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April 2017

Spring Break ART-ifact Discovery: Marvelous Metal

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Planning your spring break activities? Come visit us at the Connecticut Historical Society and check out our ART-ifacts. We’ll take a close look at historic objects in the museum, focusing on a different material each day to guide you through the exhibits and hands-on activities. Kids can also make their own ART-ifact to take home. On Friday, discover how metal is transformed into swords, lanterns, and other metal ART-ifacts. Design and make a punched tin lantern to take home. This…

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Earth Day! Volunteer Clean-up Day at Strawbery Banke

April 15 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Gather out on “Puddle Dock” at 8:30am for refreshments and work assignments. Garden work begins at 9:00. Come in all weather work clothes, and bring along your favorite gardening tools, gloves and a potluck dish. A pot luck/Flatbread lunch follows for volunteers. RSVP to Alena Shellenbean at 603-422-7504 or ashellenbean@strawberybanke.org

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Spring Into Spring with April Vacation at Plimoth

April 15 @ 9:00 am - April 23 @ 5:00 pm
Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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Join Plimoth Plantation for extra special programming during April Vacation week! Free with museum admission. Details to come!

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Family Farm Fest

April 15 @ 9:30 am - April 23 @ 4:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Enjoy live musical performances on the weekends. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns, including lambs, calves, goats, chicks, piglets, and more, up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. Learn about 19th century agriculture practices and tools, and how they are applicable to today’s farmers. Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder, as portrayed by historian Melanie Stringer.…

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Your City Saturday: Hands-on History

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tsongas Industrial History Center, 115 John St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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We are kicking of April School PLAYCation week with a free, fun day exploring the Boott Cotton Mills Museum and the Tsongas Industrial History Center. Stop by the Tsongas Industrial History Center, located on the 3rd floor of the Boott Cotton Mills Museum, on Saturday, April 15th any time from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for our monthly Your City Saturday event. Join Lowell National Historical Park and the Tsongas Industrial History Center for an afternoon of hands-on history! You…

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Hearthside Dinner

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd
Tamworth, NH 03886 United States
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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 the process of creating an authentic, seasonal farmstead meal. When the meal is ready, guests gather together at the hearth…

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Easter Brunch

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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SORRY! This Event is SOLD OUT. The Easter Brunch offered at the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village promises an extensive buffet in a charming setting. A Sampling of Our Menu: Fresh Rolls with Whipped Butter Fresh Fruit Caesar Salad Garden Salad Mediterranean Salad Smoked Salmon Display Shrimp Cocktail Rosemary and Garlic Carved Leg of Lamb with Mint Pesto Prime Rib of Beef with Au jus and Horseradish Cream Smoked Pit Ham with Bourbon Maple Glaze Baked New England…

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April School Vacation week

April 17 @ 9:30 am - April 21 @ 5:00 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Phillis Wheatley – Daughter of Liberty Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21 Learn about the life of poet and Patriot Phillis Wheatley, who was part of the congregation at Old South Meeting House. During her short lifetime, she corresponded with George Washington, traveled to England, wrote of the tyranny of slavery, and became an international celebrity with the publication of her book of poems in 1773. Search the museum for clues about Phillis Wheatley and other rebellious characters in…

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The History of Paper Money in Connecticut

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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We invite CHS members to join us for a brown bag lunch talk with Jim Rosen, President of the Colonial Coin Collectors Club, a worldwide group of numismatists focused on pre-Federal coins used in the earliest days of the United States. Dr. Rosen has spent many years volunteering at the CHS to catalog our coin and currency collections. Recently retired from his medical practice focusing on pediatric and adult allergies, he has helped to curate the display of Colonial Currency…

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Beer in the Garden: Historic Foodways

April 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us for complimentary beer and snacks, a rare opportunity to enjoy our historic garden at night – complete with a fire pit! – and a chance to see some very special artifacts from our collections (inside our historic Brown Library). Our fifth Beer in the Garden event is Tuesday, April 18 on Historic Foodways. Free for MHS Members; $5 general admission. Apply your program fee to MHS membership! Beer in the Garden is sponsored by Shipyard Brewing Company.

