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

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September 2017

1917 Exhibit Gallery Talk

September 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Explore our new 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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Community Conversations: Learning Communities for the Future

September 12 @ 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 create learning communities for the future? Education is changing. Tech brings master curricula to any device. Private, home and charter schools change the way youth learn. More after-school, summer and extra-curricular offerings exist. Early learning, vocational re-training, entrepreneur mentoring and adult learning programs extend the breadth of education. We ask our speakers how their programs fit into the fabric of a regional learning community. Then we ask them to dream about how they might work together with…

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Lunch and Learn: Local Stories from World War I

September 14 @ 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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$12.00 - $15.00 30 tickets left

This Lunch and Learn program will explore the experiences of local men and women in the Great War. At this talk, learn about Troop A Cavalry, the local National Guard unit that becomes a machine gun battalion in France, the tragic story of aviator William Cheney, and the brother and sister who lost their lives when the Lusitania was torpedoed off the coast of Ireland. Lunch and Learn programs begin with a delicious selection of sandwich wraps with salad and…

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Hearth Cooking: Preserving the Harvest

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phoenix Mill House, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, 03458
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Our fall hearth cooking programs open with a look at the many ways Mrs. Prescott preserved the harvest in the 1830s. Join us for this open house program for samples of authentic dishes prepared over the open hearth and learn about food preservation from drying to pickling. Guests are invited to drop in between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Stay for just a few minutes or longer enjoying conversation by the fire. This program is presented in the Phoenix Mill…

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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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$15 - $18 100 tickets left

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 Phil Spencer (bass), all from diverse musical backgrounds, the band continues the tradition of nuevo…

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October 2017

Peterborough’s Village Cemetery Walking Tour

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
The Village Cemetery, Concord St
Peterborough, NH 03458
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Join Monadnock Center director Michelle Stahl for a guided tour of Peterborough's second-oldest graveyard. Established in the early 1830s when the town's civic and commercial center had shifted to the river valley, the Village Cemetery documents the lives of the community's 19th century business and social leaders as well as some of its Civil War veterans. The walk will include information about 19th century funeral customs and the Victorian fascination with death and mourning. Wear walking shoes and be prepared…

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Hearth Cooking Saturday: “An Apple a Day”

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phoenix Mill House, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, 03458
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Visit the Phoenix Mill House during the Peak into Peterborough festivities 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 dishes are prepared over the open hearth using period recipes and equipment. Learn about food and cooking in the 1830s and see how the Phoenix Mill House family lived. The Phoenix Mill House is a 19th century mill foreman's…

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Lunch and Learn: Historic Gravestones in the Monadnock Region

October 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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$12.00 - $15.00 30 tickets left

At this Lunch and Learn, enjoy a delicious lunch and learn about historic gravestones found in the Monadnock region's burying grounds. We will see a variety of monuments from the historic to the poignant to the unusual. From curious epitaphs to masterpieces of the stonecarver's art, this talk will take you on a sweeping tour of the area's graveyards. Lunch and Learn programs begin with a lunch featuring a selection of sandwich wraps, salad and chips followed by coffee and…

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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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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 40 tickets left

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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