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May 2017

Book Talk: Southern Ladies and Suffragists

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Activist Julia Ward Howe could create quite a stir. She did just that when developers of a Deep South international exposition called her to head the Woman’s Department at that event. Urban historian Miki Pfeffer tells how the question “Why Howe?” drove the research for her book. Her inquiry included a visit to the archives of the Maine Historical Society. Pfeffer will tell what she uncovered about Howe’s stumbles and triumphs when in unfamiliar Dixieland for six months. She will…

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The Three Stooges and the Axis – Presented by Dan Schroeder

May 30 @ 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 Three Stooges and the Axis" Presented by Dan Schroeder Join Wright museum volunteer and Stooge-alcoholic Daniel Schroeder as he presents Part Five of his popular "Three Stooges take on the Axis powers" lecture series. Come along with the Three Stooges, America’s first SEALs (SEa, Air, Laughs) as they poke fun at the Axis and do their part to win the war. This is a fun time for young and old. Please – no pie throwing allowed. All pies must…

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June 2017

WWI Exhibit Opens – Danbury Answers The Call

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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Our next major exhibit at The Danbury Museum focuses on World War I and Danbury's contributions at home and abroad. Thanks to 1 Kennedy Flats for their generous sponsorship of this exhibit.

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Putting Down Roots: A Discussion with Author Kate Dimancescu

June 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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"Putting Down Roots: A Discussion of Successful Genealogical Research Spanning Four-Centuries, Starting with the Mayflower" Come enjoy author Katherine Dimancescu’s engaging presentation about her search for early colonial maternal ancestors in southern New England and the unexpected surprises along the way including her Mayflower ancestry. Be sure to bring a notepad! Attendees will benefit from her discussion of genealogical research methods, resources, and experts in England and the United States who helped her add branches to her maternal family tree.…

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OCHM After Hours- Taunton Trivia

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Sip a Tauntini and test your general knowledge during a night of trivia inspired by Taunton. Winners will receive a special prize. OCHM After Hours is a program for young professionals (21 and older) looking for an evening for low-key, hands-on fun. Developed in conjunction with the Museum’s art and history collections and special exhibitions, each OCHM After Hours program will include a variety of live music, hands-on art-making, food, beer, wine, cocktails and more! Each one will be different…

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Jack & Tom: The friendship of President Kennedy and Mayor Costin

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lynn Museum, 590 Washington St
Lynn, MA 01901 United States
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The 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, would celebrate his 100th birthday on May 29, 2017. On June 1st, please join the Lynn Museum/LynnArts and Essex Media Group for a wide ranging conversation with former Lynn Mayor and Postmaster Thomas P. Costin, Jr, a longtime and loyal friend of the 35th President, who will discuss their special relationship. The event will be moderated by Essex Media Group publisher Ted Grant and there will be a Q&A session…

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Why Preserve? Digitizing Stories: CT Latinos in WWI

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hartford History Center, 500 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Dr. Harry Franqui-Rivera of Bloomfield College, New Jersey, will discuss opportunities for CT-based Latino WWI veterans and/or their families to bring memorabilia, photographs, and their oral stories to be collected, digitized, and interviews recorded at the Hartford History Center for incorporation into the Connecticut State Library’s digital collection. He will discuss why it is important to preserve this information and offer suggestions of what to bring to the digitization day that will take place at the Hartford History Center of…

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Old South Abbey/A Downton Experience – The Engagement Gala

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Dinner & A Show at the Meeting House! Downton comes Downtown in a unique evening of dinner and theater. Celebrate the engagement of Lady Mary and Matthew Reginald Crawley of the well-loved PBS series Downton Abbey – transplanted to our very own “Old South Abbey.” Surround yourself with your favorite characters from the series, as you become a part of this lighthearted celebration. In the midst of the festivities, however, guests will learn that the Abbey’s future is clouded in…

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Screening of Jim Henson’s Commercials and Experiments

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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In this manic mini film fest, curator Craig Shemin will tee up and comment on a mind-blowing series of shorts, crazy commercials, experiments and other rarities from the Henson vault, including an industrial film for Wilson’s Meat, excerpts from experimental TV programs, and an eight-minute Academy Award-nominated masterpiece that showcases Henson’s innovative editing, visual thinking and talent for making music out of everyday sounds. Special attention will be devoted to work done while the Hensons lived in Greenwich, including scenes…

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Turning Wool Into Silk: An Evening with Dr. Jane Malcolm-Davies

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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Turning Wool into Silk: Early Modern Technology Under the Postmodern Microscope Plimoth Plantation presents Dr. Jane Malcolm-Davies, a pioneer in historical clothing research. Using more than 100 knitted caps that were shipwrecked, deliberately hidden, or buried in locations across Europe, Dr. Malcolm-Davies has pieced together the mystery behind one of the greatest deceptions of the 16th century. Discover the tricks used to make wool look like silk, therefore masterfully evading laws prohibiting extravagant purchases by the average person. Enjoy coffee…

