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May 2018

Liberty & Union Walking Tour

May 19 @ 11:00 am - June 16 @ 12:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Come walk our free, one-hour guided tour of Historic Downtown Taunton. This one-mile walking tour highlights many 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. We always start on the front steps of the OCHM.

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Fake News, Leaks and Bias: Freedom of the Press Under the First

May 25 @ 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 First Amendment to the United States Constitution boldly limits governmental interference with certain “enumerated” rights. OLLI presenters, Dan Crean and Barbara Keshen, will look at the rights of the press in today’s legal and highly charged political landscape. From leaks, to “fake” news, op/ed pages, and claims of biased reporting, the press, the public and politicians seem to have reverted to conflict similar to that existing in the early days of the republic. This interactive discussion will review significant…

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Out of Time: Das Geld Fahnlein at the Fort

May 26 @ 10:00 am - May 27 @ 3:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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The 16th Century makes a visit to the museum with Das Guild Fahnlein as they recreate a military encampment and demonstrate the skills and life of a Landsknecht unit, their wives and family members.

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Revolutionary War Encampment 2018

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St
Wethersfield, CT 06109 United States
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Huzzah! Memorial Day weekend begins with a bang at the WDS Revolutionary War Encampment! Admission to the encampment is free; admission is charged for optional tours of the museum. Interact closely with the 5th CT Regiment in full colonial dress, and enjoy entertaining demonstrations of 18th-century medicine, open-fire cookery, camp life, marching and musket firing and music. At 1 p.m. there will be a skirmish with a dashing band of British redcoats! Children are invited to learn to march and…

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Blue Star Museum Summer Program

May 26 @ 10:00 am - June 16 @ 4:00 pm
New Hampshire Telephone Museum, One Depot St - Main Entrance
Warner, NH 03278 United States
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For the 6th year running, the New Hampshire Telephone Museum will participate in the ​Blue Star Museums summer program which helps military families create memories! We will offer free family admission for active duty military families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. To help plan your visit, download their Parent Toolkit at http://www.bluestarfam.org

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Activating Historic Sites in Dorchester

May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Sip & Spoke Bike Kitchen, and More! Learn from Kathy Kottaridis of Historic Boston Inc. (HBI) about the ongoing efforts to green and revitalize Columbia Road, Dorchester, and the city as a whole. Then listen in as entrepreneur, Dorchester native, and local history activist Noah Hicks shares his behind-the-scenes story of the Upham’s Corner 1912 Comfort Station and its upcoming transformation into Sip & Spoke Bike Kitchen. This stucco and tile “mission style” building, adjacent to the historic Dorchester North…

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June 2018

Fort Adams Ghost Hunt

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - June 3 @ 1:00 am
Newport, RI, Newport, RI 02840-02841 United States + Google Map

The night will begin with a meet and greet with the stars at a location where the inhabitants were considered their own worst enemy! You’ll have an opportunity to ask your questions first hand of the stars, discuss techniques, equipment, experiments and any other items of interest in this exclusive Q&A. After this informative and stirring discussion you will dispatch to the far reaches of the vast fort to experience those that remain behind in garrison to defend our country’s…

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Rising on the River: Culloden

June 2 @ 10:00 am - June 3 @ 3:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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Scottish Heritage Weekend Mock Battles Each Day Additional Details to follow

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Great Chowder Cook-Off

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI 02840 United States + Google Map

The legendary Great Chowder Cook-Off is the original and longest running event of its kind in the nation, and officially kicks off Rhode Island’s summer festivities! Enjoy endless samples of traditional and exotic creations from local and national competitors. You vote for your favorites and the winners walk away with overflowing prize pots and bragging rights for the year!

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Behind-the-Scenes Library Tour

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 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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The Palatine Wreck: The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship

June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Two days after Christmas in 1738, a British merchant ship traveling from Rotterdam to Philadelphia grounded in a blizzard on the northern tip of Block Island. The 105 passengers and crew on board—sick, frozen, and starving—were all that remained of the 340 men, women, and children who had left their homeland the previous spring. Shortly after the wreck, rumors began to circulate that the passengers had been mistreated by the ship’s crew and by some of the islanders. The stories…

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Celebrate Dad!

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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CELEBRATE DAD AT OCHM 11:00am Liberty & Union Walking Tour Bring Dad for our monthly free, one-hour guided tour of Historic Downtown Taunton. This 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. We always start on the front steps of the OCHM.…

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Lecture: “So Close to Home” by Alison O’Leary

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame, 1 Burnside St
Bristol, RI 02809-2003 United States
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June 21st, 2018 Alison O'Leary presents "So Close to Home: A True Story of an American Family's Fight for Survival During World War II" Discover more at http://www.alisonoleary.com About the Book: A hard working blue collar family from Texas was trying to get ahead in the lean post-Depression years. But when war broke out they unknowingly entered the cross hairs of a German U-boat on a killing spree right off America’s shores. A heartbreaking true story, So Close to Home…

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Pioneering Female Landscape Architect Tour

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St
Wethersfield, CT 06109 United States
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View a piece of the world as seen through the eyes of Amy Cogswell—one of the first female landscape architects in the U.S, and designer of the Colonial Revival Garden at WDS! Ours is one of 14 historic gardens highlighted on CT Historic Gardens Day. Visitors during this free event will also have the chance to win a framed poster featuring the winning entry for the 2018 Historic Gardens Day Poster Art Contest by Connecticut artist Bonnie Beers-Johnson. More details:…

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Cursive Camp

June 25 @ 10:00 am - June 29 @ 2:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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July 2018

Fiber Arts Camp

July 16 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 2:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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Lecture: Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame, 1 Burnside St
Bristol, RI 02809-2003 United States
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July 19, 2018 Gail MacDonald presents: "Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline" Gilded Age financier Morton F. Plant inherited his father’s transportation empire determined to improve his community. A dreamer eager to invest in innovative technology and grassroots community causes alike, Plant’s influence ran deep on the Connecticut shoreline prior to World War I, and his legacy remains prominent. Plant’s summer mansion, Branford House, is one of southeastern Connecticut’s iconic landmarks. He was instrumental in founding the prestigious Connecticut…

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The Newport Show Gala Preview Party

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Each summer since 2007, the St. George’s School Ice Rink has been transformed into an upscale shopping venue during the Newport Antiques Show. It’s a weekend event that has become a high point for the social season and a not-to-be-missed opportunity for fine art aficionados. In 2018, the Show will continue its reputation for luxury but it adopts a new name, The Newport Show, to better reflect its diverse roster of over 40 dealers. Attendees can again browse for antique…

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The Newport Show

July 28 @ 10:00 am - July 29 @ 4:00 pm

Each summer since 2007, the St. George’s School Ice Rink has been transformed into an upscale shopping venue during the Newport Antiques Show. It’s a weekend event that has become a high point for the social season and a not-to-be-missed opportunity for fine art aficionados. In 2018, the Show will continue its reputation for luxury but it adopts a new name, The Newport Show, to better reflect its diverse roster of over 40 dealers. Attendees can again browse for antique…

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August 2018

Get to Know Danbury Camp

August 13 @ 10:00 am - August 17 @ 2:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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September 2018

Civil War Weekend 2018

September 8 @ 10:00 am - September 9 @ 4:00 pm
General Nathanael Greene Homestead, 50 Taft St
Coventry, RI 02816 United States
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Schedule to be announced. Unit Registrations open July 1- August 15, 2018

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