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December 2016

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol {a spirited reading & dinner}

December 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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December 17, 23 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. December 20, 21, 22, 23 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Charles Dickens' enduring Yuletide tale of hope and compassion comes to life with Ebenezer Scrooge who desperately needs the help of the three redemptive ghosts. Audience members will enjoy a Christmas feast with Scrooge as he celebrates his newly-found holiday cheer. Adult $57.00; Child $29.00 Adult (Member) $46.00; Child (Member) $23.00

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Jack Stetson at the DMHS for Danbury Fair Book Signing Event

December 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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Join us in welcoming author Jack Stetson who will be on hand to sign and personalize copies of his new book, "The Life and Times of The Great Danbury State Fair" from 1 to 3 p.m. Pick up your copy in the museum gift shop and say hello..a perfect gift for all of the Danbury-history, Danbury Fair enthusiasts on your list!

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Holidays at Hill House

December 17, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Holidays at Hill House returns for its third year–with a twist! This year, area businesses have decorated our historic home based on Clement C. Moore’s poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Now through December 22nd we invite you in on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 1pm and 4 pm to take a tour and cast your vote for your favorite room. The business with the most votes will be the caretakers of the coveted “Holidays at Hill House Peoples’ Choice…

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

December 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations. Every Saturday from November 19 – March 25 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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Holiday Family Overnight Program

December 17, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - December 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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New this year! Old Sturbridge Village’s holiday overnight program takes place in the museum’s education center with families making a hearthside dinner. After dinner, guests will take in Christmas by Candlelight in the historic Village before gobbling up holiday treats and a bedtime story. The next morning, young and old will enjoy a continental breakfast, while kids take part in a hands-on craft project and visit with Santa. This program is geared towards multi-age groups. Participants must be a minimum…

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Bang! The Bert Berns Story with Betty Harris

December 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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FILM SCREENING: Catch a special sneak peek of "Bang! The Bert Berns Story," which tells the story of 1960s American songwriter and record producer Bert Berns. The documentary is narrated by Steven Van Zandt and includes interviews with Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Van Morrison, Ben E. King, Ron Isley, and Cissy Houston. 2016. 96 min. USA. Not Rated. “One of the great untold stories of Rock n’ Roll.” – Rolling Stone CONCERT FEATURING BETTY HARRIS: Following the film, legendary soul…

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Mini Makeover Mondays in December

December 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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Holiday Shoppe vendor Christine Santori will be on hand to offer shoppers a mini-makover while they shop! Brighten your eyes, try a new lip color with LimeLight chemical free skin care and professional makeup. December 5, 12, and 19th from noon to 2 p.m.

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Holidays at Hill House

December 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Holidays at Hill House returns for its third year–with a twist! This year, area businesses have decorated our historic home based on Clement C. Moore’s poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Now through December 22nd we invite you in on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 1pm and 4 pm to take a tour and cast your vote for your favorite room. The business with the most votes will be the caretakers of the coveted “Holidays at Hill House Peoples’ Choice…

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Little Women: A Tertulia

December 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hartford History Center, 500 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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This holiday season, we’ll gather in the Hartford History Center for a discussion of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. The book was popular at the time of its publication, and maintains that popularity to this day; there have been six film adaptations as well as multiple television, stage, and musical interpretations. We invite you to bring your own well-loved copies of Little Women and your stories, memories, and interpretations of the text and join us for coffee and conversation.

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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol spirited reading and dinner

December 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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Charles Dickens' enduring Yuletide tale of hope and compassion comes to life with Ebenezer Scrooge who desperately needs the help of the three redemptive ghosts. Audience members will enjoy a Christmas feast with Scrooge as he celebrates his newly-found holiday cheer. Adult $57.00; Child $29.00 Adult (Member) $46.00; Child (Member) $23.00

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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol : a spirited reading & dinner

December 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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Charles Dickens' enduring Yuletide tale of hope and compassion comes to life with Ebenezer Scrooge who desperately needs the help of the three redemptive ghosts. Audience members will enjoy a Christmas feast with Scrooge as he celebrates his newly-found holiday cheer. Adult $57.00; Child $29.00 Adult (Member) $46.00; Child (Member) $23.00

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Cookies and Coloring Club: A Club for Adults

December 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
New Britain Public Libary, 20 High St
New Britain, CT 06051 United States
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Supplies will be provided by the New Britain Public Library, but patrons are also welcome to bring their own. Registration is not required.

