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December 2016
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At Home for the Holiday- Candlelight Tours

December 23, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - January 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
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Salisbury Mansion, 40 Highland Street
Wrocester, MA 01609 United States
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Stroll the period rooms of historic Salisbury Mansion. Enjoy holiday decorations by local florists and volunteers. Encounter docents who will share the story of the Salisburys and their impact on the Worcester of today. Candlelight tours Fridays in December from 4:30 to 6:30 PM; $10 per person.

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January 2017

Warner House Annual Meeting

January 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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The Warner House Annual Meeting is set for January 19, 2017 at the Tyco Center at Strawbery Banke Museum. The annual meeting will feature a talk on the completed LCHIP, Land and Community Heritage Investment Program project. More details forthcoming.

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Paint Night at the Millyard Museum

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St
Manchester, NH 03101 - USA United States
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Join us for another paint night at the Millyard Museum! Shake off the winter doldrums with a night of wine, light refreshments, and good company. The MHA's own Kristy Ellsworth will lead you in painting your own Manchester scene in a fun, relaxed setting. All canvases and supplies will be provided. Purchase tickets at the link below or by calling 603-622-7531. $35 per person.

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Quilts & Samplers Gallery Talk

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 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 gallery talk as we explore the Monadnock Center’s two special exhibits on quilts and samplers! We will begin by looking at the 22 quilts on display in Pieced and Patterned: Connie Bastille’s Quilt Collection. The quilts, coverlets, and quilt tops on exhibit offer an overview of 150 years of American quilting. We will discuss quilting history as well as the development of fabrics and dyes. In the Schoolgirl Samplers exhibit, we will examine the ways these…

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Lecture: The Blush of Success

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St
Manchester, NH 03101 - USA United States
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Manchester's own Charles Revson started with one bottle of nail polish, and he built an empire - the Revlon Company - that fueled a rags-to-riches story to rival that of "The Great Gatsby." He had help of course. His brother, Joseph and Martin, followed him from Manchester to Manhattan, and together - with a little help from a television game show called "The $64,000 Question" - they reshaped the world of cosmetics. Find out more about the West Side kids…

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Behind The Scenes: Treasures from the CHS Collection

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Abel Buel’s first map of the United States; a dressing table designed and built by Eliphalet Chapin; the Leatherman’s mitten; Munson Hoyt’s loyalist uniform coat from the Revolutionary War; these are just a few of our favorites of the 265,000 artifacts and images in the CHS collection. None of these treasures are currently on display, but you can come behind the scenes and see them for yourself and learn about how we care for these special items in our charge.…

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations. Every Saturday from November 19 – March 25 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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Chickering House–Dedham’s Temporary Home for Women and Children 1864-1969

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dedham Historical Society & Museum, 612 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Andrea Gilmore, architectural historian and preservationist, reminds us just how much there is to learn about our local history as she explores the story of the Chickering House. For more than one hundred years, the house served as a shelter and transitional home for women who had been discharged from prison. Free for members; $5 for non-members.

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Chickering House–Dedham’s Temporary Home for Women and Children 1864-1969

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dedham Historical Society & Museum, 612 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Andrea Gilmore, architectural historian and preservationist, reminds us just how much there is to learn about our own local history as she explores the history of the Chickering House. For more than one hundred years, this house served as a shelter and transitional home for women who had been discharged from prison. Free for members; $5 for non-members.

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2017 PPS Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards

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Join us! On Wednesday, January 25, the Providence Preservation Society will host our 2017 Annual Meeting at The Wheeler School's Isenberg Auditorium in the new Gilder Center for the Arts (224 Angell Street). The meeting will feature a keynote address on “radical preservation” by renowned architects Amale Andraos and Dan Wood. Ms. Andraos, the Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and Mr. Wood, FAIA, LEED AP, are the Principals at WORKac, New York, where they…

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Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St.
Newport, RI 02840 Select a Country:
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The Newport Historical Society’s current programming initiative Newport Eats focuses on food and foodways. Keeping to this popular topic, the Society is pleased to host author Sarah Schumann for the January 26th, 2017 talk Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History. The shellfish in Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island’s salt ponds have provided people with sustenance for over 2,000 years. Over time, shellfish have gained cultural significance, with their harvest becoming a family tradition and their shells offered as tokens…

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Writing in Mark Twain’s Library

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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"To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself...Anybody can have ideas--the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph." – Mark Twain January 26, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Not a writing…

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From Robber-Baron Ostentation to Practical Simplicity: Capitol America to Open at NHM

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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 newest exhibit, “Capitol America,” includes photographs of the nation’s capital 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 show will open on Thursday, January 26, 2017, with a reception at 6 p.m., and remain open through Friday, June 30, 2017. Admission to the opening is free.  …

