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We have re-opened to the public! Learn about our re-opening plan and changes to protect everyone's health on our website. monadnockcenter.org/we-are-re-opening-july-8/ ... See MoreSee Less

We have re-opened to the public! Learn about our re-opening plan and changes to protect everyones health on our website. https://monadnockcenter.org/we-are-re-opening-july-8/

CEO and Executive Director Trudy Coxe was interviewed by The Rhode Show's Michaela Johnson - TV earlier today in the Sunken Garden at The Elms for a segment that will be airing soon. Trudy discusses what to expect when visiting this summer including safety measures, touch free tours, ticketing, and when she thinks more houses will open. Check back here for the full segment soon. For immediate questions visit: www.newportmansions.org/plan-a-visit/common-questions

#newportmansions
#newport_mansions
#newportrhodeisland
#discovernewport
#TheClassicCoast
#visitnewengland
#rhodeisland
#thebreakers
#ELMS
#history
#ThingsToDoInNewport
#roadtrip
#familyroadtrips
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CEO and Executive Director Trudy Coxe was interviewed by The Rhode Shows Michaela Johnson - TV earlier today in the Sunken Garden at The Elms for a segment that will be airing soon.  Trudy discusses what to expect when visiting this summer including safety measures, touch free tours, ticketing, and when she thinks more houses will open.  Check back here for the full segment soon.  For immediate questions visit:  https://www.newportmansions.org/plan-a-visit/common-questions  #NewportMansions
#Newport_Mansions
#NewportRhodeIsland
#DiscoverNewport
#TheClassicCoast
#VisitNewEngland
#RhodeIsland
#TheBreakers
#Elms
#History
#ThingsToDoinNewport
#RoadTrip
#FamilyRoadTrips
#Museum

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hugely difficult task but necessary and achieved gracefully as always

New video available online! Watch a "Virtual Tour of the Jackson Homestead and Museum" with Clara Silverstein. The tour focuses on the complex legacy of slavery and abolitionism at the homestead, including it's history as a stop on the Underground Railroad. ... See MoreSee Less

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Where did colonists get their food? What did they like to eat? Tune into this episode of Kat’s Creative Corner to travel back in time and explore life during colonial times! Then, learn how to make a special colonial treat; visit chs.org/blog-2 for the recipe.
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Members of the Manchester Historic Association recently elected four new trustees to serve four year terms on the board. We're revealing them in alphabetical order:

Walt Milne has been in the finance and investment field for most of his career and is currently the Deputy Tax Collector for the Town of Auburn, NH. He has worked for such companies as Bank of America, Citizens Bank and Charles Schwab. He is also a former state tax auditor and securities regulator. He has an MBA and is enrolled in the Master's of Taxation program at Northeastern University. He is currently involved in the Manchester Rotary Club and is on the boards of Camp Carpenter and The Massabesic Audubon and is a prior MHA board member.
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Members of the Manchester Historic Association recently elected four new trustees to serve four year terms on the board. Were revealing them in alphabetical order:  Walt Milne has been in the finance and investment field for most of his career and is currently the Deputy Tax Collector for the Town of Auburn, NH.  He has worked for such companies as Bank of America, Citizens Bank and Charles Schwab.  He is also a former state tax auditor and securities regulator.  He has an MBA and is enrolled in the Masters of Taxation program at Northeastern University.  He is currently involved in the Manchester Rotary Club and is on the boards of Camp Carpenter and The Massabesic Audubon and is a prior MHA board member.

Do you know what this object from our collection was used for? Submit your guesses in the comments! #WhatIsItWednesday #history #HistoryGames #HistoryFromHome #MuseumFromHome #museumandchill ... See MoreSee Less

Do you know what this object from our collection was used for? Submit your guesses in the comments! #whatisitwednesday #history #historygames #historyfromhome #museumfromhome #museumandchill

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Looks like a paint can opener upper, except I don't think that they had cans of paint.......maybe a molasses can opener upper😊 I will wait for the "real" answer tho!

I will have to wait until tomorrow for the answer. i have no idea. Not even a bad guess.

Snap attached to your parka to hold your ski gloves.

