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September 2017

Museum Day Live 2017

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. Tickets printed from the Smithsonian Magazine’s website are good for one person and one guest. Free admission is for gallery visits and free public tours, does not include admission to the Waterman Research Center, Behind the Scenes Tours, or Hands-On History Workshops. Where will your curiosity lead you…

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Festival of New England Makers

September 23 @ 9:30 am - September 24 @ 5:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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At this celebration of artisans, the Village will showcase New England trades from the 19th century. The Village's blacksmith, potter, tinner, cooper, printer, and others will showcase their skills by crafting more complicated items. They will be joined by artisans of historic crafts from throughout New England who will demonstrate their work. From etching, to spinning, to woodworking, experience “handmade” from the past.

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18th Century Medicine

September 23 @ 10:00 am - September 24 @ 3:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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18th Century Medicine was just as complex as it is today. Join us this weekend for discussion and demonstration of midwifery, surgery and herbology. Additional details to follow.

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Smithsonian Museum Day Live

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, 27 Navigator Rd
Londonderry, NH 03053 United States
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Free admission day at the museum. Planning on Manchester-Boston Regional Airport maintenance equipment to be on display in our parking lot.

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Smithsonian Museum Day – free admission

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. You can print your own by visiting smithsonianmag.com! (Yes, it'll ask you for your email address - BUT you get free museum admission!) Where will your curiosity lead you on Museum Day Live!? Hopefully to the Brick Store Museum, right here in Kennebunk!

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Smithsonian Museum DAY LIVE! at the DMHS

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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The Danbury Museum & Historical Society is pleased to once again be a participating partner and featured venue for Smithsonian Museum Day Live! on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The Danbury Museum will offer free tours of our historic buildings...The John & Mary Rider House (c.1785), The John Dodd Hat Shop (c.1790), The Little Red Schoolhouse and The Marian Anderson Studio on Saturday, September 24th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of the Smithsonian magazine's ninth annual Museum Day…

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Pumpkin Patch Trolley Weekend 1

September 23 @ 11:00 am - September 24 @ 3:00 pm
Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Rd
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
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Ride back in time to the Pumpkin Patch where games, face painting, raffles and PUMPKINS await you! While you wait for the next trolley, choose a pumpkin to decorate back at the Visitor Center. Have a snack! Play carnival games and family games! Weekends,September 23 through October 1 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM Open rain or shine! Non-members pay Regular Admission Plus $2.00 Members pay the regular public admission rate to the museum. Lunch Service on site. EXTRAS Children's carnival…

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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our 90-minute guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created…

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$150 - $250

Ulysses S. Grant Meets Ida Lewis Culinary Adventure

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Colony House, Washington Square
Newport, RI United States
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Join us for our second annual culinary adventure this September inspired by the 1869 meeting between Ulysses S. Grant and “America’s bravest woman” Ida Lewis! Ida Lewis gained her reputation as America’s Heroine after rescuing two soldiers from drowning in their attempt to return to Fort Adams on March 29, 1869 in the midst of a great storm. Despite having taken over many of the duties of the Lime Rock Lighthouse Keeper from her father at the age of fifteen,…

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Splint Basswood Basket Workshop

September 24 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Barry Keegan offers this basket workshop, teaching you to weave with splints of basswood with the outer bark still attached. Finished basket approximately 10” tall. Keegan also demonstrates how baskets were made with stone tools. Pre-registration required. Limit 15 students. Vermont Archaeology Month program.

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Splint Basswood Basket Workshop

September 24 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Workshop leader is Barry Keegan. Learn to weave with splints of basswood with the outer bark still attached. Finished baskets are approximately 10" tall. Limit 15 students. Pre-registration required. $60, includes instruction and materials. Call 802-759-2412 to register. Vermont Archaeology Month event.

