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Monadnock Center for History and Culture

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October 2017

Peterborough’s Village Cemetery Walking Tour

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Peterborough’s second-oldest graveyard. Established in the early 1830s when the town’s civic and commercial center had shifted to the river valley, the Village Cemetery documents the lives of the community’s 19th century business and social leaders as well as some of its Civil War veterans. The walk will include information about 19th century funeral customs and the Victorian fascination with death and mourning. Wear walking shoes and be prepared for uneven terrain. The…

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Hearth Cooking Saturday: An Apple a Day

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Visit the Phoenix Mill House during the Peak into Peterborough festivities for a hearth cooking demonstration featuring New Hampshire’s favorite fall fruit. Sample a variety of apple dishes both sweet and savory and try your hand at pressing apple cider. The dishes are prepared over the open hearth using period recipes and equipment. Learn about food and cooking in the 1830s and see how the Phoenix Mill House family lived. The Phoenix Mill House is a 19th century mill foreman’s…

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Lunch & Learn: Historic Gravestones in the Monadnock Region

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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At this Lunch and Learn, enjoy a delicious lunch and learn about historic gravestones found in the Monadnock region’s burying grounds. We will see a variety of monuments from the historic to the poignant to the unusual. From curious epitaphs to masterpieces of the stonecarver’s art, this talk will take you on a sweeping tour of the area’s graveyards. Lunch and Learn programs begin with a lunch featuring a selection of sandwich wraps, salad and chips followed by coffee and…

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