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April 2018

Volunteer Recruitment Party!

April 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum – Bath, ME, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine, will kick off its 2018 season with a recruitment party on April 10, 4-6 pm. The party is open to the public, and all those interested are invited to come and meet current volunteers to hear more about open positions. Curious about the museum’s new historic schooner, Mary E? Then become a Mary E Docent! Interested in historic homes? Join the Donnell House Docent team! The Volunteer Coordinator will introduce these roles, plus many more.…

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Building Bridges Film and Discussion

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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"Building Bridges: Connections Between Maine's Governor Joseph Brennan and Senator George Mitchell" Film and Discussion With Michael Connolly The Good Friday Agreement was a major political development in the Northern Ireland peace process of the 1990s, and Mainers played a pivotal role in making it happen. On the 20th anniversary of this important moment in Irish, British and American history, join Maine Historical Society for the screening of a new documentary about the Maine events that led to this historic…

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Building Monticello

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St
Essex Junction, VT 05452 United States
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Jefferson never knew the Monticello of today—in perfect condition, impeccably furnished. Dartmouth College senior lecturer Marlene Heck explains the lifelong project Jefferson called his “essay in architecture.” Part of our First Wednesdays free lecture series (note special date). Learn more: http://bit.ly/monticello-apr18

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A Fable for Critics

April 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In honor of National Poetry Month, literary historian Rob Velella presents this dramatic reading and illustrated presentation of James Russell Lowell's 1848 poem "A Fable for Critics." Free, RSVP required. Call 617-876-4491 or email at reservationsat105@gmail.com to reserve your spot! In the vein of the poem, Velella would like to invite you with a parody of his own: "Because National Poetry Month is April, And for the history of verse we're all quite grateful, We now offer something in verse…

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Gorey’s Visit: A Hartford Dream

April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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ONE NIGHT ONLY! Enjoy a series of vignettes created by Anne Cubberly, Casey Grambo, and Rosanna Karabetsos in celebration of the special exhibition "Gorey’s Worlds." Performers include Joey Batts, Studio-8-Sixty, Sea Tea Comedy Theater, and Night Fall cast members. Read more about "Gorey's Worlds" at the link: https://thewadsworth.org/exhibitions/goreys-worlds/ Tickets $20/$15 members, students, youth under 18.

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Tags & Treasures Sale!

April 14 @ 9:00 am - April 15 @ 3:00 pm
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St
Wethersfield, CT 06109 United States
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Collectors of vintage oddities, artifacts and antiques - rummage for this year’s hottest collectibles at the WDS Museum Tags & Treasures Sale! $6 adult, single-day admission, children $3. For more than 40 years, this fabulous, bi-annual event has been organized by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Hundreds of household items, furniture, vintage pieces, and historic estate items from some of CT’s oldest families! Also glass, sterling silver, china, linens, fine jewelry and books – all donated…

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Workshop: Caring for Old Books

April 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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This workshop will introduce preservation concepts and strategies for the care of books in personal and historical collections. Beginning with an overview of the history of paper- and book-making, participants will learn about the preservation risks innate to older books due to their construction. Participants will also learn about the environmental factors that impact the preservation of books, including temperature, relative humidity, dust, and pests. A review of care and handling techniques as well as a discussion of enclosures and…

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Heirloom Care: How To Treat Textiles

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd
Tamworth, NH 03886 United States
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Join us for a Hands-On Curator Workshop—a workshop series on preserving your heirlooms! Join our curator, Faithe McCreery, to learn professional storage and handling techniques that will keep antique clothing, quilts, and other fabric keepsakes well-preserved for generations to come. WEBSITE http://www.remickmuseum.org/events/april-14-how-to-treat-textiles _________________________________ $10 per person; $5 for members. For ages 16 and above. Pre-registration required by Thursday, April 12; no walk-ins, please. Participants are welcome to bring items for consultation with the curator. Reserve your space! Call 603-323-7591. Stay…

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The Art of Handwriting Gallery Talk

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Enjoy a curator’s gallery talk in The Art of Handwriting exhibit where you will learn about the history of penmanship, see outstanding examples of handwriting over the centuries, and learn about cursive instruction in the past and today. In this talk, you will see a variety of artifacts from autograph books to instructional manuals to letters signed by President Franklin Pierce and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. After the talk, try your hand at Spencerian, Palmer Method and…

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9-11 – Clearing the Skies, an ATC Perspective

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, 27 Navigator Rd
Londonderry, NH 03053 United States
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Join us for a presentation at 11AM by Robert K. Jones, General Manager, New England Federal Aviation Administration. On September 11, 2001, Robert worked at the FAA's Boston Center and was part of the team providing response during the nation's most challenging time. Robert was interviewed by CNN for his role, and a portion of that interview appeared in the CNN special "The Footnotes of 9/11". Regular museum admission. Members receive free admission.

