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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History is on display in the Monadnock Center’s museum! Weather Permitting Exhibit on view June 29, 2018 – January 12, 2019 The weather is a favorite topic of speculation, conversation, and sometimes consternation. Explore the many facets of New Hampshire’s weather history in Weather Permitting, a special exhibit at the Monadnock Center opening June 29 with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. In this exhibit, explore New Hampshire’s weather history from the cold to the hot and the wet…Find out more »
How delightful to be at a Celtic music session, listening to enchanting tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Shetland, Cape Breton, and of course our own Celtic-influenced New England music. Part of the magic of such a session is the intuitive interaction between musicians, a spontaneity that can only come from years of familiarity with the repertoire. That’s what you’ll experience at this Music in Bass Hall concert as some of the region’s finest performers come together for an evening of Celtic music.…Find out more »
Traditional Thanksgiving recipes are on the menu for our November Hearth Cooking Saturday! Visit the Prescott Family in the Phoenix Mill House and learn about cooking over an open hearth and the history of Thanksgiving in America. Our November menu includes pork and apple pie, Marlborough Pudding, turnip sauce, carrot soup, and Plum Pudding prepared on the hearth. These authentic 19th century recipes are prepared using the historic equipment and techniques. In the mill house parlor, try your hand at…Find out more »
Our Christmas Hearth Cooking Saturday features holiday fare cooked over the open fire in the Phoenix Mill House. Step away from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to a simpler time and join us for a day of cooking demonstrations where you can enjoy tasting some historic dishes. Learn about the history of the Christmas holiday in America and the ways the Prescott family would have celebrated in the 1830s. The day’s menu includes mincemeat pie, pumpkin pie,…Find out more »
Get ready for a wild night with Bayou X in Bass Hall on Friday, February 15! New Orleans native Peter Simoneaux will play fiddle, and spouse Linda covers the accordions and vocals. Bob Everingham on electric guitar, Luke Houk on electric bass, and Ben Carr on drums round out Bayou X for an evening of driving, contemporary Cajun and Creole dance music, from 2-steps and waltzes to blues, zydeco and jazz. They might come dressed for Mardi Gras! The first…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »