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Tag: Monadnock Region History

Lunch and Learn: The New Deal Legacy in the Monadnock Region
By January 10, 2019 Read More →

Lunch and Learn: The New Deal Legacy in the Monadnock Region

Roosevelt’s New Deal left a legacy in the Monadnock Region that continues to the present day. From municipal improvements, recreation, and even public art, the New Deal still impacts our lives today in the region. At this Lunch and Learn, we will explore some of  the projects, places and people involved in this effort to […]

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First Friday Hearth Cooking Open House
By January 4, 2019 Read More →

First Friday Hearth Cooking Open House

Ring in the New Year on First Friday in Peterborough at our Hearth Cooking Open House! Stop by the Phoenix Mill House between 5 and 6:30 when we will be serving some hot spiced cider and a treat prepared over the open hearth. While you enjoy the food and drink, learn what winter life was […]

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Hearth Cooking Saturday: Stretching the Dollar
By September 22, 2018 Read More →

Hearth Cooking Saturday: Stretching the Dollar

Visit the Phoenix Mill House to see and to taste authentic 1830s dishes prepared over the open hearth and learn about what life was like for the Prescott family. At our September hearth cooking session, we will be looking at the ways Mrs. Prescott would economize in the kitchen and stretch the family’s dollar to […]

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Peterborough’s Scott Family and the American Revolution
By December 28, 2017 Read More →

Peterborough’s Scott Family and the American Revolution

A local story of the Revolution contributed by Tim LaPierre It can sometimes seem like history is dominated by famous, distant figures: generals, politicians, scientists, and the like. On occasion we hear of what life was like for the average commoner. But the opportunity to learn about the lives and stories of real people from […]

Towns Look Back 100 Years to World War I
By July 29, 2017 Read More →

Towns Look Back 100 Years to World War I

Our local history museums are looking back 100 years this summer to the time when the U.S. entered World War I. At the Monadnock Center, we are featuring an exhibit, 1917: Looking Back 100 Years, which explores what life was like here and the ways our communities supported the war effort. The exhibit includes vintage […]

The Davidson House by Charles Franklin Pierce
By July 9, 2016 Read More →

The Davidson House by Charles Franklin Pierce

This watercolor of the Davidson House is one of my favorite pieces in the Monadnock Center’s museum collection. The Monadnock Center has nine paintings by artist Charles Franklin Pierce (1844-1920) in its painting collection. Pierce was born in Sharon to John and Phila Pierce and grew up on his family’s farm in Peterborough. At the […]

Summer is Here!
By June 11, 2016 Read More →

Summer is Here!

We have a huge photograph collection at the Monadnock Center. Having the opportunity to see so many historic photographs is one of the things I like most about my job. I thought others might enjoy seeing some of my favorites from the collection so I will be posting “Michelle’s faves” from time to time. To […]

Monadnock Trivia Exhibit Opening
By January 15, 2016 Read More →

Monadnock Trivia Exhibit Opening

Is it an exhibit or a game? Both! Celebrate the opening of the Monadnock Center’s new exhibit and play while you learn about the region’s rich past. Modeled on the famous Trivial Pursuit game, Monadnock Trivia features questions from the region’s 40 towns paired with artifacts, photos, and documents creating a new and fun way to […]

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Timber!
By June 19, 2015 Read More →

Timber!

Timber! is the new special exhibit at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture that will be on view through the summer and fall of 2015. We invite you to join us for an opening reception on Friday June 19 from 5-7 p.m. and to be the first to see this new exhibit! When European […]

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Dudley Laufman on Contra Dance
By March 14, 2015 Read More →

Dudley Laufman on Contra Dance

Since the late 1600s, the lively tradition of contra dancing has kept people of all ages swinging and sashaying in barns, town halls and schools around the state. Contra dancing came to New Hampshire by way of the English colonists and remains popular in many communities, particularly in the Monadnock Region. Presenter Dudley Laufman brings this […]

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