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Tag: Peterborough History

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 Over the last 18 months, a group of volunteer citizen- archivists have been examining historical documents to reveal the names and stories of African-Americans who lived in the region […]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). […]

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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