By News Release
PETERBOROUGH — The Monadnock Center for History and Culture will present a Lunch and Learn program featuring a talk on three of the region’s historic taverns. The Lunch and Learn will be held on Thursday, March 15 at 12 p.m. in Bass Hall at the Monadnock Center.
The talk will examine the history of the Wyman Tavern in Keene, The Franklin Pierce Homestead in Hillsborough, and The Hancock Inn. At this talk, guests will learn about the role of taverns in the life of a town and the historic events that took place in these community centers as well as the efforts to preserve and steward these historic properties into the 21st century.
Keene’s Wyman Tavern was built in 1762 in the Georgian architectural style and was in operation as a public house for 40 years. The Hancock Inn opened in 1789 and has been operated as a tavern and hotel since that time. President Franklin Pierce grew up in the Pierce Homestead in Hillsborough built by his father in 1804 who operated a tavern in the home during Franklin’s childhood. All three historic properties are now open the public.
Lunch includes sandwich wraps, salad, and dessert served at noon followed by a lively illustrated talk. Tickets are $15 ($12 for members) and must be purchased in advance. Buy your tickets online at MonadnockCenter.org or call (603) 924-3235.
The Monadnock Center for History and Culture is a community museum and cultural center located at 19 Grove Street in downtown Peterborough. For directions or more information about this and other Monadnock Center programs, visit MonadnockCenter.org or