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April 2018

Genealogy Workshop: The Adopted, the Illegitimate and DNA

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

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Making History

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

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The Debates at the 1818 Constitutional Convention

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

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Beer in the Garden: The History of Baseball in Maine

April 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us for beer and snacks, a rare opportunity to enjoy our historic garden in the evening, and a chance to see some very special artifacts from our collections! Free for MHS Members; $5 general admission. Must be 21+. RSVP not required – drop in anytime! Apply your program fee to MHS membership! Beer in the Garden is sponsored by The Maine Brew Bus.

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Canadian Slavery History

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

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Lunch & Learn: Clara Foster Bass

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

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

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame, 1 Burnside St
Bristol, RI 02809-2003 United States
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April 19th, 2018 "Reflections on a Mermaid: Roy Lichtenstein (1994)" presented by Ted Bogosian, Kevin Mahaney, & Eric Goetz Exclusive, extensive, intimate and never-before-shown documentary coverage of one of the most influential and innovative artists of the 20th century contextualizes Roy Lichtenstein’s creative process during in-studio creation, gallery openings and installations of his internationally-renowned Mermaid collection. REFLECTIONS ON A MERMAID also chronicles the creative quest of the U.S. Olympic medal-winning sailor Kevin Mahaney, who skippered the 1995 America’s Cup contender…

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Wearing Our Heritage Panel Discussion

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

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Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at the Banke

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

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Hearthside Dinner

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

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Banbury Ale: Party Music from 17th-century Britain

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

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Connecting Your Collections to Teachers and Students

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

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Poetry Writing Workshop

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

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

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Newport Symposium: Great Collectors

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

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

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

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Boston in the American Revolution: Occupation 1768

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

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Preserving Affordability, Affording Preservation

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

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Spring Fever: Writing Anew

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

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

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Historic Dinner: 1718 Scotch-Irish Migration

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

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Opening Day – Free Admission

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

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Landmarks Recognition Program & Empire State Building Talk

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

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

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May 2018

Behind-the-Scenes Library Tour

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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This 45-minute tour of the Brown Library, fully renovated in 2009, takes participants throughout the library's reading rooms and behind-the-scenes into the archive, normally closed to the public. Nicholas Noyes covers the history of the building, architectural details, the basics of doing research in the library, and even shares a few treasures from the collection. Free and open to the public. Limited to 10; sign up in advance by sending an email to nnoyes@mainehistory.org or calling 774-1822 x207.

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Memories, Mentors, and Milestones – Networking Event

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

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2018 Spring Symposium – Myth, Reality & Mapping the Underground

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

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

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

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Intercolonial Wars: French and Indian War

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

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

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Living in the Jetson Era: UAS Technology

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

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Mother’s Day Craft Workshop

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

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Springtime at Shelburne Museum

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

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Beer in the Garden: Crime and Punishment

May 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us for beer and snacks, a rare opportunity to enjoy our historic garden in the evening, and a chance to see some very special artifacts from our collections! Free for MHS Members; $5 general admission. Must be 21+. RSVP not required – drop in anytime! Apply your program fee to MHS membership! Beer in the Garden is sponsored by The Maine Brew Bus.

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Colonial Living History Encampment

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

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18th Century House Joining & Planemaking Demonstration

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

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Liberty & Union Walking Tour

May 19 @ 11:00 am - June 16 @ 12:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Come walk our free, one-hour guided tour of Historic Downtown Taunton. This one-mile walking tour highlights many of the important architectural, cultural, and commercial sites between Church Green and Taunton Green. A great way to learn about the city, from its earliest days through the present, these tours are the third Saturday of every month, May through October. We always start on the front steps of the OCHM.

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An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Royall House & Slave Quarters, 15 George St
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Book talk by Rachel May, assistant professor of English at Northern Michigan University. Following the trail left by an unfinished quilt, this illuminating saga examines slavery from the cotton fields of the South to the textile mills of New England—and the humanity behind it. Our friends may recall Rachel May's pre-publication talk here in 2016. We're delighted to announce her return to discuss An American Quilt, due out on May 1st. Rachel May’s rich new book explores the far reach…

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

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Hampshire Telephone Museum, One Depot St - Main Entrance
Warner, NH 03278 United States
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The First Amendment to the United States Constitution boldly limits governmental interference with certain “enumerated” rights. OLLI presenters, Dan Crean and Barbara Keshen, will look at the rights of the press in today’s legal and highly charged political landscape. From leaks, to “fake” news, op/ed pages, and claims of biased reporting, the press, the public and politicians seem to have reverted to conflict similar to that existing in the early days of the republic. This interactive discussion will review significant…

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Out of Time: Das Geld Fahnlein at the Fort

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

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Revolutionary War Encampment 2018

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

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Blue Star Museum Summer Program