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Goff Lecture: Food at the Nation’s History Museum: Individuals, Community and Creating the National Narrative

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nelson W. Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent St
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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Susan Evans joins RIHS for the Annual Goff Lecture Series with "Food at the Nation’s History Museum: Individuals, Community, and Creating the National Narrative” She will talk about how they approach the history of food at the museum as an educational tool for connecting audiences with history. Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/sAHa6C4X4bxq0bT42.

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New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Historian Wendy Warren’s "New England Bound" reclaims the lives of long-forgotten enslaved Africans and Native Americans in the seventeenth century. Based on new evidence, Warren's book links the growth of the northern colonies to the Atlantic slave trade, demonstrating how New England’s economy derived its vitality from the profusion of slave-trading ships coursing through its ports. Warren documents how Indians were systematically sold into slavery in the West Indies and reveals how colonial families like the Winthrops were motivated not…

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Third Thursday- Paul Sample’s Vermont

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Bring your lunch to this talk by VHS Executive Director Steve Perkins. He'll discuss artist Paul Sample's vision of Vermont as told through his 1961 mural "Salute to Vermont" which now hangs at the Museum in Montpelier.

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Connecticut in the Revolution presented by Eric Chandler

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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Despite being one of the smaller states, Connecticut played an extraordinarily large role in the American War for Independence. Connecticut government, people, industry and inventiveness helped pave the way to a remarkable victory against the superpower of the 18th Century. But it was not without cost, as Connecticut was repeatedly invaded by British forces during the war. This presentation reviews the importance of Connecticut and those whose actions proved significant during the eight years of conflict. So, grab your cocked…

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Maine in the Civil War: The Zouave Element

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Isaac Farrar Mansion, 166 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Join the Bangor Historical Society for the next session in our series, "Maine in the Civil War". What and who were the Zouaves? What distinguished them from other regiments? Where did they get their flashy and bizarre uniforms? On which side did they fight in the Civil War? Learn the answers to these and more when educator Robert Kufrovich shares details from his regiment, the 114th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. This is a free event thanks to our series sponsor, First…

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Ted Williams, Biography of an American Hero

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Great Hall At Wolfeboro Town Offices, 84 S Main St
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
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Ted Williams, Biography of an American Hero Lecture and book signing by author Leigh Montville He was The Kid. The Splendid Splinter. Teddy Ballgame. One of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend – and a lightning rod for controversy in life and in death? What motivated him to interrupt his Hall of Fame career twice to serve his country as a fighter pilot; to…

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Book Talk with Richard Rubin

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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In The Last of the Doughboys, Richard Rubin introduced readers to a forgotten generation of Americans: the men and women who fought and won the First World War. Interviewing the war's last survivors face-to-face, he knew well the importance of being present if you want to get the real story. But he soon came to realize that to get the whole story, he had to go Over There, too. So he did, and discovered that while most Americans regard that…

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New Britain Trivia Night!

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Join us to test your knowledge of the Hardware City of the World! Your $15 ticket benefits the New Britain Industrial Museum: supporting the work the Museum does to preserve and share the accomplishments of the Hardware City of the World. Gather a team (no more than 6 members please) of friends, family and co-workers and come have fun while demonstrating your knowledge of all things New Britain. Tickets are available at the New Britain Industrial Museum, on Eventbrite or…

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Earth Day Celebration

April 21 @ 11:00 am - April 22 @ 1:30 pm
Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd
Tamworth, NH 03886 United States
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It's all about the Birds and the Bees! 11:00 Have you always wanted to learn about some of our birds or would you like a refresher? Join us for a birding walk and talk. At this time of year the local birds are vocal and the migrant birds are arriving. Bring binoculars if you have them and bird guides are very helpful; dress for the weather. If the weather is frightful we will hold the talk indoors with a slide…

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Middays: Boston’s Neighborhood Churches

April 21 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Part of the Series Churches, Cafes & Community Centers: Historic Preservation for Boston's Neighborhoods, Co-Sponsored by LivableStreets Alliance The period from 1870 to 1940 was the great age of church building in Boston, when houses of worship were as lavishly ornamented as the grand mansions and public buildings of the Gilded Age. Traditional Protestant churches were flourishing, and the city was flush with immigrant groups looking for ethnic faith homes. Today the situation is reversed and many congregations are hanging…

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Once Upon a Time In Maine Exhibition Opens

April 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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"Once Upon a Time In Maine: An Art & Artifacts Show" opens with a special Members' and Artists preview on April 21st, and is open to the public on April 22nd. Come and explore twenty-six fairy tales and their "ordinary objects," illustrated by local artists! Supported by the Maine Arts Commission and Maine Humanities Council

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Think Spring at Our Spring Fling!

