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Tag: Peterborough History

West Peterborough Walking Tour
By August 13, 2022 Read More →

West Peterborough Walking Tour

Join us for a 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 Railroad site and learn about the abolitionist […]

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Peterborough 100 Years Ago Walking Tour
By July 9, 2022 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 1922 and the places that remain the same. Step back to 1922 on this walking tour through Peterborough’s downtown and learn about the people and businesses that shaped the town. The […]

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Peterborough 100 Years Ago Walking Tour
By June 11, 2022 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 1922 and the places that remain the same. Step back to 1922 on this walking tour through Peterborough’s downtown and learn about the people and businesses that shaped the town. The […]

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Downtown Peterborough Walking Tour
By April 23, 2022 Read More →

Downtown Peterborough Walking Tour

Learn about downtown Peterborough’s evolution from a bustling mill village to today’s vibrant retail and business district on this free walking tour presented by the Monadnock Center! Grab your walking shoes for a stroll through Peterborough’s past. We will explore and discuss the town’s architecture and the businesses and people who shaped the town we […]

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Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region
By February 22, 2022 Read More →

Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region

An inventor, a healer, and a fiddler are among the people you will ‘meet’ in this program about the Recovering Black History in the Monadnock Region project. A collaboration between the Historical Society of Cheshire County and the Monadnock Center, the Recovering Black History project seeks to uncover the histories of African-Americans who lived in […]

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Christmas at Our House Long Ago
By December 24, 2021 Read More →

Christmas at Our House Long Ago

Merry Christmas to all! I ran across this charming recollection in the archives and had to share it with all of you. Six year-old Evelyn Balcom moved to Peterborough in 1913 with her mother to lived with her uncle and aunt, William and Mary Farnsworth. They lived above the Farnsworth’s store on Main Street. Here […]

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, […]