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June E-News- What Comes Next?
By June 5, 2020 Read More →

June E-News- What Comes Next?

What Comes Next? The pandemic has taken a terrible toll in lives lost, illness, and economic hardship. All of us are wondering what comes next? Since closing to the public in March, the Monadnock Center’s leadership has been working on our plans for what comes next. FinancesThe Monadnock Center is an event-driven organization. All of […]

Samuel Prescott’s Garden
By June 2, 2020 Read More →

Samuel Prescott’s Garden

Each year, Samuel Prescott plants a dooryard garden at his mill house. This year, Samuel is keeping a garden journal and will share what is happening in the garden over the season. While fictional, Samuel’s journal is based on historic gardening techniques and plantings. In this first journal entry, he shares his methods for preparing […]

Ten-Minute Tutorials will teach you how to be a local history detective
By April 17, 2020 Read More →

Ten-Minute Tutorials will teach you how to be a local history detective

The Monadnock Center is pleased to introduce a new series, Ten-Minute Tutorials! We are all spending a lot of time at our computers or on our tablets these days. Rather than scrolling through Facebook or checking the news again, why not spend some time doing some historical detective work? Wonder about that old cellar hole […]

COVID-19 Journals
By April 16, 2020 Read More →

COVID-19 Journals

Monadnock Center Partners with Savron Graphics to offer COVID-19 Journals When Rob Crowley of Savron Graphics in Jaffrey learned about the project to document the COVID crisis, he contacted the Monadnock Center with an idea to print journals for people to record their experiences. “We thought it would be interesting to have some documentation for […]

Help us document this moment in history:  COVID-19 Archive Collection
By April 1, 2020 Read More →

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 […]

Phoenix Mill House Bread
By March 23, 2020 Read More →

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 […]

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 […]

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Monadnock Center Sponsors
By March 18, 2015 Read More →

Monadnock Center Sponsors

Thank you to the following business and agency sponsors who support our programming at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture. Music in Bass Hall Concert Series 2013, 2014, 2015 Exhibit Sponsor “Gents Bow, Ladies Know How” Jan – May, 2015 Community Conversations 2015 Operational Support Grant

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