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Lunch and Learn: Sargent Camp

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Archers at Sargent Camp

Sargent Camp founder Dudley Allen Sargent thought the Victorian notion that girls and young women should avoid physical activity because it would destroy their health was just silly. A pioneer in the development of physical education, Sargent established a camp for young women on an old farm near Halfmoon Pond in 1912. There, young women spent summers horseback riding, playing field hockey and basketball, canoeing, swimming, and more. For years, young people came for the vigorous activity, fresh air and country life offered at Sargent’s camp on the Peterborough and Hancock town line.

At this Lunch & Learn, we will look the camp’s early history and see a scrapbook kept by one of these pioneering young campers. A light lunch of pinwheel wrap sandwiches, salad, and chips begins at noon. After the meal, guests enjoy a special dessert and a lively illustrated talk.

Tickets are $18/ $15 for Monadnock Center members. Tickets may be purchased online below or call us at (603) 924-3235.

Lunch & Learn: Sargent Camp


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March 16
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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