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  • Monadnock Center Blog

    The Old Meets the New! Experience Peterborough in 1886

    The Old Meets the New! Experience Peterborough in 1886

    Greetings, my name is Brigham Boice. I am a Senior at ConVal High School, and the owner of Newpast, LLC. I am excited to announce the release of the virtual historical experience, Peterborough 1886 to the members of the Monadnock Center and the community at large. What Is Peterborough 1886? Peterborough 1886 is a virtual […]

    By April 12, 2021 Read More →
    Back in Time for Breakfast with Bette Davis

    Back in Time for Breakfast with Bette Davis

    I first learned about Bette Davis’ summer in Peterborough from the timeline history in the Monadnock Center’s entry gallery. Later, I attended a talk by local historian Tracy Messer called, “Peterborough Seen Through Bette Davis Eyes.” That got me thinking about what it would have been like to meet Bette and her family. Here’s what […]

    By April 9, 2021 Read More →
    Back in time for dinner with the Alcotts

    Back in time for dinner with the Alcotts

        Have you ever imagined meeting someone from the past? Our resident culinarian, Lorraine, shares the stories of famous people who have visited the Monadnock Region and imagines what it would be like to make dinner for them. One part history and one part imagination topped off with some period recipes makes Back in […]

    By March 30, 2021 Read More →
    Happy Pi(e) Day!

    Happy Pi(e) Day!

    Let’s celebrate National Pi Day with some Pi(e)! In mathematics, pi stands for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. In other words, if you divide the distance around any circle (circumference) by the length of that circle’s diameter, it will always come out with the same answer, 3.14159265…, which we […]

    By March 12, 2021 Read More →
    Uncovering the History of African-Americans in the Monadnock Region

    Uncovering the History of African-Americans in the Monadnock Region

    Learn about an ongoing citizen-archivist project uncovering the history of African-American people in the Monadnock Region in this video of the program held on January 12. Over the last 18 months, a group of volunteer citizen- archivists have been examining historical documents to reveal the names and stories of African-Americans who lived in the region […]

    By January 21, 2021 Read More →

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