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January 2017
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Capitol America: From Robber-Baron Ostentation to Simplicity

January 27 @ 10:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm
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New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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As all states have their own character, so, too, do their capitol buildings. New Haven Museum’s exhibit, “Capitol America,” includes photographs of the nation’s capitol buildings, many of them sites of both architectural beauty and historical conflict. A project by New Haven professional photographers Robert Lisak and David Ottenstein, the exhibit will run through June 30, 2017. “Capitol America” is a show of contrasts—black and white, light and dark, workaday function and Gilded-Age splendor—with large-format photographs encircling the New Haven…

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April 2017

April Wine with the Bangor Historical Society

April 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Wine Night returns for April with a visit to the historic Bangor Opera House. Join us beginning at 4:30pm for our monthly membership reception and plan to stay for the opening night performace of PTC's newest performance, "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti". Entry to April Wine is included with a BHS membership. Not yet a member? Join today at http://www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org under the membership tab. Tickets for "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti" are available on the PTC's…

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Longfellow in Portland

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Rescheduled from last fall! Celebrate National Poetry Month by discovering the Maine roots of Cambridge’s favorite poet as author John Babin discusses his recent book. Books will be available for purchase and signing. John Babin is the visitor services manager for the Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland, run by the Maine Historical Society. John has served as site coordinator and guide at the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, led the Longfellow's Childhood and Portland History walk on the Longfellow Trail for grades K12 and…

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The Commercialization of Taste: A History of Coffee

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Rd
Kingston, RI 02881 United States
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Join us as Jenna Teachout of the Newport Historical Society discusses the stimulating impact the introduction of coffee had on life in the American colonies, specifically Rhode Island, by examining social institutions and performances, trade goods, the crafting of material culture, the built environment and also various individuals. Presented in partnership with the Kingston Free Library, this program is free and open to the public. This program is part of the Center's "Taverns, Teapots and Temperance: South County in a…

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Lost Boston: Landmarks that Left their Mark on the City

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dedham Historical Society & Museum, 612 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Anthony Sammarco, author and lecturer, gives a visual tour of well-known Boston institutions that failed to stand the test of time and were demolished or lost to fire or neglect. Join us to visit some of downtown Boston's best loved landmarks, as well as the Readville Trotting Park, Jordan Marsh Department Store, and more. Free for members; $5 for non-members.

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Lecture “Lost Boston: Landmarks That Left Their Mark on the City” by Anthony Sammarco

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dedham Historical Society & Museum, 612 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Join us with author and lecturer, Anthony Sammarco, for a visual tour of well known Boston institutions that failed to stand the test of time and were demolished or lost to fire or neglect. DHS members: free; non-members $5.00. For more information contact Lauren Kaufmann 781-326-1385 or info@dedhamhistorical.org.

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Midday – Activating a Historic Site – Sip & Spoke Bike Kitchen

April 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Activating a Historic Site - Sip & Spoke Bike Kitchen, Dorchester The Upham's Corner Comfort Station, a stucco and tile “mission style” building adjacent to the historic Dorchester North Burying Ground, was built in 1912 to support Boston’s expanding streetcar system. The building has been unused since 1977. Today, Historic Boston Incorporated (HBI) is rehabilitating the comfort station to help preserve and tell the story of Dorchester’s urbanization and transportation growth in the early 20th century. When the project is…

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Story Barn: “Imagine That!”

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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Our next Story Barn, Imagine That! takes its theme from our upcoming exhibition Jim and Jane Henson: Creative Work, Creative Play (opens April 5, to October 8, 2017). Best known as creators of the Muppets, the Hensons’ contributions to Sesame Street revolutionized early childhood education, and their visionary puppetry resulted in a global entertainment phenomenon. With seemingly limitless imaginations, Jane and Jim Henson worked in tandem to raised five young children in Greenwich from 1964–1971. They often blurred the lines…

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Cars & Coffee at Rosecliff

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Join the Preservation's Society of Newport County and the Audrain Automobile Museum for one of the most unique Cars & Coffee's around, Located on the grounds of beautiful Rosecliff. There is no charge for this event but we do need to know approximately how many cars will be in attendance. Please click on the tickets link and fill out the registration form.