Old fashioned carabiner - but the specific use depends on size and what it was designed for. IE Holding keys, tools or whatever

Goes under a horse's tail to keep harness from moving forward. Used primarily for buggies and small carriages. I forget the correct name.

Harness. Piece. Goes on top of rump under tail.

Leather Crupper for a saddle

For horses? For their tails?! Wild guess

I know what I used it for before it was donated.

Looks like something horsey to me too...

Saddle crupper?

Dont know

Something horsey . Maybe a stirrup?

A crupper?

Crupper

Uhhhhh!

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Tail crupper

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Our exhibition, Becoming Vanderbilt, was unveiled May 28 via Zoom conference call.

If you were not among the virtual attendees, or if you would just like to enjoy the experience again, watch it on The Newport Mansions YouTube Channel. youtu.be/6XUMUwZFpI4

#newportmansions
#newportrhodeisland
#discovernewport
#TheClassicCoast
#visitnewengland
#rhodeisland
#thebreakers
#ELMS
#history
#ThingsToDoInNewport
#roadtrip
#familyroadtrips
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Our exhibition, Becoming Vanderbilt, was unveiled May 28 via Zoom conference call.  If you were not among the virtual attendees, or if you would just like to enjoy the experience again, watch it on The Newport Mansions YouTube Channel.  https://youtu.be/6XUMUwZFpI4  #NewportMansions
#NewportRhodeIsland
#DiscoverNewport
#TheClassicCoast
#VisitNewEngland
#RhodeIsland
#TheBreakers
#Elms
#History
#ThingsToDoinNewport
#RoadTrip
#FamilyRoadTrips
#Museums

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I know the Vanderbilts were into early auto racing. Do any of the actual automobiles still survive?

Needs more class war

Trivia Tuesday! 
#TriviaTuesday #MonadnockHistory #MonadnockCenter #MonadnockTrivia

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Steele's Stationers is one of the oldest businesses in the Monadnock region. It is located in the Anderson Building on Main Street in Peterborough and still contains the original tin ceilings and wood floors.

Peterboro Basket Company?

If you missed The Jacalyn and William P. Egan II Lecture entitled "Artistic Wrought Iron In The Gilded Age: Design, Technique, and Influences," with Research Fellow Mathilde Tollet, view it here.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=92E55XqX1I8

Upcoming lectures:

The Preservation Society is collaborating with Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington, D.C. to share livestream lectures. Hillwood is the former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post – heiress, business executive, suffragist, humanitarian and philanthropist. Tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., Hillwood will host a Zoom lecture, "Day in Paris with Marjorie Post." Register at www.hillwoodmuseum.org/explore-hillwood-home.

Finally, don’t forget to join us by Zoom conference call this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. for our Pamela and David B. Ford Lecture, "The Women Who Saved Mount Vernon: The Early Years,” with Dr. Susan P. Schoelwer, the Executive Director of Historic Preservation and Collections at George Washington’s former estate. To register, email your full name and the subject line “Mount Vernon lecture,” to [email protected]

#NewportMansions
#NewportRhodeIsland
#DiscoverNewport
#TheClassicCoast
#VisitNewEngland
#RhodeIsland
#TheBreakers
#Elms
#History
#ThingsToDoinNewport
#RoadTrip
#FamilyRoadTrips
#Museum
#Hillwoodmuseum
#Hillwoodestate
#mountvernon
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If you missed The Jacalyn and William P. Egan II Lecture entitled Artistic Wrought Iron In The Gilded Age: Design, Technique, and Influences, with Research Fellow Mathilde Tollet, view it here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92E55XqX1I8  Upcoming lectures:  The Preservation Society is collaborating with Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington, D.C. to share livestream lectures. Hillwood is the former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post – heiress, business executive, suffragist, humanitarian and philanthropist. Tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., Hillwood will host a Zoom lecture, Day in Paris with Marjorie Post. Register at www.hillwoodmuseum.org/explore-hillwood-home.  Finally, don’t forget to join us by Zoom conference call this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. for our Pamela and David B. Ford Lecture, The Women Who Saved Mount Vernon: The Early Years,”  with Dr. Susan P. Schoelwer, the Executive Director of Historic Preservation and Collections at George Washington’s former estate. To register, email your full name and the subject line “Mount Vernon lecture,” to ProgramRSVP@newportmansions.org.  #NewportMansions
#NewportRhodeIsland
#DiscoverNewport
#TheClassicCoast
#VisitNewEngland
#RhodeIsland
#TheBreakers
#Elms
#History
#ThingsToDoinNewport
#RoadTrip
#FamilyRoadTrips
#Museum
#Hillwoodmuseum
#Hillwoodestate
#mountvernon

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Tres bien Mathilde.

