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Abenaki Trails
By June 30, 2023 Read More →

Abenaki Trails

Learn about the long and enduring presence of Abenaki people in the Contoocook River Valley in the Monadnock Center for History and Culture’s new exhibition, Abenaki Trails. Curated by the Hopkinton Historical Society, Abenaki Trails is a traveling exhibition that will be on view through August 12, 2023. The exhibition examines Abenaki language, the role […]

The Mercantile at the Monadnock Center
By December 3, 2022 Read More →

The Mercantile at the Monadnock Center

We can’t wait to welcome you to our new gift shop, The Mercantile! The Mercantile features books and gifts that are all local- from local history titles and works by area authors to artisan goods from the region’s makers. The merchandise is curated to celebrate the Monadnock Region’s rich history and culture in keeping with […]

Peterborough Artist’s work finds new home
By September 23, 2022 Read More →

Peterborough Artist’s work finds new home

  New England College donates Nora Unwin’s collection to the Monadnock Center New England College and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture are pleased to announce that the Nora S. Unwin Collection has found a new home at the Monadnock Center in Peterborough through a donation from the College to the Center. In the […]

We are re-opening July 8!
By July 3, 2020 Read More →

We are re-opening July 8!

The Monadnock Center is re-opening on July 8! The center’s regular open hours are Wed-Sat, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our re-opening plan During these uncertain times, we will operate in new ways to protect the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff. Our re-opening plan is based on requirements and best practices […]

Lydia’s Sampler
By June 16, 2020 Read More →

Lydia’s Sampler

June 14, 1837 Daughter Lydia has completed her sampler. She has spent many hours during these last six months working on her piece. It certainly kept her busy sitting by the fire or by candlelight during the long winter months. When I was growing up, my mother taught my sisters and me how to embroider […]

Happy Birthday Monadnock Center!
By February 1, 2020 Read More →

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 […]

A Christmas Recipe
By December 21, 2019 Read More →

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 […]

We are hiring!
By October 22, 2019 Read More →

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 […]

Hermits
By October 3, 2015 Read More →

Hermits

My grandmother, Doris Morse, was not an experimental cook. She knew how to lay out a table with a variety of traditional New England fare. One of the reasons I remember her cooking so vividly is that it remained consistent: her rolls, her mashed potatoes, her turkey stuffing – always the same, always worthy of […]

Our Kitchen Garden
By August 15, 2015 Read More →

Our Kitchen Garden

August is Eat Local Month and the kitchen garden at the Phoenix Mill House takes us back to the original eat local days, when a patch of dooryard was planted, tended, and harvested. In our kitchen garden, we are growing beets, carrots, parsnips, beans, potatoes, and culinary herbs. Our little kitchen garden is just beginning […]