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First Friday Art Walk: Making Paper, Making Maine

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition Making Paper, Making Maine! Paper has shaped Maine’s economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When the Otis Falls Pulp Company was opened by Hugh Chisholm in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper. Making…

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2017 PPS Festival of Historic Houses

June 2 @ 6:00 pm - June 3 @ 4:00 pm
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Save the dates for the 2017 PPS Festival of Historic Houses! This year's Festival will be held in picturesque Upper Elmwood, featuring striking architecture from Providence's greatest growth period in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The weekend begins with a special preview party on Friday, June 2, followed by self-guided tours of private homes in this dynamic neighborhood all day Saturday, June 3. More details will be available soon, here and at http://www.ppsri.org.

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Historic Beverly Launch Party!

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The Beverly Historical Society is now Historic Beverly! We hope you will join us on Friday, June 2 for food, drinks, and music, as well as period actors and more. Food by Relish Catering and Events Music by Jay Foss DJ & Music Locally brewed beer by Gentile Brewing Company Come on by and learn more about our new name, brand, and programs! Early Bird tickets are $75 until Wednesday, May 24 at midnight - Get yours now!

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Antiques Show and Appraisal Day

June 3
Gen. William Hart House, 350 Main St.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Sponsored by the Old Saybrook Historical Society, the 5th annual Antiques Show and Appraisal Day features 75 dealers and more than a half-dozen expert appraisers and draws hundreds of browsers and buyers.  Held at the beautiful Gen. William Hart House campus and historic Trivet Green, 350 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. with appraisals from 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Appraisals at $7 each or 3 for $20.  Free admission.

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French and Indian War Encampment

June 3 @ 10:00 am - June 4 @ 3:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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Sights and sounds of the French and Indian War return to the Connecticut River Valley Saturday, June 3 10 AM - 4:30 PM Sunday, June 4 10 AM - 3 PM Mock battles each day at 1:30 PM. Various other activities at various areas of the museum.

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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

June 3 @ 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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Author Richard Rubin

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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Author Richard Rubin will discuss his books "The Last of the Doughboys" and his newly released "Back Over There" at the Brick Store Museum's Program Center (across the street from KFL) on Saturday, June 3. This event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Heirloom Plant Sale!

June 3 @ 10:00 am - June 4 @ 3:30 pm
Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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Stop by Plimoth’s annual plant sale and purchase a wide variety of heirloom herbs, vegetables, annual and perennial flowers, and native plants. All plants have been grown in the Horticulture Center!

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Textile Treasures II Digging Deeper Tour

June 3 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 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 "Textile Treasures II” Digging Deeper Tour! Saturday, June 3, 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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TOUR: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by ASD

June 3 @ 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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Great Scout Camp Out

June 3 @ 4:30 pm - June 4 @ 9:30 am
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Calling all Scouts! Join us for a unique camping experience in the countryside of Old Sturbridge Village! On Saturday, June 3, Cub and Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and their families are invited to pitch their tents in the Village and enjoy an evening of tours and activities throughout the museum. The evening will be topped off with stories by a roaring bonfire. Not a scout? All families are welcome! Participants will enjoy a barbecue dinner and continental breakfast in the…

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Jimmy Golon Night of Fires

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New Britain Police Department, 10 Chestnut St
New Britain, CT 06051 United States
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Jimmy Golon will take us through the June days New Britain burned with an illustrated talk on the Night of Fires. For the first time this program is being offered on a Sunday Afternoon and it will be offered in a NEW LOCATION - the Community Room of the New Britain Police Station, 10 Chestnut Street in New Britain. The program begins at 1.

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Capitol America: From Robber-Baron Ostentation to Simplicity

June 5 @ 10:00 am - November 6 @ 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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Strawbery Banke: Historic Houses Open!

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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: National Parks

June 5 @ 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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MOSTLY MY MAINE

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Eliot Historical Society and the William Fogg Library are hosting a book reading for the new publication Mostly My Maine by Walter Staples.  Members of Walter's family will read from the book, talk about the importance of writing down our memories and share their own observations about the town of Eliot, Maine. Walter, the son of Victor R. and Gladys (Langley) Staples, was born and raised in rural Eliot, Maine, in the first half of the 20th century. In…

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Brown Bag Lunch Series: Liam Riordan

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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The state of Maine will soon celebrate its 200th birthday. Come hear this illustrated lecture about the statehood process in the pivotal years from 1819 to 1821. We will discuss the surprising connections between the origins of our state and issues that we face in Maine today. Liam Riordan, our speaker, has been a professor in the History Department at the University of Maine since 1997. For more information about the Maine bicentennial, visit: umaine.edu/umhc/me-bicentennial.

