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19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
603-924-3235

March 2019

Lula Wiles- Peterborough Folk Music Society

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Lula Wiles Band Members

Lula Wiles is a band deeply rooted in traditional folk music, but equally deep is their devotion to modern songcraft. They deliver love songs that are at once defiant and heartsick, as well as new contributions to the folk ballad canon and timely explorations of what it means to live in America today. Drawing from the deep wells of traditional old-time and bluegrass, classic country, and contemporary indie-folk-rock, Lula Wiles melds diverse influences to create a harmony-driven sound all their…

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Music in Bass Hall presents Hilton Park

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Hilton Park plays Bass Hall March 30

Hilton Park is one of the best Roots acts in New England- an old time feel with fresh and original songs. They are the folks next door who happen to be virtuoso musicians with amazing vocal harmonies. Hilton Park may be the beginning of a huge new music trend. Hilton Park is an Americana/Folk trio made up of a father, son and neighbor from a small town in Southern Maine who started playing music together for their own enjoyment, and…

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April 2019

Community Conversations: Building a Youth-Friendly Community

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Youth-Friendly Community

What’s it like to be a teenager in New Hampshire, specifically in an area where the average age is 55, and where most activities are geared toward adults? Lately, our region has put a lot of focus on attracting new young families, but what have we done to meet the needs of teenagers and young adults who already live here? Have we considered their needs as we think about the future? A recent letter to the editor lamented the lack…

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MacDowell Downtown- First Friday

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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MacDowell Downtown presentation in 2017

MacDowell Downtown is a series of presentations  by MacDowell Colony Fellows that takes place on the first Friday of the month from March to November in downtown Peterborough. Each season of MacDowell Downtown features a wide array of programming, including film screenings, readings, art exhibitions, performances, talks, and more. MacDowell Downtown begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough. “At MacDowell,” a column in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, profiles the presenting artist the week of the…

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Peterborough Garden Club: Basics of Organic Gardening

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Henry Homeyer

The Peterborough Garden Club's April meeting welcomes Henry Homeyer who will present the basics of organic gardening. This program is free and everyone is welcome. Henry Homeyer, UNH Master Gardener and Vermont Public Radio commentator, will join us to discuss how we can improve our soil, and deal with pests and diseases without using any chemicals.  Henry will show photos of great flowers he grows and share his knowledge in growing our gardens successfully and organically! Henry Homeyer is a…

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Peterborough Welcome Team Meet and Greet

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Peterborough Welcome Team Logo

Welcome to Our Town! This is a community-building event for all Peterborough NH residents. Please come if you just moved in or have been here forever. Meet your neighbors and enjoy socializing in Bass Hall. All are welcome! The Monadnock Center is pleased to be a host venue for the Peterborough Welcome Team's Meet and Greet event. The Peterborough Welcome Team is a volunteer group of Peterborough NH residents who want every person who is new to Peterborough to feel…

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Lunch and Learn: 19th Century Gardening

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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19th century gardening

19th century gardening is the topic for our April Lunch and Learn program. Spring has arrived and our thoughts turn to the garden now that it is time to start planting! At this Lunch and Learn, we will look back to the 19th century to learn about great-grandmother's garden. From gardening for food and medicine to gardening for pleasure and health, we explore the ways gardening evolved in the 19th century. Lunch and Learn programs begin at noon with a…

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Peterborough Folk Music Society: The Suitcase Junket

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Suitcase Junket

Peterborough Folk Music Society welcome The Suitcase Junket back to Bass Hall! From the salvaged sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks, and rock clubs, The Suitcase Junket conjures an entirely new sound on his essential rock collection Pile Driver (out April 21, Signature Sounds Recordings).The Suitcase Junket is Matt Lorenz: artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, one-man band. His is the road-worn voice rising over the grind of a tube-amped dumpster guitar, and the wild double pitches of throat singing.…

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1910 Historic Dinner Benefit

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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1910 Historic Dinner Benefit

Step back to the year 1910 at our 13th Annual Historic Dinner Benefit! Support the Monadnock Center’s 60+ programs and events while you enjoy a delicious meal made from 1910 recipes and learn about dining and cooking at the dawn of the 20th century. After dinner, a recital of Edward MacDowell compositions will transport you back to 1910 when the MacDowell Colony staged The Peterborough Pageant. The 1910 Menu Our evening begins with a wine reception in our exhibit rooms…

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May 2019

MacDowell Downtown- First Friday

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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MacDowell Downtown presentation in 2017

MacDowell Downtown is a series of presentations  by MacDowell Colony Fellows that takes place on the first Friday of the month from March to November in downtown Peterborough. Each season of MacDowell Downtown features a wide array of programming, including film screenings, readings, art exhibitions, performances, talks, and more. MacDowell Downtown begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough. “At MacDowell,” a column in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, profiles the presenting artist the week of the…

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Music in Bass Hall presents Apple Hill String Quartet

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Apple Hill String Quartet Plays Bass Hall May 4

Called “dashing and extraordinary” by The Strad Magazine, the Apple Hill String Quartet has earned praise around the world for its concerts presenting interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire, neglected masterpieces, and music from around the world, as well as world premieres and commissioned pieces. Resident musicians and co-artistic directors at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Apple Hill String Quartet was the winner of the 2016 CM Acclaim award from Chamber Music America. The Monadnock Center is delighted to once again host Apple Hill…

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Music in Bass Hall presents the Ken and Brad Kolodner Trio

May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Ken and Brad Kolodner with Rachel Eddy

One of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in the U.S., Baltimore’s Ken Kolodner has joined forces with his son Brad Kolodner, a rising star in the claw hammer banjo world to perform tight and musical arrangements of original and traditional old-time music with a “creative curiosity that lets all listeners know that a passion for traditional music yet thrives in every generation.” Get your tickets early! Ken and Brad are joined by one of the most acclaimed old-time musicians around, the fabulous…

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June 2019

Music in Bass Hall presents Debra Cowan- Women and the Sea

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Debra Cowan Plays Bass Hall June 1

Debra Cowan's voice is like silk, her songs powerful and emotive. Sirens and supernatural women, the women left behind, and women disguised as men make their appearances in Debra's repertoire of contemporary and traditional songs of the sea. In her return to Bass Hall, Debra will present Women and the Sea, a program that explores the roles of women in maritime song.  "Debra has carefully selected ballads, sea chanteys, and contemporary songs through which she takes listeners on a delightful journey…

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MacDowell Downtown- First Friday

June 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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MacDowell Downtown presentation in 2017

MacDowell Downtown is a series of presentations  by MacDowell Colony Fellows that takes place on the first Friday of the month from March to November in downtown Peterborough. Each season of MacDowell Downtown features a wide array of programming, including film screenings, readings, art exhibitions, performances, talks, and more. MacDowell Downtown begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough. “At MacDowell,” a column in The Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, profiles the presenting artist the week of the…

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