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Tag: Peterborough History

West Peterborough Walking Tour
By July 27, 2019 Read More →

West Peterborough Walking Tour

Join us for some history on your feet at a special 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 […]

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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, […]

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 […]

B is for Bass Hall
By May 18, 2019 Read More →

B is for Bass Hall

B is for Bass Hall- Have you ever attended a concert or program in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center and wondered about the name? Bass Hall is dedicated to the memory of Clara Foster Bass (1844-1933), a founding member of the Peterborough Historical Society (now known as the Monadnock Center for History and Culture). […]

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 […]

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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Our Kitchen Garden
By August 15, 2015 Read More →

Our Kitchen Garden

August is Eat Local Month and the kitchen garden at the Phoenix Mill House takes us back to the original eat local days, when a patch of dooryard was planted, tended, and harvested. In our kitchen garden, we are growing beets, carrots, parsnips, beans, potatoes, and culinary herbs. Our little kitchen garden is just beginning […]

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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