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Holidays at Hill House

December 22, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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Holidays at Hill House returns for its third year–with a twist! This year, area businesses have decorated our historic home based on Clement C. Moore’s poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Now through December 22nd we invite you in on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 1pm and 4 pm to take a tour and cast your vote for your favorite room. The business with the most votes will be the caretakers of the coveted “Holidays at Hill House Peoples’ Choice…

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Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol a spirited reading and dinner

December 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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Charles Dickens' enduring Yuletide tale of hope and compassion comes to life with Ebenezer Scrooge who desperately needs the help of the three redemptive ghosts. Audience members will enjoy a Christmas feast with Scrooge as he celebrates his newly-found holiday cheer. Adult $57.00; Child $29.00 Adult (Member) $46.00; Child (Member) $23.00

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Christmas by Candlelight

December 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village is an evening filled with New England holiday traditions, live musical performances, storytelling, sleigh rides, festive foods, a roaring bonfire, and strolls around the decorated Village Common. New this year is the North Pole Village where families will find Santa and his whimsical elves, Mrs. Claus’ Bake Shop, a magical talking Christmas tree, a kids’ holiday craft workshop, and an expanded G-scale train display. And do not miss the nightly tree lighting and…

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At Home for the Holiday- Candlelight Tours

December 23, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - January 20, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
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Salisbury Mansion, 40 Highland Street
Wrocester, MA 01609 United States
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Stroll the period rooms of historic Salisbury Mansion. Enjoy holiday decorations by local florists and volunteers. Encounter docents who will share the story of the Salisburys and their impact on the Worcester of today. Candlelight tours Fridays in December from 4:30 to 6:30 PM; $10 per person.

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

December 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations. Every Saturday from November 19 – March 25 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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Winter Wonderland Workshops 2016

December 27, 2016 @ 9:00 am - December 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 S Main St
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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The Museum offers a series of workshops for kids during December school vacation week. On each day, there will be two 3-hour workshops for kids ages 7-12. Pack a Snack! When staying all day, pack a lunch! See our website for workshop details and registration information

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National Marionette Theatre – Pinocchio

December 28, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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The National Marionette Theatre is coming to Old Sturbridge Village for December school vacation week! Founded in 1967 by artistic director David A. Syrotiak, this award-winning marionette company has been entertaining and amazing audiences around the world with its imaginative productions for more than forty years. Performances are 50 minutes in length and each day will feature a different story: December 28 – Pinocchio December 29 – Sleeping Beauty December 30 – Peter and the Wolf December 31 – Hansel…

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Winter Break Program: Build It Better!

December 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Looking for something to do with the kids during winter break? Visit the CHS and help us build a city! Choose your material, either LEGO bricks or modeling clay, and use your creativity to design a building to add to our city. The drop-in program is great for ages 5 and up. Free for CHS members, free with admission for non-members. For more information, call (860) 236-5621 x222 or email corinne_swanson@chs.org.

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National Marionette Theatre – Sleeping Beauty

December 29, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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The National Marionette Theatre is coming to Old Sturbridge Village for December school vacation week! Founded in 1967 by artistic director David A. Syrotiak, this award-winning marionette company has been entertaining and amazing audiences around the world with its imaginative productions for more than forty years. Performances are 50 minutes in length and each day will feature a different story: December 28 – Pinocchio December 29 – Sleeping Beauty December 30 – Peter and the Wolf December 31 – Hansel…

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National Marionette Theatre – Peter and the Wolf

December 30, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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The National Marionette Theatre is coming to Old Sturbridge Village for December school vacation week! Founded in 1967 by artistic director David A. Syrotiak, this award-winning marionette company has been entertaining and amazing audiences around the world with its imaginative productions for more than forty years. Performances are 50 minutes in length and each day will feature a different story: December 28 – Pinocchio December 29 – Sleeping Beauty December 30 – Peter and the Wolf December 31 – Hansel…

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Winter Break Program: Engineer It Better!

