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June 2024

Downtown Peterborough 100 Years Ago Walking Tour

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St., P.O. Box 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Downtown Peterborough 100 Years Ago Walking Tour

Explore downtown Peterborough 100 years ago when it was a bustling mill village on the verge of big changes! See the ways the town has changed since 1924 and the places that remain the same. Learn about the people and businesses that have shaped the town and what life was like here a century ago. The Downtown Peterborough 100 Years Ago tour will take approximately 90 minutes and will be held rain or shine. The tour will be rescheduled in…

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Lunch & Learn: Summer Resorts a Century Ago

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Summer Resorts A Century Ago- Greystone Lodge

The Monadnock Region was home to a number of summer resorts a century ago. Beckoning guests from Boston and New York, these resorts promised cool mountain breezes and a rustic retreat from life in the cities. At this Lunch & Learn we will examine the history of several resorts including Greystone Lodge in Antrim and Otter Lake Park in Greenfield. Lunch & Learn programs begin with a delicious light luncheon of wrap sandwiches, salad and a sweet treat. A lively…

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July 2024

West Peterborough Walking Tour

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
301 Union St. West Peterborough, NH, 301 Union St
West Peterborough, NH 03461 United States
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West Peterborough Mill Village Vintage Postcard

The West Peterborough Walking Tour looks at the evolution of this mill village and discusses the buildings, people, and businesses that shaped ‘the West’ from the early 19th century to the present. On the walk, we will see Peterborough's only documented Underground Railroad site and learn about the abolitionist movement in the local area.  We will share the stories of two men who came to Peterborough, one in the 1820s and the other in the 1920s, and how their hard…

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