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August 2017

Great Fire of 1911 Walking Tour

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

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Lecture – Life on Aquidneck is During the Revolutionary War

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI 02871 United States
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Historian, Fed Zilian, will provide a lecture on "Life on Aquidneck Islland During the Revolutionary War" Seats limited. Call teh Library ro reserve.

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Children’s Hour: Story & Craft for Kids

August 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Children’s Hour is back at Maine Historical Society this summer! Join us at each program for the reading of a favorite story book followed by crafts and activities for the whole family. This year we’ll explore the fun and wonder of making and inventing things, as well as the different types of jobs people do! Weather-permitting, all programs will be held in the Longfellow Garden. Light refreshments will be provided. All programs are FREE; registration is recommended. All are welcome;…

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Curator Tour: Making Paper, Making Maine

August 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join MHS Executive Director Steve Bromage for an insider’s view of the creation of MHS’s exhibit, Making Paper, Making Maine. Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. Making Paper, Making Maine recognizes the historic transition taking place in Maine's paper industry, and asks, what's next for Maine's economy? Program is free with museum admission – complimentary for MHS Members; $8 general audience.

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Lakes Region and Pemigewasset Valley Stories

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Winnipesaukee Museum, 503 Endicott St N
Laconia, NH 03246 United States
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The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting a presentation, “Lakes Region and Pemigewasset Valley Stories” featuring Daniel Heyduk on Wednesday, July 9th at 7pm. Daniel Heyduk’s presentation, “Lakes Region and Pemigewasset Valley Stories,” is drawn from his recent book, Stories in the History of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region and Pemigewasset Valley. Using illustrations from the book, he will tell stories about Indian battles; the hard work, successes and tragedies of the early settlers; country doctors; one-room schools; some notable residents; lakes…

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$36 - $150

11th Annual Boat House Tour

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

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

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Boathouse Tour on Lake Winnipesaukee

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tickets still available for this one-of-a-kind event touring 7 boathouses on the northern end of Lake Winnipesaukee

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$45

Lighthouse Lovers on Bakers Island

August 10 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Bakers Island Light, Salem, MA 01970 United States + Google Map

Join author and fellow lover of the light, Jeremy D’Entremont on a special excursion out to Bakers Island Light Station, a historic property owned by Essex Heritage. This 3.5 hour special trip includes the boat ride aboard Naumkeag where you’ll get up close photo opportunities of FIVE lighthouses; Derby Wharf, Fort Pickering Light on Winter Island, Hospital Point, Marblehead, and we will disembark for an exclusive tour of the remote Bakers Island Light. If you have a U.S. Lighthouse Society…

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Marching On Its Stomach: CT Feeds the Troops in WWI

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Sacrifice, seeding and sharing surplus - discover how Connecticut stepped up to help feed the troops in WWI at a Conversation at Noon on Thursday, August 10, 2017. Historian Allison Horrocks focuses on a propaganda and education campaign that rallied residents of all ages to contribute to the war effort by changing their eating habits, growing more food, and shipping the surplus overseas to soldiers and refugees. Following Allison's talk Diane Smith will lead a panel discussion about food insecurity…

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Whiskey & Wilderness

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Rd
Shelburne, VT 05482 United States
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Whisk away into the wilderness down by Beach Lodge for a night of whiskey tasting with Mad River Distillers, refreshing summer cocktails, s’mores, and music by Mayfly, the Vermont-based Americana/Old-Time duo. Free with museum admission. Admission ticket includes tasting, snacks, and access into the special exhibition Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. Cash bar on site. Pre-registration appreciated.

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Portsmouth Historic Sites Twilight Tour

August 11 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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or just one evening every year, eight of the Portsmouth Historic Sites open their doors and gardens for the Twilight Tour. The theme is “To Dine!” and each site offers a special focus: brief talks on collections, storytelling, short plays and light refreshments.

