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October 2017

Lighthouse Legends & Lore Cruises

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum – Bath, ME, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Our wildly popular Lighthouse Legends & Lore cruises are back! This year we're excited to offer this spooky, seasonal cruise every Sunday from September 10-October 29. Explore the legends and lore of Midcoast Maine’s lighthouses including a shore landing at the historic Burnt Island Light for an up-close look at the keeper's house and tower. Your adventure will be guided by Red Cloak Haunted History Tours. Up to seven lighthouses can be seen, depending on weather and sea conditions, including…

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Poetry Celebration of Italian American Heritage Month

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, 227 S Main St
West Hartford, CT 06107 United States
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ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION Noah Webster House Hosts Themed Poetry Reading On Sunday, October 8 at 2 p.m. the public is invited to hear poets Dennis Barone, David Cappella, Maria Sassi, Tom Nicotera, Geri Radacsi, Tony Fusco, and Maria Frank as they lead an afternoon of poetry at the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. Dennis Barone served as the second Poet Laureate of West Hartford. He is the author of seven books of short fiction, including…

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The Big Draw: Living Lines – Family Festival

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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All programs included with admission! Since 2000, more than four million people in 25 countries have taken part in this international celebration of drawing. From flip books to the big screen and everything in between, this year's animation-themed festival aims to unite pixels, pencils and people from across the globe to celebrate the universal language of drawing. Programs include a stop-motion animation workshop, flip-book making, short films, a GIF photo booth, and a screening of the feature film, Kubo and…

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The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call – World War I Exhibit

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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"All we hear & know now is war and my head and ears ache from the roar of the guns. – Ernest Patchen, Danbury soldier in letter to his mother dated October 7, 1918. The current exhibit at The Danbury Museum & Historical Society, curated by Collections Manager, Michele Lee Amundsen and sponsored by 1 Kennedy Flats and Leahy’s Fuels, focuses on the contributions of Danbury citizens at home and abroad during World War I. The number of men and…

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The Middle East presented by Mohamed Defaa

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wright Museum of World War II, 77 Center St
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
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The Middle East Presented by Mohamed Eddefaa The term “Middle East” is a changing geopolitical concept. Throughout recent history, this term referred to a political, a cultural, and a geographical region with no clear boundaries. Moreover, the concept of “middle East” generates stereotypes and misunderstanding. Defaa’s lecture provides an analytical framework to understand the histories, social identities, and cultures behind this complex concept of “Middle East.” Mohamed Defaa is the founder of Intelliducation. He is certified by the International Center…

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Book/Mark: Melissa Scholes Young

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Melissa Scholes Young's fiercely honest and atmospheric debut novel Flood is set in Mark Twain's boyhood hometown -- and her own. She will speak about her work as part of the museum’s acclaimed Book/Mark series. Author Luis Alberto Urrea says of Young: "Her eye is clear and her powers are on high. I read Flood with admiration and growing excitement.” Young was born and raised in Hannibal, Missouri. Her writing has appeared in the Atlantic, Washington Post, Narrative, Ploughshares, and…

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The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call – World War I Exhibit

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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"All we hear & know now is war and my head and ears ache from the roar of the guns. – Ernest Patchen, Danbury soldier in letter to his mother dated October 7, 1918. The current exhibit at The Danbury Museum & Historical Society, curated by Collections Manager, Michele Lee Amundsen and sponsored by 1 Kennedy Flats and Leahy’s Fuels, focuses on the contributions of Danbury citizens at home and abroad during World War I. The number of men and…

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Lecture: Ernest Bowditch – Out of Olmsted’s Shadow

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Join Preservation Society Curator of Historic Landscapes Jim Donahue at Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, to learn about one of the leading landscape architects of the 19th century. Ernest Bowditch designed more than 2,500 projects, including the master plan for The Breakers landscape. Come and learn about Bowditch, his relationship to the Vanderbilts, and the private paradise they created together at The Breakers. Admission is free, but advance registration is required.

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Curator Tour: Creative Maine

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join MHS Chief Curator Kate McBrien for an insider’s view of the creation of MHS’s exhibit, Creative Maine: Trade Banners and the Crafts That Built Maine. Creative Maine explores the creativity and ingenuity that created the Maine economy through the historical parade banners of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association and examples from some of the most innovative businesses in Maine today. Program is free with museum admission (complimentary for MHS Members; $8 general audience).

