Why consider the Historical Society of Cheshire County for your next conference, charity event, or board meeting? The Society offers many opportunities for your employees, members, and board members to learn the rich history of the Monadnock region. 

Our staff historians are available to provide lectures for your event on a variety of topics. Thirty-minute to 2-hour lectures are available. Pricing varies depending on location and program selected. Non-profit rates are also available.

Programs available :

Agriculture & Land Conservation

In the Far Pasture: 300 Years of Agriculture in the Monadnock region

Why Here? A History of Land Conservation in Southwest New Hampshire


Business and Marketing

Water Powered Mills of the Monadnock Region

Brittle Beauty: The Story of Stoddard Glass, 1842-1873

Kingsbury Toys for Girls and Boys (history of the company)

Marketing Monadnock, using the name ‘Monadnock’ to market local companies and the region

Grave Robbing

Grave Robbing in New England


The History of the Cheshire Railroad

The Manchester & Keene Railroad


Weather & Nature

Hurricane of 1938 in Cheshire County

Wild Winter Weather in New Hampshire

Floods and Hurricanes of the Monadnock Region




Mountain as Muse: The Artists who Painted Mt. Monadnock


Civil War

Jonathan Davis Hale, New Hampshire’s Civil War Spy



Meetinghouses of the Monadnock Region


Then & Now

Cheshire County Then & Now


Women's History

Bad Ass Women of Keene – history of women’s suffrage

Jennie B. Powers short film and discussion – progressive era women

“She ever appeared different”: Catharine Fiske and Her Young Ladies Seminary

Program rate starting at $175.00*. Additional fees for mileage and overnight accommodations if applicable.


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