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

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 […]

The Hurricane of ’38 Picture Slide Show
By September 17, 2013 Read More →

The Hurricane of ’38 Picture Slide Show

The Monadnock Center held its annual meeting on Saturday, September 14th. Lorraine Walker (vice president of the board) presented a narrated slide show about the Hurricane of 1938. Here are selections from the slide show. If you mouse over the images, a short caption will appear. We also saw a segment of a video interview […]

Peterborough’s July 4th in 1840

Peterborough’s July 4th in 1840

The Reverend Dr. Abiel Abbot (1765-1859) recorded this account of the July 4th festivities in 1840: In 1840, July 4th, a procession was formed from Col. French’s tavern to the church.  Exercises were introduced by an anthem by the choir, vocal, instrumental, a prayer by Dr. Abbott, a hymn, Declaration of Independence, read by Dr. […]