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Lunch & Learn- Marian MacDowell

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Photo of Marion MacDowell

Marian MacDowell, pianist and co-founder of MacDowell, is the subject of our women’s history month Lunch & Learn program. Marian Nevins MacDowell founded MacDowell with her husband, the famed American composer Edward MacDowell in 1907 to give artists uninterrupted time and a supportive space to create enduring works of art. After her husband’s early death, Marian MacDowell carried their vision forward through a relentless schedule of concert tours to raise awareness of what she called “The Peterborough Idea” and funds to support the fledgling retreat. Today, MacDowell is the oldest artists retreat in the United States. Through her efforts, Peterborough has been the place where diverse works like Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, Dubose and Dorothy Heywood’s Porgy & Bess, and Willa Cather’s Death Comes to the Archbishop were created.

Lunch & Learn programs begin with a light luncheon of wrap sandwiches, salad, and chips followed by a sweet treat for dessert. After lunch, we present a lively illustrated talk. Seating is limited and all tickets must be purchased in advance. Lunch & Learn programs often sell out, so we encourage you to get your tickets early.

In the event of inclement weather, we will reschedule this program and honor all tickets for the new date.

Tickets: $18 ($15 for Monadnock Center members)

If you have special dietary needs, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can reach us at (603) 924-3235.




Thank you!

The Monadnock Center’s 2024 programs have been made possible through the generous support of our members and sponsorship support from Monadnock Paper Mills. Thank you!

Accessibility Note

Bass Hall is on the first floor and fully accessible from the ramp entrance at the rear of the building. The Monadnock Center’s restroom facilities are fully accessible and located adjacent to Bass Hall.


March 21
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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