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Cranberry Thanksgiving at The Tomaquag Museum

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tomaquag Museum, 390 A Summit Road
Exeter, RI 02822 United States
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Celebrate Cranberry Thanksgiving with us at The Tomaquag Museum. There will be Native Arts For Sale, Story Telling, Music and Dancing and More! Event Is FREE With Your Regular Museum Admission. For More Infromation Call (401) 491-9063 or email slarose@tomaquagmuseum.org

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The McIntire District in the 17th Century

September 24 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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A lecture by David Moffat, Salem Historical Society. Scheduling Note: At 12:45 PM, Salem Food Tours will present fresh spices and sweeteners used in early Colonial cooking. Lecture at 1 PM. Hamilton Hall in Salem is widely recognized as one of the most important Federal buildings in America. It was designed in 1805 by the famous architect and master woodcarver, Samuel McIntire, and has been in use as an assembly hall for cultural and social events for over two hundred…

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Points of Interest: Lake Champlain Bridge Guided Walk

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn the history of what surrounds you as you walk across the Lake Champlain Bridge. Chimney Point site administrator Elsa Gilbertson and Crown Point site manager Michael Roets lead this guided round trip walk. Meet at Chimney Point. Rain or shine, dress for the weather. Vermont Archaeology Month program.

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Lecture: P.T. Barnum’s Ultimate Hoax

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Barnum Museum, 820 Main St
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us for a lecture by Dr. Lynn Sally of Fairfield Univeristy titled "P.T. Barnum’s Ultimate Hoax: “What Is It” & the Performance of Scientific Racism". A lesson in the great showman's history not to be missed! P.T. Barnum, the self-proclaimed “Prince of Humbugs,” was a master at publicity, showmanship, and manipulation, staging performances and exhibits that catered to while simultaneously creating public desires. The exhibits Barnum created, then, tell us as much about Americans’ fears and fascinations as they…

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Preschoolers in the Park: Archaeology and the Past

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Salem Maritime National Historic Site, 160 Derby St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Calling all Toddlers, Tots, and Preschoolers ages 2-6! The Park Rangers at Salem Maritime National Historic Site invite you to attend free monthly story-time and activity sessions around the park! Bring your favorite adult and learn about the special places, objects, living things and stories the National Park Service protects. Create crafts to take home and receive a special prize for attending all six sessions! No reservations required. Meet at waite and Peirce (193 Derby Street, Salem), our Park Store!…

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The Zimmerman Telegram Story

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wright Museum of World War II, 77 Center St
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
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The Zimmerman Telegram Story Presented by Professor Douglas Wheeler British Naval Intelligence's interception, decoding, and leaking of the famous Zimmermann Telegram of 1917 helped propel the United States into World War I on the Allied side. In his lecture, Wheeler will show the significance of this secret British intelligence operation in the earlier stages of contemporary signal warfare and how secret intelligence services build expertise in an effort to discover enemy plans and intentions. Wheeler’s lecture also provides a case…

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History Bites Lunchtime Chat: documentary film screening

September 27 @ 12:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States
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Learn about the Jennings family, Standard Oil pioneers, by watching the film, "The Good Time Will Come: yellow gold, black oil and family lineage." Suggested $5 donation for non-members. Bring a lunch & we'll provide iced tea and dessert.

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“First Ladies of Resilience” with Jacqueline Berger

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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One could state correctly that America’s First Ladies are iconic examples of resilience, courage and emotional agility. This has all been in the spotlight of media attention (even back in the day), against the backdrop of history in the making and largely behind the scenes. There is no greater test of one’s imagined reservoir of resilience than the unpredictability of the moment. An engaging and inspiring speaker, Jacqueline Berger invites us into the lives and times of these women with…

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Why Thoreau Still Matters

September 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Why Thoreau Still Matters: Lessons on Environmentalism & Civil Disobedience Part of the Series “Boston is Thoreau Country: A Multimedia Series Celebrating Thoreau’s Legacy in the Hub,” Co-Presented by Old South Meeting House, The Thoreau Society, and the Boston Literary District 200 years after Henry David Thoreau’s birth in Concord, Massachusetts, a distinguished panel will consider Thoreau’s lessons for today’s world. How have Thoreau’s writings and ideas informed environmental policy, civil disobedience and contemporary writings on humans’ relationships with the…

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Museum After Dark: WWI Exhibition Opening Reception/Panel

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States
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View the newest exhibition at the Fairfield Museum and gain new insight into WWI with local perspectives from a panel featuring a variety of experts including Dr. Elizabeth Rose, Cecilia Bucki, Michael Bielawa and Jennifer P. McLaughlin. Program begins at 6:30pm. $5 for non-members. Free for members.

