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November 2017

Encounters: The Gospel of Wealth

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hartford History Center, 500 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Join us for a small group discussion on “The Gospel of Wealth” by Andrew Carnegie. The Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, UConn Humanities Institute -UCHI, and The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, have formed a community engagement partnership to present Encounters, a series focused on encouraging informed and informal conversations about issues that affect our lives. The aim is to strengthen our ability to know ourselves, and to develop a forum…

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G. Fox & Co. – Hartford’s Iconic Department Store

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Shopping in Hartford in the 1950s through the 1990s was synonymous with its largest downtown department store. Come browse through the CHS’s collection of G. Fox memorabilia, store displays, and G. Fox & Co. branded products from scotch to toilet paper! Share your own pleasant memories of tea in the Connecticut Room, back-to-school shopping and the holiday decorations that made your visit special. This trip down memory lane is a perfect chance to get in the mood for the holidays!…

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Harvest House Tour

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Trumbull Historical Society, 1856 Huntington Tpke
Trumbull, CT 06611 United States
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Featuring beautiful Trumbull homes decorated for fall! Tickets can be purchased on our website or may also be purchased prior to the tour at the following locations: City Line Florist, Trumbull Rudy's Flower Shop, Bridgeport Pure Poetry, Trumbull Trumbull Town Clerk's Office

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Oral History Workshop with Dr. Annie Valk

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Hartford History Center, 500 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Interested in collecting oral histories in your neighborhood? Learn the techniques with public humanities professor and oral history specialist at Williams College. Dr. Valk is author of Radical Sisters: Second-Wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington, D.C. (University of Illinois Press, 2008), which won the Richard Wentworth Prize; and, Living with Jim Crow: African American and Memories of the Segregated South (Palgrave, 2010), a collection of oral history interviews edited with Professor Leslie Brown and winner of the annual book…

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ASL Interpreted Exhibit Tour of That’s Weird

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join a CHS staff member for a guided tour of That’s Weird. Free for members, free with admission for non-members. Please note that this tour will be presented with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Support for American Sign Language interpreter services for exhibition-related programming is provided by Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

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Indigenous Enslavement in The Atlantic World

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tomaquag Museum, 390 A Summit Road
Exeter, RI 02822 United States
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Please join us for a talk and book signing with Associate Professor of History at Brown University, Linford Fisher. Dr. Fisher specializes in the cultural and religious history of colonian America and the Atlantic world, including Native Americans, religion, material culture, and Indian and African slavery and servitude. A book signing will follow the talk, books available for purchase. Visit the Tomaquag Website for more details. Also, visit the museum from 10-2 to see Indigenous Empowerment Guest Artist Yolanda Smith!…

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Illuminate Thanksgiving 2017

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Nearly four centuries ago, Governor William Bradford described the influence of Plymouth Colony in his famous quote, “…as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many...” As we approach the 400th anniversary of the founding of Plymouth Colony, Bradford’s words will be brought to life at Plymouth 400’s fourth annual Illuminate Thanksgiving, an inspirational evening promoting gratitude and giving. Joining together with America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration, Illuminate Thanksgiving will take place at…

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Guns & Beer VIII at the Varnum Memorial Armory (Nov. 18)

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Varnum Memorial Armory Museum, 6 Main St
East Greenwich, RI 02818-3827 United States
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This popular beer tasting fundraiser, now in its 8th year, features RI breweries, museum tours, raffles, food, and amazing historical exhibits in our premier military museum. You won’t want to miss this year’s Annual Beer Tasting Fundraiser at the Varnum Memorial Armory Museum. We’ve got a stellar line-up of craft beers and breweries, many from right here from Rhode Island and each with a special twist. Mark your calendar: Saturday, November 18 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. PHOTO ID IS…

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Fire of ’47 Retrospective (2nd Showing)

November 18 @ 7:00 pm
Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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This October marked the 70th Anniversary of the Fire of '47, a large wildfire that burned much of the state (from Kennebunkport to Bar Harbor) in 1947. On Saturday, November 18th at 7:00pm, the Brick Store Museum presents Town Historian Stephen P. Spofford's presentation on the history of the "Week Maine Burned" at the Kennebunk Town Hall Auditorium at the Brick Store Museum Program Center. Alongside the lecture will be archival photos of the fire, home film reels, and personal…

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Dedication of Belinda Sutton’s Stopping Stone

