions, performances, talks, and more. “At MacDowell,” a column in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, profiles the presenting artist the week of the event. Visit the MacDowell Colony  Facebook Events…

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Peterborough Welcome Team Meet and Greet

November 8 @ 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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Welcome to Our Town! This is a community-building event for all Peterborough NH residents. Please come if you just moved in or have been here forever. Meet your neighbors and enjoy socializing in Bass Hall. All are welcome! The Monadnock Center is pleased to be a host venue for the Peterborough Welcome Team's Meet and Greet event. The Peterborough Welcome Team is a volunteer group of Peterborough NH residents who want every person who is new to Peterborough to feel…

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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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Hearth Cooking Saturday: Traditional Thanksgiving

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phoenix Mill House, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, 03458
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Traditional Thanksgiving recipes are on the menu for our November Hearth Cooking Saturday! Visit the Prescott Family in the Phoenix Mill House and learn about cooking over an open hearth and the history of Thanksgiving in America. Our November menu includes pork and apple pie, Marlborough Pudding, turnip sauce, carrot soup, and Plum Pudding prepared on the hearth. These authentic 19th century recipes are prepared using the historic equipment and techniques. Hearth Cooking Saturdays are open house programs- visit for…

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Community Conversations: Fair Funding for Public Education

November 13 @ 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 solve the education funding crisis in New Hampshire and provide fair funding that adequately supports our schools? New Hampshire is in an education funding crisis, with the state having cut support to local school districts on average 50% during the last five years, despite increased administrative and legal requirements from the state and federal government. Additionally, the state has continued to down shift costs to local communities without any increase in adequacy funding and consistent decreases in…

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Lunch and Learn: Winter Life in the 19th Century

November 16 @ 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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Winter Life is our topic for the November Lunch and Learn program where we will learn about winter time in the region during the 19th century. We will look at how people stayed snug and kept their livestock warm; what was on the menu; what activities and holidays were on the winter calendar; and how people spent their time during the season when the nights are long and the days are short. Lunch and Learn programs begin with a delicious…

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Peterborough Folk Music Society: Barnstar

November 17 @ 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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“Barnstar makes Bluegrass for people who hate Bluegrass. This ain’t your daddy’s Bluegrass. Except in the case of Jake Armerding. His dad is in the band.” Barnstar! began as the brainchild of Zachariah Hickman (bassist for Josh Ritter, musical director for Ray Lamontagne) for a local bluegrass supergroup featuring some of Boston’s best musicians and songwriters. Using the familiar tools of the genre—guitar (Mark Erelli), fiddle (Jake Armerding), mandolin (Taylor Armerding) and banjo (Charlie Rose)—Barnstar! forges its own brand of…

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Peterborough Folk Music Society: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band

November 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Jay Ungar & Molly Mason are masters of music and storytelling who generously share their lives and their music with audiences. There are so many moments and strands to savor in the course of an evening of their music. Jay’s fiddling is brimming with playfulness, drama, soulfulness and technical verve, as he explores the many musical styles and idioms that he has internalized and made his own. Molly’s total mastery and inventiveness on piano and guitar is always spot-on, as she…

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Peterborough Womans Club: Paint and Sip Night

November 28 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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The Peterborough Woman's Club welcomes you to an evening of fun and creativity at their popular Paint and Sip Night! For more information, please visit the Woman's Club website here. The Monadnock Center is pleased to be the host venue for this event.

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December 2018

Hearth Cooking Saturday: 19th Century Christmas Fare

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phoenix Mill House, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, 03458
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Our Christmas Hearth Cooking Saturday features holiday fare cooked over the open fire in the Phoenix Mill House. Step away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to a simpler time and join us for a day of cooking demonstrations where you can enjoy tasting some historic dishes. Learn about the history of the Christmas holiday in America and the ways the Prescott family would have celebrated in the 1830s. The day's menu includes mincemeat pie, pumpkin pie,…

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