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Vermont Story Lab Summit

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Rd
Shelburne, VT 05482 United States
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Once a year, we invite nonprofits and individuals passionate about storytelling to come together to share their ideas, questions and "home-run" projects, as well as to build skills. We've got an action-packed day in store for you at Shelburne Farms' Coach Barn! Plan on: hands-on workshops, superb oral storytellers, troubleshooting your storytelling projects, and a networking reception. Meet colleagues from across the state who love nonprofit storytelling as much as you do!

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September Specialty Tour: Overlooked Artifacts

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In order to share the lesser-known stories of the house, we will offer special-themed tours each Friday in September at 6:30 p.m. Each of these tours is limited to 15 people. Because of the limited size of the tours, reservations will only be taken by telephone at (617) 876-4491. 9/29/2017 - "Overlooked Artifacts: The Curator's Tour" Join our museum curator, David, on a special tour of the Longfellow House highlighting some of the objects that, though on regular display, often…

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Revolutionary War Weekend

September 30 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 3:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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The Revolutionary War Comes to Old Number 4 Saturday, September 30 10 AM - 4:30 PM Sunday, October 1 10 AM - 3 PM Mock battle each day at 1:30 PM Various other activities at various places around the museum over the weekend.

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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

September 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our 90-minute guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created…

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Pumpkin Patch Trolley Weekend 2

September 30 @ 11:00 am - October 1 @ 3:00 pm
Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Rd
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
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Ride back in time to the Pumpkin Patch where games, face painting, raffles and PUMPKINS await you! While you wait for the next trolley, choose a pumpkin to decorate back at the Visitor Center. Have a snack! Play carnival games and family games! Weekends,September 23 through October 1 11:00 AM - 03:00 PM Open rain or shine! Non-members pay Regular Admission Plus $2.00 Members pay the regular public admission rate to the museum. Lunch Service on site. EXTRAS Children's carnival…

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The Brown Paper Company: Collections Highlights Talk

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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Join us for a Collections Highlights Talk on the Brown Paper Company! Beginning as a modest sawmill located on the Androscoggin River in Berlin, the Brown Paper Company would grow to become one of the largest and most advanced paper and pulp manufacturers in the world. In 2009 and 2010 Fraser Paper Company, the last remnant of Brown’s Berlin operations, donated the company records to the New Hampshire Historical Society. Those records, which span the years 1871 to 1996, reveal…

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Pints on the Pier

September 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum – Bath, ME, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Sample some of the state's best brews while enjoying live music from The Squid Jiggers! Sunset on the Kennebec River sets the scene for an awesome party on the pier. Guests can enjoy samples of some of Maine's finest hand-crafted beers from Boothbay Craft Brewery, Tavern & RV, Flight Deck Brewing, Funky Bow Brewery and Beer Company, Portersfield Cider, Rising Tide Brewing Company, Sheepscot valley brewing, and more. We'll have a variety of food options on-site, including Glidden Point Oyster…

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October 2017

Giving Voice: An Afternoon with Annette Gordon-Reed

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please save the date for our annual benefit event. Details to follow. Photo of Professor Gordon-Reed is by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer.

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Women of the Fort

October 7 @ 9:00 am - October 8 @ 3:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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Women of the Fort 2017 Saturday, October 7 10 AM - 4 PM Sunday, October 8 10 AM - 3 PM Various activities in various places within the museum. Among the activities last season (2016) -Defending Home and Family-Women Garrison the Fort -Natural (plant) dye display -Putting Food By -Walking Wool.