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Songs for Soldiers, Veterans and Patriots

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wright Museum of World War II, 77 Center St
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
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"Songs for Soldiers, Veterans and Patriots" Presented by Ramblin Richard (Richard Kruppa) “Ramblin' Richard" will sing, accompanying himself on three instruments, and tell the stories of the songs as they relate to the lives and experiences of members of the military, our veterans (some songs written by veterans) and touch the hearts of all patriotic Americans. Included are songs from the earliest days of our military and up to recent times. Please join us on the 73rd anniversary of D-Day,…

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Charles Sumner and Boston’s Revolutionary Tradition

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Old North Church & Historic Site, 193 Salem St
Boston, MA 02113 United States
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Charles Sumner is one of the most important but underappreciated figures of the nineteenth century. One of America’s greatest senators, he was instrumental in ending slavery and attacking segregation. His civil rights bill became the blueprint for the 1964 Civil Rights Act. orn and raised in Boston’s black community in Beacon Hill, he became a close friend of many of the city’s black and white intellectual families. Professor Stauffer’s talk will focus on Sumner’s friendships with Henry Wadsworth, Longfellow, William…

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1917 Exhibit Opening

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Step back to the year 1917 in a new exhibit at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture. 1917 will open on Thursday, June 7 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with a free reception open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. With the U.S. entering the Great War, 1917 brought many changes to the lives of everyday people in New Hampshire. The home front was tasked with conserving food and fuel and investing in Liberty bonds to finance…

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The Lowells of Massachusetts

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore, 413 Main Street
Middletown, CT United States
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Author 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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Salem’s Trials Symposium

June 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Movin’ Through History: A Celebration of Transportation

June 10 @ 9:30 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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This year Old Sturbridge Village is saluting the history of transportation in New England. Beginning with the Village’s annual antique car rally, more than 100 automobiles from 1946 and earlier will be displayed on the Village’s common. There will be an assortment of pre-1946 cars representing a variety of makes and models including steam engine cars. In addition, two dozen historical bicycles and their riders will travel through the Village, along with horse-drawn carriages. Throughout the weekend, guests can purchase…

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Digitization Day: CT Latinos in WWI

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hartford History Center, 500 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Trained digitization and recording specialists will digitize photographs, memorabilia, and record interviews of Connecticut-based Latino WWI veterans and/or their families for the digital collection of the Connecticut State Library. Spanish and English speakers will be available. Especialistas entrenados en digitalización y grabación digitalizarán objetos y fotografías y grabarán entrevistas de veteranos latinos/as de WWI, residentes de Connecticut, o/y su familia para la colección digital de la Biblioteca Estatal de Connecticut. Habrán asistentes que hablan español e ingles. Learn more about…

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Connecticut Open House Day

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Barnum Museum, 820 Main St
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Tourism, the 13th annual Connecticut Open House Day will celebrate Connecticut’ s finest arts, culture, heritage and entertainment attractions. The one-day statewide event is designed to showcase Connecticut’ s Museum’ s, Zoo, Aquariums and Science centers, inviting residents them to discover – and rediscover –the wonderful array of opportunities in our own backyard. The Barnum Museum opens its doors to Connecticut explorers and invites you to take a fulfilled guided tour of the remarkable…

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Secrets of the Veeder House Tour

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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When Asylum Avenue still passed through cow pastures, Curtis Veeder built a grand home with an elevator, central vacuum, and even an indoor car wash. This special tour highlights features of the 1928 house that is now the Connecticut Historical Society that are not regularly accessible to the public. Come unlock the secrets of the Veeder House and learn more about the historic house and the history of its West End neighborhood. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are appropriate…

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CT Open House Day: Puppets to Perform “Underground”

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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This year’s CT Open House program will feature The Doubtful Sprout, a performance by Liz Joyce and A Couple of Puppets. Using multiple puppetry styles, projections and songs, the story unfolds as we tunnel down through the soil with Worm and Sprout to explore the mysterious world beneath our feet and to “get the dirt” on what helps Sprout grow. An accomplished puppeteer, fine artist and educator, Liz Joyce writes, directs and performs a growing repertoire of works for audiences…

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Captain & Lady Macpheadris invite you to a costume tea

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Warner House, 150 Daniel St
Portsmouth, NH 03802 United States
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Captain Archibald and Lady Sarah Wentworth Macpheadris invite you to join them for an afternoon entertainment celebrating the ongoing 300th anniversary of the construction of their grand house, on June 10, 2017 from 12:00 to 3:00. To commemorate this event, we have set the principal rooms at a gastronomic moment in history—evening dining from 1720s-1910s —business repasts of the early and late 18th century—even a nineteenth century children’s hour! To enhance your experience, garments laden with stories—such as ladies shoes…

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“Soft Words are Like Roses”: Poetry Writing Workshop

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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After attending John Stauffer’s lecture on Charles Sumner and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at Old North Church & Historic Site, join us for an afternoon of poetry writing and exercise your own talents! To begin, a Park Ranger will discuss a few of the people, places, and ideas that inspired the author of Paul Revere’s Ride to craft some of his famous works, as well as some which have receded into history. Then it will be your turn to create your…

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P.T. Barnum Presents the Divine Jenny Lind!