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The Seton Houses: Organizing a Family Biography

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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This lecture by Lucinda MacKethan will explore the social as well as personal and artistic motivations of the famous Seton family--father Ernest Thompson Seton (author, wildlife artist and founder of the Woodcraft Indians and Campfire Girls--precursors to the Boy and Girl Scouts of America); mother Grace Gallatin Seton (author, suffragist and WWI motor unit organizer); and daughter, celebrated historical novelist Anya. MacKethan will give a virtual tour of the five houses that they built between 1900 and 1951, four of…

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A View of Anya Seton’s Family Through Her Novels

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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This lecture by Lucinda MacKethan will examine autobiographical elements in Anya Seton’s fiction, especially as she cast interactions with her famous parents into the fictional lives of some of her important characters. Discussion will include five novels written between 1941 and 1972 that offer perhaps the most intriguing representations of her own evolving sense of self as a daughter, lover, wife, and mother. Anya Seton’s father was Ernest Thompson Seton: author, wildlife artist, and founder of the Woodcraft Indians and…

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The Hat City Ball 2017

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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The Friends of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society will host their third annual Hat City Ball on Friday, January 27, 2017. The gala kicks off the 75th anniversary year for the organization and celebrates their mission to acquire, preserve, and interpret the history of our city. As part of the festivities, The Friends of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society will present Honorable Mayor Mark D. Boughton with The Hat City Award for Preservation Excellence in recognition of his…

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Hearth Cooking Saturday- Winter Cooking

January 28 @ 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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Drop by the Phoenix Mill House for a look at 1830s winter cooking and enjoy samples of food prepared over the open hearth. With fresh foods scarce in the winter, Nancy Prescott will be working with the dried, pickled, and preserved foods she has put by during the fall harvest to prepare hearty meals that chase away the chill. While enjoying some tasty dishes, learn about the ways the Prescott’s lighted and heated their little house during the winter months.…

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The Poetry of Wallace Stevens presented by Jim Finnegan

January 28 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Hartford History Center, 500 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive in Hartford who was most famous for his poetry and plays. Jim Finnegan, a poet, is the founder of Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens.

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Closing lecture on Abraham Megerdichian’s Industrial Folk Art

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Britain Industrial Museum, 185 Main St, 2nd Floor CCSU ITBD Building
New Britain, CT 06051-2296 United States
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Join us on the last day of our current exhibit "The Industrial Folk Art of Abraham Megerdichian" for closing remarks by Robert Megerdichian on his father's life and work.

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Medicine and Surgery in Puritan New England: Reading Group Discussion

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215 United States
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The treatment of illness and trauma in 17th-century Boston was, for the most part, primitive and ineffectual. Therapies ranged from reordering Galen’s “evil humors” through bloodletting and emetics to allowing open wounds to putrefy. Amputations took place without anesthesia. St Johns Wort was thought to cure madness. A powder made from roasted “Toades, as many as you will” and gathered in the month of March, was said to help cure plague and smallpox. Led by Sidney Levitsky MD, a cardiothoracic…

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations. Every Saturday from November 19 – March 25 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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BH&PS Winter Luncheon

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
S.S. Dion, 520 Thames St
Bristol, RI 02809 United States
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Luncheon followed by an illustrated talk by Dr. Charlotte Carrington-Farmer. BREEDING AND TRADING HORSES: Rhode Island and the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World. The Narragansett Pacer was an exceptional horse and the first truly American breed of horse in high demand all around the Atlantic World but was extinct by the beginning of the nineteenth century. Open to the public but seating is limited. $35 per person. For more information, menu choices, and tickets, go to http://www.bhpsri.org or call 401-253-7223.

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Birth of a Movement Boston Premiere

January 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Somerville Theatre, Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
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In 1915, Boston-based African American newspaper editor and activist William M. Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith’s groundbreaking but notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly The Birth of a Nation, unleashing a fight that still rages today about race relations, media representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement, based on Dick Lehr's book by the same title, captures the backdrop to this ongoing struggle between human rights, freedom of speech, and a changing media landscape. The…

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February 2017

In Their Footsteps – Deborah Bonnell Paints Weir Farm

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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The Greenwich Historical Society will present "In Their Footsteps – Deborah Bonnell Paints Weir Farm" at the Storehouse Gallery Museum Shop from February 1 through 28. The exhibition will feature works painted by Bonnell as a 2016 artist-in-residence at Weir Farm. Bonnell first became interested in American Impressionism as a docent at Bush-Holley Historic Site, where she studied and lectured on Cos Cob art colony history. Artist J. Alden Weir painted in Cos Cob and later settled with his family…

