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    Independence Day Address by L. Phillips Runyon III

    Independence Day Address by L. Phillips Runyon III

    JULY 4th ADDRESS By L. Phillips Runyon, III at the Monadnock Center’s 91st Annual Independence Day Ceremony, July 4, 2018 Good morning! I really appreciate the opportunity to give this talk this morning. I’ve always been an amateur historian – my family would attest to that, as they’ve been dragged across many a battlefield over […]

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    What is NH Gives?

    What is NH Gives?

    NH Gives is an initiative of the NH Center for Nonprofits designed to bring the state together as one community, raising as much money and awareness as possible for New Hampshire’s nonprofits within a 24-hour, flash-mob of giving. Learn more about how NH Gives works here We hope you will join us for this Day […]

    By June 5, 2018 Read More →
    Bird’s Nest Pudding- January 2018 Recipe of the Month

    Bird’s Nest Pudding- January 2018 Recipe of the Month

    Bird’s Nest Pudding Recipes for Bird’s Nest Pudding, or Crow’s Nest Pudding as it was sometimes called, were popular in the late 18th century. In the fall when apples would be readily available to housewives, they would make fresh apple pie, apple sauce, apple butter, and recipes like this one. Extra apples might be stored […]

    By January 27, 2018 Read More →
    Lemon Minced Pie- December 2017 Recipe of the Month

    Lemon Minced Pie- December 2017 Recipe of the Month

    This recipe for Lemon Minced Pie comes from Maria Rundell‘s 1808 cookbook, A New System of Domestic Cookery. This recipe makes a delicious pie with a bright taste. It’s easy to make as long as you can find the rendered suet (the beef tallow from the cow’s kidney area). I purchased some online from James Townsend & Sons. […]

    By December 28, 2017 Read More →
    Peterborough’s Scott Family and the American Revolution

    Peterborough’s Scott Family and the American Revolution

    A local story of the Revolution contributed by Tim LaPierre It can sometimes seem like history is dominated by famous, distant figures: generals, politicians, scientists, and the like. On occasion we hear of what life was like for the average commoner. But the opportunity to learn about the lives and stories of real people from […]

    By December 28, 2017 Read More →

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