April 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Inn on Main, 200 N Main St
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
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Come celebrate the end of winter, meet friends, enjoy good food and bid on silent and live auction items. Enjoy a sit-down dinner at the Barn at Inn on Main. Tickets are $50 for members; $53 for not-yet-members. $450 for special reserved seating for table of 8. RSVP by April 17. Call 569-4554 or visit nhbm.org for more information

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Archives After Dark at The Danbury Museum

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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You're invited come and explore the archives of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Browse newspaper microfilm, local history subject files, historic photos, family surname files and other research library collections. Pose questions, conduct research, get guidance and have FUN at this late night search and research session. Join Executive Director and City Historian Brigid Guertin, Research Specialist Diane Hassan and Collections Manager Michele Amundsen from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Free admission. Advance registration is appreciated. If there is…

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Opening Day Bennington Battle Monument

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bennington Battle Monument, 15 Monument Cir
Bennington, VT 05201 United States
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The Bennington Battle Monument opens for the 2017 season on Saturday, April 22, at 9 am. Opening day is a sure sign of spring. This historic site is open daily 9:00 to 5:00 through the end of October. Wonderful place to visit. Bring a picnic. At the observation level of the monument you can see three states, including Vermont of course.

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Fire Engine Day

April 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St
Manchester, NH 03101 - USA United States
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It's practically universal - kids love fire engines. On April 22nd we will give kids a chance to see and learn how a hand tub fire engine and a steam fire engine work. Then, we'll have a visit from one of the Manchester Fire Department engines to see a modern fire truck!

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National Junior Ranger Day

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Kids of all ages can earn their Junior Ranger badges by completing a special activity or craft! At 1:00 p.m., a ranger will lead a walking tour of Cambridge on the Road to Revolution. Rain or shine, but outdoor activities are weather permitting.

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Webster’s War of the Words

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, CT 06119 United States
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Webster's War of the Words is the new definition of dinner and a show! Emceed by NBC CT's Brad Drazen, our signature fundraiser includes dinner by Rizzuto’s Restaurant & Bar, West Hartford, CT, unlimited beer and wine, and both a live and silent auction. The main event is a lively and interactive word-based game show featuring two teams of local celebrities. Game show host Peter Sokolowski (Merriam-Webster, Inc. Editor at Large) will referee a battle of wits. Parking: There are…

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Welcome Home, Mary E!

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum – Bath, ME, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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The oldest Bath-built wooden schooner still afloat is coming home! The schooner Mary E will be sailing up from her former home in N.Y., to her new home at Maine Maritime Museum in late April. She is scheduled to arrive at the museum on Sunday, April 23, so we're throwing a BIG party to welcome her home to the City of Ships! Join us at the museum from 10 am to 12 pm to cheer her on as she makes…

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Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds Lunch Lecture

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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  On the two Sundays, the museum welcomes two authorities on rare breeds of animals for lunch programs that include a guided visit with the expert to the Baby Animals tent, a Figtree Kitchen  lunch and an illustrated talk in the TYCO Visitors Center lecture hall.  Tickets: $35 ($25 for members). $10 for lecture-only ($5 for members).   Each guest lecturer discusses his personal experiences raising rare breed animals and the importance of heritage breed preservation, and answers visitor questions.…

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The NotSoGoodLife of the Colonial Goodwife

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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A fundraiser for the The Mary Wooster Chapter of the DAR. It's not about spinning wheels and quilting bees. A funny, frank and interactive presentation about little-known issues faced by New England's colonial women. Velya-Janz-Urban reveals what life was really like as these women dealth with sex, birth control, childbirth, sickness, medicine and cooking. Admission is $10 per person and is open to the public. Light refreshments, raffle and Q&A are part of this event. RSVP requested. Make your check…

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Dan Bethel’s Lincoln Historical Ephemera Exhibit

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Blackstone Valley Historical Society, P O Box 125 1873 Old Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865 United States
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From Dan's Collection: a grand exhibit showcasing newest finds, including photos of the Manville Mill and more.