November 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Please join us for the dedication of the newly installed Stopping Stone in memory of Belinda Sutton, whose 1783 petition for a pension from the estate of Isaac Royall Jr. is among the first narratives by an African American woman. Located just outside the George Street entrance to Royall Park, adjacent to our museum, this small brass marker reads "Belinda Sutton, enslaved here 1737-1781." The Stopping Stones project is described as "an historical reparations endeavor designed to bring attention to…

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Sunset Walk at Juniper Hill Cemetery

November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bristol Historical & Preservation Society, 48 Court St
Bristol, RI 02809 United States
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The Sunset Walk at Juniper Hill Cemetery has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 19th, 4 p.m. Walk the lanes while watching the sun set from high up on Sherry Avenue. Listen to the stories of the residents by tour leader Chris Fletcher, arborist and historian. Starts at 4 at the Juniper Hill stone gates on Sherry Avenue. Sunset is at 4:21 p.m. We'll provide lanterns but bring flashlights too. And we'll serve hot cider to help keep you warm. $5…

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Beer in the Garden: Traditional Toys & Games

November 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 beer and snacks, a rare opportunity to enjoy our historic garden at night, and a chance to see some very special artifacts from our collections! Free for MHS Members; $5 general admission. RSVP not required – drop in any time! Apply your program fee to MHS membership! Beer in the Garden is sponsored by Shipyard Brewing Company.

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10th Annual Holiday Shoppe & Craft Fair – Runs through Dec 23rd!

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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Once again, The Danbury Museum & Historical Society will be hosting their annual Holiday Shoppe and Craft Fair, November 25 through December 23, 2017 in Huntington Hall, located at 43 Main Street, Danbury. The Shoppe is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The museum is currently seeking artisans and crafters who are interested in featuring and selling their unique crafts and fine goods during this very popular and well-attended, month-ong event. There are a limited number…

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Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop

November 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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Ever wanted to learn how to create a botanical wreath with preserved flowers? Join the Strawbery Banke Horticulture Department in a 2-hour hands-on program on the art and process of making botanical wreaths from dried flowers and other plant material. Attendees learn the skills of preserving flowers from the landscape while creating their own take-home wreath (retail value of $100+). All tools and materials supplied. Limited to 25 participants. $60 in advance. $80 at the door.

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United Way Giving Tuesday – Hartford

November 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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You're invited! Join us outside of Connecticut's Old State House during lunchtime on #GivingTuesday. You may see some familiar faces from NBC Connecticut and Hartford Yard Goats, plus Mayor Luke Bronin will be issuing an official proclamation formally declaring November 28th, 2017 as #GivingTuesday! We'll be accepting donations for Neighbors in Need: https://unitedwayinc.org/neighbors-in-need United Way is here to stand with our Neighbors in Need. With your help, we’ll provide resources now and in the longer term to help children and…

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Lunchtime Matinee

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:35 pm

Bring your lunch and we'll have coffee and cookies! Set in Victorian England, The Little Princess features Shirley Temple as a pupil at an exclusive boarding schools who is demoted to working in the scullery when reports of her father's death are received.

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Night of Illumination

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Ring in the 44th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions and be the first to purchase your favorite tree or wreath! Be greeted by Anne Cubberly’s giant Solstice puppet; enjoy performances by Hartford Symphony Orchestra Jazz Ensemble and Silk City Chorus; and watch selections from The Nutcracker danced by Connecticut Ballet. Plus, music by DJ Jon Eastman, free snacks, cash bar, and a screening of When Harry Met Sally. TICKETS: $13/$8 members Purchase at the door. Supported by the Women’s…

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From Westward to Eleonora: The Great Herreshoff Racing Schooners

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame, 1 Burnside St
Bristol, RI 02809-2003 United States
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From WESTWARD to ELEONORA: The Great Herreshoff Racing Schooners In honor of our late Curator Carlton Pinheiro, join Halsey C. Herreshoff for an evening celebrating the mighty Herreshoff racing Schooner WESTWARD and her replica, the beautiful ELEONORA which graced the HMM waterfront this summer. The schooner WESTWARD was launched in March 1910 as hull number 692 at the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. and became one of the most famous racing schooners in the world. WESTWARD was undoubtedly the fastest schooner in…

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Slavery in the North: The Enslaved People of Cambridge & Medford

November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Event is full! Thank you for your amazing response! Park volunteer and Tufts University graduate student Jules Long will give a presentation on what we know about the lives of the enslaved in Cambridge and Medford in the colonial period. She will focus on the stories of those enslaved by the Vassall families of Brattle Street and their connections to the Isaac Royall Estate in Medford. Space is limited, so please RSVP by calling (617)876-4491 or via email at reservationsat105@gmail.com.

