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June 2017

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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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World War II Rhode Island

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Rd
Kingston, RI 02881 United States
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Christian McBurney will give the first lecture on his new book World War II Rhode Island. The state’s contribution to World War II vastly exceeded its small size. They included the Northeast’s largest naval air station at Quonset Point (with key support at Charlestown); a special, top-secret German POW camp was based in Narragansett; and civilians, including for the first time many women, did their part by manufacturing military equipment and warships. The talk will start with the scare of…

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New Hampshire’s 229th Birthday

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Celebrate New Hampshire history by remembering 400 years of American history in this Portsmouth waterfront neighborhood. Celebrate on Father's Day June 18 (June 21 is New Hampshire's actual 229th birthday). NH residents receive free admission (ID required.)

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Theodore Roosevelt: Perspectives from the Home Front

June 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Hampshire Telephone Museum, One Depot St - Main Entrance
Warner, NH 03278 United States
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There is no question that Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most fascinating, charismatic figures in our history. Dwight Wilder brings him to life in this presentation, highlighting his many facets, interests, enthusiasms, and accomplishments. He acquaints his audience with Roosevelt's engaging personality - outgoing, ebullient, energetic, and curious about so many things. In addition to learning about this remarkable man, you will hear his thoughts on World War 1 as well as some interesting telephone-related anecdotes from days gone…

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Garrison Weekend

June 24 @ 10:00 am - June 25 @ 3:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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Various activities at various areas of the museum

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250th Anniversary Celebration Genb. William Hart House

June 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gen. William Hart House, 350 Main St.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475 United States
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Ceremonies to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Gen. William Hart House features an address by Ct. State Historian Walter Woodward, music by the U.S. Coast Guard Brass Quintet, and an American Revolution encampment and area fife and drum corps.  Exhibit Gallery opens with items highlighting early craftmanship and activities that occurred during the 250 years of the Hart House, a "house for the ages."   Program hours from 1: 00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.  Free admission.

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1950s Rockabilly Sock Hop

June 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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The Brick Store Museum’s annual Era Party (on or around its birthday) goes rock ‘n’ roll! Join the Museum at the Waterhouse Center in downtown Kennebunk for a 1950s Rockabilly Sock Hop! Admission is just like the old days: 50 cents a person! Entertainment to be announced soon (including band, dance teachers, and more!) Wear your retro fashion or appear in your 2017 clothes – it’s up to you! What is Rockabilly? Here’s a quick definition: It’s an exciting blend…

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July 2017

American Lives: A Timeline of Living History

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Celebrate America's diverse history in one of New Hampshire's oldest neighborhoods. In addition to historic houses and costumed roleplayers, discover special living history displays throughout the museum grounds, showcasing American History from the 1600s through the 1900s, including: Native American Life African American History The Earliest Settlers Golden Age of Pirates Early American Crafts Revolutionary and Civil War Soldiers Colonial Age Medicine Antique Cars World War II Homefront Skills

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American Lives: A Timeline of Historical Re-enactors

July 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Celebrate America's diverse history in one of New Hampshire's oldest neighborhoods. In addition to historic houses and costumed roleplayers, discover special living history displays throughout the museum grounds, showcasing American History from the 1600s through the 1900s, including: Native American Life African American History The Earliest Settlers Golden Age of Pirates Early American Crafts Revolutionary and Civil War Soldiers Colonial Age Medicine Antique Cars World War II Homefront Skills

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John Maynard

July 1 @ 10:00 pm - July 4 @ 3:00 am
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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John Maynard and Independance Day Commemoration Before the was Thes United States There was Number 4

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American Celebration: 1940s Style Swing Dance

July 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Jump, jive and swing to the music of the Beantown Swing Orchestra at a 1940s-style swing dance. Dance Lessons (free instruction with ticket to the dance) starts at 6 pm, and the band boogies from 7 pm to 9 pm. Then watch the Portsmouth fireworks display from the vantage point of Strawbery Banke. Tickets are $20. Sponsored in part by Cambridge Trust Company of New Hampshire.

