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March 2017
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The Vernons of Newport in the River of Silver: US Slave Trading in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, 1795-1809

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St.
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US merchants brought slaves not just to the Caribbean and the North American colonies in the 18th century, but also to labor in South America. American merchants (almost all Rhode Islanders) played a significant role in the trade of slaves from Africa to the Río de la Plata in Argentina and Bolivia. While most enslaved Africans arrived in Buenos Aires and Montevideo via Brazil, American traders brought more slaves directly from Africa to the Río de la Plata than any…

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The Vernons of Newport in the River of Silver:

March 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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US merchants brought slaves not just to the Caribbean and the North American colonies in the 18th century, but also to labor in South America. American merchants (almost all Rhode Islanders) played a significant role in the trade of slaves from Africa to the Río de la Plata in Argentina and Bolivia. While most enslaved Africans arrived in Buenos Aires and Montevideo via Brazil, American traders brought more slaves directly from Africa to the Río de la Plata than any…

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Ciné Québec

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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A wine and cheese reception followed by a screening of two short Québecois films and the feature length film Les mauvaises herbes.

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1970s Fun: Movies & Exhibit

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Vermont Historical Society, 60 Washington St
Barre, VT 05641 United States
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Join us for special exhibit hours & 1970s movie screenings 10:00 am – Deerhunter 2:00 pm – Blazing Saddles Movies are Free with Admission to the History Center. This program is part of the ongoing programming for the Vermont Historical Society’s exhibit, “Freaks, Radicals, and Hippies: Counterculture in 1970s Vermont.”

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Maple Days

March 11 @ 9:30 am - March 12 @ 4:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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For many at Old Sturbridge Village, the first whiff of spring isn't the aroma of spring flowers - it's the smell of wood smoke and maple syrup, a sure sign that the sap is rising and spring is on the way. Join us for four weekends of our Maple Days event throughout March, where you can see maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England in OSV's working sugar camp. See the entire sugar-making process, from…

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Hearth Cooking Saturday: What’s for Breakfast?

March 11 @ 10:00 am - March 12 @ 2:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Drop into the Phoenix Mill House and sample breakfast foods cooked over the open hearth and learn about life in a mill worker’s home of the 1830s. We will be preparing winter sausage, making molasses toast and Marlborough Pudding with a potato paste and serving White Tea and hot chocolate. As always, take home the recipes to try over your own hearth or in your modern kitchen! The Phoenix Mill House is a foreman’s home from the Phoenix Mill, a…

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Beginning Beekeeping

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, 1302 Main St
Saint Johnsbury, VT 05819 United States
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Have you ever thought about keeping honey bees? Then this introductory workshop is for you. The following areas will be covered during the program: history of beekeeping, basic, honeybee biology, apiary location, equipment, bee behavior, working in hives, colonies, nucs, packages, swarms, and new colony management. Instructors are members of North Country Beekeepers Association and donate their time and equipment for class. Program materials are a mix of beekeeper’s experiences, attended seminars, online-references and a mix of other materials, which…

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Acre Neighborhood Walking Tour

March 11 @ 10:00 am - March 12 @ 11:00 am
Lowell National Historical Park, 246 Market St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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Step back in time to the Irish "Acre" of the 1800s with local historian David McKean. Join David for a walking tour of the "old neighborhood" as he tells tales of family, fortitude and faith. David has been actively involved in the UMass—Queen's University Archaeological projects since 2010, and has been researching Lowell's Irish history for as long as he can remember. This is a "must-do" on your Lowell Bucket List! The tour is free and will begin at 10…

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Lecture: Textile Conservation

March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Millyard Museum, 200 Bedford St
Manchester, NH 03101 - USA United States
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Ever wonder how textiles are restored? Join us as Camille Myers Breeze gives us some insight into the work of a Textile Conservator. As the Director of Museum Textile Services in Andover, MA, Camille is internationally known for her work on a variety of textile items. During her lecture, Camille will share general insight into her work as well as highlight the conservation efforts made over the last year to restore two items from the MHA collection. Included with admission…

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Cinema Saturday: Corbo

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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The Museum will be screening a full-length French language film produced in Québec each Saturday in March to celebrate Francophonie. A teenage Québecer in the 1960s evolves from pro-independence activist to radical terrorist, in this gripping chronicle of the origins of the FLQ in the decade preceding the 1970 October Crisis.