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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - October 14 @ 2:00 pm

Great Brinks Robbery – NH Connection

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Penacook Historical Society in New Hampshire, 11 Penacook St
Penacook, NH 03303 United States
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In 1950, an eleven-member gang stole nearly $2.8 million from the Brink's Building in Boston in what was dubbed "the crime of the century." The thieves were later arrested, but did you know there is a NH connection to the case? Come learn more at the Penacook Historical Society with speaker Mark Stevens. 6pm potluck supper, 7pm presentation. Free event, donations welcome.

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The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call – World War I Exhibit

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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"All we hear & know now is war and my head and ears ache from the roar of the guns. – Ernest Patchen, Danbury soldier in letter to his mother dated October 7, 1918. The current exhibit at The Danbury Museum & Historical Society, curated by Collections Manager, Michele Lee Amundsen and sponsored by 1 Kennedy Flats and Leahy’s Fuels, focuses on the contributions of Danbury citizens at home and abroad during World War I. The number of men and…

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Bath Cemetery Tour: Famed Captains and Shipbuilders

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum – Bath, ME, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Thursdays, September 7-October 26, meet at the museum and ride the trolley to one of Bath's oldest and largest cemeteries for a guided tour with The Lady in the Red Cloak. Learn about the fascinating history of Bath’s shipbuilding families and the adventurous lives of famous Bath sailors. We’ll also examine the intricate and affecting symbolism of these amazingly crafted memorials. Members $24; nonmembers $30; under age 12 $12

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Exhibit Opening Reception: Visions/Revisions

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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We invite CHS members and special guests to join us for the Opening Reception for Visions/Revisions: The Print Transformed. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England (PNSNE). The group is celebrating with the exhibit Visions/Revisions, featuring two prints from each of the 25 participating members, based on a common theme or subject of the artist’s choice. The exhibition will also feature a slide show documenting the transformation between the artists’ works, providing an…

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Lecture:The Rituals & Artistry of Afternoon Tea

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Ave
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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Join tea & etiquette expert and author Ellen Easton at Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, to learn the protocols and folklore of afternoon tea. Topics include how tea funded the women's suffrage movement, pinkies up or down, how to eat a scone and menu planning. A book signing will follow the lecture. Admission is $10 for Preservation Society members, $15 for the general public. Advance registration required.

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Netop NightMARES

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rhode Island Historical Society Robinson Research Center, 121 Hope St
Providence, RI 02906 United States
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Netop NightMARES! Where: Robinson Research Center, 121 Hope Street, Providence When: Thursday, October 12, 6:00-7:00pm The Girl and the Ghost Was Sarah Tillinghast a vampire? Did her distant cousin Peleg Walker haunt the Ramtail Factory in Foster? Decide for yourself when we share their stories and other spooky Rhode Island mysteries! Presenter: Jennifer Galpern, Special Collections Research Associate, RIHS Admission is FREE. Space is limited to 20 participants so registration is strongly encouraged. To RSVP, please follow this registration link:…

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Catching Public Enemy No. 1–Walking Tour

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union St
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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In1937 gangster Al Brady and his “Gang” came to Bangor to buy guns and ammunition. On October 12th, with help from Bangor residents, the FBI put an end to the group’s crime spree. On the event’s 80th Anniversary, join Historian Richard Shaw for a walking tour past the places the Gang visited.

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“Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime” with auth

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd
Sturbridge, MA 01566 United States
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Discover the look, feel, and smell of the executive mansion from Lincoln’s inauguration in 1861 to his assassination in 1865 with this illustrated lecture by noted author James Conroy. Conroy brings to life the people who knew Lincoln’s White House, from servants to cabinet secretaries. Participants will hear about the constant stream of visitors, from ordinary citizens to visiting dignitaries and diplomats. Conroy paints a picture of how the Lincolns lived and how the administration conducted day-to-day business during four…

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Book/Mark: Jenny Allen

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Jenny Allen is a writer and performer. Her essays and articles have appeared for years in many magazines, including The New Yorker,The New York Times, New York, Vogue, Esquire, More, The Huffington Post, and Good Housekeeping. Recent essays appear in Andy Borowitz’s anthology The Fifty Funniest American Writers and in In the Fullness of Time: 32 Women on Life After 50. Now, for the first time, Allen’s hilarious and wonderful works are collected in one place. Jenny is many things—a…

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Food Truck Rally celebrating the Navy’s 242nd Birthday

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Submarine Force Museum and USS Nautilus, 1 Crystal Lake Rd • Groton, CT, Adjacent to US Naval Submarine Base • PLEASE NOTE, CLOSED TUESDAYS
Groton, CT 06340 United States
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Join us as we celebrate the Navy's 242nd birthday with the Nautilus Museum. The food trucks will include Uncle D's Blazin BBQ, Captain Scott's Lobster Dock, Curb Your Appetite, Friskie Fries, J&R Lemonade and the Cannoli Truck. Events will be happening throughout the day, including a special birthday ceremony at noon. This event is open to the public! See you there!!

