Events

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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Monadnock Center for History & Culture

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19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
603-924-3235 https://monadnockcenter.org/venue/monadnock-center-for-history-culture/

July 2019

Immigrant Stories: Exhibit Opening

July 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Learn the stories of twelve immigrant families who left their homelands to make a new life in the Monadnock Region in this new exhibit at the Monadnock Center. Through images, family stories, and objects, Immigrant Stories traces the journeys and lives of immigrants from the British Isles, Italy, Quebec, Lebanon, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Join us for an opening party on Friday, July 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be…

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August 2019

10th Annual Fairy House Day

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Join us for day of magic and imagination when the wee fairy folk return to the Monadnock Center for our 10th annual Fairy House Day! Children of all ages can explore the Center’s buildings and grounds to discover fairy houses, fairy doors, and magical structures. Wear your best fairy finery and join us for a magical day exploring the world of fairies. Visit Bass Hall to make fairy crafts, learn your fairy name, and enjoy refreshments. Natural materials will be…

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Downtown Peterborough Walking Tour

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

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…

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A Walk Through Peterborough’s Past

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Free
Village street scene with brick buildings and antique automobile

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture will host a downtown Peterborough walking tour on Saturday, August 10 at 10:30 a.m. The tour is free and open to the public. From the days when downtown was known as "Smithville" to its more recent past, Peterborough's center has been shaped by economic opportunities, agricultural fashions, and natural disasters. The walk begins at the Monadnock Center (19 Grove Street) and explores the buildings and architecture found along Grove, Main, Depot and School…

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September 2019

Immigrant Stories: Curator’s Gallery Talk

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Learn the stories of immigrant families who left their homelands to make a new life in the Monadnock Region in this special exhibit at the Monadnock Center. Through images, family stories, and objects, Immigrant Stories traces the journeys and lives of immigrants from the British Isles, Italy, Quebec, Lebanon, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. After the guided gallery talk, guests will enjoy three exhibit interactives. See if you would pass the citizenship test by …

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West Peterborough Walking Tour

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

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,…

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October 2019

Immigrant Stories: Curator’s Gallery Talk

October 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Learn the stories of immigrant families who left their homelands to make a new life in the Monadnock Region in this special exhibit at the Monadnock Center. Through images, family stories, and objects, Immigrant Stories traces the journeys and lives of immigrants from the British Isles, Italy, Quebec, Lebanon, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Sweden, Finland, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. After the guided gallery talk, guests will enjoy three exhibit interactives. See if you would pass the citizenship test by  answering civics…

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Peterborough 150 Years Ago Walking Tour

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove St
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States

Join us for a 150 years ago walking tour! Explore Peterborough’s downtown and discover the mill village and commercial center as it was 150 years ago. Learn about the industries and businesses at that time and see buildings that have stood for 150 years or more. The tour will feature a set of historic photographs made circa 1870 giving guests a chance to see and compare how the town has changed and stayed the same! Walking tours are held rain…

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