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A Grain Gathering

March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Plimoth Grist Mill, 6 Spring Ln
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States
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Please join us on Saturday, March 11 from 1-3pm at the Grist Mill in Plymouth, MA for the first state-wide grain gathering in the 21st Century! Farmers, Millers, Bakers, Chefs, Maltsters, Brewers and Distillers, you are invited to the first state-wide grain gathering in the 21st Century! There are already half a dozen producers, processors and value-adding food visionaries out there, from the Cape to the Berkshires, harvesting and offering wheat, rye, spelt, corn and oats. Come hear presentations from…

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

March 11 @ 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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Valley Talk: Civil War Reenactments with Paul Bourget

March 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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Civil War reenactor Paul Bourget discusses the nitty gritty involved in camping with a Civil War army, from food and supplies to hygiene and artillery.

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Genealogy: Basic Research Skills

March 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903-3219 United States
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What is genealogy? How do you start to build your own family tree? This workshop will cover the basics to get you started. We’ll cover basic research methods, traditional numbering systems and free websites that allow you to create your family tree online. We will guide you through how to search genealogical databases, what kinds of records are available online, how to effectively search for them and how to use them to document your genealogy. Basic comfort using a computer…

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Creating the Look: A Rev War Period Costuming Class

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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Back by popular demand, the Danbury Museum & Historical Society is once again hosting a three-part workshop, “Creating the Look: Rev War Period Women's Costuming Class” on several Tuesdays in March; the 7th, 14th and 21st from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The workshops will be conducted by Fran Hendrickson and the clothing items that will be featured include jacket, petticoat and cap; the basic outfit for the period. “The classes are designed for historic house museum docents and re-enactors,…

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The Journey Of The Johnny Cake

March 14 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Nelson W. Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent St
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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Lorén Spears, executive director of the Tomaquag Museum, will give a talk and demonstration of the Rhode Island "Johnny Cake," originally called a "journey cake" by RI's indigenous tribes. Come hear about the indigenous origins of the "Johnny Cake," how it's evolved and witness a demonstration (and taste) of how it's made. This is a free event, maximum of 25 people, register early! For more information email: programs@rihs.org or call (401) 273-7507 x360 or visit http://www.rihs.org/2729-2

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Johnny Cakes with the Tomaquag Museum

March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Nelson W. Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent St
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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Loren Spears, executive director of the Tomaquag Museum, will give a talk and demonstration of the Rhode Island "Johnny Cake," originally called a "journey cake" by RI's indigenous tribes. Come hear about the indigenous origins of the "Johnny Cake," how it's evolved and witness a demonstration (and taste) of how it's made. "The Native American Indians ground corn into meal by pounding and rubbing it between two flat stones - something like a mortar and pestle. Roger Williams had defined…

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An Economic History of Somerville, Massachusetts

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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The Somerville Museum and the Union Square Somerville Playlist present public historian Edward Gordon at Aeronaut Brewing Company's Duck Village Stage. On Wednesday, March 15th, 6:30-8pm, Edward Gordon will present a talk and discussion on Somerville’s economic history. Why did people first come to the city--what were their goals and how were they employed? How did railways change Somerville? How has the city's history as an industrial center contributed to its identity? How does Somerville’s economic history fit into the…

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Women and the Counterculture

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Haybarn Theatre at Goddard College, Goddard College 123 Pitkin Rd
Plainfield, VT 05667 United States
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The 1970s saw incredible advancements in public engagement with, and recognition of, women’s rights. This flowering of second-wave feminism had a far-reaching impact on American society. What was it like for women who participated in the counterculture during that time? What challenges did they face, and what opportunities did they find? How was women’s experience in Vermont unique, and what did it share with the rest of the country? Bring your ideas, questions, and thoughts for a far-reaching roundtable conversation…

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From Slaves To Soldiers

March 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, 60 George St
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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Join us for a CSSJ evening talk with authors Lorén Spears and Robert Greake, entitled, "From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the American Revolution." https://www.brown.edu/initiatives/slavery-and-justice/slaves-soldiers-1st-rhode-island-regiment-american-revolution

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Story Slam with Veteran Bill Hinderer

March 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join Vietnam Veteran Bill Hinderer as he tells two Vietnam-themed stories and then turns the mic over for audience members to share stories of their own. Come with a prepared story (anywhere from 2-10 minutes) or wait for inspiration to strike and tell your story on the spot. Stories can be any theme or subject. Bill Hinderer of Peaks Island is a husband, father, grandfather, retired chef, and armed service veteran. He was born into a storytelling family and has…

