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By August 18, 2014 Read More →

Gearing up for the 275th Anniversary Celebration

Col. Ebenezer Hinsdale’s Garrison CompanyAfter more than two years of planning, the celebration of Peterborough’s 275th anniversary is just around the corner! The big celebration will happen on October 11 but there are also concerts, programs and other activities happening from October 10 through October 18 throughout town. A schedule is available on the anniversary website at Peterborough275.org. Check back often, as the schedule is being fine-tuned with more additions to come!

The Monadnock Center is proud to be “Anniversary Central” throughout the fall months with our settlement exhibit, Along the River: 18th Century Settlement in the Contoocook Valley that will be on view through November 29. We have an exciting line up of programs related to the settlement theme with three scholar talks, a series of Hearth Cooking Saturdays featuring 18th century recipes and a tour of the East Hill Cemetery, Peterborough’s old burying ground.

Over the next two months, we will share some sneak peeks at the people and activities that will make the 275th a memorable celebration. On October 11, we have arranged for Col. Ebenezer Hinsdale’s Garrison Company to present a living history of 18th century life in Putnam Park. Hinsdale’s Garrison features cooking demonstrations, music, games and other daily activities from New England in the 1700s. This video will give you a taste of Hinsdale’s Garrison: