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Monadnock Center for History & Culture

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May 2024

Nora Unwin Exhibition Gallery Talk

May 24 @ 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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Birds in Winter Wood Engraving

Join exhibition curator Michelle Stahl for a gallery talk exploring the artwork of artist, engraver, illustrator and teacher Nora S. Unwin (1907-1982). The talk will take visitors through two galleries displaying Unwin's work from her days as an art student in London to the abstract compositions of her late career. The retrospective exhibition features more than 80 works from the Nora S. Unwin Collection. Nora S. Unwin was an important wood engraver in the 20th century with works held by…

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June 2024

Downtown Peterborough 100 Years Ago Walking Tour

June 1 @ 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 100 Years Ago Walking Tour

Explore downtown Peterborough 100 years ago when it was a bustling mill village on the verge of big changes! See the ways the town has changed since 1924 and the places that remain the same. Learn about the people and businesses that have shaped the town and what life was like here a century ago. The Downtown Peterborough 100 Years Ago tour will take approximately 90 minutes and will be held rain or shine. The tour will be rescheduled in…

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Nora Unwin Exhibition Gallery Talk

June 8 @ 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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The Amateur Naturalist Wood Engraving

Join exhibition curator Michelle Stahl for a gallery talk exploring the artwork of artist, engraver, illustrator and teacher Nora S. Unwin (1907-1982). The talk will take visitors through two galleries displaying Unwin's work from her days as an art student in London to the abstract compositions of her late career. The retrospective exhibition features more than 80 works from the Nora S. Unwin Collection. Nora S. Unwin was an important wood engraver in the 20th century with works held by…

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Pastel Society of NH- Members Exhibition Opening Celebration

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Pastel Society of NH

The Pastel Society of NH celebrates the opening of their 19th Annual Members Exhibition on Saturday, June 15 in Bass Hall. The celebration begins with show awards at 11 a.m. At noon, four master pastelists will hold a 'Paint-Around' creating four paintings in the gallery with each artist working for 15 minutes on a painting and then moving to the next. At the end of the hour, the four completed paintings will be auctioned with the proceeds to benefit the…

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Nora Unwin Exhibition Gallery Talk

June 21 @ 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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Jack in the Pulpit

Join exhibition curator Michelle Stahl for a gallery talk exploring the artwork of artist, engraver, illustrator and teacher Nora S. Unwin (1907-1982). The talk will take visitors through two galleries displaying Unwin's work from her days as an art student in London to the abstract compositions of her late career. The retrospective exhibition features more than 80 works from the Nora S. Unwin Collection. Nora S. Unwin was an important wood engraver in the 20th century with works held by…

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Lunch & Learn: Summer Resorts a Century Ago

June 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Summer Resorts A Century Ago- Greystone Lodge

The Monadnock Region was home to a number of summer resorts a century ago. Beckoning guests from Boston and New York, these resorts promised cool mountain breezes and a rustic retreat from life in the cities. At this Lunch & Learn we will examine the history of several resorts including Greystone Lodge in Antrim and Otter Lake Park in Greenfield. Lunch & Learn programs begin with a delicious light luncheon of wrap sandwiches, salad and a sweet treat. A lively…

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Frederick Douglass- What to the Slave is your Fourth of July

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Frederick Douglass What is the Slave to the Fourth of July

The Monadnock Center will host a reading of Frederick Douglass' "What to the Slave is your Fourth of July?" on Saturday, June 29 at noon in Bass Hall. On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist and heroic orator for liberty, delivered one of his most famous speeches in which he asked, “What to the slave is your Fourth of July?” In addressing an Independence Day observance in Rochester, New York, his speech was a blistering indictment of an American…

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July 2024

West Peterborough Walking Tour

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
301 Union St. West Peterborough, NH, 301 Union St
West Peterborough, NH 03461 United States
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West Peterborough Mill Village Vintage Postcard

The West Peterborough Walking Tour looks at the evolution of this mill village and discusses 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 the 1920s, and how their hard…

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Nora Unwin Exhibition Gallery Talk

July 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St., P.O. Box 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Nora Unwin working in her studio circa 1950

Join exhibition curator Michelle Stahl for a gallery talk exploring the artwork of artist, engraver, illustrator and teacher Nora S. Unwin (1907-1982). The talk will take visitors through two galleries displaying Unwin's work from her days as an art student in London to the abstract compositions of her late career. The retrospective exhibition features more than 80 works from the Nora S. Unwin Collection.  Nora S. Unwin was an important wood engraver in the 20th century with works held by…

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August 2024

Nora Unwin Exhibition Gallery Talk

August 10 @ 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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Nora Unwin Exhibition

Join exhibition curator Michelle Stahl for a gallery talk exploring the artwork of artist, engraver, illustrator and teacher Nora S. Unwin (1907-1982). The talk will take visitors through two galleries displaying Unwin's work from her days as an art student in London to the abstract compositions of her late career. The retrospective exhibition features more than 80 works from the Nora S. Unwin Collection. Nora S. Unwin was an important wood engraver in the 20th century with works held by…

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Nora Unwin Exhibition Gallery Talk

August 16 @ 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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Birds in Winter Wood Engraving

Join exhibition curator Michelle Stahl for a gallery talk exploring the artwork of artist, engraver, illustrator and teacher Nora S. Unwin (1907-1982). The talk will take visitors through two galleries displaying Unwin's work from her days as an art student in London to the abstract compositions of her late career. The retrospective exhibition features more than 80 works from the Nora S. Unwin Collection. Nora S. Unwin was an important wood engraver in the 20th century with works held by…

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September 2024

Nora Unwin Exhibition Gallery Talk

September 14 @ 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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Birds in Winter Wood Engraving

Join exhibition curator Michelle Stahl for a gallery talk exploring the artwork of artist, engraver, illustrator and teacher Nora S. Unwin (1907-1982). The talk will take visitors through two galleries displaying Unwin's work from her days as an art student in London to the abstract compositions of her late career. The retrospective exhibition features more than 80 works from the Nora S. Unwin Collection.  Nora S. Unwin was an important wood engraver in the 20th century with works held by…

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Nora Unwin Exhibition Gallery Talk

September 26 @ 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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Nora Unwin working in her studio circa 1950

Join exhibition curator Michelle Stahl for a gallery talk exploring the artwork of artist, engraver, illustrator and teacher Nora S. Unwin (1907-1982). The talk will take visitors through two galleries displaying Unwin's work from her days as an art student in London to the abstract compositions of her late career. The retrospective exhibition features more than 80 works from the Nora S. Unwin Collection.  Nora S. Unwin was an important wood engraver in the 20th century with works held by…

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