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July 2017
$15 - $18

Lake Discovery Kids Camp

July 24 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 12:00 pm
New Hampshire Boat Museum, 399 Center St. (Rte. 28/109 North)
Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896 United States
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This hands-on adventure will provide enriching and fun projects in boating, science, water ecology, aquatic life, local history and arts & crafts. This year led by popular educator Sheryl Ross! Cost: $15 per day for members' children or grandchildren; $18 per day for not-yet-members’ children and grandchildren. Session 1: Lower Elementary Grades K-2, July 24-25 from 9:00 am -  noon Session 2: Upper Elementary Grades 3-6, July 26-28 from 9:00 am -  noon, Fri. till 1:00 pm

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Junior Docent Camp: Session 2

July 24 @ 9:00 am - July 28 @ 2:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Ever wonder what life was like before video games? Looking for a chance to step back in time? Want to be a history detective? Then Junior Docent Camp at MHS is for you! Participants in Junior Docent Camp will explore life in 18th and 19th century Portland and go behind the scenes at some of Maine's premiere historic locations and museums. Junior Docent Camp I (for 3rd-5th grade campers; July 10-14, 9am-1pm) is based at Maine Historical Society and the…

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Newport Antiques Show Gala Preview Party

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. George’s School Ice Rink, Purgatory road
Middletown, RI 02842 United States
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The Newport Antiques Show opening night Gala Preview Party will be held on July 27, 2017 from 6pm-9pm. Sip a cocktail while taking in antiques, art, jewelry, vintage fine accessories and photographs in one convenient venue.

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Author Talk: Kory Stamper

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 S Main St
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society is pleased to announce that it will host author and lexicographer Kory Stamper this summer. Stamper will present a talk on her debut book, Word by Word on July 27 at 7:00 p.m. Rave reviews for Word by Word appear in The Atlantic, Publishers Weekly, and The New York Times. They seem to all agree: for language-lovers, Word by Word is a witty, irreverent exposé on the secret lives of lexicographers.…

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$15

The Newport Antiques Show

July 28 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 6:00 pm
St. George\\\’s School Ice Rink, 375 Purgatory Road
Middletown, Rhode Island (RI) 02842 Select a Country:
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The Newport Antiques Show is a staple of Newport’s summer season and a mecca for collectors with its luxurious atmosphere and sophisticated style. When doors open this July, the Show will celebrate its 11th year with an updated program and new associated activities while visitors discover antiques, art, jewelry, vintage fine accessories and photographs in one convenient venue. Although the event is months away, plans are set to expand the Newport Antiques Show’s remarkable roster of dealers of fine arts…

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The Newport Antiques Show

July 28 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 6:00 pm
St. George’s School Ice Rink, Purgatory road
Middletown, RI 02842 United States
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The Newport Antiques Show is a staple of Newport’s summer season and a mecca for collectors with its luxurious atmosphere and sophisticated style. When doors open this July, the Show will celebrate its 11th year with an updated program and new associated activities while visitors discover antiques, art, jewelry, vintage fine accessories and photographs in one convenient venue. Although the event is months away, plans are set to expand the Newport Antiques Show’s remarkable roster of dealers of fine arts…

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Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - July 29 @ 10:00 pm
The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Filled with haunted history, dark tales, and Victorian traditions surrounding seances and spiritualism, these nighttime tours are as educational as they are goosebump-inducing. Participants will hear lots of creepy tales -- and learn about Mark Twain's interest in the supernatural. The Mark Twain House has been featured on Syfy Channel's Ghost Hunters and the Biography Channel's My Ghost Story. The tours sell out fast, so be sure to call 860- 247-0998 or follow the ticket link to make your reservations!…

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Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene’s 275th Birthday Celebration

