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

We are open! Read about our re-opening plan here.

Please note face masks are required to visit the Monadnock Center. We thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe and healthy!


  • Monadnock Center Blog

    Long Summer Evenings

    Long Summer Evenings

    July 14, 1837 We have been enjoying these long summer evenings. What a pleasant change from those short, cold days of winter. Just a few months ago we’d be in bed before it was dark under the table. Just too cold to stay up any longer. Tonight it was still light outside at half past […]

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    Fickle Weather

    Fickle Weather

    The kitchen garden first planting is complete, although its productivity may be prejudiced by delays in its undertaking. Fickle weather, the lament of all who crop the land, and my own distractions were partners in these halts. May our fall crop plantings be more timely.  Still and all, only the broom corn is yet to […]

    By July 8, 2020 Read More →
    A Wedding Quilt

    A Wedding Quilt

    July 7, 1837 My cousin’s daughter Mary is getting married. As is tradition, my cousin asked me to sew up a nine-patch quilt block to be part of a quilt done up for Mary. My scrap basket had enough printed material scraps from an old dress the girls outgrew. I’m quite proud of my signature […]

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    94th Annual Independence Day Ceremony

    94th Annual Independence Day Ceremony

    Every year since 1926, the Monadnock Center has marked the nation’s birth with a Reading of the Declaration of Independence and flag raising ceremony. We hope you enjoy this virtual ceremony featuring Bonnie and Baxter Harris reading the Declaration of Independence and photos from July 4th and other patriotic celebrations in the past. Happy Fourth […]

    By July 4, 2020 Read More →
    We are re-opening July 8!

    We are re-opening July 8!

    The Monadnock Center is re-opening on July 8! The center’s regular open hours are Wed-Sat, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our re-opening plan During these uncertain times, we will operate in new ways to protect the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff. Our re-opening plan is based on requirements and best practices […]

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