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Barnum Museum, 820 Main St
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Join us as Kathleen Maher, Executive Director of the Barnum Museum, highlights the amazing story of one of the most successful collaborations in musical history! Barnum created a musical and cultural sensation of singer Jenny Lind, whom he paid an unprecedented thousand dollars a night (some $30,000 in today’s dollars) to tour America in the early 1850’s. The “Swedish Nightingale” was then unknown in the United States, but thanks to Barnum’s promotion the singer – lauded for her wholesomeness and…

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Julie Seton to Speak on Her Celebrated Grandfather

June 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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Ernest Thompson Seton is known as a co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America, but he was also a world renown artist-naturalist, nature writer, advocate of First Tribes, and founder or co-founder of other organizations that emphasize nature study, campcraft and character development. He was a man ahead of his time. This talk by Julie Seton will touch on the highlights of his life with special attention to how his Greenwich, CT estate, called Wyndygoul, was instrumental in shaping these…

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The Great War: Danbury Answers The Call

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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Our next major exhibit at The Danbury Museum focuses on World War I and Danbury's contributions at home and abroad. Sponsored by local businesses, 1 Kennedy Flats and Leahy’s Fuels, the exhibit focuses on the contributions of Danbury citizens at home and abroad during World War I. All branches of service will be recognized and some of the topics covered include; Sacrifices on the Homefront, The Mallory War Garden, the role of Danbury Hat Factories, and the Old 8th Company.…

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Learn about 3 Museums on the NH Heritage Museum Trail

June 13 @ 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 NH Heritage Museum Trail The Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm; The American Independence Museum; and The Millyard Museum. The New Hampshire Heritage Trail consists of 17 NH Museums, from the seacoast to the mountains between Portsmouth and Plymouth. The diversity within the Trail is astounding, ranging from farm and aviation museums to museums focusing on a submarine and Lake Winnipesauke. Between them, the Trail Museums had over 225,000 visitors in 2016. In this presentation, staff from three of…

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Early Vermont Lighting History and Technology

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Vermont Historical Society Museum, 109 State St
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
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Early American Lighting is a fascinating field of study for people interested in antiques, Early American decorating, and the history of science and technology. Vermont is uniquely situated to represent not only the well-known British Tradition New England lighting, but until 1763, it represented the bewildering array of French/Continental lamps and candleholders that would have appeared in the marine, military and mission cabin interiors in New France. Join Prof. Frederick Wiseman as he shares slides, stories and historic examples of…

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The Great War: Danbury Answers The Call

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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Our new exhibit at The Danbury Museum focuses on World War I and Danbury's contributions at home and abroad. Sponsored by our friends from 1 Kennedy Flats and Leahy’s Fuels, the exhibit focuses on the contributions of Danbury citizens at home and abroad during World War I. All branches of service will be recognized and some of the topics covered include; Sacrifices on the Homefront, The Mallory War Garden, the role of Danbury Hat Factories, and the Old 8th Company.…

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World War I Free Film Series at the Danbury Museum

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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Join us for a free screening of WINGS, winner of the 1929 Oscar for Best Picture! Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I. Starring Gary Cooper and Clara Bow.

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An Evening for Education

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join us for this special benefit event that will include the opening of the new “Enslavement to Freedom” exhibit, sample activities from our school field trip programs, demonstrations of the clock-wound spit jack in the mansion, and brief tours of our museum’s buildings and landscaped grounds. Light refreshments. All proceeds will benefit our museum’s school programs. Tickets are $20 for members and their guests, $30 for all others, and can be purchased in advance on our website, or at…

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June Shipbuilding Odyssey

June 17 @ 10:00 am - June 18 @ 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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Grand Opening of Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse Experience

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum – Bath, ME, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Join Maine Maritime Museum as we celebrate the opening of our latest permanent exhibit Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse Experience. This exhibit is the first of its kind, utilizing time-lapsed video projections that change with the weather and seasons to replicate the experience of standing high atop a lighthouse. Visit representatives from numerous Maine lighthouse organizations who will be on hand, plus, the museum will offer discounted cruises and lots of lighthouse-themed games and activities for the kids. We’ll end…

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Liberty & Union Walking Tour

June 17 @ 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 from May-October.

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