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
General Nathanael Greene Homestead, 50 Taft St
Coventry, RI 02816 United States
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MAJ. GEN. NATHANAEL GREENE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME THE GENERAL PUBLIC, MILITIA AND REENACTING LIVING HISTORY COMMUNITY TO JOIN US IN A TRIBUTE TO THE GENERAL DATE: SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017 PLACE: GEN. NATHANAEL GREENE HOMESTEAD 50 TAFT SREET COVENTRY, RHODE ISLAND TIME: 11:00 PM- 5:00 PM COMPLIMENTARY TOURS OF THE MUSEUM 2:00 PM-PROGRAM AND SALUTE TO THE GENERAL 3:00 PM-COMPLIMENTARY LIGHT REFRESHMENTS SPONSORED BY THE NATHANAEL GREENE HOMESTEAD ASSOC. For further information please contact: nathanaelgreenehmst@gmail.com

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$5.00

Celebrating “Strong Ground”

After nearly a decade of work, the Mount Independence Coalition is proud to announce the publication of Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution. To celebrate the publication of this 112-page, full-color and richly illustrated history of our favorite piece of Vermont, the Coalition is holding a gala launch party on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont. The event starts at 12:30 p.m. The party features guest speakers, the music of…

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$5.00

Blast from the Past: Historic Clock and Watches Afternoon

July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

CHIMNEY POINT * 12:00 – 4:00 PM Green Mountain Timekeepers Society members are in residence on the Chimney Point porch to talk with you about the history of your clocks and watches and how they can be repaired. Bring your clocks and watches or photographs and learn more about your timepieces.

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$6.00

Points of Interest: Lake Champlain Bridge Guided Walk

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about the history of what you see walking across the Lake Champlain Bridge. Crown Point site manager Michael Roets and Chimney Point administrator Elsa Gilbertson lead this round-trip guided walk. Meet at the Crown Point, NY, State Historic Site museum. Rain or shine, dress for the weather. Includes admission to both museums. National Trails Day hike.

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$6.00

Points of Interest: Lake Champlain Bridge Guided Walk

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Chimney Point State Historic Site, 8149 Vt Route 17W
Addison, VT 05491 United States
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CHIMNEY POINT * 1:00 – 3:00 PM * $6 Learn about the history of what you see walking across the Lake Champlain Bridge. Crown Point site manager Michael Roets and Chimney Point administrator Elsa Gilbertson lead this round-trip guided walk. Meet at the Crown Point, NY, State Historic Site museum. Rain or shine, dress for the weather. Includes admission to both museums. National Trails Day hike.

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$595 - $1195

Youth Boat Building

July 31 @ 9:00 am - August 11 @ 3:00 pm
New Hampshire Boat Museum, 399 Center St. (Rte. 28/109 North)
Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896 United States
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9 am - 3 pm. Mon - Fri. The session is for boys and girls ages 12 and up.  Students will be taught the safe use of hand and a limited number of small power tools as well as team building.  Trained volunteers assist students throughout the completion of their own boats. Students can choose from the one-person canoe, one-person kayak or Bevin’s Skiff.  A special launching with families is held on Lake Wentworth to celebrate the completion of the…

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$19.50

Strawbery Banke: Historic Houses Open!

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until August 31, 2017
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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  Strawbery Banke Museum, an outdoor living history museum, opens its historic houses and gardens for self-guided tours 7 days a week. Tickets are valid for TWO consecutive days. Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is a 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history to life.  The Museum is a place for children, adults, multigenerational families and groups to gather to explore heritage gardens, historic buildings, crafts, preservation programs,…

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Preschoolers in the Park: Sea Creatures

July 31 @ 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 Salam 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), our Park Store! This…

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August 2017

Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

August 5 @ 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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Southern Maine Steampunk Fair

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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Steampunk often features anachronistic technologies or “retro-futuristic” inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them. The era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, invention and art all play into the visual culture of Steampunk. Technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne. You will find crafters of Victorian-futuristic art and crafts; be entertained by wandering performers; take part in Victorian lawn games; and discover much more. Family-friendly…

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

August 5 @ 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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Historic Bangor 101

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Bangor is a city rich in history, mystery and powerful events. Perched on the edge of the Maine North Woods and a one-time important harbor, Bangor’s history is filled with tales of lumber barons who struck it rich from her natural resources as well as shipping magnates and manufacturing pioneers. Historic Bangor 101 tells the stories of our first settlers, the greatest disaster in U.S. Naval History (until Pearl Harbor), the British Occupation during the War of 1812, the Great…

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$5.00 - $15

Hike into History

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mount Independence State Historic Site, 497 Independence Rd
Orwell, VT 05760 United States
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  On this guided tour, walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers. Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli is your guide. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather.  Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition.  