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The Dunlap Broadside and American Independence

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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This event is part of the New Hampshire Heritage Lecture series. Only 26 copies of the Dunlap Broadside, the first official printing of the Declaration of Independence, exist in the world, and the American Independence Museum in Exeter has one. Join the Independence Museum's executive director Emma Bray and hear how this small museum in a small town ended up with such an important document, why Exeter celebrates Independence Day in mid-July, and how the re-discovery of this document led…

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9th Annual Webster’s War of the Words

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 S Main St
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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What do the words 'hurricane,' 'complicit,' 'empathy,' and 'gyro' all have in common? If you are unsure, don't call yourself a 'dotard.' They were all Merriam-Webster "Words of the Year" in 2017! Join us for a celebration of words and language on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society’s 9th annual Webster’s War of the Words! If that is not cause enough to ‘humblebrag’ around town, we just don’t know what is. Webster’s…

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Annual Victorian Tea & Talk

Join Historic New England’s Curator, Laura E. Johnson, for an informative talk illustrating some of HNE’s extensive jewelry collection. Jeweled gifts such as watches, rings, bracelets, and cuff links mark major life transitions. These mementos helped men and women to tell stories about themselves and their families, as gifts become treasured memories. Through these heirlooms, this talk will explore how New Englanders, from the Eighteenth Century to the present day, marked their important moments and memories of love and life.…

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Genealogy Workshop: The Adopted, the Illegitimate and DNA

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Public Library (NH), 175 Parrott Ave
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Presented by the library’s Special Collections staff and members of the Ranger Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), these events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of interest and experience. We hope you will join us on the third Sunday each winter month. The Adopted, the Illegitimate and DNA with Mike Maglio Sunday, April 15 | 2 – 4 PM | Levenson Room Maglio will guide us through a process using autosomal DNA…

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Making History

April 17 @ 10:00 am - April 20 @ 4:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Spend a day of school vacation MAKING HISTORY at OCHM! Admission for kids age 12 and under always free! Come do a scavenger hunt, a craft, and tour the museum. We are located in a historic school building and promise to make learning fun!

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The Debates at the 1818 Constitutional Convention

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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As we continue commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Constitution of 1818, join Wesley Horton, President of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Supreme Court Historial Society, for his April 17th talk The Debates at the 1818 Constitutional Convention. Horton will discuss the speeches made on major issues at the Convention, explore the role of newspapers that reported on the historic debates, and review the Constitution’s articles and their status today. This program begins at noon and is free…

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Beer in the Garden: The History of Baseball in Maine

April 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 in the evening, and a chance to see some very special artifacts from our collections! Free for MHS Members; $5 general admission. Must be 21+. RSVP not required – drop in anytime! Apply your program fee to MHS membership! Beer in the Garden is sponsored by The Maine Brew Bus.

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Canadian Slavery History

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Art historian Charmaine Nelson, a professor at McGill University in Montreal, is currently at Harvard as the William Lyon Mackenzie King Chair in Canadian studies. Her research "comparing fugitive slave ads in two Canadian provinces and Jamaica takes the history of slavery beyond its association with a tropical plantation model, as existed in the Caribbean or the southern U.S., and opens it up to include places where that history is rarely discussed or acknowledged." Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/harvard-research-slavery-ads-newspapers-nova-scotia-1.4287485

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Lunch & Learn: Clara Foster Bass

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Although raised in Chicago, Clara Foster Bass (1844-1933) returned to the home of her ancestors in Peterborough and became a leader in the community. At this program, you will enjoy a delicious lunch and hear the fascinating story of Clara’s role in the preservation of the town’s history and how her vision shaped the town we know today. Tickets: $15 ($12 for members)

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Lecture/Screening: “Reflections on a Mermaid: Roy Lichtenstein”

April 19 @ 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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April 19th, 2018 "Reflections on a Mermaid: Roy Lichtenstein (1994)" presented by Ted Bogosian, Kevin Mahaney, & Eric Goetz Exclusive, extensive, intimate and never-before-shown documentary coverage of one of the most influential and innovative artists of the 20th century contextualizes Roy Lichtenstein’s creative process during in-studio creation, gallery openings and installations of his internationally-renowned Mermaid collection. REFLECTIONS ON A MERMAID also chronicles the creative quest of the U.S. Olympic medal-winning sailor Kevin Mahaney, who skippered the 1995 America’s Cup contender…