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Bath Never Saw Such Times As These: The Housing Boom of WWI

November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum – Bath, ME, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Robin Hayes will discuss the remarkable boom in housing construction in Bath in response to the increased amount of shipbuilding caused by the first World War. Before the widespread ownership of cars, shipyard workers needed to live locally, resulting in a near doubling of the city's population during the war years. Members $5; nonmembers $7

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December 2017

Holiday Open House– Farm Fair Throwback!

December 1 @ 10:00 am - December 2 @ 4:00 pm

In the 1870s Boston residents, celebrated authors, and intellectuals joined forces to save Old South Meeting House from demolition using exhibits, fancy dress balls, and fairs to raise awareness and funds. This year’s Holiday Open House recalls one these fundraisers near its 140th anniversary: a farm-themed fair featuring a full-scale barn and a visit from Mother Goose held on December 5, 1877! Join us to honor our past with fun, farm-themed activities including carding wool with Historic New England staff.…

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Prelude Trolley Rides Weekend 1

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - December 3 @ 4:00 pm
Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Rd
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
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Daytime rides on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in heated trolleys decked out with aromatic greenery. For $8 per person, this is great fun at an amazing price. Tickets are available at the door. Friday Hours Museum Store Open Noon - 4:00 pm Streetcar Rides 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Saturday & Sunday Hours Museum Store Open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Streetcar Rides 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Holiday Open House at the Colony House

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Start the season with the Newport Historical Society’s annual Holiday Open House. Visit the 1739 Colony House on Washington Square Tour and hear hymns performed by costumed interpreters that were once sung in colonial Newport. A handout with lyrics will be provided, audience participation is encouraged. Admission is free, donations are welcome. Christmas in Newport’s official opening and tree lighting ceremony in Washington Square follows.

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Opening Night: Holiday Express Train Show

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States
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Join us before or after Fairfield’s tree lighting and be one of the first to see the Holiday Express Train Show! Visitors will enjoy a craft, refreshments and trains! Special Opening Night Admission: $3 per person, with children 5 and under free! Or four for $10!

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Christmas Dinner & Concert

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Experience an evening of festive cocktails, fine dining and a special holiday concert presented by The Worcester Chamber Music Society, a mixed classical chamber ensemble . Learn more about The Worcester Chamber Music Society at worcesterchambermusic.org The Concert: Two of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos raise the Christmas spirits as only Bach can! The buoyant violas of No. 6, and the miracle of flute and violin in No. 5, Corelli’s wonderful Christmas Concerto, and Bach’s Suite in B minor create a seasonal…

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Deck the Halls

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 3 @ 4:00 pm
Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Rd
Shelburne, VT 05482 United States
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Celebrate the creative spirit of the holiday season and ring in the holidays with a visit to our festive trees. Participate in art activities, enjoy the sounds of the season, and explore the grounds.

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Holiday Pop-Up Sale

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Do your holiday shopping at the New Britain Public Library! The Friends will be featuring gift books, baked goods, cards, and other unique items in this Holiday Pop-Up Sale. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, adn Discover cards will be accepted. All proceeds benefit the New Britain Public Library

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Christmas at Spell Hall 2017

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 3 @ 4:00 pm
General Nathanael Greene Homestead, 50 Taft St
Coventry, RI 02816 United States
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Come out and join us Saturday December 2 10:00-4:00 and Sunday December 3 12:00-4:00 at the Gen. Nathanael Greene Homestead for our annual Yuletide Celebration, Christmas at Spell Hall. Enjoy tours of Spell Hall, Gen. Nathanael Greene's 1770 Homestead decorated for the Holidays. There will be live Christmas and Holiday music. Snacks and mulled cider will be served at our Visitors Center. A festive time should be had be all! Suggested Donation $5-Adults, $3-Children, Homestead Association Members-Free 18th and 19th…

