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The museum, archives and offices are closed. If you need to contact us, please email us at info@nullMonadnockCenter.org.

We are looking forward to the time when we can welcome you back to the Monadnock Center! In the meantime, enjoy ‘The Virtual Monadnock Center’ with new online content on this website, Facebook, and Instagram.


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    Nancy Prescott’s Diary

    Nancy Prescott’s Diary

    Nancy Prescott came to Peterborough with her husband Samuel and their children when he was hired as an overseer at the Phoenix Mill. Because of his position, they were able to rent one of four small mill houses. Their home was situated about 25 feet from the Nubanusit River on Samuel Smith’s downtown mill property. […]

    By May 27, 2020 Read More →
    Ten-Minute Tutorials will teach you how to be a local history detective

    Ten-Minute Tutorials will teach you how to be a local history detective

    The Monadnock Center is pleased to introduce a new series, Ten-Minute Tutorials! We are all spending a lot of time at our computers or on our tablets these days. Rather than scrolling through Facebook or checking the news again, why not spend some time doing some historical detective work? Wonder about that old cellar hole […]

    By April 17, 2020 Read More →
    COVID-19 Journals

    COVID-19 Journals

    Monadnock Center Partners with Savron Graphics to offer COVID-19 Journals When Rob Crowley of Savron Graphics in Jaffrey learned about the project to document the COVID crisis, he contacted the Monadnock Center with an idea to print journals for people to record their experiences. “We thought it would be interesting to have some documentation for […]

    By April 16, 2020 Read More →
    Help us document this moment in history:  COVID-19 Archive Collection

    Help us document this moment in history: COVID-19 Archive Collection

    Right now, we find ourselves in a unique historic moment as our communities, our nation, and the world are struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, we have collected a rich archive of materials that tell the stories of those who have gone before us. Now is the time […]

    By April 1, 2020 Read More →
    Phoenix Mill House Bread

    Phoenix Mill House Bread

    If your bread supplies are running low, don’t make an unnecessary trip to the market. Try making a loaf of Phoenix Mill House Bread! If you have ever enjoyed a buttered slice fresh from the mill house beehive oven, you know this bread is a winner. We make ours in a wood fired oven but […]

    By March 23, 2020 Read More →

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