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Hearth Cooking: Preparing for an 1830s Wedding
By March 23, 2019 Read More →

Hearth Cooking: Preparing for an 1830s Wedding

Our March Hearth Cooking Saturday will look at weddings in the 1830s. Stop by the Phoenix Mill House between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to sample foods that would have been served at an early 19th century wedding celebration, learn about wedding traditions, and even sample some 1830s-style wedding cake! Hearth Cooking Saturdays are open […]

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Hearth Cooking Saturday: Stretching the Dollar
By September 22, 2018 Read More →

Hearth Cooking Saturday: Stretching the Dollar

Visit the Phoenix Mill House to see and to taste authentic 1830s dishes prepared over the open hearth and learn about what life was like for the Prescott family. At our September hearth cooking session, we will be looking at the ways Mrs. Prescott would economize in the kitchen and stretch the family’s dollar to […]

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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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Our Kitchen Garden
By August 15, 2015 Read More →

Our Kitchen Garden

August is Eat Local Month and the kitchen garden at the Phoenix Mill House takes us back to the original eat local days, when a patch of dooryard was planted, tended, and harvested. In our kitchen garden, we are growing beets, carrots, parsnips, beans, potatoes, and culinary herbs. Our little kitchen garden is just beginning […]

Timber!
By June 19, 2015 Read More →

Timber!

Timber! is the new special exhibit at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture that will be on view through the summer and fall of 2015. We invite you to join us for an opening reception on Friday June 19 from 5-7 p.m. and to be the first to see this new exhibit! When European […]

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Dudley Laufman on Contra Dance
By March 14, 2015 Read More →

Dudley Laufman on Contra Dance

Since the late 1600s, the lively tradition of contra dancing has kept people of all ages swinging and sashaying in barns, town halls and schools around the state. Contra dancing came to New Hampshire by way of the English colonists and remains popular in many communities, particularly in the Monadnock Region. Presenter Dudley Laufman brings this […]

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The Music of John Taggart
By February 7, 2015 Read More →

The Music of John Taggart

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture and the Monadnock Folklore Society jointly present Randy Miller speaking on the topic of “The Music of John Taggart” on Saturday, February 7th at 5:30 PM, in Bass Hall at 19 Grove Street in Peterborough, NH. The talk is based on “Recollection of a Busy Life, the memoir […]

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