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Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks will be teaching a day-long workshop for those ready to move beyond the beginning workshop and tell their own stories. Unlike our beginner’s class, which allows participants to be passive learners if they so choose, the advanced version of the workshop is a more interactive, performance-based model. Participants will be encouraged to tell a story of their own in a low stakes, highly supportive environment – though they need…

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Opening Day

April 29 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame, 1 Burnside St
Bristol, RI 02809-2003 United States
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We'll be kicking off the 2017 season with a grand event for the whole family! Visit the Museum on April 29th for FREE ADMISSION along with a ton of activities for both kids and adults. The grill will be fired up and Del's will be here to serveup some classic Frozen Lemonade. We will be hosting guided tours throughout the day as well as a number of fun activities for the whole family!

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Your City Series: Community Connections

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lowell National Historical Park, 246 Market St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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Your City Series: Community Connections: Black and Latinx Voices, Then and Now Join the The Kindred Project and Lowell National Historical Park for an afternoon of storytelling and community building! Get the opportunity to hear the stories of Lowell’s past from members of the Black and Latinx community in Lowell. Contribute to a collaborative story board and practice telling your own stories. Storytellers will begin their stories at 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15. Families can listen to the stories from people…

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The Slave Cabin Project with Ifé Franklin

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Ifé is coming back! Teaching artist Ifé Franklin will again guide workshop participants in creating small cabin-like structures of their own design to take home with them. Participants will work with fabric, shells, raffia, beads, and buttons to creatively interpret these miniature dwelling spaces. Using the artist’s Indigo Project for inspiration, these small creations are reminiscent of slave cabins, designed to honor the ancestral spirits of Africans who were enslaved throughout colonial America. Ms. Franklin describes them as “wishes or…

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1754 Expidition into the “Coos Meadows”

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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Concert: Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Please join us for a FREE concert by the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra. HICO will be performing the following pieces: On Regression, Accumulation, and the Persistence of Ghosts – Lewis Nielson (b. 1950) World Premiere – Matt Sargent (b. 1984) What we talk about when we talk in 140 characters – Ryan Jesperson (b. 1981) Wafting Mists – Daniel Morel (b. 1981) And here’s a bit more about HICO: Comprised of a roster of premier Hartford-based musicians, the Hartford Independent…

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Encounters: U.S. Constitution

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hartford History Center, 500 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Join community members in critical small group discussion about the U.S. Constitution. The Encounters series is a public discussion program created by a partnership with the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, UConn’s Humanities Institute, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. The partners provide discussion leaders to engage in topics aimed at strengthening our ability to know ourselves and one another through respectful and challenging dialogue. Please read the U.S. Constitution prior to the event: http://constitutionus.com/ To register,…

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Living Proof: Celebrating The Makers

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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In its 3rd year, this popular event has garnered a loyal following of those who appreciate fine spirits paired with delicious food, lively music, and great company - all to support Plimoth Plantation's historic mission. Living Proof will feature eight Massachusetts-based distilleries and a spirit barrel-brewed brewery, complimentary appetizer pairings, live music from the Lindsays, historical demonstrations, and a raffle stocked with covetable items. Have fun in our festive lounge with group games and activities! We're thrilled to welcome Bully…

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Spring Wildflower Walk

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Independence Rd
Orwell, VT 05760 United States
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Discover the wildflowers of spring on this guided wildflower walk at Mount Independence. Wildflower expert Amy Olmsted leads another of her popular walks. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Meet in front of the Museum. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition. Meet outside museum. $5.00 for adults, free for children under 15.

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May 2017

Spring Photo Walk (2:30 Session)

May 1 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Come explore the Village on a quiet Spring day where photo opportunities abound! While we are closed to the general public, join one of our staff photographers as she guides you through the Village, both inside and out. Learn how to frame shots, explore working with light and shadows, and walk away with some great photographs! Pre-registration is required. Photo walks tend to sell out, so register soon!

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Spring Photo Walk (5:15 Session)

May 1 @ 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Come explore the Village on a quiet Spring day where photo opportunities abound! While we are closed to the general public, join one of our staff photographers as she guides you through the Village, both inside and out. Learn how to frame shots, explore working with light and shadows, and walk away with some great photographs! Pre-registration is required. Photo walks tend to sell out, so register soon!

