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“Remaking Grove Street”- The Monadnock Center 115th Annual Meeting

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a double celebration of the Monadnock Center’s 115th year and the kick-off of the Centennial of the Historical Building and the Peterborough Town House!

In 1917, architect Benjamin F. W. Russell designed the Historical Building as the permanent home of the Peterborough Historical Society and the new Peterborough Town House. Our guest speaker, Dr. Scott Roper, will present “Remaking Grove Street,” a talking exploring the ways these two buildings transformed downtown Peterborough from an aging mill village into the town center we know today. “Remaking Grove Street” tells the fascinating stories of the people, ideas, and politics that shaped Grove Street and the community in the early 20th century.

Following the talk, the Monadnock Center will share the contents of the time capsules placed in each building in 1917 and announce the schedule of events celebrating the Centennial.

A short business meeting will also be held. The 115th Annual Meeting is free and all are welcome!

Dr. Scott Roper will present “Remaking Grove Street” on October 26.

Scott Roper is a cultural and historical geographer. A native New Englander who joined the Castleton University faculty in 2005. He is an associate professor and program coordinator for the Environmental Studies and Geography programs. His interests are varied, but generally revolve around the regional geography of the United States, particularly New England, Florida, and the Great Plains. He has researched and written on subjects as diverse as American material culture (including stone walls, historic buildings, and cemeteries), the integration of baseball, the role of regional perception in landscape creation, and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in K-12 education. As coordinator of the Vermont Geographic Alliance since 2010, he has worked with National Geographic and local educators to promote the teaching of geography in Vermont schools. He is also active in municipal government, having served on his town’s Board of Selectmen, Historic District Commission, and Budget Committee. A qualified historian and architectural historian, Dr. Roper can often be found staring at historic buildings, roaming through cemeteries, or analyzing the state of the Boston Red Sox.



October 26
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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