NEW ONLINE PROGRAM! Did you know the French established the first permanent European settlement in Maine in 1604? The Acadian community is featured prominently in our major exhibition exploring Maine statehood **State of Mind: Becoming Maine.** This intimate talk between MHS Curator Tilly Laskey and Lise Pelletier, Director of the Acadian Archives / Archives acadiennes - UMFK, reveals compelling history and perspective about this important community. Why were Acadians forcibly removed from Maine during Le Grand Dérangement? What is the relationship between Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem Evangeline and Acadian culture? WATCH & DISCOVER! ... See MoreSee Less

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Members of the Manchester Historic Association recently elected four new trustees to serve four year terms on the board. We're revealing them in alphabetical order:

Gene Martin is a development officer at Plymouth State University. He has spent more than a decade in fundraising, communications, and organizational management. He previously managed local and state New Hampshire political campaigns/organizations and served as the top legislative and policy aide to the NH State Senate Minority Leader. Gene served as the chair of the Plymouth State Alumni Association Board of Directors and was a 2018 graduate of the Leadership New Hampshire program. He currently serves as the vice president of the Manchester Lions Club.
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Members of the Manchester Historic Association recently elected four new trustees to serve four year terms on the board. Were revealing them in alphabetical order:  Gene Martin is a development officer at Plymouth State University. He has spent more than a decade in fundraising, communications, and organizational management. He previously managed local and state New Hampshire political campaigns/organizations and served as the top legislative and policy aide to the NH State Senate Minority Leader. Gene served as the chair of the Plymouth State Alumni Association Board of Directors and was a 2018 graduate of the Leadership New Hampshire program. He currently serves as the vice president of the Manchester Lions Club.

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So great to have you Gene!

Good choice

Can't make it to the Vermont History Museum to see our Snelling Room portrait gallery? Now you can view all the pieces online, along with info.
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Cant make it to the Vermont History Museum to see our Snelling Room portrait gallery? Now you can view all the pieces online, along with info.
https://bit.ly/3ip4PQS

We are pleased at the response to Kat’s Creative Corner. This has been a challenging and unprecedented time in our history, and we are glad to have contributed to the homeschooling efforts of parents and teachers. We are all #InThisTogether as we navigate our way through this period of growth, change, and adaptation. ... See MoreSee Less

We are pleased at the response to Kat’s Creative Corner. This has been a challenging and unprecedented time in our history, and we are glad to have contributed to the homeschooling efforts of parents and teachers. We are all #InThisTogether as we navigate our way through this period of growth, change, and adaptation.

We are no longer requiring reservations to visit the Newport Mansions. Reservations and timed ticketing were part of our initial reopening phase but are no longer necessary.

Anyone who has purchased advance tickets online www.newportmansions.org/plan-a-visit can now use them at any date and time. Tickets also can be purchased at The Breakers and The Elms.

These remain the only two mansions that are open at this time. Reopening dates for our other properties have not yet been determined.

The requirements for face coverings and social distancing in the houses and on the grounds remain in effect.

#newportmansions
#newportrhodeisland
#discovernewport
#TheClassicCoast
#visitnewengland
#rhodeisland
#thebreakers
#ELMS
#history
#ThingsToDoInNewport
#roadtrip
#familyroadtrips
#museums
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We are no longer requiring reservations to visit the Newport Mansions. Reservations and timed ticketing were part of our initial reopening phase but are no longer necessary.  Anyone who has purchased advance tickets online https://www.newportmansions.org/plan-a-visit can now use them at any date and time. Tickets also can be purchased at The Breakers and The Elms.  These remain the only two mansions that are open at this time. Reopening dates for our other properties have not yet been determined.  The requirements for face coverings and social distancing in the houses and on the grounds remain in effect.  #NewportMansions
#NewportRhodeIsland
#DiscoverNewport
#TheClassicCoast
#VisitNewEngland
#RhodeIsland
#TheBreakers
#Elms
#History
#ThingsToDoinNewport
#RoadTrip
#FamilyRoadTrips
#Museums

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Jim Stout

Just curious, why can't the other houses open? Is it the State preventing it?