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The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call – World War I Exhibit

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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"All we hear & know now is war and my head and ears ache from the roar of the guns. – Ernest Patchen, Danbury soldier in letter to his mother dated October 7, 1918. The current exhibit at The Danbury Museum & Historical Society, curated by Collections Manager, Michele Lee Amundsen and sponsored by 1 Kennedy Flats and Leahy’s Fuels, focuses on the contributions of Danbury citizens at home and abroad during World War I. The number of men and…

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Appraisal Night

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Hampshire Telephone Museum, One Depot St - Main Entrance
Warner, NH 03278 United States
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Do you have a family heirloom you wish you knew more about? Have you been wondering how much your grandmother's sewing machine is worth? Maybe you've been hoping to learn what that thing is you found in the barn? We wanted to offer you an opportunity to bring your special-little-something along to the museum and perhaps find out what it is, how old it is and maybe what it's worth. Sound like fun? This special "Pop Up" event will take…

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Lantern Tour: Evergreen Cemetery – SOLD OUT

October 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Evergreen Cemetery (New Haven, Connecticut), 769 Ella T Grasso Blvd
New Haven, CT 06519 United States
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Join us for a lantern tour of Evergreen Cemetery! This historic resting place houses some of the history game changers of New Haven and other areas of Connecticut. Tickets are $10/each, the proceeds benefit programs at the New Haven Museum and upkeep of historic graves at Evergreen. Space is limited. Please contact Amy Durbin at education@newhavenmuseum.org or 203-562-4183 ext. 11 to reserve your spot! *photo credit: Lucy Gellman

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Book Talk: Portland’s Historic Eastern Cemetery by Ron Romano

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Eastern Cemetery holds more than 350 years of Portland’s rich history. In his new book, Portland’s Historic Eastern Cemetery, author and cemetery guide Ron Romano tells the fascinating tale of this historic landscape, illuminating centuries of Portland’s history through the stories of those laid to rest. Join us for a discussion of this deep history, followed by a book signing. Books will be available for purchase in the MHS Museum Store. Free & open to the public!

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Archives After Dark at The Danbury Museum

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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October is Family History Month! You're invited come and explore the archives of The Danbury Museum & Historical Society. Browse newspaper microfilm, local history subject files, historic photos, family surname files and other research library collections. Pose questions, conduct research, get guidance and have FUN at this late night search and research session. Join Executive Director and City Historian Brigid Guertin, Research Specialist Diane Hassan and Collections Manager Michele Amundsen from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Free admission. Advance registration…

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Hearth Cooking Saturday: An Apple a Day

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove St, POBox 58
Peterborough, NH 03458 United States
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Visit the Phoenix Mill House during the Peak into Peterborough festivities for a hearth cooking demonstration featuring New Hampshire’s favorite fall fruit. Sample a variety of apple dishes both sweet and savory and try your hand at pressing apple cider. The dishes are prepared over the open hearth using period recipes and equipment. Learn about food and cooking in the 1830s and see how the Phoenix Mill House family lived. The Phoenix Mill House is a 19th century mill foreman’s…

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Herbal Root Fest

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 58 Cleveland Hill Rd
Tamworth, NH 03886 United States
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It’s time to harvest the growing season vitality that has been sent down into roots. Join Museum Educator/Herbalist Carol Felice for this hands-on and tasty workshop. Learn to recognize and harvest medicinal and wild edible plant roots. Then bring the gathered bounty into the kitchen to make a delicious lunch and a medicinal remedy. You will go home well nourished, with a remedy and a do-it-yourself roots guidebook in hand. ________________________________ Cost: $55 non-members | $45 for members Membership info:…

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The Great War: Danbury Answers the Call – World War I Exhibit

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Danbury Museum & Historical Society, 43 Main St
Danbury, CT 06810 United States
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"All we hear & know now is war and my head and ears ache from the roar of the guns. – Ernest Patchen, Danbury soldier in letter to his mother dated October 7, 1918. The current exhibit at The Danbury Museum & Historical Society, curated by Collections Manager, Michele Lee Amundsen and sponsored by 1 Kennedy Flats and Leahy’s Fuels, focuses on the contributions of Danbury citizens at home and abroad during World War I. The number of men and…

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Second Session: Story Collections for My Maine Stories

