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Monadnock Center for History & Culture

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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

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 affects us to this day. Pioneering artists in the 19th Century taught Americans…

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NH Gives 2022

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - June 8 @ 5:00 pm
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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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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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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. 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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13th Annual Fairy House Day

July 16 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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November 2022

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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A Celtic Music Extravaganza

How delightful to be at a Celtic music session, listening to enchanting tunes from Ireland, Scotland,  Shetland, Cape Breton,  and of course our own Celtic-influenced New England music. Part of the magic of such a session is the intuitive interaction between musicians, a spontaneity that can only come from years of familiarity with the repertoire. That’s what you’ll experience at this Music in Bass Hall concert as some of the region's finest performers come together for an evening of fabulous fiddle…

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