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Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Ona Judge

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author of "Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge," will discuss and sign her new book, to be published on February 7. “Never Caught is the compelling story of Ona Judge Staines, the woman who successfully defied George and Martha Washington in order to live as free woman. With vivid prose and deep sympathy, Dunbar paints a portrait of a woman whose life reveals the contradictions at the heart of the…

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Intro to MHS: Library Tour

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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This 45-minute tour of the Brown Library, fully renovated in 2009, takes participants throughout the library's reading rooms and behind-the-scenes into the archive, normally closed to the public. Nicholas Noyes covers the history of the building, architectural details, the basics of doing research in the library, and even shares a few treasures from the collection. Free and open to the public. Limited to 10; sign up in advance by sending an email to nnoyes@mainehistory.org or calling 774-1822 x207.

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Celebrate Boston! Quiz Night at Old South Meeting House

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Theme: A Downtown Shaped by Newcomers Boston is created by a world of neighbors whose influence has molded the city’s innovations, business, arts and cultural life. Join us at Old South Meeting House for a special evening celebrating the rich diversity at the very heart of our city — from Downtown to the Theater District to Chinatown. Share your knowledge of local history and discover something new with at this unique quiz show that will highlight the vibrant newcomers from…

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What Did Alexander Hamilton Drink? Chocolate in the American Colonial Period

May 4 @ 5:30 am - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St.
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The next time you pick up a piece of chocolate, consider that you are partaking in an expedition into American history. Alexander Hamilton’s rival, Thomas Jefferson, was a chocolate fan. John and Abigail Adams also loved their chocolate. Hamilton’s boss, President George Washington, along with his wife, Martha, was well acquainted with chocolate. But what about Hamilton’s role in the chocolate economy or, more locally, the role of Newporter’s? On Thursday, May 4th at 5:30 pm, the Newport Historical Society will host…

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What Did Alexander Hamilton Drink?

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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The next time you pick up a piece of chocolate, consider that you are partaking in an expedition into American history. Alexander Hamilton’s rival, Thomas Jefferson, was a chocolate fan. John and Abigail Adams also loved their chocolate. Hamilton’s boss, President George Washington, along with his wife, Martha, was well acquainted with chocolate. But what about Hamilton’s role in the chocolate economy or, more locally, the role of Newporter’s? On Thursday, May 4th at 5:30 pm, the Newport Historical Society…

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Outlanders and Highlanders

May 6 @ 10:00 am - May 7 @ 3:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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May 6-7, 2017 Raid on Spell Hall

May 6 @ 10:00 am - May 7 @ 10:00 am
General Nathanael Greene Homestead, 50 Taft St
Coventry, RI 02816 United States
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May 6-7, 2017 The Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead will be hosting a Revolutionary War Reenactment on their 15 acres in Coventry RI. This should prove to be a very exciting event!! There will be authentic Continental and British military camps, musket and cannon demonstration, tours of the completely restored 1770 home of Gen. Nathanael Greene, Spell Hall, a National Historic Landmark and the highlight of each day will be two battles in which Continental Regulars, French and Militia troops will…

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Obscura Day at the Barnum Museum

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Barnum Museum, 820 Main St
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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This Obscura Day, the historic Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut, will open its doors to all seekers of the rare, the unusual, and the wondrous! Conceived and built by American icon P.T. Barnum, the Barnum Museum has served a global audience since its opening in 1893. Although P.T. Barnum did not live to see the completion of the landmark site, the exotic building and collection is a reflection of Barnum's fascination with the world and his desire to bring curiosity…

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OCHM’s Birthday Party!

May 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Join us for our 164th birthday celebration! Enjoy lawn games and live entertainment, as well as food, drinks, and ice cream. This year we will host a Birthday Cake Baking Contest! Please enter your cake (or cupcakes!) using a favorite birthday cake recipe for judging to win a special prize and bragging rights.

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The Lowell’s of Massachusetts

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Concord Bookshop Concord, 65 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Nina Sankovitch discusses The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family shares the fascinating story of the Lowells, one of the most influential families in the history of the United States.