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum L-A: The Story of Work and Community in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, 35 Canal St, Bates Mill Complex
Lewiston, ME 04240 United States
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The goal of Museum L-A's newest temporary exhibit: Structures & Patterns: The Remnants of Our Work, is to inspire conversation, discussion, and storytelling about these mill spaces between members of the community in Lewiston-Auburn. On September 13th (1:00-4:00 pm) and October 14th (12:00-3:00 pm), Museum L-A will work in conjunction with the Maine Historical Society (MHS) to host Story Collection dates for the new MHS storytelling portal, My Maine Stories. This online storytelling forum is a place where anyone can…

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Guided Tours of Old School Ink: New Haven’s Tattoos

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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Miss the opening on our newest exhibit? Want to learn more on a guided tour? Join us for a free tour of Old School Ink: New Haven’s Tattoos where you’ll be able to ask questions, learn more about the history behind the objects, and have a discussion led by a community member. Tours will be offered on the hour and half-hour. Tour is free with paid admission.

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Genealogy Workshop: Researching Veteran Ancestors

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park St
Concord, NH 03301 United States
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Join us for a Genealogy Workshop on Researching Veteran Ancestors from the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. Throughout American history, brave men and women have answered the call to serve our country and defend our families. Many of us can claim these courageous citizens as our ancestors, but how do we learn more about their service? In this workshop, David Allen Lambert of the New England Historic Genealogical Society will provide tools, tips, and strategies for…

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Second Saturdays: Think Ink

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103 United States
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Take a tour of the special exhibition "Morgan: Mind of the Collector" and learn about illuminated manuscripts and decorative treasures. Then, use natural and human-made materials to mix your own ink! *A few changes this month* Art activities will take place from 1pm-4pm Museum admission is FREE all day! Family Tours: Eyes on Art Family Tour, 1:30pm–2pm Ask About Art, 2–3pm Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the Tinty Foundation; the Ensworth Charitable…

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Post Mortem Mourning Practices in 18th&19th Century New England

October 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us for a fascinating lecture on "Post Mortem Mourning Practices in 18th and 19th Century New England", presented by Libby Bischof, Associate Professor of History at the University of Southern Maine! Prof. Bischof will explore bygone cultural practices of demonstrating grief at the passing of a loved one, which included women wearing only black clothing for a year, or the creation of mourning relics from photographs or human hair. This lecture will be accompanied by selections of the Maine…

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TOUR: Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by ASD

October 14 @ 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 and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a guided tour of the exhibition Language, Culture, Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf. Please note that this program/lecture will be presented with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation. Space is limited on these special tours. Please call or email to reserve a space (860) 236-5621 x238 or rsvp@chs.org. This tour is free with admission.

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Reinventing the Wheel

October 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Shelburne Farms, 1611 Harbor Rd
Shelburne, VT 05482 United States
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In little more than a century, industrial practices have altered every aspect of the cheesemaking process, from the bodies of the animals that provide the milk to the microbial strains that ferment it. Reinventing the Wheel explores what has been lost as raw-milk, single-farm cheeses have given way to the juggernaut of factory production. In the process, distinctiveness and healthy rural landscapes have been exchanged for higher yields and monoculture. However, Bronwen and Francis Percival find reason for optimism. Around…

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Fire of ’47 Retrospective

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St
Kennebunk, ME 04043 United States
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This October marks 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, October 14th 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 1 Summer Street. Alongside the lecture will be archival photos of the fire, home film reels, and personal recounts of the…

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Iron Pour Demonstration

October 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, 244 Central St
Saugus, MA 01906 United States
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Join us for our annual iron pour demonstration at the Saugus Iron Works! In the 1600s, ironworkers lived, worked, and breathed around hot iron. Experience molten iron in much the same way these workers did hundreds of years ago. Furnace set-up begins at 10:30am, pour will happen at about noon.

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Needlepoint Workshop

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bristol Statehouse Foundation, 240 High St
Bristol, RI 02809 United States
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Karen Trompeter Katin, co-owner of Stitchery RI, will be leading this beginners' workshop which will include designing a history theme and needlepointing it onto a bookmark to take home. Examples of the Ruth Briggs and Marie Dick needlepoints (from Spring exhibit 2017) will be on display for inspiration. All materials to be provided and included in the fee. Class size is limited. Sign up by calling the Society at 401-253-7223 or emailing at info@bhps.necoxmail.com. $20 for BH&PS members, $25 for…

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Lighthouse Legends & Lore Cruises

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Maine Maritime Museum – Bath, ME, 243 Washington St
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Our wildly popular Lighthouse Legends & Lore cruises are back! This year we're excited to offer this spooky, seasonal cruise every Sunday from September 10-October 29. Explore the legends and lore of Midcoast Maine’s lighthouses including a shore landing at the historic Burnt Island Light for an up-close look at the keeper's house and tower. Your adventure will be guided by Red Cloak Haunted History Tours. Up to seven lighthouses can be seen, depending on weather and sea conditions, including…

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The Architecture Around Us Walking Tour

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Explore some of Portland's most intriguing architecture with Victoria Mansion and Maine Historical Society. Participants will learn about architectural styles and elements, study historical maps and blueprints, and explore some of Portland’s most intriguing architecture. This program will begin at Victoria Mansion and end at the Maine Historical Society. Rain date is Wednesday, October 18. Tickets are $20 per person.

