DescriptionPeterborough and the arts have been virtually synonymous since the late 19th century. In 1907 composer Edward MacDowell decided to share with other artists the peace and inspiration he had found at his nearby woodland retreat. Although he died the next year, the MacDowell Colony flourished. Pulitzer Prizes, Guggenheim Fellowships and many other international awards have been bestowed upon painters, sculptors, printmakers, filmmakers, writers and composers who have worked in Peterborough.
Because the colony closely guards the privacy of its resident artists, only Colony Hall and MacDowell's gravesite are accessible to the public; phone (603) 924-3886.
Nearly as venerable is the Peterborough Players, a professional summer theater company that performs in a theater within a converted 18th-century barn at Stearns Farm, just 3 miles from downtown at 55 Hadley Rd.; phone (603) 924-7585.
Visitor InfoGreater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce 10 Wilton Rd. PETERBOROUGH, NH 03458. Phone:(603)924-7234
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