Our Hometown Peterborough

Established: 1760
Location: Hillsborough County, Monadnock Region
Population: 6,300
Name: Believed to be named in honor of Earl of Peterborough
Notable: Also known as Thornton Wilder's Our Town inspiration; home of esteemed McDowell Artists Colony
Try it: Peterborough Players Theatre, Toadstool Bookshop, Mt. Monadnock

Major funding for OUR HOMETOWN: PETERBOROUGH provided by New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. & Samuel P. Hunt Foundation Challenge Grant

Additional support provided by: Depot Square, Waterhouse, The Pertersons Country Real Estate Inc., Jeff & Martha Crocker, Runyon Law Office PLLC, Monadnock Oil & Vinegar Co.

Peterborough Community Partners: All Saints' Episcopal Church, Harlow's Pub, Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, Marzano's Trattoria, The Monadnock Center for History & Culture, Peterborough Community Theatre, Peterborough Town Library, The MacDowell Colony


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Peterborough | Whit's Ski Tows

Peterborough | Whit's Ski Tows

A story told by Joe Cummings.

Peterborough | Peterborough Players Theatre

Peterborough | Peterborough Players Theatre

A story told by Keith Stevens.


Peterborough | Peterborough Players & The Second Company

Peterborough | Peterborough Players & The Second Company

This story was told by Keith Stevens.

Peterborough | The MacDowell Colony | History

Peterborough | The MacDowell Colony | History

This story was told by David Macy.

Peterborough | The MacDowell Colony | Sondheim

Peterborough | The MacDowell Colony | Sondheim

This story was told during by David Macy.

Peterborough | The MacDowell Colony | Community

Peterborough | The MacDowell Colony | Community

This story was told by David Macy.

Peterborough | Peterborough’s Fire Whistle

Peterborough | Peterborough’s Fire Whistle

This story was told by Jim Grant.

Peterborough | 1938 Hurricane and Fire

Peterborough | 1938 Hurricane and Fire

A story told by Lorraine Walker.

Peterborough |  Peterborough Marble & Granite, In the Family

Peterborough | Peterborough Marble & Granite, In the Family

A story told by John and Broderick Kaufhold.

Peterborough | The Thing in the Spring Arts Festival

Peterborough | The Thing in the Spring Arts Festival

A story told by Steven Roberge and Eric Gagne.

Peterborough | Peterborough Players & Our Town

Peterborough | Peterborough Players & Our Town

This story was told by Keith Stevens.

Peterborough | First Public Library in U.S.

Peterborough | First Public Library in U.S.

A story told by Brian Hackert.

Peterborough | Remembering The Folkway

Peterborough | Remembering The Folkway

A story told by Sasha Hall Duverlie and Jonathan Hall.

Peterborough | The Well School of Peterborough

Peterborough | The Well School of Peterborough

A story told by Ra Eldredge.

Peterborough | Mrs. Schofield & the Episcopal Church

Peterborough | Mrs. Schofield & the Episcopal Church

A story told by Dorothy Peterson.

Peterborough | Italian Immigrants in Peterborough

Peterborough | Italian Immigrants in Peterborough

A story told by Muffie Boccelli.

Peterborough | Telephone Operators Knew All

Peterborough | Telephone Operators Knew All

A story told by Joe Cummings.

Peterborough | Three Generations of Girl Scouts

Peterborough | Three Generations of Girl Scouts

A story told by Kathy Eneguess.

Peterborough | Bauhan Publishing, Chapter 2

Peterborough | Bauhan Publishing, Chapter 2

A story told by Sarah Bauhan.

Peterborough | The Peterborough Nursery School

Peterborough | The Peterborough Nursery School

A story told by Dorothy Peterson.

Peterborough | Church Bell Ringers

Peterborough | Church Bell Ringers

A story told by Anna Kay Petrova.

Peterborough | Letters from Marian MacDowell

Peterborough | Letters from Marian MacDowell

A story told by Kathy Eneguess.

Peterborough | The Village Pharmacy & Town Hub

Peterborough | The Village Pharmacy & Town Hub

A story told by Stuart Goldman.

Peterborough | The Peterborough Community

Peterborough | The Peterborough Community

A story told by Marilyn Weir.

Peterborough | Ivy Grows in the Shoe Shop

Peterborough | Ivy Grows in the Shoe Shop

A story told by Muffie Boccelli.

Peterborough (Preview)

Peterborough (Preview)

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