Beth Feldkamp great news!

Born on this date in 1884, Harold Stirling Vanderbilt was the youngest of three children of William K. and Alva Vanderbilt of Marble House. Besides being a renowned yachtsman and three-time defender of the America’s Cup, he also was an enthusiast of the air yacht, a type of flying boat developed after the First World War.

He didn’t have much luck with these craft, however. His custom-built Kirkham Air Yacht was destroyed in a hangar fire in 1927. He replaced it with a Fokker B.IIIc, which was destroyed in either a crash or another hangar fire in March 1928. Vanderbilt then acquired a Fokker F-11 and used it to travel between New York City, Southampton, Newport, Boston and elsewhere. But this air yacht, too, was ill-fated – it was destroyed in the Hurricane of 1938.

#NewportMansions
#NewportRhodeIsland
#DiscoverNewport
#TheClassicCoast
#VisitNewEngland
#RhodeIsland
#TheBreakers
#Elms
#History
#ThingsToDoinNewport
#RoadTrip
#FamilyRoadTrips
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Born on this date in 1884, Harold Stirling Vanderbilt was the youngest of three children of William K. and Alva Vanderbilt of Marble House. Besides being a renowned yachtsman and three-time defender of the America’s Cup, he also was an enthusiast of the air yacht, a type of flying boat developed after the First World War.  He didn’t have much luck with these craft, however. His custom-built Kirkham Air Yacht was destroyed in a hangar fire in 1927. He replaced it with a Fokker B.IIIc, which was destroyed in either a crash or another hangar fire in March 1928. Vanderbilt then acquired a Fokker F-11 and used it to travel between New York City, Southampton, Newport, Boston and elsewhere. But this air yacht, too, was ill-fated – it was destroyed in the Hurricane of 1938.  #NewportMansions
#NewportRhodeIsland
#DiscoverNewport
#TheClassicCoast
#VisitNewEngland
#RhodeIsland
#TheBreakers
#Elms
#History
#ThingsToDoinNewport
#RoadTrip
#FamilyRoadTrips
#Museums

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Was he the one who had the race car and mentioned how exciting it was to drive at 55 mph?

But did he really wear a double breasted suit and tie while yachting?

I remember this painting. Is his mom the one who had the rod down her back for posture?

Quite dapper!

New video available online! Watch "1774: The Long Year of Revolution" with Mary Beth Norton. Visit www.masshist.org/events to register for an upcoming virtual program. ... See MoreSee Less

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Maine Historical Society updated their cover photo.
Maine Historical Society

**THIS THURSDAY, JULY 9 at 6 PM = LIVE ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH WITH CEMETERY HISTORIAN RON ROMANO!** Register now for this intriguing & much anticipated free MHS Zoom program here: bit.ly/37Vhlmd.

A curious form of gravestone resembling a billboard sign was produced in Maine in the mid-1800s. Surviving examples of these monuments are found today in 25 cemeteries across 10 counties. Ron Romano's new book "Billboard Monuments of Maine: A Collection of Rare 1800s Gravestones" interweaves fascinating stories about the people whose graves these monuments decorate: a captain lost at sea; a businessman arrested as a spy for the Confederacy; and the 4 wives of a local man are some of the colorful tales gleaned from these tombstones.
More: www.facebook.com/events/561846514696459/
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**THIS THURSDAY, JULY 9 at 6 PM = LIVE ONLINE BOOK LAUNCH WITH CEMETERY HISTORIAN RON ROMANO!** Register now for this intriguing & much anticipated free MHS Zoom program here: https://bit.ly/37Vhlmd.  A curious form of gravestone resembling a billboard sign was produced in Maine in the mid-1800s. Surviving examples of these monuments are found today in 25 cemeteries across 10 counties. Ron Romanos new book Billboard Monuments of Maine: A Collection of Rare 1800s Gravestones interweaves fascinating stories about the people whose graves these monuments decorate: a captain lost at sea; a businessman arrested as a spy for the Confederacy; and the 4 wives of a local man are some of the colorful tales gleaned from these tombstones. 
More: www.facebook.com/events/561846514696459/