December 30, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Visit the CHS during winter break for an afternoon of innovation and creativity, and work with your family to engineer a structure that can support weight. Come up with a design, plan it out using paper, pencil, or LEGO bricks, then choose from a variety of materials, like straws, toothpicks, and newspapers, to build your structure. See if you can build something that will support a book, a box, or even you! The drop-in program is great for ages 5…

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National Marionette Theatre – Hansel and Gretel

December 31, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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The National Marionette Theatre is coming to Old Sturbridge Village for December school vacation week! Founded in 1967 by artistic director David A. Syrotiak, this award-winning marionette company has been entertaining and amazing audiences around the world with its imaginative productions for more than forty years. Performances are 50 minutes in length and each day will feature a different story: December 28 – Pinocchio December 29 – Sleeping Beauty December 30 – Peter and the Wolf December 31 – Hansel…

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

December 31, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations. Every Saturday from November 19 – March 25 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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January 2017

First Day Hike 2017

January 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salem Maritime National Historic Site, 160 Derby St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Celebrate the New Year with us on a First Day Hike! Join Park Ranger Mike Parr and Salem Historian Jim McAllister for a stroll around Salem Common and to Derby Wharf Lighthouse, which will be opened for First Day Hikers. The program ends with cookies and hot chocolate at Salem Maritime's new store, Waite & Peirce, where you can peruse the shelves full of exotic goods and global gifts. Meet at the Salem Common playground at 10:00 AM. As First…

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Grandma Moses: American Modern

January 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rutland Free Library, 10 Court St
Rutland (city), VT 05701 United States
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In this illustrated lecture, Shelburne Museum director Thomas Denenberg explores the work of beloved painter Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961) and counters her marginalization as a pop culture phenomenon by placing her career within the context of mid-century American culture and modernist art. Part of our First Wednesdays free lecture series. Learn more: http://bit.ly/grandmamoses-jan17

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The Life and Times of Martin Howard: A Scholar Talk with Abby Chandler

January 5 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society, 127 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Mid-eighteenth century Newport resident Martin Howard was known for his outspoken opinions supporting King George. His sympathies towards the crown and views supporting the customs duties relating to the 1765 Stamp Act made him a targeted figure by the Sons of Liberty during the riots that took place that year. While many today might consider him as a “bad guy”, his story is one that tells the loyalist narrative in Newport on the eve of the American Revolution. On Thursday,…

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Quilts & Samplers Gallery Talk

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Join us for a gallery talk as we explore the Monadnock Center’s two special exhibits on quilts and samplers! We will begin by looking at the 22 quilts on display in Pieced and Patterned: Connie Bastille’s Quilt Collection. The quilts, coverlets, and quilt tops on exhibit offer an overview of 150 years of American quilting. We will discuss quilting history as well as the development of fabrics and dyes. In the Schoolgirl Samplers exhibit, we will examine the ways these…

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

January 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations. Every Saturday from November 19 – March 25 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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BHPS Holiday Party & Special Exhibit

January 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bristol Historical & Preservation Society, 48 Court St
Bristol, RI 02809 United States
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Our annual Holiday Party takes place on Sunday, January 8th, from 3 to 5 p.m. We will also have a special one-day exhibit in the Helene Tessler room of two important documents from our archives which have never been previously displayed. The first is an extremely rare Dartmoor Prison Broadside recording the story of a massacre in a Devon, England prison on April 6, 1815, of American and French prisoners of war from the War of 1812 still being held…

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Winter Photo Walk – Interior Scenes

