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White Pot- December 2015 Recipe of the Month
By December 18, 2015 Read More →

White Pot- December 2015 Recipe of the Month

White Pot: A Traditional Christmas Pudding I’m always excited to try vintage recipes for the first time during one of our Hearth Cooking sessions in our Phoenix Mill House. I’ve probably never been more excited about the finished product of one of these recipes than the first time I unmolded this delicious steamed pudding. When […]

Preparing for Hearth Cooking

Preparing for Hearth Cooking

This little garden outside the Phoenix Mill house is growing ingredients for our fall hearth cooking programs. Crops include onions, potatoes, celery, squash, and various herbs.

Becoming Nelson
By April 6, 2015 Read More →

Becoming Nelson

This article was written by Rick Church of Nelson, and was originally published on the Nelson town web site in December of 2009.  The close of the Revolution saw a much-changed town in the town that would eventually become Nelson – then known as Packersfield.  Breed Batchellor, the man who was ultimately the agent of […]

Monadnock Center is Non-profit of the Year!
By March 30, 2015 Read More →

Monadnock Center is Non-profit of the Year!

The Monadnock Center proudly accepted an award as Non-Profit of the Year, presented by the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, March 26, at a Gala Banquet at the Peterborough Town House. The Center was one of four non-profits nominated in this category; additional awards were presented to Woman of the Year, Man of […]

Exhibit and Dance on NH Chronicle
By February 11, 2015 Read More →

Exhibit and Dance on NH Chronicle

New Hampshire Chronicle  (WMUR) recently featured a program about our new exhibit, “Gents Bow, Ladies Know How”, integrated with some coverage of contra dancing in the Peterborough Town House.  Watch  this 6 minute video. And of course, come to the exhibit, Wed – Sat 10 – 4, thru May 23.

The Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse features Governor Michael Dukakis
By August 30, 2014 Read More →

The Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse features Governor Michael Dukakis

PLEASE NOTE: Advance reservations are at capacity for this event. If you do not have a reservation, will will be unable to accommodate you. Thank you for your understanding.  Former Massachusetts Governor and presidential candidate Michael Dukakis is the featured speaker for the second Walter Peterson Forum for Civil Discourse, being held in Bass Hall […]

Posted in: Civic Life, Programs
Peterborough readies for 275th celebration
By July 16, 2014 Read More →

Peterborough readies for 275th celebration

By MEGHAN PIERCE Union Leader Correspondent PETERBOROUGH — A 1939 large scale model of the Peterborough Town Library was taken out of storage Friday to ready it for the town’s 275th anniversary parade planned for Oct. 11. The model was built for the town’s 200th anniversary parade in 1939. The creator of the model is […]

Fairy House ~ Vacation Week Workshops
By April 9, 2014 Read More →

Fairy House ~ Vacation Week Workshops

The Monadnock Center for History & Culture is hosting 3 workshop days filled with fairy fun! To prepare us all for this year’s Fairy House Day (July 19) we are offering a series of workshops to get everyone started! Workshops: Wednesday, April 23 – Make your own fairies Fashion several fairies to take home from […]

Posted in: Kids, Uncategorized
Antrim Musician Rodney Miller named NH Artist Laureate
By March 13, 2014 Read More →

Antrim Musician Rodney Miller named NH Artist Laureate

New Hampshire’s Executive Council today confirmed Governor Maggie Hassan’s nomination of Rodney Miller of Antrim, N.H, as the next New Hampshire Artist Laureate. Miller will serve a two-year term beginning this month. Miller is a master of New England fiddling, a distinctive mix of French Canadian and Celtic music styles that is played primarily for […]

Find Your Voice: Writing Camp for Young Authors
By January 22, 2014 Read More →

Find Your Voice: Writing Camp for Young Authors

Find Your Voice: Writing Camp for Young Authors July 14-18  Grades 3-5, 6-8 DOWNLOAD: Finding Your Voice Enrollment Form_2014 We all have stories to tell. Using the resources and the grounds of the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, we will build on the stories of others’ lives to create our own. Young writers will discover and […]

Posted in: Education, Kids, Programs