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41st Annual Alton Bay Boat Show

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

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

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Historic Homes of Broadway Walking Tour

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

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Downtown Peterborough Walking Tour

August 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Join us for a walking tour exploring the history of Peterborough’s downtown. On this walking tour, we will explore the places and people that have shaped the downtown area as it evolved from a mill village into today’s vibrant retail and business center. We will look at the development of Peterborough’s distinctive brick streetscape and learn about the town’s National Register of Historic Places landmarks. Along the way, we will see the remnants of the village’s past as a thriving…

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Walking Tour of Katherine Gibbs’ Back Bay

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

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

August 12 @ 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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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our 90-minute guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created…

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$3.00 - $15

East Hubbardton Cemetery Tour

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

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Vermont Open Farm Week 2017

August 14 @ 6:00 am - August 20 @ 11:00 pm

Vermont farmers open their doors to the public for the third annual Open Farm Week! Open Farm Week is a week-long celebration of Vermont farms. Learn more about local food origins and to get to know your local farmer. Activities vary and may include milking cows and goats, harvesting vegetables, collecting eggs, tasting farm fresh food, scavenger hunts, hayrides, dinners, workshops, live music, and more. More Information: https://www.diginvt.com/blog/vermont-open-farm-week/

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August Adventures: History Detectives

August 14 @ 9:00 am - August 18 @ 12:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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History Detectives Program (Ages 7–10) August 14-18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Calling all detectives! We need your help to investigate curious clues and discover the fascinating people, events, and objects that make CT history come alive! Who were Nathan Hale and Prudence Crandall and what is their connection to our state? Where did submarines come from? How did enslaved Connecticut men and women escape to freedom? And what secrets are hiding in historic maps? Discover the answers to…

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4th Annual Wright Museum Film Festival

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

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Homestead Adventures: Woodworking with Historic Tools

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

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Tales of New Hampshire Family Story Time: First in the Nation!

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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Sharing stories about the Granite State is a great way to bring families together in a weekly story hour focusing on iconic images of New Hampshire. This week storytellers will read tales about the White Mountains and guide families on a visit to the exhibition Discovering New Hampshire to see related museum objects from the Society's collections of over 33,000 artifacts preserving New Hampshire history. This free program, due to the generosity of Concord Pediatric Dentistry, is a perfect introduction…

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Beer in the Garden: Botanical History

August 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us for beer and snacks, a rare opportunity to enjoy our historic garden at night, and a chance to see some very special artifacts from our collections! Free for MHS Members; $5 general admission. RSVP not required – drop in any time! Apply your program fee to MHS membership! Beer in the Garden is sponsored by Shipyard Brewing Company.

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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our 90-minute guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created…

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Luna Park: West Hartford’s Short-Lived Amusement Park

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 S Main St
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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West Hartford’s original amusement park, Luna Park, is perhaps the most seasonally-appropriate topic for a summer lecture. Join the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society for an especially amusing lecture with historian Gene Leach on Tuesday, August 15 at 7 p.m. This talk on the short turbulent life of West Hartford’s only amusement park will begin with the story of how and why such places got started at Coney Island in the 1890s. Dr. Leach will then describe…

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Bennington Battle Day

To honor Bennington Battle Day, August 16, and the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Bennington, we offer free admission to Vermont State Historic Sites open that day. Come visit the Bennington Battle Monument, Mount Independence, President Calvin Coolidge, Chimney Point, and Justin Morrill State Historic Sites.

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Lovecraft on the Road & Caitlin R. Kiernan Papers

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
John Hay Library, 20 Prospect St
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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Rception for the opening of two exhibits at the John Hay Library: "Greetings and Salutations: Lovecraft on the Road" and "Caitlin R. Kiernan Papers." Remarks by Derrick Hussey and Caitlin R. Kiernan at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

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Devil’s Half Acre Walking Tour

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

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The Lighthouses and Keepers of Cape Elizabeth and Casco Bay

August 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum – Bath, ME, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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In this installment of our summer Lighthouse Lecture series, Jeremy D'Entremont, author and lighthouse historian, presents an overview of the Casco Bay region's historic and picturesque lighthouses with the primary focus on the colorful and dramatic stories of lighthouse keepers and their families. The presentation will also include a discussion of the preservation efforts of the present-day stewards of these icons of the coast. Members $5; nonmembers $7 Sponsored by the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.

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Samuel Colt: The Life of an American Armsmaker

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Hartford's Samuel Colt is one of the most distinctive characters to emerge in American history. On Thursday, August 17, join Bert Barnett, National Park Service Ranger with the Coltsville National Historical Park, for a FREE noontime lecture that explores Colt's extraordinary, albeit short, life. Through providing efficient arms required during the 19th century, Colt revolutionized the arms industry and, though not alone in this role, he was unique and undeniably controversial.