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Wearing Our Heritage Panel Discussion

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Charlotte Library, 115 Ferry Rd
Charlotte, VT 05445 United States
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Join Abenaki scholar Melody Walker Brook, Chair of the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs, Don Stevens, Chief of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, and LCMM Curator Eloise Beil for a discussion about the meaning of garments, accessories, and regalia in their own lives and in community and tribal identity. Developed by the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association in partnership with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and Flynn Center for the Arts, this program and the traveling exhibit “Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage” were…

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Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at the Banke

April 21 @ 10:00 am - April 29 @ 5:00 pm
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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This event welcomes breeders from NH, Maine and MA farms who are expert in heritage animals including lambs, kids, calves, piglets, bunnies, chicks and ducklings. The participants answer visitors’ questions, explaining the developmental needs of the babies, the various aspects of husbandry that are required to raise them and why they have chosen to preserve these sometimes-endangered domestic animals for future generations. Many farms are family projects enthusiastically supported by multiple generations of caretakers.

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Hearthside Dinner

April 21 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd
Tamworth, NH 03886 United States
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Where food and history meet! Assist in preparing a 19th-century-style meal, then savor the flavorful results. OVERVIEW OF THE EVENING While the fire crackles and readies itself in the background, the evening begins with costumed Museum Interpreters guiding guests “back in time” to learn about 19th-century kitchens and food preparation, seasonal farming and foods, and historic cooking recipes and tools. Guests then don aprons and assist in preparing, seasoning, cooking, roasting and baking foods using traditional means and tools—all in…

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Banbury Ale: Party Music from 17th-century Britain

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Seven Times Salt brings the best of the Elizabethan tavern scene to the present day. In this program we present rousing drinking songs, love ballads both naughty and nice, rustic catches, and energetic country dances from around the British Isles, including plenty of opportunities for audience participation. (There are also some more refined selections for English consort to let you rest between bouts of revelry.) We'll even toast Master William Shakespeare on the occasion of his 454th birthday. Raise your…

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Connecting Your Collections to Teachers and Students

April 23 @ 8:00 am - April 24 @ 5:00 pm
New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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Through a combination of presentations, discussion, hands-on activities, and take-home materials, this workshop addresses the elements of museum educational and programming needs to create engaging, educational, and successful collections-based programming.

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Poetry Writing Workshop

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month by learning from three accomplished poets! We will explore the possibility of poetry, that most accessible art form, available to all who know a language. Through structured writing experiments and through looking closely at the physical world surrounding us, we will practice following our own feeling and curiosity into poems. Poets Mary Buchinger, Linda Havilland Conte, and Hilary Sallick have shared poems and supported each other’s development as writers for many years.…

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Newport Symposium: Great Collectors

April 26 @ 9:00 am - April 29 @ 12:00 pm
Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Join us in historic Newport, Rhode Island for a stimulating weekend of lectures, social events, and camaraderie hosted by The Preservation Society of Newport County. The Newport Symposium is New England’s preeminent convening of national and international experts in the fine and decorative arts. Throughout the centuries and around the world, collectors have passionately pursued objects of fascination and beauty reflecting an intriguing combination of personal interests and aesthetics, validation, and outside influences. Join us for a stimulating weekend of…

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Speaker Series: “The Angel of Hadley” with Ed Lodi

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Edward Lodi discusses his book, The Angel of Hadley: A Legend of King Philip’s War and the Strange History Behind It. He gives a brief account of the Indian attack on Hadley on September 1, 1675, when a mysterious stranger suddenly appeared to save the day, then just as suddenly vanished, causing the settlers to believe that he was an emissary sent by God. In reality, the stranger was none other than William Goffe, one of the judges who, in…

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Boston in the American Revolution: Occupation 1768

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Part of the “Occupation” Series, marking the 250th anniversary of Boston’s 1768 occupation by British troops In 1768, British Parliament enacted a military solution to what was not yet a military problem by dispatching thousands of British troops to Boston. Many Bostonians feared standing armies and struggled with the presence of these armed men in their streets and buildings. Brooke Barbier, author of Boston in the American Revolution: A Town Versus an Empire and founder of Ye Olde Tavern Tours,…

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Preserving Affordability, Affording Preservation

