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Nora Unwin Exhibition Gallery Talk
By April 26, 2024 Read More →

Nora Unwin Exhibition Gallery Talk

Join exhibition curator Michelle Stahl for a gallery talk exploring the artwork of artist, engraver, illustrator and teacher Nora S. Unwin (1907-1982). The talk will take visitors through two galleries displaying Unwin’s work from her days as an art student in London to the abstract compositions of her late career. The retrospective exhibition features more […]

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Hearth Cooking: An Apple A Day
By October 21, 2023 Read More →

Hearth Cooking: An Apple A Day

New Hampshire’s favorite fall fruit is on the menu for our October Hearth Cooking Saturday. Stop by the Phoenix Mill House to sample apple recipes prepared over the open hearth and learn about life in a 1830s mill village from our costumed interpreters, the Prescott Family. The Phoenix Mill Hous is a millworker’s home where […]

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Women of Peterborough Walking Tour
By October 14, 2023 Read More →

Women of Peterborough Walking Tour

The Women of Peterborough Guests will enjoy a walk through Peterborough as we explore the places where women made their mark. As we roam through downtown, we will discuss a variety of women from the mill girls who worked in the early 19th century textile mills to the affluent and educated women who transformed the […]

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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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Smith’s Village Walking Tour: Peterborough 200 Years Ago
By August 12, 2023 Read More →

Smith’s Village Walking Tour: Peterborough 200 Years Ago

Step back 200 years to the days of Smith’s Village in downtown Peterborough. In the early 19th century, Samuel Smith built a large mill in downtown and ushered in the Industrial age to this small New England town. Smith’s factory would be the first of many mills, shops, and businesses in the mill village known […]

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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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Cancelled- Gravestone Art Cemetery Tour
By October 22, 2022 Read More →

Cancelled- Gravestone Art Cemetery Tour

Unfortunately, this tour is cancelled because the presenter is injured! We will reschedule for some time next spring. Gravestone art is the focus of this year’s fall cemetery tour in the East Hill burying ground in Peterborough. This walk will introduce you to the symbolism found on New England gravestones in the late 18th and […]

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