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August 2022

Hiroya Tsukamoto: Music in Bass Hall

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Hiroya Tsukamoto

Music in Bass Hall welcomes back guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto on Saturday, August 6! Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Tsukamoto’s instrumental abilities are breathtaking and astounding, but his performances are so much more than that.  He has the unique capability of engaging an audience through a personable and genuine approach that transfixes his audience and almost transcends his capabilities as a guitarist. Tsukamoto plays with an effortless skill on the guitar…

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Gallery Talk: The Grand Monadnock

August 10 @ 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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Enjoy our new exhibit, The Grand Monadnock, in this curator-led gallery talk. Mount Monadnock doesn't have one history but many histories! We begin the talk with the mountain's geology and natural history and the origin of the name. Then, we will explore the mountain's role in the development of tourism in the region, how the mountain has been an inspiration to generations of writers and artists, and its long history as a hiking destination. The talk will wrap up with…

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West Peterborough Walking Tour

August 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
301 Union St. West Peterborough, NH, 301 Union St
West Peterborough, NH 03461 United States
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Join us for a walking tour through West Peterborough. We will look at the evolution of this mill village and discuss 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…

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September 2022

Jamie Laval and Amber Rose: Music in Bass Hall

September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Jamie Laval and Amber Rose

Fiddler Jamie Laval returns to Bass Hall on September 9 accompanied by vocalist Amber Rose and harpist Liv Castor. Join us for an evening of Celtic music and mythic tales! U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Jamie Laval takes his audience on an exciting musical journey through Scotland, Ireland, and Brittany, evocatively reimagining Gaelic love songs, rustic peasant dances, and recounting mythic tales from the Celtic world. Joining Jamie is vocalist Amber Rose, whose soaring, angelic voice evokes a fairytale-like quality…

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Canceled- Gallery Talk: The Grand Monadnock

September 10 @ 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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Unfortunately, this program is canceled due to illness. Enjoy our new exhibit, The Grand Monadnock, in this curator-led gallery talk. Mount Monadnock doesn't have one history but many histories! We begin the talk with the mountain's geology and natural history and the origin of the name. Then, we will explore the mountain's role in the development of tourism in the region, how the mountain has been an inspiration to generations of writers and artists, and its long history as a…

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Lunch and Learn- The Hurricane of 1938

September 15 @ 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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Flood waters on Main Street in Peterborough

SOLD OUT! Eighty-four years ago, the Hurricane of 1938 cut a path of devastation through the Monadnock Region when it struck on September 21st. One of the largest hurricanes to ever hit New England, the storm caused widespread damage and left an indelible impression on the people who lived here. In this Lunch & Learn talk, we will look at impact of the Hurricane of 1938 on several towns in the region and share stories from eyewitnesses. Lunch and Learn…

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Flood Fire and Hurricane Walking Tour

September 17 @ 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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Flood waters on Main Street Peterborough

September 21, 1938 was a day of flood, fire, and hurricane winds in Peterborough that left $500,000 of damage in its wake ($10.5 million in today's dollars). Like many towns, Peterborough experienced dramatic flooding from the storm and ferocious winds on that day. A fire in a commercial building in Peterborough's downtown broke out just before the storm reached the town. Firemen fought through the storm to protect the community's business and retail center. On this walk, we will trace…

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120th Annual Meeting

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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120th Annual Meeting

Celebrate two major gifts and 120 years of preserving and sharing local history and culture at our 120th Annual Meeting! At the meeting we will announce two major gifts to center. One gift will help to ensure the center continues to be an important community asset. The other gift represents a major addition to the Monadnock Center’s collections. Intrigued? Join us when we make the announcement and enjoy a program that will give you a first look at this major…

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October 2022

Monadnock Art Member Exhibition Opening Reception

October 1 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Monadnock Art Member Exhibition

Monadnock Art Member Exhibition Opening Reception We're celebrating Monadnock Art's 26th Annual Open Studios Tour and Member Exhibition with a party and you're invited! Join us inside and all around the Monadnock Center as we kick off this year's tour with a preview exhibition of members work and a day of fun, food, and ART! On the grounds, there will be music, cider and donuts, and an art raffle with winners drawn on the hour. Inside, the Member Exhibition features…

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Monadnock Art Members Exhibition- Tour Weekend

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 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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Monadnock Art Members Exhibition

Begin the 26th Annual Monadnock Art Open Studios Tour at the Monadnock Center! See works by participating artists, get your tour map and plan your itinerary. Enjoy a bonus exhibition, Emerging Artists, celebrating individuals from the region who are pursuing art for the first time or finding a new beginning in their artistic journey. On tour weekend, the Monadnock Center is open extended hours. Both the Emerging Artists and Member Exhibition will be open October 8-10, from 10 a.m. to…

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Monadnock Art Members Exhibition- Tour Weekend

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Monadnock Art Members Exhibition

