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Lunch and Learn- The Hurricane of 1938

September 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Flood waters on Main Street in Peterborough

SOLD OUT! Eighty-four years ago, the Hurricane of 1938 cut a path of devastation through the Monadnock Region when it struck on September 21st. One of the largest hurricanes to ever hit New England, the storm caused widespread damage and left an indelible impression on the people who lived here. In this Lunch & Learn talk, we will look at impact of the Hurricane of 1938 on several towns in the region and share stories from eyewitnesses.

Lunch and Learn features a delicious lunch of pinwheel sandwiches, salad, chips, and cookies served with a choice of lemonade, coffee or tea.

Tickets are $18 ($15 for Monadnock Center members). Purchase your tickets online below or call us at (603) 924-3235.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Online ticketing has ended for this program. 

Join us for a Walking Tour on September 17 when we will trace the events of the Hurricane as they unfolded in Peterborough’s downtown. More info…

Steeple crashed into the roof of the Dublin Community Church

Dublin Community Church

Flood waters on Main Street in Peterborough

Main Street, Peterborough

Washed out bridge and flood waters on Main Street, Jaffrey

Main Street, Jaffrey


September 15, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture
19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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