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Genealogy Lecture

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 E Main Rd
Portsmouth, RI 02871 United States
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Diane Boumenot, "Digging Deeper with Military, Probate and Pension Records

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History of PEZ

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Trumbull Historical Society, 1856 Huntington Tpke
Trumbull, CT 06611 United States
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Calling all Pezheads and history lovers! Trumbull Historical Society will be hosting a presentation by Shawn Peterson, author of “PEZ: From Austrian Invention to American Icon,” on Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. Did you know that the original PEZ were peppermint flavored? That’s where the name comes from. The German word for peppermint is pfefferminz, and the candies were created as an alternative to smoking. The first flavors in the United States were peppermint, lemon and chlorophyll mint. Today,…

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Lecture: Ancient America

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Barnum Museum, 820 Main St
Bridgeport, CT 06604 United States
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Come and get a taste of archaeological wonders at the Barnum Museum! Join us on Sunday April 23th at 2:00pm to hear Ken Feder, PhD, Central Connecticut State University give an illustrated talk on his book, "ANCIENT AMERICA: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself". Too many modern people are unaware of the grandeur of the cultural record of native North America. Seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth-century European explorers and settlers in the American Midwest and Southeast wrote about their encounters…

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Browsing Through Birke’s Film and Discussion

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lowell National Historical Park, 246 Market St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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Join us for a free screening of Browsing Through Birke’s, followed by a panel discussion facilitated by UMass Lowell professor Robert Forrant. Panelists include Szifra Birke and members of Lowell’s refugee communities (African, Southeast Asian, Middle Eastern). This documentary profiles a family whose business was well-known for its eccentricity. The Birkes’ personal history was less well-known: proprietors Nathan and Sally Birke were Holocaust survivors. At a time when rhetoric about immigrants and refugees makes daily news, the film shows that…

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April Wine with the Bangor Historical Society

April 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Wine Night returns for April with a visit to the historic Bangor Opera House. Join us beginning at 4:30pm for our monthly membership reception and plan to stay for the opening night performace of PTC's newest performance, "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti". Entry to April Wine is included with a BHS membership. Not yet a member? Join today at http://www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org under the membership tab. Tickets for "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti" are available on the PTC's…

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Longfellow in Portland

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Rescheduled from last fall! Celebrate National Poetry Month by discovering the Maine roots of Cambridge’s favorite poet as author John Babin discusses his recent book. Books will be available for purchase and signing. John Babin is the visitor services manager for the Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland, run by the Maine Historical Society. John has served as site coordinator and guide at the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, led the Longfellow's Childhood and Portland History walk on the Longfellow Trail for grades K12 and…

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The Commercialization of Taste: A History of Coffee

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kingston Free Library, 2605 Kingstown Rd
Kingston, RI 02881 United States
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Join us as Jenna Teachout of the Newport Historical Society discusses the stimulating impact the introduction of coffee had on life in the American colonies, specifically Rhode Island, by examining social institutions and performances, trade goods, the crafting of material culture, the built environment and also various individuals. Presented in partnership with the Kingston Free Library, this program is free and open to the public. This program is part of the Center's "Taverns, Teapots and Temperance: South County in a…

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Lost Boston: Landmarks that Left their Mark on the City

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dedham Historical Society & Museum, 612 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Anthony Sammarco, author and lecturer, gives a visual tour of well-known Boston institutions that failed to stand the test of time and were demolished or lost to fire or neglect. Join us to visit some of downtown Boston's best loved landmarks, as well as the Readville Trotting Park, Jordan Marsh Department Store, and more. Free for members; $5 for non-members.

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Lecture “Lost Boston: Landmarks That Left Their Mark on the City” by Anthony Sammarco

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dedham Historical Society & Museum, 612 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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Join us with author and lecturer, Anthony Sammarco, for a visual tour of well known Boston institutions that failed to stand the test of time and were demolished or lost to fire or neglect. DHS members: free; non-members $5.00. For more information contact Lauren Kaufmann 781-326-1385 or info@dedhamhistorical.org.