Recently the eponymous topic of a film based on her book, "We Have Always Lived in the Castle," Shirley Jackson was a prolific writer of novels, memoirs, and short stories who resided in North Bennington VT. You can learn more about Jackson and other women from Vermont history on the Vermont Women's History Database.
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Recently the eponymous topic of a film based on her book, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson was a prolific writer of novels, memoirs, and short stories who resided in North Bennington VT. You can learn more about Jackson and other women from Vermont history on the Vermont Womens History Database.
https://bit.ly/2ZAQVlX

The next time you visit The Breakers, be sure to spend some time wandering the grounds, soaking in the beauty. It’s a credit to the hard work of our Director of Gardens and Grounds, Jeff Curtis, and his staff.

www.newportmansions.org/plan-a-visit for tour and ticket information.

#NewportMansions
#NewportRhodeIsland
#DiscoverNewport
#TheClassicCoast
#VisitNewEngland
#RhodeIsland
#TheBreakers
#Elms
#History
#ThingsToDoinNewport
#RoadTrip
#FamilyRoadTrips
#Museums
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The next time you visit The Breakers, be sure to spend some time wandering the grounds, soaking in the beauty. It’s a credit to the hard work of our Director of Gardens and Grounds, Jeff Curtis, and his staff.  https://www.newportmansions.org/plan-a-visit for tour and ticket information.  #NewportMansions
#NewportRhodeIsland
#DiscoverNewport
#TheClassicCoast
#VisitNewEngland
#RhodeIsland
#TheBreakers
#Elms
#History
#ThingsToDoinNewport
#RoadTrip
#FamilyRoadTrips
#Museums

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Haven't been there since 2005ish -- we took it all in. That afternoon just didn't seem long enough.

The trees are amazing!👍💜

It may be difficult to imagine now, but by 1850, George Washington's Mount Vernon — was in such disrepair that its survival was very much in doubt. How it was rescued by the Mount Vernon Ladies‘ Association, a group of women from across the nation who rallied to support a cause, is just part of a remarkable story.

Join us by Zoom conference call July 9, at 5:30 p.m. for our Pamela and David B. Ford Lecture, "The Women Who Saved Mount Vernon," with Dr. Susan P. Schoelwer, the Executive Director of Historic Preservation and Collections at George Washington’s famous home. To register, email your full name and the subject line “Mount Vernon lecture,” to [email protected] and you will receive information on how to connect.

And a reminder that The Preservation Society is collaborating with Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington, D.C., to share livestream lectures. Hillwood is the former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post – heiress, business executive, suffragist, humanitarian and philanthropist.

This Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m., Hillwood will host the virtual lecture "Day in Paris with Marjorie Post," presented by Wilfried Zeisler and Megan Martinelli via Zoom. To register, go to www.hillwoodmuseum.org/explore-hillwood-home. Once you register, you will be emailed a link to join the presentation.

