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By August 4, 2018 Read More →

Peterborough Pop Up Museum

From August through October historic images will be ‘popping up’ throughout downtown Peterborough! Walk through town and discover a vintage photograph placed in its historic location. In this exhibit, explore the ways Peterborough has changed (and stayed the same!) and see the evolution of the community and its architecture through imagery from 50, 100 and even 150 years ago.

The Monadnock Center is pleased to have collaborated with the Peterborough Heritage Commission to create the Peterborough Pop Up Museum. The Pop Up Museum is part of the year-long series of events celebrating the Centennial of the Peterborough Town House and the Historical Building, home of the Monadnock Center. Both buildings were designed by architect Benjamin Russell and constructed in tandem during 1917-1918. Additional events celebrating the Centennial are planned through the end of 2018.

Discover the Pop Up on your own or view the list below for Pop Up locations:

-The Peterborough Town Hall, December 1916

Peterborough Town House, 1 Grove Street

-Granite Block, circa 1930

Nest, 4 Grove Street

-Peterborough Savings Bank Building, circa 1900

Fernald, Taft, Falby & Little, 14 Grove Street

-The Historical Building, circa 1920

Monadnock Center for History and Culture

19 Grove Street

-The American Guernsey Cattle Club, circa 1925

20 Grove Street

-Flood Waters on Grove Street, March 1936

Harlow’s Pub, 26 Grove Street/ 3 School Street

-Goodnow & Derby, circa 1900

Sharon Arts/ NHIA Gallery, 30 Grove Street

-Michael Bocelli’s Shoe Repair Shop, circa 1945

Alice Blue, 10 School Street

-Depot Square, circa 1945

Waterhouse Restaurant, 18 Depot Square

-Peterborough Depot, 1889

The Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Street

-Bill’s Taxi, 4 Depot Street circa 1945

Little Roy’s, 4 Depot Street

-2 Main Street, circa 1900

Bar Harbor Trust, 2 Main Street

-Lower Main Street, Flood before Fire and Hurricane, September 21, 1938

Bellows-Nichols Insurance, 10 Main Street

-Brennan Block, 1890

Remarkable, 5 Main Street

-20 Main Street- Various images 1890-1940

Roy’s Market, 20 Main Street

-Baptist Church Building 1941

Mariposa Museum, 26 Main Street

-The Tavern, circa 1890

People’s United Bank, 35 Main Street

-40 Main Street, circa 1935

Steele’s Stationers, 40 Main Street

-Granite Block, circa 1885

Grove and Main Antiques, 44 Main Street

-Peterborough House, Townsend Block and Vanni Block, circa  1900

45 Main Street