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Lunch and Learn: Peterborough’s Mill Girls

December 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mill Girls

SOLD OUT! Learn the stories of Peterborough’s Mill Girls at our December Lunch & Learn.

You might be surprised to learn that 80% of the workforce in Peterborough’s early mills were young women. At this Lunch & Learn we will ‘meet’ some of these women and learn about their lives as mill girls in the 19th century. We will discuss the experiences of the Hill sisters, twins Elvira and Elmira Fife, and Eliza Gordon, women who worked in the Phoenix Mill in the 1830s. Some of these young women worked for a short time to save money for education or marriage while others spent much longer working in the town’s early textile mills.

Lunch & Learn begins at noon with a light lunch of pinwheel sandwiches, salad, chips and a pickle with a choice of lemonade, coffee or tea. Following lunch, we present the illustrated talk.

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



December 8, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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