Southern New Hampshire is the ideal destination for travelers of all kinds. Whether you have a passion for music or theater, a thirst for adventure, or the desire to just relax and recharge, the Monadnock Region has exactly what you need. Check out our calendar of events for inspiration before planning your trip!

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West Peterborough Walking Tour

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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 movement in the local area.  Hear the story of two men who came to Peterborough, one in the 1820s and the other in the 1920s,…

Keene International Festival

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Get ready for the Keene International Festival’s 2nd annual event!! Music, dance, crafts, demonstrations, exhibits, food and FUN!   Visit their facebook page for more information: Keene International Festival   The Historical Society will have a table and exhibit at this event. We are not the organizers of this event, all questions should be directed to the Keene International Festival Committee. 

Auction of Historic Proportions

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Auction of Historic Proportions is the biggest fundraising event of the year for the Historical Society of Cheshire County. On Friday, September 27 from 6-9 pm, at the Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street, Keene, NH, over a hundred items are available in a live auction and silent auction. Tickets are $50 each. Available online at: or call 603-352-1895. Those who attend, can expect to have some fun and enjoy a few laughs in support of…

4th Annual Stargazing at Cathedral of the Pines

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Ishna Classical Irish performance featuring a trio of vocals, fiddle, and accordion. New Hampshire Astronomical Society Join us for a free guided tour of the skies following the concert, led by the NH Astronomical Society.

James Bolle Memorial Concert

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Monadnock Festival Orchestra and Chorus Gil Rose, Conductor Celebrate the life and work of James Bolle with the next in our popular Complete Beethoven Symphony Cycle featuring Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Soloists TBA.

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