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Landmark Recognition Program

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Belle Haven Club, 100 Harbor Dr
Greenwich, CT 06830 United States
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The Greenwich Historical Society’s Landmark Recognition reception, which honors distinctive properties that reflect Greenwich’s unique architectural heritage, will plaque four properties at its May 7th celebration. The Perrot Memorial Library, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, and beautifully preserved properties on Riversville and Stanwich roads will be presented with official Greenwich Landmark plaques for their value in preserving the town’s remarkable architectural legacy. David Scott Parker Architects, one of America’s foremost preservation architects, and the visionary behind the Greenwich Historical…

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Learn, Save, and Write Family Food History with Maureen Taylor

May 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903-3219 United States
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In this workshop we’ll explore foodways through the historical, cultural and traditions of your family. We’ll discuss ways to discover that food history by interviewing relatives, and studying artifacts. Learn how to save those memories by surveying a variety of writing solutions. Max 15 spots. Please register at http://www.provlib.org/node/5679?eid=.

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Curator Tour: World War I and the Maine Experience

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join MHS Director of Library Services Jamie Rice for an insider’s view of the creation of MHS’s exhibit, World War I and the Maine Experience. On view through June 4, 2017. Known as "The War to End All Wars", World War I ended nothing. 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of American involvement in the first World War, and an opportunity to reflect on the tremendous impact it continues to have on American politics, society and culture. Our exhibition, World War…

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Play, Recreation, and Childhood in the Progressive Era

May 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Memorial Hall, Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106 United States
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Join us for a brown bag lunch presentation by Dr. Allison Horrocks. In the late 19th century, Connecticut was highly regarded by many experts as a pioneering state for its expansive network of parks, playgrounds, and other spaces for recreation.  Through the development of these spaces, children's play became a far more regulated matter.  Learn more about the business of shaping play during this talk on Connecticut's history of youth and recreation. Dr. Allison Horrocks is a public historian.  Her primary research…

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Spicing Up The Nutmeg State

May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Barnum Museum, 820 Main St
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us Thursday, May 11th at 5:30pm for "CT Characters: Personality Spicing Up The Nutmeg State"! Journalist, blogger, and public relations specialist, Lennie speaks from the heart and soul of Bridgeport. His acclaimed book "Only in Bridgeport" is the most sought after historic expose on the struggles and triumphs of Bridgeport. In his new book, "CT Characters: Personalities Spicing Up The Nutmeg State", Lennie shares fascinating tales about iconic figures who have shaped Connecticut and blazed the path for the…

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Longfellow’s Cocktail Party & Magical History Tour

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - May 13 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us for our third annual exploration of fascinating historic sites in Portland that you've never seen – and maybe didn’t even know existed! We’ve gained access to very special places that will delight and intrigue adults and kids alike. The mystery sites will be revealed at a cocktail party we’re hosting on Friday, May 12 – and even the location of the party is part of the fun. Mr. Longfellow's Cocktail Party will be held at the historic State…

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The Roaring Twenties Party

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vermont Historical Society Museum, 109 State St
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
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Get dolled up and step back in time to a world of flappers, speakeasys, and illegal hooch. Discover hidden gin joints and dance the night away in the (newly updated!) Vermont History Museum while racing other party-goers to solve a mystery that will crack a rum smuggler’s safe. When you crack the code and solve the case, who will you help – the bulls or the bootleggers? Our biggest party yet includes: * Tastings from Mad River Distillers, who will…

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The Lowell’s of Massachusetts

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave MA
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Nina Sankovitch discusses The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family shares the fascinating story of the Lowells, one of the most influential families in the history of the United States. Book signing opportunity as well!

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Let’s Fire those Bake Ovens

May 13 @ 10:00 am - May 14 @ 3:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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A weekend filled with baking employing the Fort's various bake ovens including the community (bee hive) oven which holds 22 two-pound loaves of bread.

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Fefa’s Market: The Bodega Corner Store as Hub of Early RI Latino Community

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903-3219 United States
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Marta Martinez will speak about the significance of the "bodega" the neighborhood corner store as the hub of early RI Latino communitys. She tells the story of Fefa's Market, the first bodega in Rhode Island and how it helped to strengthen a community. Please register at http://www.provlib.org/events/marta-martinez-fefas-market-and-latino-foodways.

