19 Grove St. ~ PO Box 58 ~ Peterborough, NH 03458 ~ 603-924-3235 

Due to dangerously high temperatures and humidity in the forecast for Saturday, July 20, Fairy House Day is postponed to August 3! 

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Bass Hall: Monadnock Center for History and Culture

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

July 2019

Lunch and Learn: Elizabeth Yates McGreal

July 25 @ 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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Elizabeth Yates McGreal Carolina's Courage book cover

Elizabeth Yates McGreal (1905-2001), was an author, humanitarian, and activist best known for her 1950 book Amos Fortune, Free Man. The author of more than 20 books for adults and children, McGreal began her career writing in New York in the 1920s. After her marriage in 1929, Elizabeth and William McGreal spent a decade in Europe before settling in an old farmhouse in Peterborough that they named Shieling. At this Lunch and Learn, we will explore McGreal's writing career and her…

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August 2019

Lunch and Learn: Abolition and the Monadnock Region

August 15 @ 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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Abolition

From the 1830s to the 1860, abolitionists worked to end slavery in the United States. At this Lunch and Learn, we uncover the history of the abolition movement in the Monadnock Region. Learn about Moses Cheney's Underground Railroad station, Frederick Douglass' speaking engagements in area churches, the work of local anti-slavery societies, and the 1842 mob that broke up an anti-slavery convention in the Hancock Meetinghouse. Lunch and Learn programs begin with a delicious lunch of wrap sandwiches and salad…

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