We Bet You Didn't Know This Small Town In New Hampshire Was Home To The Oldest Artists' Retreat In America
By Ken MacGray|Published December 19, 2022
Hey! I'm a freelance writer and guidebook author. I've authored "New Hampshire's 52 With A View - A Hiker's Guide", serve as editor of Appalachian Mountain Club's "Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide", and and am co-editor of the "White Mountain Guide", also for AMC. I'm currently beginning work on the 6th Edition of AMC's Southern New Hampshire Trail Guide, which will be published in 2025. I live in southern New Hampshire and can usually be found wandering throughout the state's mountains and forests.
The town of Peterborough, New Hampshire is well-known for being a prosperous mill town in the 19th century. It’s also home to one of the first public libraries in the nation. But Peterborough is also where some of the most famous artists in history have worked.
To learn more about MacDowell and to apply for a Fellowship, visit their website. The public is welcome to visit with artists with advance notice. The Peterborough Town Library also houses a permanent collection of works by MacDowell Fellows.
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