19 Grove St. ~ PO Box 58 ~ Peterborough, NH 03458 ~ 603-924-3235 

We will be closed on the following Wednesdays: Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 3, and March 10.

Please note face masks are required to visit the Monadnock Center. 

Archives Research is now by appointment only. Please contact us at (603) 924-3235 to schedule an appointment.

Antiques

The New York Piano-forte Key Company
By December 1, 2014 Read More →

The New York Piano-forte Key Company

Early manufacturing in Peterborough was focused on textiles but by the end of the 19th century, the town was producing a myriad of products ranging from thermometers to baskets to shoes. This was due in part to the increased demand for consumer goods but also to the efforts of the town fathers to bring more […]

We Have Time on our Hands
By November 20, 2014 Read More →

We Have Time on our Hands

What would a history museum be without grandfather clocks? These icons of early America were not known as grandfather clocks when they were made, that name was applied later when they came to symbolize “grandfather’s” day. When Simon Willard made this clock around 1800, he advertised it as a tall case clock.  Willard, one of […]