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Closure Update 3/27/20: All programs are canceled through May 4. The Monadnock Center museum, archives and offices are closed through May 4. The staff is working remotely. If you need to contact us, please email us at info@nullMonadnockCenter.org.

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    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 →
    Happy Birthday Monadnock Center!

    Happy Birthday Monadnock Center!

    What is 118 years old and still going strong? The Monadnock Center! Founded on February 2, 1902, the Monadnock Center started out as the Peterborough Historical Society in rented rooms in the bank building at 14 Grove Street (today, the offices of Fernald, Taft, Falby & Little). We may have only made it across the […]

    By February 1, 2020 Read More →
    A Christmas Recipe

    A Christmas Recipe

    Here is a delicious traditional dish from the kitchen of the Phoenix Mill House! Happy Holidays! Plum Pudding with Nutmeg Sauce1 cup sugar1 cup butter, room temperature1 cup milk2 eggs, beaten2/3 cup molasses1/4 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon baking soda3 teaspoons baking powder3 1/2 cups flour plus 2 tablespoons1 1/2 cups raisins, finely chopped1 cup dates, chopped3 […]

    By December 21, 2019 Read More →
    We are hiring!

    We are hiring!

    11/13/19- Update- We are pleased to welcome Laura as our new administrative assistant! The Monadnock Center is looking for an enthusiastic administrative assistant to join our team! If you know your way around Excel, Word, and the internet and have a friendly, can-do attitude, this could be the job for you! The Administrative Assistant is […]

    By October 22, 2019 Read More →

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