May 26 @ 10:00 am - June 16 @ 4:00 pm
New Hampshire Telephone Museum, One Depot St - Main Entrance
Warner, NH 03278 United States
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For the 6th year running, the New Hampshire Telephone Museum will participate in the ​Blue Star Museums summer program which helps military families create memories! We will offer free family admission for active duty military families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. To help plan your visit, download their Parent Toolkit at http://www.bluestarfam.org

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Activating Historic Sites in Dorchester

May 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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Sip & Spoke Bike Kitchen, and More! Learn from Kathy Kottaridis of Historic Boston Inc. (HBI) about the ongoing efforts to green and revitalize Columbia Road, Dorchester, and the city as a whole. Then listen in as entrepreneur, Dorchester native, and local history activist Noah Hicks shares his behind-the-scenes story of the Upham’s Corner 1912 Comfort Station and its upcoming transformation into Sip & Spoke Bike Kitchen. This stucco and tile “mission style” building, adjacent to the historic Dorchester North…

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June 2018

Fort Adams Ghost Hunt

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - June 3 @ 1:00 am
Newport, RI, Newport, RI 02840-02841 United States + Google Map

The night will begin with a meet and greet with the stars at a location where the inhabitants were considered their own worst enemy! You’ll have an opportunity to ask your questions first hand of the stars, discuss techniques, equipment, experiments and any other items of interest in this exclusive Q&A. After this informative and stirring discussion you will dispatch to the far reaches of the vast fort to experience those that remain behind in garrison to defend our country’s…

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Rising on the River: Culloden

June 2 @ 10:00 am - June 3 @ 3:00 pm
The Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Rd
Charlestown, NH 05143 United States
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Scottish Heritage Weekend Mock Battles Each Day Additional Details to follow

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Great Chowder Cook-Off

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fort Adams State Park, Newport, RI 02840 United States + Google Map

The legendary Great Chowder Cook-Off is the original and longest running event of its kind in the nation, and officially kicks off Rhode Island’s summer festivities! Enjoy endless samples of traditional and exotic creations from local and national competitors. You vote for your favorites and the winners walk away with overflowing prize pots and bragging rights for the year!

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Behind-the-Scenes Library Tour

June 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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The Palatine Wreck: The Legend of the New England Ghost Ship

June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Newport Historical Society, 82 Touro St
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Two days after Christmas in 1738, a British merchant ship traveling from Rotterdam to Philadelphia grounded in a blizzard on the northern tip of Block Island. The 105 passengers and crew on board—sick, frozen, and starving—were all that remained of the 340 men, women, and children who had left their homeland the previous spring. Shortly after the wreck, rumors began to circulate that the passengers had been mistreated by the ship’s crew and by some of the islanders. The stories…

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Celebrate Dad!

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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CELEBRATE DAD AT OCHM 11:00am Liberty & Union Walking Tour Bring Dad for our monthly free, one-hour guided tour of Historic Downtown Taunton. This one-mile walking tour highlights some of the important architectural, cultural, and commercial sites between Church Green and Taunton Green. A great way to learn about the city, from its earliest days through the present, these tours are the third Saturday of every month, May through October. We always start on the front steps of the OCHM.…

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Lecture: “So Close to Home” by Alison O’Leary

June 21 @ 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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June 21st, 2018 Alison O'Leary presents "So Close to Home: A True Story of an American Family's Fight for Survival During World War II" Discover more at http://www.alisonoleary.com About the Book: A hard working blue collar family from Texas was trying to get ahead in the lean post-Depression years. But when war broke out they unknowingly entered the cross hairs of a German U-boat on a killing spree right off America’s shores. A heartbreaking true story, So Close to Home…

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Pioneering Female Landscape Architect Tour

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum, 211 Main St
Wethersfield, CT 06109 United States
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View a piece of the world as seen through the eyes of Amy Cogswell—one of the first female landscape architects in the U.S, and designer of the Colonial Revival Garden at WDS! Ours is one of 14 historic gardens highlighted on CT Historic Gardens Day. Visitors during this free event will also have the chance to win a framed poster featuring the winning entry for the 2018 Historic Gardens Day Poster Art Contest by Connecticut artist Bonnie Beers-Johnson. More details:…

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Cursive Camp

June 25 @ 10:00 am - June 29 @ 2:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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July 2018

Lecture: Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame, 1 Burnside St
Bristol, RI 02809-2003 United States
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July 19, 2018 Gail MacDonald presents: "Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline" Gilded Age financier Morton F. Plant inherited his father’s transportation empire determined to improve his community. A dreamer eager to invest in innovative technology and grassroots community causes alike, Plant’s influence ran deep on the Connecticut shoreline prior to World War I, and his legacy remains prominent. Plant’s summer mansion, Branford House, is one of southeastern Connecticut’s iconic landmarks. He was instrumental in founding the prestigious Connecticut…

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