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Maine in the Civil War: The Civil War in Song

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Isaac Farrar Mansion, 166 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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The "Maine in the Civil War" Series continues with an engaging performance by Civil War enthusiast Paul Dudley and his "Dancing Dans". "Dancing Dans", or "Limber jacks", are traditional toys that "dance" on a platform. Dating back to the 16th Century, these toys were popular during the Civil War. Reenactor Paul Dudley has collected a number of these representing soldiers and figures from the Civil War and will use them to tell tales and sing song popular in the 1800s.…

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Washington’s Riflemen: Heroes or Headaches?

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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We are excited to welcome historian J. L. Bell to the site for our annual lecture in honor of Evacuation Day! Soon after Gen. George Washington came to Cambridge in 1775, a new kind of Continental soldier started to arrive: the rifleman. Recruited in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland, the rifle companies did more than signal how those colonies were committed to New England’s war. They were touted as deadly marksmen, the key to quickly driving the British out of Boston.…

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A Taste of Ireland: Tavern Night

March 17 @ 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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On March 17, 2017, the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society invites the public to join us for its annual dinner and celebration in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. This event is one of the most popular tavern nights held at the museum. There will be one seating at 6:00 PM and another at 8:00 PM. Guests will enjoy a delicious meal featuring homemade Guinness™ Steak Pie from a secret family recipe. Sorry, grandma does not let us…

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Maple Days

March 18 @ 9:30 am - March 19 @ 4:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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For many at Old Sturbridge Village, the first whiff of spring isn't the aroma of spring flowers - it's the smell of wood smoke and maple syrup, a sure sign that the sap is rising and spring is on the way. Join us for four weekends of our Maple Days event throughout March, where you can see maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England in OSV's working sugar camp. See the entire sugar-making process, from…

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Speak Up at CHS: All-day Beginning Storytelling Workshop

March 18 @ 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 26-time Moth StorySLAM winner and four time GrandSLAM champion Matthew Dicks will be teaching a day-long workshop on the art of storytelling. This is a workshop designed for people with little or no any previous storytelling experience and seeks to meet the goals of a wide range of participants. While many workshop graduates have gone on to tell stories on stage for Speak Up, The Moth, and other storytelling organizations, most students take this beginner-level workshop…

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Tour the Nautilus and the Submarine Force Museum

March 18 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Tour the Submarine Force Museum and go aboard the submarine USS Nautilus on a special group experience. Children and families welcome. Enjoy lunch afterward at 2Wives Brick Oven Pizza. This program is presented in conjunction with our exhibit Connecticut Innovates! – Presented by Connecticut Innovations. $12 for CHS members, $15 for non-members, $8 for children under 12. Space is limited and reservations are required at rsvp@chs.org or call (860) 236-5621 x238. Meet in the lobby of the Submarine Force Museum,…

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HP Lovecraft Walking Tour

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
John Brown House, 52 Power St.
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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Tour Providence and learn about the life and work of HP Lovecraft!

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Cinema Saturday: La passion d’Augustine

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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The Museum will be screening a full-length French language film produced in Québec each Saturday in March to celebrate Francophonie. In a small convent school in rural Quebec, Mother Augustine provides a musical education to young women no matter their socio-economic background. However, with the looming changes brought by Vatican II and Quebec's Quiet Revolution, the school's future is at peril.

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Exhibit Tours of Connecticut Innovates!

March 18 @ 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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Lecture- Dave Dixon’s The Lost Gettysburg Address

March 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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David Dixon likes nothing more than spending hours dumpster-diving in archives and throughout cyberspace. Dixon earned his M.A. in history from the University of Massachusetts in 2003. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and magazines. Most focus on Black history and on Union sympathizers in the Civil War South. His short biography of U.S. and Confederate Congressman Augustus R. Wright appeared in The Georgia Historical Quarterly in 2010. He remains intrigued by the problem of defining “loyalty” in…

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Boarding House to Beacon Hill

March 18 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Join rangers from Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters and Lowell National Historical Park for "Boarding House to Beacon Hill," a Women's History Month program exploring how the lives of two very different women, Fanny Appleton Longfellow and Lucy Larcom, were affected by the booming textile industry in the early 1800s. Using their words and objects from the collection, we'll explore the similarities and differences between growing up as a mill proprietor's daughter in Boston and working as a mill girl in the…

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A Moveable Feast: St. Patrick’s Day at Ciro’s

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ciro’s Tavern, 42 Cherry St.
Woonsocket, RI 02895 United States
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Join the Museum of Work & Culture this St. Patrick's Day for a corned beef and cabbage dinner at Ciro's Tavern! The celebration will include live traditional Irish music and a historic talk. For tickets, please http://www.shopmowc.com/.