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Homestead Christmas

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd
Tamworth, NH 03886 United States
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Welcome the holidays by stepping back in time! Join us as we celebrate the season and share our rich history of homesteading. Tours of the festively-decorated, historic Remick family home, the Captain Enoch Remick House, and samples of fresh-baked cookies, roasted chestnuts, gingerbread, apothecary items and wassail will be available. Tractor-drawn wagon rides and animal meet and greets will take place on the grounds and the Museum Center will feature seasonal exhibits; children can make a holiday craft. Demonstrations by…

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Greeks in the Merrimack Valley Author Talk and Book Signing

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lowell National Historical Park, 246 Market St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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Join E. Philip Brown, author of Greeks of the Merrimack Valley, for a free presentation on the history of the Greek community of Greater Lowell. Mr. Brown is a history teacher and public historian from Haverhill, MA. His previous book was Armenians of the Merrimack Valley, which he cowrote with Tom Vartabedian. He is an active member of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) Acropolis Chapter 39, as well as the Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame Committee, and Haverhill…

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The Portuguese Immigrant Experience In Lowell Since The 1960s

December 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join UMass Lowell Saab Center for Portuguese Studies, the Center of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, and Lowell National Historical Park for a special free program illuminating personal stories, experiences, and influences in Lowell's Portuguese community. The program will bring to life individual and collective immigrant and ethnic experiences of the Portuguese in Lowell from the 1960s on, through the stories of five Portuguese-Americans. These individuals remember their youth and/or adulthood in Lowell, slices of life that now…

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Intro to MHS: Library Tour

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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This 45-minute tour of the Brown Library, fully renovated in 2009, takes participants throughout the library's reading rooms and behind-the-scenes into the archive, normally closed to the public. Nicholas Noyes covers the history of the building, architectural details, the basics of doing research in the library, and even shares a few treasures from the collection. Free and open to the public. Limited to 10; sign up in advance by sending an email to nnoyes@mainehistory.org or calling 774-1822 x207.

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Refugee Resettlement in Connecticut and the U.S.

December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This program will cover an overview of the nature of refugee resettlement in the U.S., from the refugees’ flight from persecution in their home countries through the screening and vetting process, to becoming new Americans. Chris George, the Executive Director of IRIS, will also illustrate how resettlement non-profits like IRIS, as well as other community volunteer groups, make the welcoming of refugees happen. Finally, there will be a discussion of the current refugee resettlement situation, including recent Executive Orders and…

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The Great Halifax Explosion: 100th Anniversary Presentation

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Peirce Farm at Witch Hill, 116 Boston St
Topsfield, MA 01983 United States
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On December 6, 1917, during the height of the First World War, two ships trying to navigate Halifax Harbor collided resulting in the largest man-made explosion of the pre-atomic age. Essex Heritage Trustee, David Read, will recount the events leading up to this devastating tragedy and the impressive Massachusetts rescue effort. Relive the personal stories and riveting details of the weeks that followed – and learn about the most important train to ever travel through Essex County. Join us on…

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1917: Looking Back 100 Years Gallery Talk

December 8 @ 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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Explore our special exhibit about life in the region 100 years ago with a curator-led gallery talk. Learn about the local experience of WWI and see the ways that every citizen "Did their bit!" Museum admission: $3 (free for members and children)

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Prelude Trolley Rides weekend 2

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - December 10 @ 4:00 pm
Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Rd
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
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Daytime rides on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in heated trolleys decked out with aromatic greenery. For $8 per person, this is great fun at an amazing price. Tickets are available at the door. Friday Hours Museum Store Open Noon - 4:00 pm Streetcar Rides 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Saturday & Sunday Hours Museum Store Open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Streetcar Rides 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Christmas Preview Party

December 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St
Wethersfield, CT 06109 United States
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Enjoy a festive holiday party throughout our three historic houses! See three centuries of Christmas in CT: gorgeous decorations, guides in period dress, music by Brassroots, strolling carolers, and a charming exhibit on Clement Moore's "The Night before Christmas, and eantique Christmas postcards! Wine, hors d'oeuvres, and 10% off in our shop for party guests! $35 ($30 for WDS members) Click here to become a member: https://webb-deane-stevens.org/membership/

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BYOB Gingerbread House Night

December 8 @ 7:00 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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The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will hold its 11th annual Gingerbread House Workshops this December. Gingerbread Day is an annual event for kids and adults alike to construct a homemade creation from homemade gingerbread, fresh icing, and delicious candies. Adults are invited on Friday, December 8 at 7 p.m. to a BYOB event, and on Saturday, December 9, three family sessions will be offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Adults, this holiday tradition…

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Navy Choristers Concert

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871 United States
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Newport Navy Choriters Concert to benefit the Portsmouth Historical Society

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Candy House Workshop

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States
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Holiday fun for the whole family. Celebrate the magic of the season by creating a sweet and colorful Candy House. Let your imagination bring to life a holiday scene decorated with gumdrops, peppermints, marshmallows, licorice and delicious treats! Fee per house: $10 for Members: $15 for Non-Members. Register in advance.

