Monday, January 4, 2010

Do you remember The Folkway?

If so, the Peterborough Historical Society wants to hear from you!  Throughout 2010, the Historical Society will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of the opening of the Peterborough coffeehouse and folk music venue known as The Folkway.  "The Folkway Remembered" project will feature an exhibit of artifacts, audio samplings, and memorabilia (open to the public March 3), as well as a concert series which will kick-off on January 22 with a performance by Claudia Schmidt.  (The concerts, held at the Historical Society's Bass Hall, will have seating limited to 120, so advance ticket purchases are recommended).  For a full list of the concerts, please visit the Peterborough Historical Society's website.

Do you have something to add?  The project committee is still collecting oral histories, remembrances, photos, and other objects that relate to and record the history of this Peterborough landmark!


  1. The folkway will be an excellent coffee house and great place for coffee lovers.A much congrats to the historical society for celebrating the 35th anniversary of their services.

  2. Unfortunately, The Folkway no longer exists as a coffeehouse/music venue in Peterborough. It was open from 1975 to 1996, but the legacy lives on in the works of the Peterborough Folk Music Society ( and the Monadnock Folklore Society ( who bring folk music and dance events to the Monadnock Region and southern New Hampshire.