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Frederick Douglass: 19th Century’s Most Photographed American

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Norwich Congregational Church, 15 Church St
Norwich, VT 05055 United States
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Professor of English and African American Studies at Harvard John Stauffer shares excerpts and images from his new book Picturing Frederick Douglass, presenting Douglass as a pioneer in photography, both as a stately subject and prescient theorist who understood the power of the nascent art form. Part of our First Wednesdays free lecture series. Learn more: http://bit.ly/douglass-feb17

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The Wyeths: First Family of American Art

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St
Essex Junction, VT 05452 United States
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Shelburne Museum director Thomas Denenberg discusses the Wyeths—N. C. (1882–1945), Andrew (1917–2009), and Jamie (b. 1946)—and offers new perspectives on these three painters who have shaped the way Americans view their world. Part of our First Wednesdays free lecture series. Learn more: http://bit.ly/wyeths-feb17

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Her Words Changed the World: Harriet Beecher Stowe

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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In celebration of Black History Month, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center will give an interactive, hands-on presentation on the impact of novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery activism. Learn about Stowe’s life, the inspiration behind Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and the lasting importance of her message. Connect the past to the present and find out how you can create social change. For additional information or to register for the program, call the Information Desk at 860-224-3155, ext. 125. Registration is required.

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations. Every Saturday from November 19 – March 25 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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Artist’s Talk: Connecticut Impressionists

February 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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Walk back in time to the turn of the 20th century with artist Deborah Pierce Bonnell, as she talks about the American Impressionist painters and their way of life at the Holley boarding house in Cos Cob, Florence Griswold House in Old Lyme, and Weir Farm in Wilton. A former docent at Bush-Holley House and recent artist-in-residence at Weir Farm, Bonnell will begin this tour in the shop at the Storehouse Gallery, where paintings she created at Weir Farm will…

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Photo Walk – Winter Landscapes

February 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Sorry, this event is SOLD OUT! Come explore the Village during the quiet winter season where photo opportunities abound. While we are closed to the general public, join one of our staff photographers as she guides you through the Village, both inside and out. Learn how to frame shots, explore working with winter light and shadows, and walk away with some great photographs! There is a maximum of 15 participants in each walk. If the minimum of 10 participants isn't…

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations. Every Saturday from November 19 – March 25 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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Colonial Food for Thought: A Newport Eats Living History Event

February 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Colony House, Washington Sqaure
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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In 1777, Newport was occupied by British troops and a blockade prevented trade to the island. A population with a sophisticated palate, used to trade goods from all over the word, was now forced to eat local. What did people eat 240 years ago to survive the harsh winter and war-torn environment? The Newport Historical Society will host costumed interpreters for Colonial Food for Thought: A Newport Eats Living History Event. They will share insight on what foods were eaten, when, and…

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations. Every Saturday from November 19 – March 25 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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February Vacation History Adventures

February 21 @ 9:00 am - February 23 @ 1:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Brought to you by Maine Historical Society & Victoria Mansion Foods of our Forefathers Learn about foods from the past and how to make them with this hands-on cooking experience! Tuesday, February 21 (grades 3-6). Pastimes & Playthings Discover the fun of games, toys, and other forms of entertainment that were popular in the past! Thursday, February 23 (grades 3-6). Cost is just $25 per camper. Scholarships are available for students with financial need. Adventures run from 9am-1pm at Maine…

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Washington’s Birthday Headquarters Tours

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Celebrate George Washington's birthday with tours of his Cambridge Headquarters. Learn about the challenges facing the new commander in his own words. Discuss how he reacted and grew into being the key figure of Early American History. Tours are limited to 15 people and are on a first-come-first-served basis. Tours will begin at 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Spend 45 minutes of your school vacation week in a place where history happened!

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The Rhode Island Food Strategy: Context & How It Relates to You

February 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St.
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The Newport Historical Society’s current programming initiative Newport Eats aims to provide historical context for present ideas such as food sustainability, community development, and healthy eating. Keeping to this popular topic, the Society is pleased to host author Sue AnderBois for the February 23rd, 2017 talk The Rhode Island Food Strategy: Context & How It Relates to You. Sue will discuss the soon-to-be released Rhode Island Food Strategy, how it was developed, some major key initiatives of the strategy, and…

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Woman’s Wrapper Class

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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Woman's Wrapper Workshop/Class with Angela Murphy and Kathy Scott Saturday, February 25 (Snow Date TBD) 9 AM - 4 PM $55.00 (fee includes coffee/tea and lunch) Basic Sewing Skill Needed Limit 15 (Pre-registration Only) -->To Pre-Register sen email: info@fortat4.com The 18th century woman’s wrapper (woman's banyon) was an informal, full-length, slightly fitted gown. Worn throuhgout the 18th century by women of all classes, the design of the wrapper was based upon the Japanese Kimono. Considered a form of elegeant undress,…

