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Tag: Peterborough History

Lunch and Learn: Peterborough’s Mill Girls
By December 8, 2022 Read More →

Lunch and Learn: Peterborough’s Mill Girls

SOLD OUT! Learn the stories of Peterborough’s Mill Girls at our December Lunch & Learn. You might be surprised to learn that 80% of the workforce in Peterborough’s early mills were young women. At this Lunch & Learn we will ‘meet’ some of these women and learn about their lives as mill girls in the […]

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Spooky Stories in the Phoenix Mill House
By October 28, 2022 Read More →

Spooky Stories in the Phoenix Mill House

Enjoy some hot cider and settle in for an evening of spooky storytelling around the fire in the Phoenix Mill House. On Friday, October 28, we gather for an evening featuring local stories of witches, ghosts, murder, and eerie happenings in the Monadnock region. All of the stories are taken from local history and lore. […]

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Cancelled- Gravestone Art Cemetery Tour
By October 22, 2022 Read More →

Cancelled- Gravestone Art Cemetery Tour

Unfortunately, this tour is cancelled because the presenter is injured! We will reschedule for some time next spring. Gravestone art is the focus of this year’s fall cemetery tour in the East Hill burying ground in Peterborough. This walk will introduce you to the symbolism found on New England gravestones in the late 18th and […]

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Hearth Cooking: Harvest Time in the Phoenix Mill House
By October 22, 2022 Read More →

Hearth Cooking: Harvest Time in the Phoenix Mill House

It is harvest time and we will be cooking up some of autumn’s bounty in the Phoenix Mill House. At this open-house program, enjoy samples of dishes cooked over the open hearth and learn about life in the 1830s. Dishes are prepared from period recipes using the kitchen equipment of the time. Some of the […]

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Peterborough Artist’s work finds new home
By September 23, 2022 Read More →

Peterborough Artist’s work finds new home

  New England College donates Nora Unwin’s collection to the Monadnock Center New England College and the Monadnock Center for History and Culture are pleased to announce that the Nora S. Unwin Collection has found a new home at the Monadnock Center in Peterborough through a donation from the College to the Center. In the […]

Flood Fire and Hurricane Walking Tour
By September 17, 2022 Read More →

Flood Fire and Hurricane Walking Tour

September 21, 1938 was a day of flood, fire, and hurricane winds in Peterborough that left $500,000 of damage in its wake ($10.5 million in today’s dollars). Like many towns, Peterborough experienced dramatic flooding from the storm and ferocious winds on that day. A fire in a commercial building in Peterborough’s downtown broke out just […]

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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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