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
All Saints’ Church — Ashmont, 209 Ashmont Street
Dorchester Center, MA 02124 United States
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Historic multi-family buildings, such as New England's iconic three-deckers, once provided affordable options for renters as well as a path to home ownership. As communities confront rising housing costs and growing demand for equitable access to housing, can these historically affordable buildings be adapted to meet current needs, or will they be replaced with newer forms of housing? Can we preserve affordability in our housing stock while also preserving historic building types, neighborhood character, and urban density? Historic New England…

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Spring Fever: Writing Anew

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month with the second Poetry Writing Workshop presented by accomplished poets from the New England Poetry Club! Workshop participants will begin a new poem inspired by reading, discussing, and responding to a host poem and several writing prompts. All levels welcome. Space is limited, so please call (617)876-4491 or email reservationsat105@gmail.com to reserve your spot! Presenters: Wendy Drexler’s third poetry collection, Before There Was Before, was published by Iris Press in March 2017.…

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Historic Dinner: 1718 Scotch-Irish Migration

April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Travel back 300 years and enjoy the tastes and sounds of 1718 at our annual Historic Dinner! In 1718, five ships left Ulster filled with Scotch-Irish immigrants who would settle in New England. Learn the story of these early immigrants to the New England colonies and their impact on Northern New England and the Monadnock Region. The evening features a meal created from period Scotch and Irish recipes followed by a program of 18th century songs performed on flute and…

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Opening Day – Free Admission

April 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame, 1 Burnside St
Bristol, RI 02809-2003 United States
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We'll be kicking off the 2018 season with a grand event for the whole family! Visit the Museum on April 29th for FREE ADMISSION along with a ton of activities for both kids and adults. We will be hosting guided tours throughout the day as well as a number of fun activities for the whole family! Museum Open from 10am-5pm Scheduled Activities from 11am-3pm Lunch will be available by Castaway Gourmet Food Truck! Snacks are provided thanks to Compton Catering…

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Landmarks Recognition Program & Empire State Building Talk

April 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presented by the Greenwich Historical Society, the Landmarks Recognition Program will celebrate four unique and historically significant Greenwich properties, including the Second Congregational Church (2cc) and three private homes: a dazzling mid-century design, two charming Tudors, and a chateau worthy of French royalty. In addition, two Preservation Awards will be presented to honor local projects. The keynote speaker will be Anthony Malkin, chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust, the real estate investment trust that owns the Empire State…

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May 2018

Behind-the-Scenes Library Tour

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 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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Memories, Mentors, and Milestones – Networking Event

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Paul Revere House, 19 North Sq
Boston, MA 02113 United States
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2018 is a year full of important anniversaries for NEMA and the Paul Revere House. The Paul Revere House will be celebrating their 110th anniversary as a museum and NEMA will be celebrating our 100th anniversary. We want to take this opportunity to prepare for NEMA’s 100th birthday by inviting you to reflect on the role of mentors in your life and by recording some of your favorite NEMA memories. In honor of NEMA’s 100th birthday, Brad Larson Media has…

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2018 Spring Symposium – Myth, Reality & Mapping the Underground

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 101 Chapel St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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This symposium will take a critical look at the true nature of the movement as it wove its way through old established New England towns. Additionally, the program will offer a hands-on workshop that will give the newly interested and the veteran researcher ideas on how to research their towns involvement in the UGRR and new paths to explore. Through sharing their own local story of a place or a particular person and by using a place-based approach centered on…

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Myth, Reality and Mapping the Underground Railroad An Interactive Workshop and Panel Discussion

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
St. John’s Church, 101 Chapel Street,
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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On Saturday, May 5, the Black Heritage Trail of N.H. will hold its annual spring Symposium, a day long learning experience focused on the Underground Railroad in New England. The event will take place at St. John’s Church’s Thaxter Hall, 101 Chapel Street in Portsmouth, and runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The program starts with a guided walking tour of sites that may have been part of the Underground Railroad in Portsmouth. The tour is led by Angela…

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Intercolonial Wars: French and Indian War

May 5 @ 10:00 am - May 6 @ 3:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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The Magical History Tour & Mr. Longfellow’s Cocktail Party

May 11 @ 5:30 pm - May 12 @ 4:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us for our fourth annual exploration of fascinating historic sites around Portland that you've never seen – and maybe didn’t even know existed! The Magical History Tour is your key to unlocking fascinating historical places in Portland that are not usually open to the public. It’s a self-guided tour guaranteed to amaze and amuse both adults and children. Equipped with a map, and at your own pace, you will be greeted by guides at each location ready to share…