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Clashing Cultures: Chinese Boys in Connecticut Homes

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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Join visiting Seattle Author Dori Jones Yang for fascinating insights into what she learned about Chinese and American cultural values in researching her new book. In the 1870s, dozens of Connecticut families welcomed to their homes two or more Chinese boys, sent by their government to America to learn English, study technology, and return home to modernize their country. The boys, some as young as 11, must have felt extreme culture shock as they learned to love baseball and American…

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Beer in the Garden: Past Medicinal Practices

October 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 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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Tween Time: Creepy Minecraft

October 17 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Calling all 4th to 8th graders! You are invited to play Minecraft on the Wii U, create your own Minecraft sword and "exploding" creeper candy, and try some hands on building. For more information, contact the Teen Room at 860-224-3155, ext.130.

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When America Went Modern: Design in the 1920s and 1930s

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St
Hartford, CT 06105 United States
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John Stuart Gordon (Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Associate Curator of American Decorative Arts at the Yale University Art Gallery) will explore the varied influences and myths surrounding the appearance of modern decorative arts during the Jazz Age and the popularization of the style during the Depression. Although skeptical of modernism at first, American manufacturers and craftsmen eagerly embraced the new style and applied it to furniture, housewares, textiles, silver, and glass. For many Americans, the idea of “going modern” meant more…

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American Arts & Crafts Gardens 1890-1920

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Greenwich Historical Society, 39 Strickland Rd
Cos Cob, CT 06807 United States
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Based on period documentation of historic gardens, publications and designers’ records, lecturer Denise Wiles Adams will focus on the decorative gardens popular in America during the Cos Cob art colony era. Her talk will explore the distinctive garden style of the great estates of the time and highlight plants that were popular. An ornamental plant and garden historian, Adams received her PhD in horticulture from Ohio State University and for a decade owned an heirloom-flower and herb nursery. She is…

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When Women Played Baseball: The Story of Margaret, Nellie & Rose

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wright Museum of World War II, 77 Center St
Wolfeboro, NH 03894 United States
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When Women Played Baseball: The Story of Margaret, Nellie, and Rose Author’s lecture and book signing by author Barbara Gregorich In 1934 three young women, still in their teens, played hardball on the last traveling Bloomer Girl baseball team. Their stories include abandonment, loss at sea, triumphs, world war, and, always, baseball. Margaret, Nellie, and Rose came from different backgrounds and had different reasons for playing baseball. When the season was over they followed different paths – two went on…

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History Bites Lunchtime Chat: “Wicked Bridgeport”

October 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824 United States
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Learn about "Wicked Bridgeport" with Michael Bielewa of the Bridgeport Public Library. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5 suggested donation. Please bring a bagged lunch. Iced tea and dessert will be provided.

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Tattoo Talk: (Don’t) Look/Show/Tell/Ask

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06510 United States
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Intimate to those who have them, tattoos are often subject to the gaze of strangers. How and when do people make choices about showing them off, versus covering them up? Is there a preferred protocol for engaging with someone who has many tattoos? Join us for a frank and emergent discussion with members of New Haven’s tattoo community, about the do’s and don’ts of tattoo etiquette, what’s cool and what’s not okay. Writer Jason Diaz serves as moderator.

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1964: A Watershed Year in Vermont’s Political (and Cultural) His

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Vermont Historical Society, 60 Washington St
Barre, VT 05641 United States
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Our annual programming in conjunction with Vermont Archives Month! In 1964, the Republican Party lost its tight-fisted grasp on Vermont politics, starting the swing of the political pendulum from Vermont as bastion of conservative republicanism to a state with a highly diversified political climate featuring progressive and even radical politics. Novelist Deborah Lee Luskin, whose extensive research into the politics of mid-century Vermont was undertaken in the writing of ‘Into the Wilderness,’ a love story that takes place against the…

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Cookies & Coloring Club

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Supplies will be provided by the New Britain Public Library, but patrons are also welcome to bring their own. Registration is not required.

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