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15th Annual American Celebration July 4th

July 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Naturalization Ceremony, 11 am Celebrate America by welcoming new citizens at the US Naturalization Ceremony. A Museum favorite, come feel reinvigorated by the joy and patriotism shared by those who make their own special day on their new nation’s birthday. Old-Fashioned Field Day, 10 am - 2 pm Learn games played throughout the centuries as part of Strawbery Banke’s Old Fashioned Field Day. Visitors are invited to play a round of croquet, test their skill at marbles, have fun with…

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$695 - $1195

Adult & Family Boat Building

July 8 @ 8:30 am - July 16 @ 3:30 pm
New Hampshire Boat Museum, 399 Center St. (Rte. 28/109 North)
Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896 United States
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Womens KB 09-11

In this nine-day session, adults can work individually or as a family team on their own boat.  Trained volunteers guide you through the process to successful completion. Choose between a one-person canoe, a one-person kayak, paddleboard, Bevin’s Skiff, or Opti Sailboat. Call or visit the web for information.

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Out of Time: Romans at the Fort

July 8 @ 10:00 pm - July 9 @ 3:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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New England Vintage Boat Auction

July 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
New Hampshire Boat Museum, 399 Center St. (Rte. 28/109 North)
Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896 United States
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Boat Auction

Boats, vintage boating memorabilia,  vintage cars, vintage car memorabilia and maritime antiques will be auctioned at the NH Boat Museum starting at 10 am. Preview items on Fri., July 14, 12 noon-5 pm and Sat., July 15, 8 am - 10 am. Donations and consignments welcome with a deadline of July 7th for consideration with no exceptions.  Net proceeds benefit the Museum.  To learn more and see the auction items, visit our web at nhbm.org closer to the auction date.

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Food Sovereignty

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Nelson W. Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent St
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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The RI Historical Society hosts Lorén Spears, executive director of the Tomaquag Museum, to speak about indigenous peoples and the issue of food sovereignty. Learn about the important and current issue of indigenous food sovereignty and how that has changed and evolved over time.This is a free event. For more information email programs@rihs.org or call (401) 273-7507 or visit http://www.rihs.org/2729-2

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Garrison Weekend: United Train of Artillery

July 22 @ 10:00 am - July 23 @ 3:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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$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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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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August 2017

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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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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$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
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(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
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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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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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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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September 2017

Intro to MHS: Library Tour

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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This 45-minute tour of the Brown Library, fully renovated in 2009, takes participants throughout the library's reading rooms and behind-the-scenes into the archive, normally closed to the public. Nicholas Noyes covers the history of the building, architectural details, the basics of doing research in the library, and even shares a few treasures from the collection. Free and open to the public. Limited to 10; sign up in advance by sending an email to nnoyes@mainehistory.org or calling 774-1822 x207.

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Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta

September 14 @ 9:00 am - September 16 @ 4:00 pm
Wolfeboro Town Docks, 4 North Main St Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
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Join us on the Wolfeboro Town Docks on Fri. and Sat. for our premiere event of the season. Approximately 60 vintage boats representing several classes including small outboards, Grand Prix hydroplanes, Jersey Skiffs, and Gold Cup racing boats will run group heats on a one-mile oval-shaped course throughout the day.  Visit nhbm.org for the schedule of daytime and evening events, to sign up to watch the heats from the Winni-Belle, or to take your own ride in a vintage race…

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Television: The Art & Ethics of Manipulation

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Hampshire Telephone Museum, One Depot St - Main Entrance
Warner, NH 03278 United States
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John Gfroerer explores the power of television as a communication medium and examines the artistic techniques used to persuade, induce, and entice us. Gfroerer considers the extent to which television teaches or simply tantalizes us. Are ethical boundaries crossed by the use of these techniques, and to what extent as media consumers should we care? Where: New Hampshire Telephone Museum 1 Depot Street, Warner, NH 03278 - 603-456-2234 When: Friday, May 26th at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Doors open…

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18th Century Medicine

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

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Cranberry Thanksgiving at The Tomaquag Museum

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

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Revolutionary War Weekend

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

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October 2017

Women of the Fort

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

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November 2017

Intro to MHS: Library Tour

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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This 45-minute tour of the Brown Library, fully renovated in 2009, takes participants throughout the library's reading rooms and behind-the-scenes into the archive, normally closed to the public. Nicholas Noyes covers the history of the building, architectural details, the basics of doing research in the library, and even shares a few treasures from the collection. Free and open to the public. Limited to 10; sign up in advance by sending an email to nnoyes@mainehistory.org or calling 774-1822 x207.

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