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Currier and Ives Country

Peterborough is in the heart of the Monadnock Region. Many artists and writers live here and Peterborough is also said to have inspired Thornton Wilder's "Our Town". It's along route 101 which is a lovely drive and less than an hour from Manchester. As you drive west on route 101 from Peterborough you will come to the town of Keene, a college town that has the distinction of having the widest Main Street in the United States. It's also the home of the Cuddle Toys company.

This area is so picturesque it's referred to as Currier and Ives country

An Artist Colony

The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire was founded in 1907 to provide a place where creative artists could find freedom to concentrate on their work. Writers, Composers, Visual Artists, Photographers, Printmakers, Filmmakers and Architects come to the Colony each year from all parts of the United States and abroad. They take advantage of uninterrupted time and seclusion in which to work and they enjoy the experience of living in a community of gifted artists.

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  • Last visit to Peterborough: Oct 2002
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  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2007 at 11:29 AM

    thanks for the primer on Peterborough. We may be heading that way soon. Need to see the man who owns Brennan's Antiques. Wish I could find out more about the town and surroundings.

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2005 at 12:38 PM

    Lovely little page and destination. Just added to my a must see. Thanks for sharing.

  • RhondaRuth's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2004 at 12:52 PM

    Currier & Ives ... yes that's Peterborough, NH. I lived a short distance from there when I was raising my kids. Lovely area!

  • LynnieNZ's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2004 at 5:04 PM

    You live in the most beautiful state. I just love the area and I try and visit N.H. whenever possible. It's a very different world to New Zealand.

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2004 at 6:26 AM

    looks much prettier than my hometown of Peterborough......UK !


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