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Jolly Family Jamboree

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum – Bath, ME, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Bring the whole family to celebrate the holiday SEA-son at our annual Jolly Family Jamboree! From 10 am to 3 pm, explore the museum, snap a pic in front of the lobster trap tree, enjoy holiday crafts, activities, live music, and of course, a visit from Santa and his pirate friend Captain Christmas. Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers will present two special performances (10:30 am and 1 pm) featuring everyone’s favorite holiday character, the Grinch! Tickets include all activities and admission to…

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NH’s WWI Pilot Arthur Cole’s Diary by Byron Champlin

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, 27 Navigator Rd
Londonderry, NH 03053 United States
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Details pending Program is included with regular admission to the museum.

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Gingerbread House Workshops

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 S Main St
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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The Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society will hold its 11th annual Gingerbread House Workshops this December. Gingerbread Day is an annual event for kids and adults alike to construct a homemade creation from homemade gingerbread, fresh icing, and delicious candies. Adults are invited on Friday, December 8 at 7 p.m. to a BYOB event, and on Saturday, December 9, three family sessions will be offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. On Saturday, families can…

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Hands-On History Workshop: Weaving

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tsongas Industrial History Center, 115 John St
Lowell, MA 01852 United States
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Join Lowell National Historical Park and the Tsongas Industrial History Center for an afternoon of hands-on history! Learn how to weave on a loom and find out how cloth was made by hand. Discover and create Lowell Community scenes with your friends. Use the art of weaving in some make and take activities for all ages. This is a free event and all are welcome. Drop in any time from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is a drop-by…

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Hearthside Dinner

December 9 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd
Tamworth, NH 03886 United States
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Where food and history meet! Assist in preparing a 19th-century-style meal, then savor the flavorful results. OVERVIEW OF THE EVENING While the fire crackles and readies itself in the background, the evening begins with costumed Museum Interpreters guiding guests “back in time” to learn about 19th-century kitchens and food preparation, seasonal farming and foods, and historic cooking recipes and tools. Guests then don aprons and assist in preparing, seasoning, cooking, roasting and baking foods using traditional means and tools—all in…

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Surprise! Santa’s on the Trolley at Seashore!

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Rd
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
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You arrive for a short story and sing along carol in our Visitor center. Every guest receives a cup of hot chocolate to sip on your after-dark ride in a heated trolley car. Then, SURPRISE! Santa's riding with you! He and his helpers will give each guest a pencil and a Postcard addressed to Santa (to put in our special Santa mailbox back at the Visitor Center) Everyone will get a goodie bag with an small toy and a cookie…

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Mixers and Merriment at Maine Maritime Museum

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum – Bath, ME, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Back for a second year, celebrate the season with a toast to Maine’s incredible craft distilleries! Join us for this popular evening of festive fun, and sample specialty cocktails from Maine’s artisan spirit makers. Tickets include samplings of unique elixirs featuring Maine ingredients, and guests will vote to crown the people’s choice best cocktail of the night. A festive soundtrack from Performance Entertainment will keep the holiday spirits high! Tickets are limited, book yours early! Members $40; nonmembers $50 (21+…

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NBHS Madrigals

December 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday, December 12, as the New Britain High School Madrigals stroll through the library singing holiday carols.

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Christmas Bells: A Holiday Handbell Concert

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Penobscot Bay Ringers and the Maine Historical Society (MHS) to ring in the holidays with a festive program of seasonal music, including arrangements set to the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, Christmas Bells (I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day). Tickets are $10 for MHS members; $15 general admission. Tickets may be purchased online, at the URL listed above.

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Holiday Open House

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The highlight of our annual holiday celebration! Walk the halls and rooms of the decorated Longfellow home, stroll the illuminated grounds, listen to your favorite carols, and enjoy refreshments and arts and crafts in the Carriage House.

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