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Tag: Peterborough History

Peterborough in 1921 Walking Tour
By June 26, 2021 Read More →

Peterborough in 1921 Walking Tour

Peterborough in 1921 Walking Tour Stroll through downtown and learn about Peterborough in 1921! A hundred years ago, Peterborough was a bustling mill village on the verge of big changes. On this walk, we will see the ways the town has changed in the last 100 years and the ways it has stayed the same. […]

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Women of Peterborough Walking Tour
By June 4, 2021 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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Early American Furniture Gallery Talk
By May 1, 2021 Read More →

Early American Furniture Gallery Talk

The Monadnock Center is home to a small collection of fine early American furniture. During this gallery talk led by the center’s director Michelle Stahl, guests will enjoy seeing and learning about the high chests, tall case clocks, chairs and tables that tell us about life in early America and the collecting craze of the […]

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Phoenix Mill House Tour
By April 24, 2021 Read More →

Phoenix Mill House Tour

The Phoenix Mill House has seen 220 years of history from its early days as a millworker’s home through the 20th century when it served as a the Red Cross headquarters during the world wars and later as an artist’s studio. On this small group tour, led by the center’s director Michelle Stahl, guests will […]

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The Old Meets the New! Experience Peterborough in 1886
By April 12, 2021 Read More →

The Old Meets the New! Experience Peterborough in 1886

Greetings, my name is Brigham Boice. I am a Senior at ConVal High School, and the owner of Newpast, LLC. I am excited to announce the release of the virtual historical experience, Peterborough 1886 to the members of the Monadnock Center and the community at large. What Is Peterborough 1886? Peterborough 1886 is a virtual […]

Uncovering the History of African-Americans in the Monadnock Region
By January 21, 2021 Read More →

Uncovering the History of African-Americans in the Monadnock Region

Learn about an ongoing citizen-archivist project uncovering the history of African-American people in the Monadnock Region in this video of the program held on January 12. Over the last 18 months, a group of volunteer citizen- archivists have been examining historical documents to reveal the names and stories of African-Americans who lived in the region […]

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). […]