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    Community Survey

    Community Survey

    The Monadnock Center’s Board of Directors is making a map for the center’s future. Won’t you take a minute to answer a few questions? Your thoughts and perspectives are valuable! All survey responses are completely anonymous. The Board will use the responses to guide their work in developing a new strategic plan for the Monadnock […]

    By May 3, 2022 Read More →
    Life Safety Project

    Life Safety Project

    We have a lot of precious things at the Monadnock Center but the most priceless are the thousands of people who come to the Center each year for concerts, programs, exhibits, and family events. Unfortunately, our life safety system is no longer up to the job of protecting our priceless visitors and precious objects. The […]

    By March 30, 2022 Read More →
    Christmas at Our House Long Ago

    Christmas at Our House Long Ago

    Merry Christmas to all! I ran across this charming recollection in the archives and had to share it with all of you. Six year-old Evelyn Balcom moved to Peterborough in 1913 with her mother to lived with her uncle and aunt, William and Mary Farnsworth. They lived above the Farnsworth’s store on Main Street. Here […]

    By December 24, 2021 Read More →
    Books with Local Flavor- A Holiday Gift Guide 2021

    Books with Local Flavor- A Holiday Gift Guide 2021

    Holiday Gift Guide 2021 Let’s celebrate the region’s history and culture with gifts that have a local flavor! I love giving books for the holidays (or really, any occasion!) Here is my selection of the best local books to share with your loved ones this year. After each description, I have included a list of […]

    By December 3, 2021 Read More →
    Back in Time for Dinner with Thornton Wilder and Fletcher Dole

    Back in Time for Dinner with Thornton Wilder and Fletcher Dole

    You’re probably thinking, “Okay, Thornton Wilder is certainly a well-known person but who the heck is Fletcher Dole?” My guess is unless you grew up in Peterborough, NH in the middle of the 20th century you don’t know Fletcher Dole and how he was connected to Thornton Wilder. Here’s a hint — Howie Newsome. Here’s […]

    By June 14, 2021 Read More →

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