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Midday – Activating a Historic Site – Sip & Spoke Bike Kitchen

April 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Activating a Historic Site - Sip & Spoke Bike Kitchen, Dorchester The Upham's Corner Comfort Station, a stucco and tile “mission style” building adjacent to the historic Dorchester North Burying Ground, was built in 1912 to support Boston’s expanding streetcar system. The building has been unused since 1977. Today, Historic Boston Incorporated (HBI) is rehabilitating the comfort station to help preserve and tell the story of Dorchester’s urbanization and transportation growth in the early 20th century. When the project is…

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Story Barn: “Imagine That!”

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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Our next Story Barn, Imagine That! takes its theme from our upcoming exhibition Jim and Jane Henson: Creative Work, Creative Play (opens April 5, to October 8, 2017). Best known as creators of the Muppets, the Hensons’ contributions to Sesame Street revolutionized early childhood education, and their visionary puppetry resulted in a global entertainment phenomenon. With seemingly limitless imaginations, Jane and Jim Henson worked in tandem to raised five young children in Greenwich from 1964–1971. They often blurred the lines…

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Cars & Coffee at Rosecliff

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Join the Preservation's Society of Newport County and the Audrain Automobile Museum for one of the most unique Cars & Coffee's around, Located on the grounds of beautiful Rosecliff. There is no charge for this event but we do need to know approximately how many cars will be in attendance. Please click on the tickets link and fill out the registration form.

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Advanced Storytelling Workshop with Matthew Dicks

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Speak Up co-founder and Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks will be teaching a day-long workshop for those ready to move beyond the beginning workshop and tell their own stories. Unlike our beginner’s class, which allows participants to be passive learners if they so choose, the advanced version of the workshop is a more interactive, performance-based model. Participants will be encouraged to tell a story of their own in a low stakes, highly supportive environment – though they need…

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Your City Series: Community Connections

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lowell National Historical Park, 246 Market St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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Your City Series: Community Connections: Black and Latinx Voices, Then and Now Join the The Kindred Project and Lowell National Historical Park for an afternoon of storytelling and community building! Get the opportunity to hear the stories of Lowell’s past from members of the Black and Latinx community in Lowell. Contribute to a collaborative story board and practice telling your own stories. Storytellers will begin their stories at 1:15, 2:15, and 3:15. Families can listen to the stories from people…

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The Slave Cabin Project with Ifé Franklin

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Ifé is coming back! Teaching artist Ifé Franklin will again guide workshop participants in creating small cabin-like structures of their own design to take home with them. Participants will work with fabric, shells, raffia, beads, and buttons to creatively interpret these miniature dwelling spaces. Using the artist’s Indigo Project for inspiration, these small creations are reminiscent of slave cabins, designed to honor the ancestral spirits of Africans who were enslaved throughout colonial America. Ms. Franklin describes them as “wishes or…

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1754 Expidition into the “Coos Meadows”

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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Concert: Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Please join us for a FREE concert by the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra. HICO will be performing the following pieces: On Regression, Accumulation, and the Persistence of Ghosts – Lewis Nielson (b. 1950) World Premiere – Matt Sargent (b. 1984) What we talk about when we talk in 140 characters – Ryan Jesperson (b. 1981) Wafting Mists – Daniel Morel (b. 1981) And here’s a bit more about HICO: Comprised of a roster of premier Hartford-based musicians, the Hartford Independent…

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Encounters: U.S. Constitution

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hartford History Center, 500 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Join community members in critical small group discussion about the U.S. Constitution. The Encounters series is a public discussion program created by a partnership with the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, UConn’s Humanities Institute, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. The partners provide discussion leaders to engage in topics aimed at strengthening our ability to know ourselves and one another through respectful and challenging dialogue. Please read the U.S. Constitution prior to the event: http://constitutionus.com/ To register,…

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Living Proof: Celebrating The Makers

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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In its 3rd year, this popular event has garnered a loyal following of those who appreciate fine spirits paired with delicious food, lively music, and great company - all to support Plimoth Plantation's historic mission. Living Proof will feature eight Massachusetts-based distilleries and a spirit barrel-brewed brewery, complimentary appetizer pairings, live music from the Lindsays, historical demonstrations, and a raffle stocked with covetable items. Have fun in our festive lounge with group games and activities! We're thrilled to welcome Bully…

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