January 11 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Sorry, this event is SOLD OUT! Come explore the Village during the quiet winter season where photo opportunities abound. While we are closed to the general public, join one of our staff photographers as she guides you through the Village, both inside and out. Learn how to frame shots, explore working with winter light and shadows, and walk away with some great photographs! There is a maximum of 15 participants in each walk. If the minimum of 10 participants isn't…

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Walt Whitman and the Civil War

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brownell Library, 6 Lincoln St
Essex Junction, VT 05452 United States
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Whitman’s Civil War writings give us a dual portrait, first the war as “a strange, unloosen’d wondrous time,” and second the emergence of a new Whitman. UVM professor Huck Gutman examines some of the most remarkable poems about war ever published and looks at Whitman’s remarkable development. Part of our First Wednesdays free lecture series. Learn more: http://bit.ly/whitmancw-jan17

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The Life and Times of Martin Howard: Lecture by Abigail Chandler

January 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St.
Newport, RI 02840 Select a Country:
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Mid-eighteenth century Newport resident Martin Howard was known for his outspoken opinions supporting King George. His sympathies towards the crown and views supporting the customs duties relating to the 1765 Stamp Act made him a targeted figure by the Sons of Liberty during the riots that took place that year. While many today might consider him as a “bad guy”, his story is one that tells the loyalist narrative in Newport on the eve of the American Revolution. On Thursday,…

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Remembering Bob Hoover

January 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, 27 Navigator Rd
Londonderry, NH 03053 United States
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Please join us at the Aviation Museum of NH to remember and celebrate the life of Bob Hoover, perhaps the most beloved and certainly THE BEST aviator who has ever lived. Free admission - cash bar reception. Mr. Hoover passed away on October 25, 2016 at age 94. He leaves a legacy unmatched by any aviator in history. Mr. Hoover's flying career spanned an incredible 70 years from WWII fighter pilot to experimental test pilot to world renown airshow performer.…

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Second Saturdays: Hidden Secrets

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Join us for the first Second Saturdays for Families of 2017! Search for hidden secrets at the Wadsworth Atheneum—follow a treasure hunt through the galleries and create a decorative box to keep your secrets safe. As always, museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities. First time visitor? Here's all the info you need to plan your trip: https://thewadsworth.org/visit/ Free Family Tours: ABCs: Art, Books, Connections, 10:30–11am Ask About Art, 11am–noon Eyes on Art Family Tour, 11:30am–noon Second Saturdays for…

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Fales Family History Research Day

January 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dedham Historical Society & Museum, 612 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026 United States
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The Dedham Historical Society & Museum is opening up its holdings on the Fales family on Saturday, January 14 from 1 pm - 4 pm. The family originates in Dedham with James Fales or Vales. Fales signed the Dedham covenant, probably in 1655, when he was as a townsman. He worked as a wood turner, carpenter, and cooper. The Fales Family Association recently dissolved, and they generously donated its holdings to the Society. This gift has greatly increased the Fales…

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations. Every Saturday from November 19 – March 25 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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Seascoast Winter Party on Ice!

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Produced by Ice Dance International Events, Seacoast Winter Party On Ice showcases a cast of internationally known competitors and performers, highlighted by two-time United States National Champion Alissa Czisny. The show features skaters performing routines to hit songs and include performances by local competitors.

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2016 Photo Contest Reception

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hunt’s Photo and Video, 100 Main St
Melrose, MA 02176 United States
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Join us at the 2016 Photo Contest Reception on Saturday, January 14, 2016, at PM, in the gallery at Hunt's Photo and Videoin Melrose (located at: 100 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176-6104). At the reception, photographers will be presented with their awards while visitors will have a chance to meet the photographers as well as view the beautiful images they contributed to the 2016 Photo Contest Exhibit. The reception is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to attend.…

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Beer in the Garden: Maps of Portland