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Transit Day

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Rd
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
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If you can only visit once a year, this is the day to come! Transit Day is our annual open house and we feature every category of our vehicle collection. Buses, subway cars, trackless trolleys & streetcars run on this very special day! Lunch Service on site.

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NH Fall Festival at Strawbery Banke

October 7 @ 10:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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A traditional New England harvest fair with demonstrations from craftspeople, heritage breed and farm animal exhibits, farm animal and livestock demonstrations, presentations on heirloom seeds and food preservation tips, fiber arts, demonstrations and exhibits on historic crafts and industries.

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Textile Treasures Digging Deeper Tour

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St
Wethersfield, CT 06109 United States
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Go behind-the-scenes to view a rare and remarkably well-preserved collection of 17th-and 18th-century clothing, shoes, and textiles during the "Textile Treasures” Digging Deeper Tour! Saturday, Oct. 7, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. An expanded version of last year's tour with some lovely new additions!

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Peterborough’s Village Cemetery Walking Tour

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Peterborough’s second-oldest graveyard. Established in the early 1830s when the town’s civic and commercial center had shifted to the river valley, the Village Cemetery documents the lives of the community’s 19th century business and social leaders as well as some of its Civil War veterans. The walk will include information about 19th century funeral customs and the Victorian fascination with death and mourning. Wear walking shoes and be prepared for uneven terrain. The…

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TOUR: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by ASD

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of the exhibit Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. Please note that this tour will not be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted. Tours are free with admission.

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Curator Tour: Creative Maine

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join MHS Chief Curator Kate McBrien for an insider’s view of the creation of MHS’s exhibit, Creative Maine: Trade Banners and the Crafts That Built Maine. Creative Maine explores the creativity and ingenuity that created the Maine economy through the historical parade banners of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association and examples from some of the most innovative businesses in Maine today. Program is free with museum admission (complimentary for MHS Members; $8 general audience).

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Hamilton to Visit WDS

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St
Wethersfield, CT 06109 United States
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The final battle of the American Revolution was planned by George Washington and French General Rochambeau at the home of Joseph Webb, in Wethersfield. Two months later, Alexander Hamilton led three battalions in that final battle, in Yorktown, VA, in conjunction with allied French troops, and forced the British surrender. It seems fitting that Hamilton will visit the former Webb home, now part of WDS, on Thurs, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. The free event in the Webb Barn will…

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Book Talk: Portland’s Historic Eastern Cemetery by Ron Romano

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Eastern Cemetery holds more than 350 years of Portland’s rich history. In his new book, Portland’s Historic Eastern Cemetery, author and cemetery guide Ron Romano tells the fascinating tale of this historic landscape, illuminating centuries of Portland’s history through the stories of those laid to rest. Join us for a discussion of this deep history, followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase in the MHS Museum Store. Free & open to the public!

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Hearth Cooking Saturday: An Apple a Day

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Visit the Phoenix Mill House during the Peak into Peterborough festivities for a hearth cooking demonstration featuring New Hampshire’s favorite fall fruit. Sample a variety of apple dishes both sweet and savory and try your hand at pressing apple cider. The dishes are prepared over the open hearth using period recipes and equipment. Learn about food and cooking in the 1830s and see how the Phoenix Mill House family lived. The Phoenix Mill House is a 19th century mill foreman’s…

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TOUR: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by ASD

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join a CHS staff member and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a guided tour of the exhibition Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. Please note that this program/lecture will be presented with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Space is limited on these special tours. Please call or email to reserve a space (860) 236-5621 x238 or rsvp@chs.org. This tour is free with admission.

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Beer in the Garden: Past Medicinal Practices

October 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us for beer and snacks, a rare opportunity to enjoy our historic garden at night, and a chance to see some very special artifacts from our collections! Free for MHS Members; $5 general admission. RSVP not required – drop in any time! Apply your program fee to MHS membership! Beer in the Garden is sponsored by Shipyard Brewing Company.

