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Tag: Peterborough History

Downtown Peterborough Walking Tour
By October 17, 2020 Read More →

Downtown Peterborough Walking Tour

Take a stroll through the past on this walk through Peterborough! Learn about the evolution of Peterborough’s downtown from a bustling mill village to today’s vibrant commercial and retail center. The tour will explore the people, businesses and buildings that have shaped the town we know today. Prior to the tour, we will email guests […]

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Downtown Peterborough Walking Tour
By October 17, 2020 Read More →

Downtown Peterborough Walking Tour

Take a stroll through the past on this walk through Peterborough! Learn about the evolution of Peterborough’s downtown from a bustling mill village to today’s vibrant commercial and retail center. The tour will explore the people, businesses and buildings that have shaped the town we know today. Prior to the tour, we will email guests […]

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Village Cemetery Tour- Women’s Lives in the 19th Century
By October 3, 2020 Read More →

Village Cemetery Tour- Women’s Lives in the 19th Century

Peterborough’s Village Cemetery is a Victorian era cemetery that documents the lives of Peterborough townspeople from the 1830s to the early 1900s. On this women’s history themed tour, we will examine women’s lives during the Victorian period. As we explore the graveyard, guests will learn about women’s roles during this time and hear the stories […]

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Village Cemetery Tour: Women’s Lives in the 19th Century
By October 3, 2020 Read More →

Village Cemetery Tour: Women’s Lives in the 19th Century

SOLD OUT!!! Peterborough’s Village Cemetery is a Victorian era cemetery that documents the lives of Peterborough townspeople from the 1830s to the early 1900s. On this women’s history themed tour, we will examine women’s lives during the Victorian period. As we explore the graveyard, guests will learn about women’s roles during this time and hear […]

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Living History at the Phoenix Mill House
By September 26, 2020 Read More →

Living History at the Phoenix Mill House

Spend a Saturday morning experiencing living history at the Monadnock Center’s Phoenix Mill House! Our costumed interpreters will share some of the activities that kept the Prescott family busy in the 1830s. Nancy Prescott will share how to make a standing wool rug while husband Samuel will be making brooms from broom corn grown in […]

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Samuel Prescott’s Garden
By June 2, 2020 Read More →

Samuel Prescott’s Garden

Each year, Samuel Prescott plants a dooryard garden at his mill house. This year, Samuel is keeping a garden journal and will share what is happening in the garden over the season. While fictional, Samuel’s journal is based on historic gardening techniques and plantings. In this first journal entry, he shares his methods for preparing […]

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 […]