Begin the 26th Annual Monadnock Art Open Studios Tour at the Monadnock Center! See works by participating artists, get your tour map and plan your itinerary. Enjoy a bonus exhibition, Emerging Artists, celebrating individuals from the region who are pursuing art for the first time or finding a new beginning in their artistic journey. On tour weekend, the Monadnock Center is open extended hours. Both the Emerging Artists and Member Exhibition will be open October 8-10, from 10 a.m. to…

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Monadnock Art Members Exhibition- Tour Weekend

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Monadnock Art Members Exhibition

Begin the 26th Annual Monadnock Art Open Studios Tour at the Monadnock Center! See works by participating artists, get your tour map and plan your itinerary. Enjoy a bonus exhibition, Emerging Artists, celebrating individuals from the region who are pursuing art for the first time or finding a new beginning in their artistic journey. On tour weekend, the Monadnock Center is open extended hours. Both the Emerging Artists and Member Exhibition will be open October 8-10, from 10 a.m. to…

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Hearth Cooking: Harvest Time in the Phoenix Mill House

October 22 @ 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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Harvest Time Hearth Cooking

It is harvest time and we will be cooking up some of autumn's bounty in the Phoenix Mill House. At this open-house program, enjoy samples of dishes cooked over the open hearth and learn about life in the 1830s. Dishes are prepared from period recipes using the kitchen equipment of the time. Some of the ingredients will be harvested from the mill house garden. Our costumed interpreters will tell you about the Samuel and Nancy Prescott family who lived in…

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Cancelled- Gravestone Art Cemetery Tour

October 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
East Hill Cemetery, Peterborough NH, Old Street Road
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Gravestone Art Cemetery Tour

Unfortunately, this tour is cancelled because the presenter is injured! We will reschedule for some time next spring. Gravestone art is the focus of this year's fall cemetery tour in the East Hill burying ground in Peterborough. This walk will introduce you to the symbolism found on New England gravestones in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. East Hill is filled with unusual and significant examples of the carver's art. And found among the stones are one-of-a-kind examples including…

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Spooky Stories in the Phoenix Mill House

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Phoenix Mill House: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Spooky Stories in the Phoenix Mill House

Enjoy some hot cider and settle in for an evening of spooky storytelling around the fire in the Phoenix Mill House. On Friday, October 28, we gather for an evening featuring local stories of witches, ghosts, murder, and eerie happenings in the Monadnock region. All of the stories are taken from local history and lore. When the storytelling is done, you can share your own eerie tale. These tales of ghosts, murder, and things unexplained will have you looking over…

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November 2022

Second Show Added- NH Fiddle Madness

November 5 @ 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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Fiddle Madness Band Photo

SOLD OUT !!! NH Fiddle Madness is also appearing at NOVA Arts on November 4. Click here for details. New Show Added for 3 p.m. on November 5! New Hampshire Fiddle Madness returns to Bass Hall this year with a bird theme: most of the concert repertoire will be tunes which contain bird names: Lark in the Morn, The Wild Goose Chase, for example. But rest assured, the band won’t be winging it! They’ve been rehearsing with revitalized energy, and…

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New Hampshire Fiddle Madness- Music in Bass Hall

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Fiddle Madness Band Photo

Both shows at the Monadnock Center are SOLD OUT!!!! NH Fiddle Madness is also appearing at NOVA Arts on November 4. Click here for details. New Hampshire Fiddle Madness returns to Bass Hall this year with a bird theme: most of the concert repertoire will be tunes which contain bird names: Lark in the Morn, The Wild Goose Chase, for example. But rest assured, the band won’t be winging it! They’ve been rehearsing with revitalized energy, and are also looking…

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Lunch and Learn- Gravestone Art and Artists

November 10 @ 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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Gravestone Art

Gravestone Art and Artists Explore the stones of Peterborough's East Hill burying ground in this Lunch & Learn program that examines this early American art form and identifies some of the artisans that made them. East Hill, an 18th century graveyard, is an outdoor museum featuring the works of more than seven different stone carvers. These markers reflect and express ideas about mortality, religion, and society more than 200 years ago. In this talk, you will see striking examples of…

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Hearth Cooking: Thanksgiving Traditions

November 19 @ 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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Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving was THE holiday in 1830s New England. Stop by the Phoenix Mill House to learn about Thanksgiving traditions and sample some of the dishes that would have graced the Prescott's Thanksgiving table. The menu includes apple and gourd soup, roasted chicken, pork and apple pie, turnip sauce, applesauce, cranberry pie, and Marlboro pudding. All of the dishes are prepared over the open hearth using period recipes and equipment. Our costumed interpreters Samuel and Nancy Prescott will introduced you to…

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Plaid Friday- Gift Shop Grand Opening

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St., P.O. Box 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Christmas Elf in plaid ready for our gift shop grand opening

Kick off your Plaid Friday holiday shopping in the Monadnock Center's new gift shop! We will be open 10-4 with complimentary cocoa and coffee to sip while you browse our selection of local history books and prints, vintage toys, handmade wares, and items from local companies and makers. Monadnock Center members receive a 10% discount on most items! The new gift shop is located in the Monadnock Center's main building at 19 Grove Street. Regular shop hours are the same…

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