January 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 complimentary beer and snacks and a chance to see some very special artifacts from our collections (inside our historic Brown Library). Our second Beer in the Garden event is Tuesday, January 17 on the maps of Portland. Tiffany Link, MHS Research Librarian, will highlight examples from MHS's map collection including hand-drawn manuscript maps, Bird’s Eye Views and historic atlases. All events are 4:30-6:30pm every third Tuesday through April: February 21: Temperance and Prohibition March 21: Vintage Fashion…

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Lunch & Learn: Daily of Life of the Region’s Settlers

January 18 @ 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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Enjoy lunch and learn about the daily lives of the region’s 18th century settlers! In this talk, we will look at what living here was like for the first Europeans to make the Monadnock region their home. We will examine clearing land to build a house and a farm, what foods were common, and the ways settlers came together to have fun! As we take this journey through the mid-18th century, we will bust some historical myths and surprise you…

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Pop-Up Party on 1/18 in Salem

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Essex National Heritage Area, 10 Federal St, Ste 12
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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In celebration of the Essex National Heritage Area's 20th anniversary year, we invite our members to experience the places in Essex County that make this area like nowhere else. Throughout the year we'll be throwing a series of surprise, pop-up parties with a twist: we'll reveal the date, time, and town for the gathering BUT the specific event location will be a surprise revealed only after you RSVP to attend. Each event will be different (we may hint at the…

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A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Harvard historian Jane Kamensky recovers an unknown American Revolution as seen through the eyes of Boston-born painter John Singleton Copley. Author Geraldine Brooks says, “A pleasure to read from first page to last, Jane Kamensky’s exploration of the life, work and tumultuous times of John Singleton Copley is itself a masterpiece. Like all excellent portraitists, Kamensky probes deeply into the character of her subject, as deft with the small, revealing detail as she is with the sweeping strokes of landscape…

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Warner House Annual Meeting

January 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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The Warner House Annual Meeting is set for January 19, 2017 at the Tyco Center at Strawbery Banke Museum. The annual meeting will feature a talk on the completed LCHIP, Land and Community Heritage Investment Program project. More details forthcoming.

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Paint Night at the Millyard Museum

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St
Manchester, NH 03101 - USA United States
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Join us for another paint night at the Millyard Museum! Shake off the winter doldrums with a night of wine, light refreshments, and good company. The MHA's own Kristy Ellsworth will lead you in painting your own Manchester scene in a fun, relaxed setting. All canvases and supplies will be provided. Purchase tickets at the link below or by calling 603-622-7531. $35 per person.

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Quilts & Samplers Gallery Talk

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Join us for a gallery talk as we explore the Monadnock Center’s two special exhibits on quilts and samplers! We will begin by looking at the 22 quilts on display in Pieced and Patterned: Connie Bastille’s Quilt Collection. The quilts, coverlets, and quilt tops on exhibit offer an overview of 150 years of American quilting. We will discuss quilting history as well as the development of fabrics and dyes. In the Schoolgirl Samplers exhibit, we will examine the ways these…

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Lecture: The Blush of Success

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St
Manchester, NH 03101 - USA United States
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Manchester's own Charles Revson started with one bottle of nail polish, and he built an empire - the Revlon Company - that fueled a rags-to-riches story to rival that of "The Great Gatsby." He had help of course. His brother, Joseph and Martin, followed him from Manchester to Manhattan, and together - with a little help from a television game show called "The $64,000 Question" - they reshaped the world of cosmetics. Find out more about the West Side kids…

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Behind The Scenes: Treasures from the CHS Collection

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Abel Buel’s first map of the United States; a dressing table designed and built by Eliphalet Chapin; the Leatherman’s mitten; Munson Hoyt’s loyalist uniform coat from the Revolutionary War; these are just a few of our favorites of the 265,000 artifacts and images in the CHS collection. None of these treasures are currently on display, but you can come behind the scenes and see them for yourself and learn about how we care for these special items in our charge.…

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join us for a guided tour of Connecticut Innovates! — presented by Connecticut Innovations. Every Saturday from November 19 – March 25 @ 2:00 pm. Free for members, free with admission for non-members.

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