#NewportMansions
#NewportRhodeIsland
#DiscoverNewport
#TheClassicCoast
#VisitNewEngland
#RhodeIsland
#TheBreakers
#Elms
#History
#ThingsToDoinNewport
#RoadTrip
#FamilyRoadTrips
#Museum
#Hillwoodmuseum
#Hillwoodestate
#mountvernon
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It may be difficult to imagine now, but by 1850, George Washingtons Mount Vernon — was in such disrepair that its survival was very much in doubt. How it was rescued by the Mount Vernon Ladies‘ Association, a group of women from across the nation who rallied to support a cause, is just part of a remarkable story.  Join us by Zoom conference call July 9, at 5:30 p.m. for our Pamela and David B. Ford Lecture, The Women Who Saved Mount Vernon, with Dr. Susan P. Schoelwer, the Executive Director of Historic Preservation and Collections at George Washington’s famous home. To register, email your full name and the subject line “Mount Vernon lecture,” to ProgramRSVP@newportmansions.org and you will receive information on how to connect.  And a reminder that The Preservation Society is collaborating with Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens in Washington, D.C., to share livestream lectures. Hillwood is the former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post – heiress, business executive, suffragist, humanitarian and philanthropist.  This Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m., Hillwood will host the virtual lecture Day in Paris with Marjorie Post, presented by Wilfried Zeisler and Megan Martinelli via Zoom. To register, go to www.hillwoodmuseum.org/explore-hillwood-home. Once you register, you will be emailed a link to join the presentation.  #NewportMansions
#NewportRhodeIsland
#DiscoverNewport
#TheClassicCoast
#VisitNewEngland
#RhodeIsland
#TheBreakers
#Elms
#History
#ThingsToDoinNewport
#RoadTrip
#FamilyRoadTrips
#Museum
#Hillwoodmuseum
#Hillwoodestate
#mountvernon

Thank you @paolounchained for visiting The Breakers last week and sharing this photo on your Instagram account. We love the romantic masked gesture. It looks like you had fun! If you haven't stopped by our Instagram account @Newport_Mansions we share great photos and stories, we invite you to follow us there as well.

#newportmansions
#newport_mansions
#newportrhodeisland
#discovernewport
#TheClassicCoast
#visitnewengland
#rhodeisland
#thebreakers
#ELMS
#history
#ThingsToDoInNewport
#roadtrip
#familyroadtrips
#museum
#fourthofjuly
#IndependenceDay
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Thank you @paolounchained for visiting The Breakers last week and sharing this photo on your Instagram account. We love the romantic masked gesture.  It looks like you had fun!  If you havent stopped by our Instagram account @Newport_Mansions we share great photos and stories,  we invite you to follow us there as well.  #NewportMansions
#Newport_Mansions
#NewportRhodeIsland
#DiscoverNewport
#TheClassicCoast
#VisitNewEngland
#RhodeIsland
#TheBreakers
#Elms
#History
#ThingsToDoinNewport
#RoadTrip
#FamilyRoadTrips
#Museum
#FourthofJuly
#IndependenceDay

Happy Independence Day from all of us at the Wright Museum! The museum is open today until 4pm. Be safe and enjoy the day! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Independence Day from all of us at the Wright Museum! The museum is open today until 4pm. Be safe and enjoy the day!

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So enjoyed the air show tonight on Fox!! My bucket list includes the Wright Museum!!!

Happy fourth of July 🎉

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This photo was provided to the Italian American Museum of Washington, DC for an upcoming exhibit. The photo shows Barre-native Ugo Carusi greeting 99-year-old Marion Matewosian and her family from Armenia on September 21, 1949, as they arrived to be resettled in the United States after WWII. Carusi, who by that time was living in Washington, DC, occupied an important position as the head of settlement of "Displaced Persons" from worn-torn Europe after World War II. ... See MoreSee Less

This photo was provided to the Italian American Museum of Washington, DC for an upcoming exhibit.  The photo shows Barre-native Ugo Carusi greeting 99-year-old Marion Matewosian and her family from Armenia on September 21, 1949, as they arrived to be resettled in the United States after WWII.  Carusi, who by that time was living in Washington, DC, occupied an important position as the head of settlement of Displaced Persons from worn-torn Europe after World War II.

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from one whose family immigrated to the new ones coming. Perfect senario (sic). NEED more of this.

We hope you enjoy this virtual version of our 94th Annual Independence Day Ceremony! youtu.be/dxL5FEVPUgM
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This year, our July 4 program is virtual! - https://mailchi.mp/cecfd05bd1c0/this-year-our-july-4-program-is-virtual

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There's a good chance that you'll see yourself or somebody you know in the video!

