19 Grove St. ~ PO Box 58 ~ Peterborough, NH 03458 ~ 603-924-3235         Open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Archives Research is by appointment only. Please contact us at (603) 924-3235 to schedule an appointment.


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Our Mission:

The Monadnock Center connects residents and visitors to the history and culture of the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire.

Our Vision:

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture preserves and celebrates our region’s past, enriches its present and shapes its future.

The Monadnock Center’s events and exhibits explore and share our region’s rich history. Its programs, concerts and events enrich cultural life and promote thoughtful discussion and connection to the region.


Our Core Values:

  • The Monadnock Center welcomes everyone.
  • The Monadnock Center collaborates with community partners to build the social, cultural and economic vitality of the region.
  • The Monadnock Center presents quality exhibits and programs that are relevant to and highly regarded by the community.
  • The Monadnock Center believes a shared sense of the past is the foundation of a strong community.
  • The Monadnock Center protects and stewards its historic buildings and collections for the benefit of the community.



Located in the heart of  Peterborough, with close proximity to restaurants and shops, the Monadnock Center also houses a visitor’s center, affiliated with the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce,  where tourists can find information about businesses and other cultural organizations in the downtown area.