Newpast: Peterborough 1886

Newpast: Peterborough 1886

B&M Train Station Perboro, NH 1886

Idea

To educate and engage students and tourists in the history of "Our Town" Peterborough 1886. Essentially, as out tagline says, "A New Way to View the Past!"

Main Street View Peterboro, NH 1886

Peterborough's Apostolic Twelve

The Apostolic Twelve were a group of twelve everyday citizens of Peterborough. In 1876 a local photographer, in an attempt to promote his business, took photographs of twelve individuals in Peterborough. These individuals were not chosen for their prominence but chosen as a random selection. Those photographs have been included in the game and help guide the user through the town and teach you along the way.

Tucker's Tavern Peterboro, NH 1886

Other Interesting Guests

The Apostolic Twelve are the most prominent group in the game, although there are certain special guests like President Grover Cleveland, Frederick  Douglass, and other members from out town's history. They were chosen to help contextualize the games information, for instance to inform people of what was happening in history in other parts of the United States during this time period.