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February 2017

Music in Bass Hall: Cold Chocolate

February 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$15 – $18

Cold Chocolate will be performing in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center on February 4.

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Peterborough Folk Music Society: Dala

February 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$20 adv/$23 Day of concert Tickets and more info “Dala seem bound for a loftier place where substance stands equal to style.” – The Irish Times Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala write and sing in harmony best described as angelic. These two best friends met in their high school music class in 2002; they have since released five albums and toured…

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Music in Bass Hall: Los Sugar Kings

February 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$15 – $18

Tickets $18 / $15 members, seniors, students. Order online below or call 603-924-3235 Music in Bass Hall is excited to welcome back Los Sugar Kings,  a Boston-based quartet known for their dynamic live performances, rich harmonies, intense musicianship and ability to transcend genres with an authenticity rarely heard. In their world, respect is paid to the forefathers and traditions of Afro-Cuban Son, Salsa and Rumba-Flamenca but Los Sugar Kings (named after a Cuban baseball team) also actively draw on influences from…

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March 2017

Music in Bass Hall: Reggie Harris

March 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$15 – $18

Steeped in the tradition of African American spirituals, folk, gospel, rock, and the music of civil and human rights, Reggie Harris is recognized as a vibrant force in the acoustic music realm, and in educational and historical circles. In the spirit of his mentors Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, and Bernice Johnson Reagon, he brings singing and smiles to the lips and ears of those who listen. A songwriter of great depth and passion, Reggie writes from a personal sense of…

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December 2021

Hometown Holiday Weekend

December 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - December 5, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
Downtown Peterborough Peterborough, 03458 + Google Map
Hometown Holiday Weekend

Jump into the holiday season during Hometown Holiday Weekend happening December 3-5 in Peterborough! All events are free of charge. Happy Holidays! Hometown Holiday Weekend Schedule Home Sweet Home- Lantern Art Installation Putnam Park Friday- Sunday, 4-8 p.m. More information First Friday- Holiday Shopping Throughout Downtown Friday, 5- 7 p.m. Holiday Art Show The Gallery at Depot Square Friday, 5-7 p.m. Learn More Mega-Minis at Peterborough Town Library Pop-Up Art Sale of Works 10" x 10" or smaller Presented by…

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February 2022

Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St., P.O. Box 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region

An inventor, a healer, and a fiddler are among the people you will ‘meet’ in this program about the Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region project. A collaboration between the Historical Society of Cheshire County and the Monadnock Center, the Recovering Black History project seeks to uncover the histories of African-Americans who lived in the region from the 18th century to 1930. Michelle Stahl, Executive Director of the Monadnock Center, will share an update on the research project and…

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April 2022

Downtown Peterborough Walking Tour

April 23 @ 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 Walking Tour

Learn about downtown Peterborough's evolution from a bustling mill village to today's vibrant retail and business district on this free walking tour presented by the Monadnock Center! Grab your walking shoes for a stroll through Peterborough's past. We will explore and discuss the town's architecture and the businesses and people who shaped the town we know today. We will meet at the Monadnock Center and the tour will start promptly at 10:30 a.m. The tour is approximately 90 minutes. This…

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Apple Hill String Quartet- Music in Bass Hall

April 29 @ 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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Apple Hill String Quartet and Pianist Judith Gordon

Apple Hill String Quartet returns to Bass Hall for their annual spring concert! The evening features works by Franz Schubert, Amy Beach, and Apple Hill alumna Sato Matsui. The Quartet will be joined by special guest Judith Gordon, piano. Called “dashing and extraordinary” by The Strad Magazine, the Apple Hill String Quartet are the Artistic Directors and resident musicians at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, winner of the CMAcclaim award from Chamber Music America. The Quartet's members are Elise Kuder, violin; Jesse…

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May 2022

Community Conversations: 100% Renewable- Let’s Talk About It

May 4 @ 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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100% Renewable: Solar Array Peterborough NH

Community Conversations: 100% Renewable? Let's Talk About It! Across the U.S. over 25% of the population lives in a community that has committed to achieving 100% renewable energy. Locally, Keene and Peterborough have passed warrant articles committing to this goal and many other communities are adding renewable projects to meet their town’s energy needs. At this Community Conversation, we will examine the ways local communities are planning for and using renewable and sustainable sources. Community Conversations is a series that…

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Dave Mallet- Peterborough Folk Music Society