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Jefferds Tavern Tasting feat Eden Specialty Ciders

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old York Historical Society, 3 Lindsay Rd
York, ME 03909 United States
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Eleanor Leger from Eden Specialty Ciders will be here to discuss how her products are made (which is fascinating). Jason Miller from York54 will be working his magic on the hearth with an amazing menu, and Jim & Steve from Great Bay Sailor will be playing music and singing tavern songs. Click https://oldyork.givezooks.com/events/eden-cider-tasting for tickets or call 207-363-1756 / $50 per person/$45 members Featured Menu by York54's Jason Miller ~ Raw Oysters on the Half Shell: Sparkling Cider Mignonette ~…

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Open House at the Thomas Darling House

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thomas Darling House, 1907 Litchfield Turnpike
Woodbridge, CT 06525 United States
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Open House at the Darling House — March 19th, 2017 - 2 to 4 PM.  The Thomas Darling House, 1907 Litchfield Turnpike in Woodbridge CT will be having a  Spring Open House. You can partake in samples of hearth cooking and view our wonderful Indian baskets. Last winter, Town Historian and AWHS Board Member Marvin Arons wrote a wonderful article on our Indian Basket Collection (which you can view on our website www.woodbridgehistory.org under newsletter) we will have them displayed throughout…

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Indigenous Foodways

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St
Providence, RI 02903 United States
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Indigenous Foodways: Sovereignty, Appropriation and Continuation, a lecture with Loren Spears, Executive Director, Tomaquag Museum Complementing the On The Table Exhibit case featuring items on loan from the Tomaquag Museum, Lorén Spears, Executive Director, will share her thoughts on Indigenous Foodways. With her lens as a Narragansett, Lorén will speak of traditional food gathering in comparison with post-European contact adaptations, featuring the historic "Dovecrest Restaurant" and the impact of food and foodways on culture. Lorén M. Spears has been an…

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Creating the Look: A Rev War Period Costuming Class

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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Back by popular demand, the Danbury Museum & Historical Society is once again hosting a three-part workshop, “Creating the Look: Rev War Period Women's Costuming Class” on several Tuesdays in March; the 7th, 14th and 21st from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The workshops will be conducted by Fran Hendrickson and the clothing items that will be featured include jacket, petticoat and cap; the basic outfit for the period. “The classes are designed for historic house museum docents and re-enactors,…

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Beer in the Garden: Vintage Fashion Accessories

March 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us for 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. Our fourth Beer in the Garden event is Tuesday, March 21 on Vintage Fashion Accessories. All Beer in the Garden events are 4:30-6:30pm every third Tuesday. Next up is Historic Foodways on April 18. Free for MHS Members; $5 general admission. RSVP not required…

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African American Food Then & Now

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Nelson W. Aldrich House, 110 Benevolent St
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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The Rhode Island Historical Society, in collaboration w/ RI Black Heritage Society presents a program exploring African American Foods, Then & Now. Learn about the historic staple foods brought over from Africans, and how it had evolved over the ages. Witness the difference between the origin of food as medicine and how it transformed into something quite different.

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Ellen Craft: Self-Emancipated Woman

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lowell National Historical Park, 246 Market St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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"Ellen Craft: Self-Emancipated Woman" Performance by Marcia Estabrook This riveting performance highlights the heroic efforts of Ellen and William Craft, an enslaved married couple who made history when they first masterminded an innovative escape from bondage in 1848. In December of that year, Ellen Craft, a light-skinned Georgia slave, dressed herself as a man and boarded a train bound for Savannah. Her husband, William, posed as her slave. Follow their journey through Boston, Nova Scotia, and England as Marcia Estabrook…

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The 3nd Annual Fifth of March Anniversary Orations – Speak Out!

