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    D is for Fletcher Dole

    D is for Fletcher Dole

    D is for Fletcher Dole Is Peterborough Our Town? This is probably the most frequent question visitors ask us at the Monadnock Center. The answer is not straight forward- more like “yes and no” but Fletcher Dole provides us with part of the answer. Thornton Wilder first came to the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough in […]

    By May 20, 2019 Read More →
    C is for Contra Dance

    C is for Contra Dance

    C is for Contra Dance- Contra Dance has a long and unbroken history in the Monadnock Region and today the region is known for its traditional dance scene. Traditional dances- contra, square, round, and country dances- were brought to America by European settlers from the England, Scotland and Ireland. In the 18th century, dances were […]

    By May 19, 2019 Read More →
    B is for Bass Hall

    B is for Bass Hall

    B is for Bass Hall- Have you ever attended a concert or program in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center and wondered about the name? Bass Hall is dedicated to the memory of Clara Foster Bass (1844-1933), a founding member of the Peterborough Historical Society (now known as the Monadnock Center for History and Culture). […]

    By May 18, 2019 Read More →
    A is for Apple Peeler

    A is for Apple Peeler

    A is for Apple Peeler Of course, we had to begin our Monadnock alphabet with A is for Apple or more specifically, apple peeler! The Goodell Company of Antrim manufactured apple peelers (called apple parers in the 19th century) for more than 100 years. David Goodell began producing apple parers in 1864 and within a […]

    By May 17, 2019 Read More →
    Monadnock A to Z

    Monadnock A to Z

    For the next 26 days, we will explore the people, places, events, and things that have shaped the Monadnock Region. Each post is just a bite-size look at the region’s history with links to go deeper into the subject and learn more. We hope you enjoy Monadnock A to Z and share it with your […]

    By May 16, 2019 Read More →

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