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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Lunch and Learn: Elizabeth Yates McGreal

July 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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…

West Peterborough Walking Tour

July 27 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for some history on your feet at a special 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. The tour finishes up at the Green Grocer where we will discuss the…

Downtown Peterborough Walking Tour

August 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Explore the people and events that have shaped Peterborough’s downtown on this popular walking tour. As we make our way along Grove, Main, Depot and School Streets, we will discuss the architecture and businesses that have given the downtown its unique look and learn about the evolution of the downtown area from a mill village to today’s vibrant retail district. The walking tour is free and open to the public. The tour will take approximately 90 minutes and will be…

Lunch and Learn: Abolition and the Monadnock Region

August 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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…

Phoenix Mill House – Open House Day

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

It’s too hot to cook but the Prescotts plan to welcome guests into the house for a cooling summer beverage on this special open house day. Step back in time and learn what life was like for the Prescotts, a millworker’s family in 1830s Peterborough. While you are visiting, you can join Mrs. Prescott in keeping house and try your hand at doing laundry and cleaning 19th century style. The Phoenix Mill House is a 19th century mill overseer’s home.…

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