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Essex Heritage Annual Spring Meeting

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway
Methuen, MA 01844 United States
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Join us for a morning of engagement in the breathtaking Methuen Memorial Music Hall! Participate in this FREE, valuable networking opportunity that will further connect you with the work of Essex Heritage and our partners. The agenda will include updates on Essex Heritage activities and initiatives, announcement of the Essex Heritage Partnership Grant recipients, and more! Please join us! Reservations requested. Call 978-740-0444. Learn about the history of the Meuthen Memorial Music Hall and "The Great Organ" at /mmmh.org/mmmh-history/

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Book Talk: Unearthed

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Who was here before us? In whose footsteps are we now walking? And what—if anything—did they leave behind? These are the questions that Steven L. Bridge, Professor at Saint Joseph’s College, was determined to answer. To do so, Bridge began digging—both literally and figuratively—into the campus’s past... all the way back to 1773. In the process, he uncovered a long forgotten and deeply buried history filled with storied artifacts and remarkable predecessors. Unearthed chronicles Bridge’s journey of discovery and showcases…

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3rd Massachusetts Garrison the Fort

May 20 @ 10:00 am - May 21 @ 3:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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Kingston Village Fair Day

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
South County History Center, 2636 Kingstown Rd
Kingston, RI 02881 United States
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In celebration of the annual Kingston Village Fair Day, the Center will be opening the first of three exhibits featuring images from the Allen Collection of glass plate negatives. The Center will offer free admission and tour each half hour.

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Liberty & Union Walking Tour

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Join us for a free, one-hour guided tour of Historic Downtown Taunton. Our one-mile walking tour highlights some of the important architectural, cultural, and commercial sites between Church Green and Taunton Green. A great way to learn about the city, from its earliest days through the present, these tours are the third Saturday of every month, May through October.

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Learn, Save, and Write Family Food History with Maureen Taylor

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903-3219 United States
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In this workshop we’ll explore foodways through the historical, cultural and traditions of your family. We’ll discuss ways to discover that food history by interviewing relatives, and studying artifacts. Learn how to save those memories by surveying a variety of writing solutions. Max 15 spots. Please register at http://www.provlib.org/node/5679?eid=.

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Lest They Perish: Refugee Resettlement Connecticut

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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The debate about opening American doors to those fleeing war is nothing new. World War I was particularly traumatic for communities across the Middle East who, in addition to the human toll of the conflict, experienced widespread displacement due to forced relocation, mass migration, and targeted massacres. On Tuesday, May 23 join Yale Scholar Amy Fallas-Kerr as she highlights American efforts to alleviate these humanitarian crises and reviews the first large-scale philanthropic project in response to the plight of Armenians,…

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Lest We Forget: Preserving Memories of WWI at New Haven Museum

May 24 @ 3:00 am - 7:00 pm
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Avenue.
New Haven, CT United States
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When fresh-faced Hamden, Connecticut resident Robert Remington and the rest of New Haven’s 102nd Regiment arrived in Seicheprey, France in late 1917, it was assumed that the green soldiers would slowly acclimate themselves to modern warfare. In the predawn hours of April 20 1918, German Stormtroopers struck. In what became known as the first U.S. engagement of World War One (WWI), Remington was bayonetted in the stomach. He died on May 1, shortly before his 19th birthday. Thanks to the…

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Historic Preservation for a Better Boston –Join the Conversation

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Co-Presented by Old South Meeting House and the Boston Preservation Alliance. Part of the Series Churches, Cafes & Community Centers: Historic Preservation for Boston's Neighborhoods, Co-Sponsored by LivableStreets Alliance 74% of Boston voters supported the Community Preservation Act (CPA) last November, showing us that Bostonians have a great deal of enthusiasm for what this multifaceted program can do for their city. Now the challenge of turning concept into reality is upon us. What types of preservation work can the CPA…

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The History of 9-1-1

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Hampshire Telephone Museum, One Depot St - Main Entrance
Warner, NH 03278 United States
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The Bureau of Emergency Communications is a nationally accredited 9-1-1 center. Their mission is "to serve as the communications link between the public and public safety agencies, furthering the ideal of "One Nation, One Number." Wanda Bowers will be joining us to share the history of 911, how it’s funded, how each call is handled and how mobile technology has changed the way people can reach out for help.

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