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September 2017

Pumpkin Patch Trolley Weekend 1

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

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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

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

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$150 - $250

Ulysses S. Grant Meets Ida Lewis Culinary Adventure

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

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$60

Splint Basswood Basket Workshop

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

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

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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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$6.00

Points of Interest: Lake Champlain Bridge Guided Walk

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

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

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Lecture: P.T. Barnum’s Ultimate Hoax

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

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Preschoolers in the Park: Archaeology and the Past

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

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The Zimmerman Telegram Story

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

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Why Thoreau Still Matters

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

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Vermont Story Lab Summit

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

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Revolutionary War Weekend

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

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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

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

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Pumpkin Patch Trolley Weekend 2

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

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Pints on the Pier

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

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October 2017

Giving Voice: An Afternoon with Annette Gordon-Reed

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

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Women of the Fort

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

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Transit Day

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

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Textile Treasures Digging Deeper Tour

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

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

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

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Curator Tour: Creative Maine

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

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

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

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

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

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Beer in the Garden: Past Medicinal Practices

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

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Lecture: Battlefield Archaeology

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

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Jimmy Golon ~ New Britain in 1972

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

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Witches & Tombstones Tours

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

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Liberty & Union Walking Tour

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Come walk the Liberty and Union Downtown Walking Tour! Join us for a free, one-hour guided tour of Historic Downtown Taunton. Our one-mile walking tour highlights some of the important architectural, cultural, and commercial sites between Church Green and Taunton Green. A great way to learn about the city, from its earliest days through the present, these tours are the third Saturday of every month, May through October.

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Liberty & Union Festival 2017

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

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

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Lewis E. Lehrman on Churchill, Roosevelt & Company

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

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Civil War Fall Encampment And Reenactment

October 28 @ 10:00 am - October 29 @ 10:00 am
General Nathanael Greene Homestead, 50 Taft St
Coventry, RI 02816 United States
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Come out to the Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead for a late Fall Civil War Encampment and Battle Reenactment fundraiser. See authentic Union and Confederate military camps, cannon and a musket demonstrations and an afternoon battle demonstration. Brought to you in conjunction with Battery C 1st RI Light Artillery, Co. A 3rd Arkanasas Infantry, and Elisha Dyer Camp 7 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil war. Schedule Registration now open to military and civilian groups, sutlers and period artisans. Close…

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Lecture: Sturtevant Murders

October 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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John Gallagher on the Sturtevant Murders in Halifax, MA John F. Gallagher served over thirty years on the Boston Police Department and retired at the rank of superintendent. As a command staff member, he was the department’s chief of detectives. His interest in history and genealogy and his background in criminal investigation motivated him to write about these century-old murders on the South Shore. John and his wife, Jeanne, live in Hanover, Massachusetts. Gallagher published his third book, A Monument…

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Trolley-ween

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Rd
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
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Closing day treats for kids.

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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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Politics on Beacon Hill

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

We join forces with rangers from Boston African American National Historic Site in a walking tour of Fanny Longfellow's childhood neighborhood. The tour will start at 12 noon at the Shaw Memorial, across the street from the State House. No RSVP required.

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Veterans Day Open House

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Open house for Veterans and families from 1-4pm Special Vietnam slideshow at 2pm presented by Dennis Proulx Members of the Taunton Area Vietnam Veterans Association will share a slideshow presentation and memories of their experiences during the Vietnam War. They will also bring military memorabilia as well as items from their time in Vietnam, including a Montagnard crossbow and sword, shrapnel from a 122mm rocket, and a piece of a Skycrane helicopter. The Taunton Area Vietnam Veterans Association (TAVVA) will…

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Steering to Freedom

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Book talk by author Patrick Gabridge. In May 1862, Robert Smalls, an enslaved ship's pilot in Charleston, South Carolina, crafted a daring plan to steal the steamship Planter and deliver it, along with the crew and their families, to the Union blockade. After risking his life to escape slavery, Robert faced an even more difficult challenge: convincing Abraham Lincoln to enlist black troops. Based on a true story, "Steering to Freedom" tells the powerful and inspirational story of a young…

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Beer in the Garden: Traditional Toys & Games

November 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us for beer and snacks, a rare opportunity to enjoy our historic garden at night, and a chance to see some very special artifacts from our collections! Free for MHS Members; $5 general admission. RSVP not required – drop in any time! Apply your program fee to MHS membership! Beer in the Garden is sponsored by Shipyard Brewing Company.

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December 2017

Prelude Trolley Rides Weekend 1

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - December 3 @ 4:00 pm
Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Rd
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
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Daytime rides on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in heated trolleys decked out with aromatic greenery. For $8 per person, this is great fun at an amazing price. Tickets are available at the door. Friday Hours Museum Store Open Noon - 4:00 pm Streetcar Rides 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Saturday & Sunday Hours Museum Store Open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Streetcar Rides 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Prelude Trolley Rides weekend 2

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - December 10 @ 4:00 pm
Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Rd
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
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Daytime rides on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in heated trolleys decked out with aromatic greenery. For $8 per person, this is great fun at an amazing price. Tickets are available at the door. Friday Hours Museum Store Open Noon - 4:00 pm Streetcar Rides 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Saturday & Sunday Hours Museum Store Open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Streetcar Rides 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Surprise! Santa’s on the Trolley at Seashore!

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Rd
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
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You arrive for a short story and sing along carol in our Visitor center. Every guest receives a cup of hot chocolate to sip on your after-dark ride in a heated trolley car. Then, SURPRISE! Santa's riding with you! He and his helpers will give each guest a pencil and a Postcard addressed to Santa (to put in our special Santa mailbox back at the Visitor Center) Everyone will get a goodie bag with an small toy and a cookie…

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