19 Grove St. ~ PO Box 58 ~ Peterborough, NH 03458 ~ 603-924-3235 


Michelle Stahl

Michelle Stahl

Executive Director

Michelle Stahl began working for the Peterborough Historical Society in 1998 and was named Executive Director in 2001. Michelle is responsible for all aspects of the operations including programming, development, collections and facilities management. A graduate of Smith College with a degree in Art History, Michelle pursued graduate studies at Boston University. Her research has focused on American painting and photography of the 19th and 20th centuries and American folk art. She has guided the organization through the exciting transitioning to the Monadnock Center for History and Culture.

Until recently Michelle served as the Secretary for the New England Museum Association’s Board of Directors. She makes her home in an 1892 Victorian with her daughter.


Carrie Whittemore

Education Coordinator

Carrie Whittemore has been with the organization for nine  years as the Education Coordinator.  Her background is in elementary and middle school teaching and running her own educator-based business.  She enjoys creating programming and exhibits for students, children and families and can often be found out in the schoolhouse, down in the Robbe Family Kitchen or out in the local schools throughout the year.  One of her favorite parts of her job is connecting the Monadnock Center and individual classrooms through the Kid Curator Program while helping students curate their own museum exhibit.

When not at the Monadnock Center, Carrie runs a fabric business and coaches field hockey.


Shauna WhittemoreShauna Whittemore

Collections/Archival Assistant

Shauna’s  main focus is accessioning and organizing new items we receive from our donors. However prior to taking on this staff position she had been a volunteer at the Monadnock Center for six years. She has worked on everything from research projects, mailings, to helping with new exhibits. Her multifaceted knowledge of what goes on makes her an invaluable team member.

When Shauna is not at the Monadnock Center she enjoys coaching both field hockey and softball for local clubs.


Karen BannisterKaren Bannister

Administrative Assistant

Karen was volunteering at the Monadnock Center when the opportunity came up to join the staff (her title will already be below her name). She handles a variety of administrative tasks including managing the rentals for Bass Hall. In her spare time she is “Ba” to her two grandchildren Abigail & Benjamin of Hudson, NH.