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Lecture on the Lawn: Author Gerald Carbone

August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
General Nathanael Greene Homestead, 50 Taft St
Coventry, RI 02816 United States
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In celebration of Gen. Nathanael Greene 275th Birhday year, come out and join us for our second Free Events on the Lawn series we present a free lecture on the lawn with award winning journalist and auther Gerald "Ged" Carbone. We are pleased to host Gerald M. Carbone, author of Nathanael Greene: A Biography of the American Revolution (Palgrave Macmillan 2010), for an evening program on Sunday August 6, 2017 at 3 p.m. Biographer Gerald M. Carbone, a former journalist…

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Colonial Child’s Adventure Camp: Session 2!

August 7 @ 8:30 am - August 11 @ 4:00 pm
Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 S Main St
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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(Ages 8-12) Boys and girls spend a week exploring life in the 1700s as a colonial child! Activities at both the historic Noah Webster House and the farm at Westmoor Park give campers first-hand experience with the games, fun, and chores of colonial times. During the camp, children become colonial “characters” and help to cook their lunches over an open hearth. They explore Noah Webster’s house and garden, work on crafts, and play games. At Westmoor Park, children encounter life…

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Great Fire of 1911 Walking Tour

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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In April, 1911 a spark in a riverside hay shed ignited a fire that devastated much of Bangor’s downtown and threatened many of her neighborhoods. Join us as we follow the flames’ path and learn which structures survived and how Bangor and her people recovered from the devastation. Tickets are $10 per person; $5 under 12. Tickets are available online at http://www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org or at the start of the tour. This tour meets at the Bangor Historical Society/Thomas A. Hill House,…

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$36 - $150

11th Annual Boat House Tour

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Meredith Bay Town Docks, Meredith , NH 03253 United States + Google Map

(RAIN DATE: Friday 8/11) Visit historic and new boathouses on Lake Winnipesaukee in the only tour of its kind! Three ways to take the tour: on water in a vintage wooden boat, by land in your own car, or by land in an antique automobile. On-water and antique car tickets sell out fast! Two tour launch times for boats and antique cars: 9:00 am & 1:00 pm. Ticket prices: Members – Land Tour $36, Antique Car Tour $67.50, & Water…

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41st Annual Alton Bay Boat Show

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Alton Bay Town Docks, Alton Bay, NH 03810 United States + Google Map

This informal, non-judged vintage boat show is held at the Alton Bay town docks as part of the Alton Old Home Day. No advance registration necessary. All “woodies” welcome on a first-come-first-served basis. Visitors can vote for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. Call the Museum for questions.

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Historic Homes of Broadway Walking Tour

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Join us for a stroll down Bangor's tree lined boulevard and hear about the early residents of its grand homes. We'll also touch on the architectural elements of some homes along with the families who have resided there through the years. Check out our website, http://www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org for our full tour schedule.

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Walking

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Boston Public Library, Dartmouth Street, Copley Square
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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EXPLORE BACK BAY IN AUGUST. THE HISTORY AND SITES OF KATHARINE GIBBS SCHOOL AND GIBBS COLLEGE Gibbs was the most famous school of its kind in the world from 1911 to 2011.  Katharine Gibbs made sure that all of the campuses from Providence, Boston, New York, and beyond were in beautiful buildings in elegant parts of their cities.  Join me in a tour of the excellent sites of Gibbs in Back Bay from 1917 to 2011. Whether you love Boston…

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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

August 12 @ 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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$3.00 - $15

East Hubbardton Cemetery Tour

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road
Hubbardton, VT 05735 United States
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HUBBARDTON BATTLEFIELD * 2:00 – 4:00 PM Site interpreter Carl Fuller leads this walk in the East Hubbardton Cemetery, to talk about the early settlers of Hubbardton, their roles in the 1777 Battle of Hubbardton, and life after the war. If inclement weather shorter inside program.