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American Arts & Crafts Gardens 1890-1920

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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Based on period documentation of historic gardens, publications and designers’ records, lecturer Denise Wiles Adams will focus on the decorative gardens popular in America during the Cos Cob art colony era. Her talk will explore the distinctive garden style of the great estates of the time and highlight plants that were popular. An ornamental plant and garden historian, Adams received her PhD in horticulture from Ohio State University and for a decade owned an heirloom-flower and herb nursery. She is…

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Lunch & Learn: Historic Gravestones in the Monadnock Region

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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At this Lunch and Learn, enjoy a delicious lunch and learn about historic gravestones found in the Monadnock region’s burying grounds. We will see a variety of monuments from the historic to the poignant to the unusual. From curious epitaphs to masterpieces of the stonecarver’s art, this talk will take you on a sweeping tour of the area’s graveyards. Lunch and Learn programs begin with a lunch featuring a selection of sandwich wraps, salad and chips followed by coffee and…

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Lecture: Battlefield Archaeology

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Dan Sivilich, Musket Ball and Small Shot Identification: A Guide Help us celebrate Archaeology Month with archaeologist and author Dan Sivilich as he traces the history of musket balls and small shot, and explores their uses as lethal projectiles and in nonlethal alterations. Sivilich asks—and answers—a variety of questions to demonstrate how a musket ball found in a military context can help to interpret the site: Was it fired? What did it hit? What type of gun is it associated…

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Jimmy Golon ~ New Britain in 1972

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
New Britain Public Libary, 20 High St
New Britain, CT 06051 United States
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Jimmy Golon will give an illustrated talk on New Britain in 1972. 6:30 - 8:30 in the Community Room of the New Britain Public Library. 20 High Street, New Britain CT

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Witches & Tombstones Tours

October 21 @ 10:00 am - October 22 @ 4:00 pm
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St
Wethersfield, CT 06109 United States
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Explore the macabre in historic detail during WDS Witches and Tombstones Tours: the notorious Wethersfield Witch Trials—which preceded Salem by 30 years!—the Wethersfield Ancient Burying Ground, and a 19th-century wake. Space is limited; timed, advance tickets suggested. *Please note – These tours include walking on uneven ground and the use of stairs.

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Liberty & Union Walking Tour

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Come walk the Liberty and Union Downtown Walking Tour! 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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WWI in the Hardware City and the industrialization of war

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St
New Britain, CT 06052 United States
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Karen Hudkins, Executive Director of the New Britain Industrial Museum, will lead a free tour focusing on New Britain’s participation in the World War I effort. Beginning at the NBMAA’s special exhibition Harry Everett Townsend: Illustrations of a World War I Artist (on view from September 20–January 8), the tour will explore the city's contributions through recruitment, fundraising, and wartime production. Participants will then walk (or drive, if preferred; approximately a 7 minute walk uphill) to Walnut Hill Park's World…

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Liberty & Union Festival 2017

October 21 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Each fall, Taunton, Massachusetts' Liberty and Union Weekend commemorates the events of October 1774, when our community became the first in the American colonies to raise a flag in opposition to British rule. That flag - the "Liberty and Union" flag - flies proudly over our city to this day. The Festival features the annual tribute to Robert Treate Paine, the raising of the Liberty & Union Flag, live music & dancers on the City stage, food trucks, vendors, Colonial…

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Lewis E. Lehrman on Churchill, Roosevelt & Company

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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During World War II the “special relationship” between the United States and Great Britain cemented the alliance that won the war in the West. But the ultimate victory of that partnership has obscured many of the conflicts behind Franklin Roosevelt’s charm and Winston Churchill’s victory signs—namely, the clashes of principles and especially personalities between and within the leadership of the two nations. This year’s William C. Crooks Distinguished Lecture will feature award-winning author Lewis E. Lehrman. Lehrman’s program will focus…

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