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Dave Mallett

Peterborough Folk Music Society welcomes Dave Mallett back to Bass Hall on May 14 at 7 p.m.! David Mallett hails from a small town in northern Maine, and in a career that spans four decades, his music has traveled to all corners of the world. His songs have been recorded by more than 150 artists, including Pete Seeger, Alison Krauss, John Denver, Emmylou Harris, and even the Muppets, and his "Garden Song" has become an American folk classic.  Learn more…

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The Grand Monadnock Gallery Talk

May 19 @ 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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Grand Monadnock- Half Way house

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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Children and the Arts Festival 2022

May 21
Downtown Peterborough Peterborough, 03458 + Google Map
Children and the Arts Festival 2022

"Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!" is the theme for this year's Children and the Arts Festival! Enjoy this day that celebrates young people and the arts with performances and activities throughout downtown. On the third Saturday of May since 1993, the Children and the Arts Festival fills downtown Peterborough. Children of all ages revel in shows from local talent to top entertainers and hands-on art opportunities all day. For one hour all eyes turn to our Giant Puppet Parade, when they feast…

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Oshima Brothers- Peterborough Folk Music Society

May 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Oshima Brothers

Maine-based indie duo, Oshima Brothers’ have been creating music together since childhood. The brothers blend songs from the heart with blood harmonies to produce a "roots-based pop sound that is infectious." (NPR)  To learn more and purchase tickets, visit the PFMS website HERE. The Monadnock Center is pleased to be the host venue for this concert produced by the Peterborough Folk Music Society.     Monadnock Center COVID Policy: Low/Moderate community transmission ( Click here to see the current level as reported…

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June 2022

Howard Mansfield and Ben Cosgrove: A Journey to the White Mountains

June 4 @ 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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A Journey to the White Mountains with Howard Mansfield and Ben Cosgrove

Tickets will be available at the door. Online ticket sales are closed. The Monadnock Center is thrilled to welcome writer Howard Mansfield and composer Ben Cosgrove for A Journey to the White Mountains in Words and Music. For hundreds of years people have traveled to the White Mountains seeking something special in this elemental, powerful place – grandeur, meaning, or transcendence. The show, based on a chapter in Mansfield’s latest book, Chasing Eden, is about how the discovery of the White Mountains…

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NH Gives 2022

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - June 8 @ 5:00 pm
NH Gives Logo

NH Gives, an initiative of the NH Center for Nonprofits, is a powerful, statewide 24-hour online fundraising event designed to build community, connect donors to local nonprofits, and generate excitement about the nonprofit sector. During the NH Gives event, the Monadnock Center asks the community support our programs and historic buildings through a one-time special gift. NH Gives has become an important way for the Monadnock Center to continue to provide quality programs, events and exhibits for the community and…

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Peterborough 100 Years Ago Walking Tour

June 11 @ 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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100 Years Ago Walking Tour

100 years ago, downtown Peterborough was a bustling mill village on the verge of big changes! See the ways the town has changed since 1922 and the places that remain the same. Step back to 1922 on this walking tour through Peterborough's downtown and learn about the people and businesses that shaped the town. The 100 Years Ago tour will take approximately 90 minutes and will be held rain or shine. In the event of severe thunderstorms, the tour will…

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Ellis Paul- Peterborough Folk Music Society

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Ellis Paul

Though some may refer to Ellis Paul as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road. A celebration of heroes. The hope for redemption. Descriptions of those things that are both near and dear. To…

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The Grand Monadnock Gallery Talk

June 16 @ 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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Grand Monadnock- Half Way house

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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Steve Poltz- Peterborough Folk Music Society

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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In 20 years since his full-length solo debut, One Left Shoe, Steve Poltz blessed the world’s ears with thirteen solo records, spanning the acclaimed 2010 Dreamhouse and most recently, Shine On in 2019. NPR summed it up best, “Critics and fans alike now regard Poltz as a talented and prolific songwriter.” To learn more and purchase tickets visit the PFMS website HERE. The Monadnock Center is pleased to be the host venue for this concert produced by the Peterborough Folk Music Society.…

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July 2022

96th Annual Independence Day Ceremony

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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96th Annual Independence Day Ceremony

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture invites the community to its 96th Annual Independence Day Ceremony on Monday, July 4 at 10 a.m. This tradition, going back to 1926, includes a flag raising, Reading of the Declaration of Independence and a short talk about the Black Revolutionary War Patriots from the Monadnock Region.. The ceremony is held outdoors on the front lawn of the Monadnock Center, 19 Grove St., Peterborough. This event is free and all are welcome.

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