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4th Annual Wright Museum Film Festival

August 14 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wright Museum of World War II, 77 Center St
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
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In keeping with the 2017 them of honoring The American Solider, this year's film festival showcases three of the best Hollywood films about our American servicemen. Red Badge of Courage (1951) - Civil War private, Henry Fleming, panics during the first battle and finds a chance to redeem himself. Starring Congressional Medal of Honor Winner Audi Murphy. Directed by John Huston. Shown from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A Farewell to Arms (1932) - On the Italian front during World…

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Homestead Adventures: Woodworking with Historic Tools

August 15 @ 9:00 am - August 18 @ 1:00 pm
Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd
Tamworth, NH 03886 United States
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MONDAY, AUGUST 15–FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 In our farmstead woodshop, Remick Educator Dawn Evans will assist crafty Adventurers in completing two woodworking projects using hand tools (no power tools), and will teach about project layout, as well as types and grain of wood. http://www.remickmuseum.org/programs/kids-families/adventures ___________________________ $175 per child | Ages 9–14 Registration closes Tuesday, June 13. See website for registration, or call/email for more info. Contact Program Manager Dawn Evans: 603-323-7591 | devans@remickmuseum.org

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Beer in the Garden: Botanical History

August 15 @ 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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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

August 15 @ 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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Devil’s Half Acre Walking Tour

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Even though Maine enacted a Prohibitory Law in 1851, Bangor didn’t comply. In the area known as the “Devil’s Half Acre” saloons & brothels reigned and vice & violence thrived. Led by the city’s most notorious Madam, Fan Jones, this tour shines a light on Bangor’s wicked side and tells the tales of the people who are just as much a part of the city’s history as those who lived in the majestic homes on Broadway. $10 per person. Tickets…

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$5.00

A Culture of Corruption: The Apothecary’s Tale

August 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Newport Historical Society, 127 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Newport was one of the earliest American seaports to engage in the transatlantic drug trade during the first third of the eighteenth century. On Thursday, August 17, at 5:30pm, the Newport Historical Society will host Elaine Forman Crane, Distinguished Professor of History Emerita, Fordham University, for lecture titled A Culture of Corruption: The Apothecary’s Tale. At a time when both the production and sale of pharmaceuticals were unregulated on this side of the Atlantic, Newport’s unlicensed apothecaries were free to…

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Very Warlike Against War

August 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Longfellow's honeymoon took them to Springfield Armory. Learn about the Armory they experienced and how to visit - and Fanny - inspired one of Henry Longfellow's greatest poems on peace. RSVPs required. Let us know via Facebook, call (617) 876-4491 or email reservationsat105@gmail.com. In addition, this program will be offered at Springfield Armory National Historic Site on August 5th at 2pm. No RSVP required.

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World War I Free Film Series at the Danbury Museum

August 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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Join us for a free screening War Horse...Stephen Spielberg's 2011 film that earned 6 Academy Award Nominations and winner of the Oscar for Best Motion Picture of the Year Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.

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Downeast Meets Dixie

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Rd
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
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#downeastmeetsdixie Celebrate food, drink, music and trolleys (of course) from both sides of the Mason Dixon Line! Party-Eat-Drink-Strut Your Stuff (and enter the raffle) Costumes encouraged and there WILL be a costume parade. Going "Downeast"? Think Sea Captains, Mates, Wenches, fishermen... Going "Bluegrass"? Maybe a country casual look......It's not too early to start planning your COSTUME! I'll be wearing boots, jeans, and a cowgirl hat (my wench days are behind me) Dinner: Chowder & BBQ and more Entertainment: Live music…