We wish you a safe and relaxing Independence Day. You may not be able to attend a fireworks display this year, so enjoy this picture of 4th of July fireworks in Watertown from the mid-20th century. ... See MoreSee Less

We wish you a safe and relaxing Independence Day. You may not be able to attend a fireworks display this year, so enjoy this picture of 4th of July fireworks in Watertown from the mid-20th century.
Re-opening plans and July events! - https://mailchi.mp/712ad5b654d1/re-opening-plans-and-july-events

We are open July 3 but closed Saturday. Sunday and Monday.The Millyard Museum is now open regular hours! However, will be closed tomorrow July 4th for Independence Day. The MHA Research Center is now open by appointment! Come see us! Please contact our Research Librarian Daniel Peters if you wish to make an research appointment. You can call him at 603-622-7531 x304 or email him at [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less

We are open July 3 but closed Saturday. Sunday and Monday.

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Awesome Historical place to explore in Manchester , New Hampshire

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Thank you for this. Camera is sideways.

This is hard to hear and it is sideways 🙁

it is a little hard to hear

I'm tipping my head to watch Emmett Soldati!

Thank you for organizing this!

Great closing remarks by JerriAnne Boggis! 💖

Please turn camera!

Wonderful Debra O'Connell Altschiller!!

It is sideways

Sorry horizontal

The speakers are vertical

Please turn the camera

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The Battle of Gettysburg is considered the turning point in the American Civil War. The battle was fought July 1-3, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Losses were heavy on both sides, but ultimately the Union Army was victorious, forcing the Confederates to retreat on July 4th. The fight inspired President Lincoln to pen his famed Gettysburg Address, which he delivered at the dedication ceremony for the National Cemetery of Gettysburg to honor the thousands of soldiers who died there. The medal pictured dates to the 75th anniversary of the epic battle. #ThisDayInHistory ... See MoreSee Less

The Battle of Gettysburg is considered the turning point in the American Civil War. The battle was fought July 1-3, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Losses were heavy on both sides, but ultimately the Union Army was victorious, forcing the Confederates to retreat on July 4th. The fight inspired President Lincoln to pen his famed Gettysburg Address, which he delivered at the dedication ceremony for the National Cemetery of Gettysburg to honor the thousands of soldiers who died there. The medal pictured dates to the 75th anniversary of the epic battle. #ThisDayInHistory

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Thank you Union Army for defeating the Confederates!

Shades of July Past - Frederick Douglass, Sea Captains, Ghosts and more in this edition of our newsletter.https://mailchi.mp/blackheritagetrailnh.org/newsletter2743050-2782994 ... See MoreSee Less

Shades of July Past - Frederick Douglass, Sea Captains, Ghosts and more in this edition of our newsletter.https://mailchi.mp/blackheritagetrailnh.org/newsletter2743050-2782994

Happy Fourth of July weekend! Get ready with some great clips from the RIHS Film collection of Rhode Islanders celebrating 50 years ago in 1970 with favorite local pastimes and festivals, including the odd, and possibly only, Marathon House Strawberry Festival held in Coventry. It had no strawberries and should not to be confused with the traditional Strawberry Thanksgiving celebrated for over 60 years at the Tomaquag Museum. Let us know in the comments who or what you recognize! #fourthofjuly #summerinri #lincolnwoods #picnics #pettingzoos #coventryri ... See MoreSee Less

Something very suprising happened in this photo from July 1971- do you know what it is?
The building in the background is the Guernsey Cattle Club building in Peterborough. #tbt #ThrowbackThursday
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Something very suprising happened in this photo from July 1971- do you know what it is? 
The building in the background is the Guernsey Cattle Club building in Peterborough. #TBT #ThrowbackThursday

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This photo shows the antique cannon exploding when it was fired on July 4, 1971. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries! Pieces were found all along Grove Street and even as far away as Depot Square! Here is the front page headline from the Peterborough Transcript:

I believe that’s when an old cannon blew up when it fired off a shot to celebrate July 4?

Fyi the piece I found would have had to go over the building and the street. The breach was up against the wall along the river. Fun day also the gun had been checked by exray and magnetic crack detection before we used it that year go figure

Fortunately no one was hurt. Found part of in next day across Grove St. in hedge of the old Guernsey building, now Ledger was NHBB back then. I was working for them

That's when I blew up the cannon. I'm the one who lit the fuse. With Art Eldridge and son Tig

Bra burning?