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Living in the Jetson Era: UAS Technology

May 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, 27 Navigator Rd
Londonderry, NH 03053 United States
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Join Rita Hunt, Commercial UAS Services (Pilot and Project Lead), ArgenTech solutions, for a presentation on drones. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have been used by the military since the 1960s but it has only been recently with the development of smaller, lighter, faster technology that UAS have become mainstream and created its own commercial market. Learn about the past and present markets for UAS technology and how UAS will become part of our everyday lives in the very near future.…

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Mother’s Day Craft Workshop

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Enjoy an afternoon at the Museum creating a custom-dyed silk scarf with instruction by local textile artist Rhonda Fazio of Dyer Maker Studio located in Fall River. Rhonda specializes in the use of natural dyes and sustainable textile design to create one-of-a-kind pieces that make great gifts for the special woman in your life! Rhonda has received a number of grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and works with children and adults to teach the history and art of textile…

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Springtime at Shelburne Museum

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Rd
Shelburne, VT 05482 United States
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Shelburne Museum welcomes families to celebrate Mother’s Day. Stroll through the grounds; listen to outdoor live music; sip on tea; join a gallery tour of the special exhibition In the Garden and a talk on the language of flowers by curator Kory Rogers, and get creative with spring art activities. Don’t forget to stop by the plant sale to pick up a lovely gift for someone special! And say hello to our special guest…Elmo! We are excited to welcome Elmo,…

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Beer in the Garden: Crime and Punishment

May 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 in the evening, and a chance to see some very special artifacts from our collections! Free for MHS Members; $5 general admission. Must be 21+. RSVP not required – drop in anytime! Apply your program fee to MHS membership! Beer in the Garden is sponsored by The Maine Brew Bus.

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Colonial Living History Encampment

May 19 @ 10:00 am - May 20 @ 5:00 pm
General Nathanael Greene Homestead, 50 Taft St
Coventry, RI 02816 United States
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May 19-20, 2018 Join us for a Colonial Living History Encampment. Fundraiser raiser event to support ongoing preservation and education programs. Visit a Revolutionary War Military Encampment wth demonstrations, tour the 1770 home of Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene, see colonial craftsmen and artisans. More information TBA

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18th Century House Joining & Planemaking Demonstration

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wanton–Lyman–Hazard House, 17 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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On Saturday, May 19, 2018, join the Newport Historical Society for the latest History Space event: 18th Century House Joining and Planemaking. From 10am-2pm this free, interactive program features house joining demonstrations from expert and historic interpreter Dan Lacroix. House building in the 18th century was a labor-intensive process that required the skills of many tradesman. While the carpenter hewed and joined the timber frame "bones" of the building, it was the house joiner who crafted the fabric of its…

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An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery

May 23 @ 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 Rachel May, assistant professor of English at Northern Michigan University. Following the trail left by an unfinished quilt, this illuminating saga examines slavery from the cotton fields of the South to the textile mills of New England—and the humanity behind it. Our friends may recall Rachel May's pre-publication talk here in 2016. We're delighted to announce her return to discuss An American Quilt, due out on May 1st. Rachel May’s rich new book explores the far reach…

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Fake News, Leaks and Bias: Freedom of the Press Under the First

May 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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The First Amendment to the United States Constitution boldly limits governmental interference with certain “enumerated” rights. OLLI presenters, Dan Crean and Barbara Keshen, will look at the rights of the press in today’s legal and highly charged political landscape. From leaks, to “fake” news, op/ed pages, and claims of biased reporting, the press, the public and politicians seem to have reverted to conflict similar to that existing in the early days of the republic. This interactive discussion will review significant…

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Out of Time: Das Geld Fahnlein at the Fort

May 26 @ 10:00 am - May 27 @ 3:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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The 16th Century makes a visit to the museum with Das Guild Fahnlein as they recreate a military encampment and demonstrate the skills and life of a Landsknecht unit, their wives and family members.

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Revolutionary War Encampment 2018

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St
Wethersfield, CT 06109 United States
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Huzzah! Memorial Day weekend begins with a bang at the WDS Revolutionary War Encampment! Admission to the encampment is free; admission is charged for optional tours of the museum. Interact closely with the 5th CT Regiment in full colonial dress, and enjoy entertaining demonstrations of 18th-century medicine, open-fire cookery, camp life, marching and musket firing and music. At 1 p.m. there will be a skirmish with a dashing band of British redcoats! Children are invited to learn to march and…

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