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August Shipbuilding Odyssey

August 19 @ 10:00 am - August 20 @ 1:30 pm
Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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In a program exclusive to the Brick Store Museum, visitors are invited to learn about the Kennebunks’ shipbuilding era. The “Shipbuilding Odyssey” begins at the Museum’s Program Center at 4 Dane Street with a brief illustrated look at what life was like in the Kennebunks’ many 19th-century shipyards. Guests then embark on a special, narrated trolley excursion stopping at various historic locations associated with shipbuilding along the Kennebunk River in the 1800s, including the sites of the former Bourne &…

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Annual Car Show

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, 27 Navigator Rd
Londonderry, NH 03053 United States
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Join us Saturday, August 19, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM for our 3rd annual car show! Thank you to our event sponsors, Concord Group Insurance, Dusty Old Cars, Signature Flight Support, and Sullivan Tire. $10 entry fee per carload includes admission to the museum. There wil be a 50/50 raffle, food for purchase, and trophies awarded. This is a fun and popular summer event! Regular admission to the museum applies for the general public. http://www.nhahs.org/events/168-car-show-august-19-2017 Rain date: Sunday, August 20...let's…

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Great Fire of 1911 Walking Tour

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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In April, 1911 a spark in a riverside hay shed ignited a fire that devastated much of Bangor’s downtown and threatened many of her neighborhoods. Join us as we follow the flames’ path and learn which structures survived and how Bangor and her people recovered from the devastation. Tickets are $10 per person; $5 under 12. Tickets are available online at http://www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org or at the start of the tour. This tour meets at the Bangor Historical Society/Thomas A. Hill House,…

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$3.00 - $15

Castleton Colonial Days

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road
Hubbardton, VT 05735 United States
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HUBBARDTON BATTLEFIELD * 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM The Hubbardton Battlefield is a stop on the 80th annual summer Castleton Colonial Days, sponsored by the Castleton Women’s Society. Call for details.

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Liberty & Union Walking Tour

August 19 @ 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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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

August 19 @ 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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Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road Car Tour

August 20 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, 5696 Monument Hill Road
Hubbardton, VT 05735 United States
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HUBBARDTON BATTLEFIELD * 12:30 – 3:30 PM On this 6th annual driving tour, Jim Rowe, president of the Crown Point Road Association, is your leader to look at the Hydeville Branch of the 1776 Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road. Meet at the visitor center with your own vehicle. The tour will travel north from Hydeville through west Castleton to eastern Benson.

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$5.00 - $15

Blast from the Past: Working with Fiber

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Members of the Twist o’Wool Guild will be in residence on the Chimney Point porch to demonstrate a variety of fiber skills, crafts, and arts important historically and relevant today. Bring your project or ask questions. Light refreshments.

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$5.00 - $15

Blast from the Past: Working with Fiber

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Members of the Twist o’Wool Guild will be in residence on the Chimney Point porch to demonstrate a variety of fiber skills, crafts, and arts important historically and relevant today. Bring your project or ask questions. Light refreshments.

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From Where I Write: Letters from World War I

August 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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During war-time, letter writing has been one of the main forms of communication between those serving abroad and those left behind. Helping to ease the pain of separation, letters were written to express both the soldier's affections for their sweethearts and their yearning for home. Personal stories and war-time experiences are vividly brought to life during this poignant presentation. Letters will be shared so that we, too, may better understand what war looks like, feels like and smells like to…

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DAWS – Pets for Patriots – Adoption Day

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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The Danbury Museum is partnering with DAWS (Danbury Animal Welfare Society) and Pets for Patriots for an adoption day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and in conjunction with our World War 1 exhibit, The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call. We're hoping you'll answer the call and consider adopting a pet who needs a forever home. More details to come!

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Wreck of the Hesperus Movie Night

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Columbia Pictures fantastical 1948 version of Longfellow’s “The Wreck of the Hesperus” transforms his tragic tale of hubris into a Western-like morality play pitting a disgraced ship captain against powerful forces led by his boss, a prominent Bostonian running a crooked salvage business. See how Longfellow’s cultural relevance continued well into the 20th century, even as the popularity of his poetry declined. One hour and eight minute running time. The movie will be shown on the side lawn of the…

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