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Co-Sponsored by the History Department, Suffolk University and The Bostonian Society Each year from 1772 to 1775, massive gatherings of men, women and children were held at Old South Meeting House to commemorate the anniversary of the Boston Massacre, with rousing speeches by patriots John Hancock, Dr. Benjamin Church and Dr. Joseph Warren. Hear selected excerpts of these speeches, performed by an inter-generational group including students, actors, and historians, in the grand hall where the orations took place nearly 250…

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Colonial Comics, Volumes I & II

March 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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J.L. Bell, co-editor with Jason Rodriguez and A. David Lewis of the first two volumes of "Colonial Comics," will share stories and artwork from this graphic anthology series, focusing on the new Volume II. The books feature “stories about the Native Americans and women and free-thinkers and slaves and business owners who came from the Colonies and give a better understanding of what life was like over our first 150+ years, the good and the bad.” Copies of both volumes…

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Civil Rights Activist Dolores Huerta, a Lecture by Taina Caragol

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CCRI Lincoln/Flanagan Campus, 1762 Louisquiesset Pike
Lincoln, RI 02865-4585 United States
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Taína Caragol, curator of the well-received exhibition One Life: Dolores Huerta at the National Portrait Gallery, will discuss the contributions to American history and society of Civil Rights activist Dolores Huerta, the “co-architect” of the American Farm Workers Movement. This program co-presented by the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) and the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI)'s Womens History Month talk series.

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“You Will Find It Handy” Twentieth-Century African American Travel

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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The growth of automobile usage during the twentieth century brought more and more American drivers out on the open road. But refusal of service and other threats made travel extremely difficult for African-Americans. One solution came from Victor H. Green, who between 1937 and 1963 published The Green Book, a guide for African-Americans traveling throughout the United States, Canada, Alaska, and Mexico. The Green Book was one of the most extensive and best known travel guides on the market. It…

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“You Will Find It Handy” Twentieth-Century African American Travel Guides to Newport, RI

March 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society Resource Center, 82 Touro St.
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The growth of automobile usage during the twentieth century brought more and more American drivers out on the open road. But refusal of service and other threats made travel extremely difficult for African-Americans. One solution came from Victor H. Green, who between 1937 and 1963 published The Green Book, a guide for African-Americans traveling throughout the United States, Canada, Alaska, and Mexico. The Green Book was one of the most extensive and best known travel guides on the market. It…

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A Conversation with Adam Cote

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us for a conversation between Adam Cote, Military Veteran, and Steve Bromage, MHS Executive Director. Guests will learn more about issues currently facing Maine’s veterans, and have an opportunity to ask their own questions. Wine and light refreshments will be served. $5 for MHS Members & Veterans; $10 general admission.

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Portland Seminar: Back in the USSR

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University of New England, 11 Hills Beach Rd
Biddeford, ME 04005 United States
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Liven up your mud season and kick your mind back into gear with the MHC's Portland Seminar. University of New England, Alumni Hall March 23, April 13, May 11, June 8 Peter Aicher, Facilitator With Russia’s reemergence as a major actor on the world stage, this seminar turns to great literature for a wider perspective on Russia’s past and the legacy of its Soviet era on the present. Learn more and register: https://mainehumanities.org/program/portland-seminar/

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Speaker Series—“Stealing Rembrandts” with Anthony M. Amore

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Join us for this spellbinding journey into the high-stakes world of art theft, including the infamous robbery of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. In this illustrated talk based on his best-selling book, art security expert Anthony M. Amore reveals the actors behind the major Rembrandt heists in the last century. Through thefts around the world - from Stockholm to Boston, Worcester to Ohio - he tracks daring entries and escapes from the world's most renowned museums. Stealing Rembrandts…

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HerStory: The Women’s Side of American History

March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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From Colonial times to the present, women have shared in all aspects of our history; but their contributions have, until recently, been mostly overlooked. They have been unsung heroines, their lives overshadowed by those of their husbands, fathers, brothers and sons. Through songs and stories, Monica will bring some of their lives to the fore. The concert will begin at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 23rd in the Museum's Program Center - come join us! Tickets: $8 per person, $5 for…

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Dare-Devil Silent Movie Double Feature with organist Jeff Rapsis

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, 27 Navigator Rd
Londonderry, NH 03053 United States
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Jeff Rapsis will return to the museum by popular demand, after a recent sold out performance! Join us Friday March 24 for a silent film double feature to be screened with live musical accompaniment. This "Dare-Devil Aviation Double Feature", will include two silent films to be shown back to back starting at 7 p.m. in the exhibit space of the museum. There will be a cash bar reception starting at 6 p.m. Part I - 'The Phantom Flyer' (1928) famous…

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