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February 2024

Nora Unwin Exhibition Gallery Talk

February 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St., P.O. Box 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Nora Unwin working in her studio circa 1950

February 22 is Nora Unwin's 116th birthday! Celebrate her birthday with a curator-led gallery talk exploring a retrospective of Unwin's career as an artist, engraver, illustrator and teacher. The talk will take visitors through two galleries displaying Unwin’s work from her days as an art student in London to the abstract compositions of her late career. The retrospective exhibition features more than 80 works from the Nora S. Unwin Collection. Admission is free, donations encouraged.    Accessibility Note: The Nora…

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March 2024

Hearth Cooking- Maple Sugaring Time

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Phoenix Mill House: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Maple Sugaring Time

March is maple sugaring time! Join the Prescott family in the Phoenix Mill House for a day devoted to treats both sweet and savory featuring maple syrup and maple sugar. Our costumed interpreters will be cooking over the open fire using period recipes and authentic cooking equipment and sharing the history of maple sugaring in New England. Hearth Cooking Saturdays are open house programs drop by for a few minutes or stay longer enjoying samples of the dishes cooked over…

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Women of Peterborough History Talk- Peterborough Woman’s Club

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Women of Peterborough

Women of Peterborough Peterborough Woman's Club celebrates Women's History Month with a talk on women's history in Peterborough. Peterborough’s women have shaped our community over the last 250 years. Explore the ways women have made their mark in town at a talk presented by Michelle Stahl, the Monadnock Center for History and Culture’s executive director. This illustrated presentation includes a variety of women from the mill girls who worked in the early 19th century textile mills to the affluent and…

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Lunch & Learn- Marian MacDowell

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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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…

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April 2024

NH Scottish Music Club- Music in Bass Hall

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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NH Scottish Music Club

Put on your tartan and join us when the Scottish Music Club orchestra returns to Bass Hall on April 6 at 3 p.m. This Tartan Day celebration features exuberant jigs and reels, strathspeys, heart-wrenching airs, and more, interspersed with informative and entertaining narrative. The New Hampshire Scottish Music Club was founded in 1988 as The Strathspey & Reel Society of New Hampshire. The club's goal is to foster an appreciation for the culture and history of Scotland through the performance…

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Lunch & Learn: The Two Wilson Taverns

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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historic photo of the William Wilson Tavern

Explore Peterborough's 18th century history with a look at the two Wilson Taverns operated by a father and a son. Robert Wilson ran a tavern on the road to Sharon in the days of the Revolution. Later, after Robert's tavern burned, his son built a new Wilson Tavern not far from where he grew up in his father's public house. Both Wilson Taverns served as focal points for community life. At these taverns, people learned the latest news, socialized, conducted…

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