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 and Culture

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

February 2019

Hearth Cooking Saturday: What’s for breakfast?

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Visit the Prescott family in the Phoenix Mill House to experience breakfast 1830s style! The day’s menu includes sausage and potatoes, codfish cakes, hasty pudding, and waffles. Guests can sample these tasty dishes cooked over the open hearth and learn about home life at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Hearth Cooking Saturday is an open house program- stop by for just a few minutes or stay longer enjoying samples and conversation by the fire with our costumed interpreters. Guests…

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March 2019

Hearth Cooking: Preparing for an 1830s Wedding

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Our March Hearth Cooking Saturday will look at weddings in the 1830s. Stop by the Phoenix Mill House between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to sample foods that would have been served at an early 19th century wedding celebration, learn about wedding traditions, and even sample some 1830s-style wedding cake! Hearth Cooking Saturdays are open house programs- drop in for a few minutes or stay longer enjoying good conversation by the fire. At these programs, guests enjoy sample historic foods…

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Music in Bass Hall presents Hilton Park

March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$20
Hilton-Park-Band

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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May 2019

Music in Bass Hall presents Apple Hill String Quartet

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

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
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Ken-Brad-Kolodner-Trio

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
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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$20
Debra-Cowan-Women-and-the-Sea

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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