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May 2022

Dave Mallet- Peterborough Folk Music Society

May 14, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022
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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - June 8, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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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Gallery Talk: The Grand Monadnock

July 8, 2022 @ 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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Peterborough 100 Years Ago Walking Tour

July 9, 2022 @ 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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13th Annual Fairy House Day

July 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St., P.O. Box 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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13th Annual Fairy House Day

Join us for day of magic and imagination when the wee fairy folk return to the Monadnock Center for our 13th annual Fairy House Day! Children of all ages can explore the center’s grounds to discover fairy houses, fairy doors, and magical places. Wear your best fairy finery and join us for a summer’s day exploring the world of fairies. Natural materials will be available to build your own fairy house on the grounds. Blow bubbles and enjoy a goody…

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Deep Water- Book Signing and Talk

July 30, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Deep Water Book Cover

Deep Water- Murder, Scandal, and Intrigue in a New England Town Author Kenneth Sheldon will read from his newest book, Deep Water—Murder, Scandal, and Intrigue in a New England Town published in June by Down East Books. Deep Water explores the unsolved murder of William K. Dean in 1918. In the waning days of World War I, William K. Dean was brutally murdered, his body hog-tied and dumped in a rainwater cistern on his farm in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Suspicion quickly…

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August 2022

Hiroya Tsukamoto: Music in Bass Hall

August 6, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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, 2022 @ 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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