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Tag: Monadnock Region History

Hearth Cooking: Harvest Time in the Phoenix Mill House
By September 23, 2023 Read More →

Hearth Cooking: Harvest Time in the Phoenix Mill House

It is harvest time and we will be cooking up some of autumn’s bounty in the Phoenix Mill House. At this open-house program, enjoy samples of dishes cooked over the open hearth and learn about life in the 1830s. Dishes are prepared from period recipes using the kitchen equipment of the time. Some of the […]

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Peterborough 100 Years Ago Walking Tour
By June 17, 2023 Read More →

Peterborough 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 1923 and the places that remain the same. Step back to 1923 on this walking tour through Peterborough’s downtown and learn about the people and businesses that shaped the town. The […]

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Anxious to Get Home- March 6, 1920 Storm Paralyzed the Monadnock Region
By March 7, 2023 Read More →

Anxious to Get Home- March 6, 1920 Storm Paralyzed the Monadnock Region

After the false spring in February, last weekend’s snowstorm reminded us that winter is not over yet! But it was nothing compared to the great storm of March 6, 1920 that paralyzed the region for days. The winter of 1919-1920 was very cold with heavy snow. The Monadnock Region was looking forward to mild days […]

Lunch and Learn: Peterborough’s Mill Girls
By December 8, 2022 Read More →

Lunch and Learn: Peterborough’s Mill Girls

SOLD OUT! Learn the stories of Peterborough’s Mill Girls at our December Lunch & Learn. You might be surprised to learn that 80% of the workforce in Peterborough’s early mills were young women. At this Lunch & Learn we will ‘meet’ some of these women and learn about their lives as mill girls in the […]

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Spooky Stories in the Phoenix Mill House
By October 28, 2022 Read More →

Spooky Stories in the Phoenix Mill House

Enjoy some hot cider and settle in for an evening of spooky storytelling around the fire in the Phoenix Mill House. On Friday, October 28, we gather for an evening featuring local stories of witches, ghosts, murder, and eerie happenings in the Monadnock region. All of the stories are taken from local history and lore. […]

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Lunch and Learn- The Hurricane of 1938
By September 15, 2022 Read More →

Lunch and Learn- The Hurricane of 1938

SOLD OUT! Eighty-four years ago, the Hurricane of 1938 cut a path of devastation through the Monadnock Region when it struck on September 21st. One of the largest hurricanes to ever hit New England, the storm caused widespread damage and left an indelible impression on the people who lived here. In this Lunch & Learn […]

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Canceled- Gallery Talk: The Grand Monadnock
By September 10, 2022 Read More →

Canceled- Gallery Talk: The Grand Monadnock

Unfortunately, this program is canceled due to illness. 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 […]

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West Peterborough Walking Tour
By August 13, 2022 Read More →

West Peterborough Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour through West Peterborough. We will look at the evolution of this mill village and discuss 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 […]

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Gallery Talk: The Grand Monadnock
By August 10, 2022 Read More →

Gallery Talk: The Grand Monadnock

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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Gallery Talk: The Grand Monadnock
By July 8, 2022 Read More →

Gallery Talk: The Grand Monadnock

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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