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A Culture of Corruption: The Apothecary’s Tale

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

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A Culture of Corruption: The Apothecary’s Tale

August 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Newport was one of the earliest American seaports to engage in the transatlantic drug trade during the first third of the eighteenth century. On Thursday, August 17, at 5:30pm, the Newport Historical Society will host Elaine Forman Crane, Distinguished Professor of History Emerita, Fordham University, for lecture titled A Culture of Corruption: The Apothecary’s Tale. At a time when both the production and sale of pharmaceuticals were unregulated on this side of the Atlantic, Newport’s unlicensed apothecaries were free to…

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Tony C: Teammates and friends remember baseball legend Tony Conigliaro

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lynn Museum, 590 Washington St
Lynn, MA 01901 United States
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Please join us for "Tony C: Frank Carey, Tom Iarrobino, and Tony Nicosia share stories of their friend and St. Mary's teammate, Red Sox legend Tony Conigliaro". This event is made possible through the support of St. Mary's High School, the Daily Item, and Essex Media Group. Moderated by Ted Grant, St. Mary's Class of 1972 and Publisher, Essex Media Group. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, please contact buffy@lynnmuseum.org or call (781) 581-6200.

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Lecture: “Tugboats Illustrated: History, Technology, Seamanship”

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame, 1 Burnside St
Bristol, RI 02809-2003 United States
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"Tugboats Illustrated: History, Technology, Seamanship" Presented by Paul Ferrell To purchase tickets by phone, please call 401-253-5000. Reception Begins at 6:00pm Lecture Begins at 7:00pm Tickets are $10 for Members and $18 for Non-Members There are no physical tickets. Tickets are non-refundable. In TUGBOATS ILLUSTRATED, architect Paul Farrell— tugboat enthusiast and masterful artist—brings his passion to a volume that details every aspect of tugs and their work, from the little boom boats that corral riverborne logs near sawmills to the…

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Very Warlike Against War

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

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

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Phillis Wheatley Day

August 18 @ 9:30 am - August 19 @ 5:00 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Discover the remarkable life and poetry of Phillis Wheatley, who joined OSMH as a full member on this day in 1771. Kidnapped from Africa as a child and sold as a slave in Boston, she was a poet who became an international celebrity with the publication of her book in 1773. FREE with museum admission.

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World War I Free Film Series at the Danbury Museum

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

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Downeast Meets Dixie

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

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Royal Lipizzan Stallions

August 18 @ 6:00 pm - August 20 @ 2:00 pm
Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169
Woodstock, CT 06281 United States
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The Herrmans' Royal LipizzanStallions will be performing at Roseland Cottage on August18, 19, and 20. Special prices for customers of Putnam Bank. Tickets available online, by phone (860 928-4074), or in person at Roseland Cottage. Call for more information 860 928-4074

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August Shipbuilding Odyssey

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

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Annual Car Show

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

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Great Fire of 1911 Walking Tour

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

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$3.00 - $15

Castleton Colonial Days

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

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Liberty & Union Walking Tour

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Come walk the Liberty and Union Downtown Walking Tour! Join us for a free, one-hour guided tour of Historic Downtown Taunton. Our one-mile walking tour highlights some of the important architectural, cultural, and commercial sites between Church Green and Taunton Green. A great way to learn about the city, from its earliest days through the present, these tours are the third Saturday of every month, May through October.

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Mount Hope Cemetery Walking Tour

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous—and infamous– residents during our 90-minute guided tour. Hear about the importance of symbolism in the gravestones and get a chance to take in some of the city’s beautiful vistas. Built in 1834, Bangor’s 300 acre Mount Hope Cemetery is the nation’s second oldest garden cemetery. It was designed by renowned architect Charles G. Bryant as part of a national movement to provide respite from grassless urban landscapes. Garden cemeteries were created…

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Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road Car Tour

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

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$5.00 - $15

Blast from the Past: Working with Fiber

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

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

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$5.00 - $15

Blast from the Past: Working with Fiber

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

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

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$19.50

Strawbery Banke: Historic Houses Open!

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until August 31, 2017
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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  Strawbery Banke Museum, an outdoor living history museum, opens its historic houses and gardens for self-guided tours 7 days a week. Tickets are valid for TWO consecutive days. Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is a 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history to life.  The Museum is a place for children, adults, multigenerational families and groups to gather to explore heritage gardens, historic buildings, crafts, preservation programs,…

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