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Henry Longfellow Birthday Celebration

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join us just a short distance up the street at Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery's Story Chapel (580 Mt Auburn Street) at 10:00 a.m. for our traditional celebration of Henry Longfellow's birthday! This year we are excited to welcome Professor Jeffrey Hotz as our featured speaker. Following the talk, there will be birthday cake and refreshments followed, weather permitting, by a trip to Henry's gravesite for a wreath laying! Jeffrey Hotz is an Associate Professor in the English Department at…

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations. Every Saturday from November 19 – March 25 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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Outdoor Progressive Dinner at Remick

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Road
Tamworth, NH 03886 United States
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Hardy, adventurous New Englanders, this event is for you! Enjoy an evening's stroll, admire festively lit barns and buildings, and savor a delicious, warming meal made with locally grown ingredients at our first ever outdoor progressive dinner. What's an outdoor progressive dinner, served Remick-style? Each portion of your 6-course meal will be served at a different outdoor location at the museum: you stroll from one location to the next during the course of the evening. Twinkling white lights and luminaries…

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2017 PPS Winter Bash: Kings & Queens

February 25 @ 8:00 pm - February 26 @ 12:00 am
Providence Preservation Society, 24 Meeting Street
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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Hear ye, hear ye! You and a few hundred illustrious lords and ladies are royally invited to the most spectacular party of the year: the Providence Preservation Society Winter Bash 2017. This year's theme is "Kings and Queens," and creative interpretations are encouraged. Feeling regal? Dust off your crown and reign in style. Prefer to rule the stage? From drag queen to Queen of the Stone Age, this is your night! More details will be revealed soon, so save the…

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Sushi and Sake Workshop

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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As the sun sets on our exhibition "An Eye to the East: The Influence of Japan," we are offering a final program to explore two quintessential elements of Japanese cuisine: sushi and sake. Sushi has been an Asian technique to preserve both meat and fish for a thousand years, but it was only in the 1820s that chefs in Japan began to create and serve Edo-style sushi, which uses primarily raw fish. Chef Sam Takahashi, owner of Hajime Japanese Restaurant…

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March 2017

Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations. Every Saturday from November 19 – March 25 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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The Vernons of Newport in the River of Silver: US Slave Trading in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, 1795-1809

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St.
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US merchants brought slaves not just to the Caribbean and the North American colonies in the 18th century, but also to labor in South America. American merchants (almost all Rhode Islanders) played a significant role in the trade of slaves from Africa to the Río de la Plata in Argentina and Bolivia. While most enslaved Africans arrived in Buenos Aires and Montevideo via Brazil, American traders brought more slaves directly from Africa to the Río de la Plata than any…

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Lecture: Textile Conservation

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St
Manchester, NH 03101 - USA United States
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Ever wonder how textiles are restored? Join us as Camille Myers Breeze gives us some insight into the work of a Textile Conservator. As the Director of Museum Textile Services in Andover, MA, Camille is internationally known for her work on a variety of textile items. During her lecture, Camille will share general insight into her work as well as highlight the conservation efforts made over the last year to restore two items from the MHA collection. Included with admission…

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations. Every Saturday from November 19 – March 25 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations. Every Saturday from November 19 – March 25 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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Lecture- Dave Dixon’s The Lost Gettysburg Address

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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David Dixon likes nothing more than spending hours dumpster-diving in archives and throughout cyberspace. Dixon earned his M.A. in history from the University of Massachusetts in 2003. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and magazines. Most focus on Black history and on Union sympathizers in the Civil War South. His short biography of U.S. and Confederate Congressman Augustus R. Wright appeared in The Georgia Historical Quarterly in 2010. He remains intrigued by the problem of defining “loyalty” in…

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New England Colonial Trade and Craft Fair

March 25 @ 9:00 am - March 26 @ 3:00 pm
Red Hook Brewery, 1 Redhook Way
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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For information please see http://ellisriverknifeworks.com/

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Songs of Emigration: Storytelling Thru Traditional Irish Music

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St
Manchester, NH 03101 - USA United States
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Through traditional music Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki relays some of the adventures, misadventures, and emotions experienced by Irish emigrants. The focus is on songs about leaving Ireland, sometimes focusing on the reasons for leaving (a man who is driven from his land by English persecution); sometimes revealing what happened upon arrival (an immigrant drafted into the Union army during the Civil War); and sometimes exploring the universal feeling of homesickness of a stranger in a strange land (a factory worker in London…

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