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Tag: Monadnock Region History

The Grand Monadnock Gallery Talk
By June 16, 2022 Read More →

The Grand Monadnock Gallery Talk

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 […]

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The Grand Monadnock Gallery Talk
By May 19, 2022 Read More →

The Grand Monadnock Gallery Talk

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 […]

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Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region
By February 22, 2022 Read More →

Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region

An inventor, a healer, and a fiddler are among the people you will ‘meet’ in this program about the Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region project. A collaboration between the Historical Society of Cheshire County and the Monadnock Center, the Recovering Black History project seeks to uncover the histories of African-Americans who lived in […]

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Uncovering the History of African-Americans in the Monadnock Region
By January 21, 2021 Read More →

Uncovering the History of African-Americans in the Monadnock Region

Learn about an ongoing citizen-archivist project uncovering the history of African-American people in the Monadnock Region in this video of the program held on January 12. Over the last 18 months, a group of volunteer citizen- archivists have been examining historical documents to reveal the names and stories of African-Americans who lived in the region […]

Help us document this moment in history:  COVID-19 Archive Collection
By April 1, 2020 Read More →

Help us document this moment in history: COVID-19 Archive Collection

Right now, we find ourselves in a unique historic moment as our communities, our nation, and the world are struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, we have collected a rich archive of materials that tell the stories of those who have gone before us. Now is the time […]

J is for the Jaffrey Meetinghouse
By May 26, 2019 Read More →

J is for the Jaffrey Meetinghouse

J is for the Jaffrey Meetinghouse- Nearly every town in the Monadnock Region is graced by an elegant meetinghouse. These stately structures seem timeless and as though they have stood since the earliest days of settlement. But many of the meetinghouses we know today are second or third meetinghouses. In some cases, the original meetinghouse […]

G is for Glass
By May 23, 2019 Read More →

G is for Glass

G is for Glass- In 1780 Bostonian Robert Hewes came to Temple and selected a site to build a glass factory, the first glassworks in Northern New England. No one really knows why Hewes was drawn to the remote village but the easy access of fuel, sand and potash made the spot ideal for glassmaking. […]

F is for Flood of 1936
By May 22, 2019 Read More →

F is for Flood of 1936

F is for Flood of 1936- The winter of 1935-1936 was one of those winters- lots of snow and cold temperatures. As the calendar turned to March, the Monadnock Region and much of the Northeast was under a deep snow cover. Our lakes and rivers were thick with ice. From March 9 to March 11, […]

E is for Elms
By May 21, 2019 Read More →

E is for Elms

E is for Elms If you were walking along a street in the Monadnock Region a hundred years ago, chances are your path would have been shaded by the many elm trees that graced our towns. The American Elm grew tall and elegant with an arching crown. It tolerated poor and compacted soil along roadsides- […]

D is for Fletcher Dole
By May 20, 2019 Read More →

D is for Fletcher Dole

D is for Fletcher Dole Is Peterborough Our Town? This is probably the most frequent question visitors ask us at the Monadnock Center. The answer is not straight forward- more like “yes and no” but Fletcher Dole provides us with part of the answer. Thornton Wilder first came to the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough in […]