Sorry Sarah forgot you dad

Susan Brighton, where Mike Stuhlsatz worked.

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Join us tomorrow for our annual Frederick Douglass Community Readings. Check out which towns are participating and if you’re interested in reading, feel free to contact the respective organizers. #readingdouglass2020 #bhtnh ... See MoreSee Less

Join us tomorrow for our annual Frederick Douglass Community Readings. Check out which towns are participating and if you’re interested in reading, feel free to contact the respective organizers. #readingdouglass2020 #bhtnh

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Thanks!

Manchester , noon , veterans park is having a reading event as well .

Members of the Manchester Historic Association recently elected four new trustees to serve four year terms on the board. We'll reveal them in alphabetical order:

Marylou Ashooh Lazos is the owner of ML Art Services in Derry. She serves as a Museum Collections volunteer with the Manchester Historic Association and was responsible for cataloguing the MHA’s textile collection into a PastPerfect database. She previously served as Curator of Museum Collections with the MHA from 1998 to 2010, where her duties included collection acquisitions, care and research; exhibit development, design and installation; and contributing articles & essays to various in-house publications.
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Members of the Manchester Historic Association recently elected four new trustees to serve four year terms on the board. Well reveal them in alphabetical order:  Marylou Ashooh Lazos is the owner of ML Art Services in Derry. She serves as a Museum Collections volunteer with the Manchester Historic Association and was responsible for cataloguing the MHA’s textile collection into a PastPerfect database.  She previously served as Curator of Museum Collections with the MHA from 1998 to 2010, where her duties included collection acquisitions, care and research; exhibit development, design and installation; and contributing articles & essays to various in-house publications.

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Congrats Mary Lou!

**WELCOME BACK! MHS Staged Re-Opening to the Public Begins Wed, July 8, 2020.**
While our basic operations & online research services have continued since COVID-19 emerged in Maine, MHS has been closed to the public since mid-March. Our re-opening will be staged & limited to reflect the fluidity & ongoing nature of the pandemic, and following Maine state guidelines & recommendations.

MHS employees & ALL visitors will wear masks, BE KIND, and practice physical distancing & good hygiene to be admitted to MHS. To further help reduce virus spread, public access to the Museum, Galleries and Library will be limited by appointment or pre-ticketing only. Read our press announcement & follow links for further info www.mainehistory.org/news/news/95/detail
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**WELCOME BACK! MHS Staged Re-Opening to the Public Begins Wed, July 8, 2020.**
While our basic operations & online research services have continued since COVID-19 emerged in Maine, MHS has been closed to the public since mid-March. Our re-opening will be staged & limited to reflect the fluidity & ongoing nature of the pandemic, and following Maine state guidelines & recommendations.  MHS employees & ALL visitors will wear masks, BE KIND, and practice physical distancing & good hygiene to be admitted to MHS. To further help reduce virus spread, public access to the Museum, Galleries and Library will be limited by appointment or pre-ticketing only. Read our press announcement & follow links for further info https://www.mainehistory.org/news/news/95/detail

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Opening wisely

Why do people always look so unhappy in historic photos? Did they just dislike smiling? Tune into this episode of Objects Tell Stories to find out! ... See MoreSee Less

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Jedediah Huntington had just survived 8 years of war....very pious man!

Yes, the Millyard Museum has re-opened, but please follow General Stark's lead and wear a mask when you visit!

Call 622-7531 about our hours of operation.
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Yes, the Millyard Museum has re-opened, but please follow General Starks lead and wear a mask when you visit!  Call 622-7531 about our hours of operation.

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Love our country’s History!

Commodore Nutt agrees! 😊

What a clever photo! Would love to do that for one of Hooksett's founding fathers.

Today until 5 pm!
Put on your thinking caps and tell us what you think this was used for! #wahtisitwednesday #history #VThistory #vermont #museum #museumgames #museumfromhome #museumandchill #historygames #historyathome

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This flowerpot holder was made by Boynton & Plummer in Chester Depot, VT during the Depression. Made from 1/4" diameter metal stock it was most likely hung by a nail. Gift of Harriet Wheatley Riggs. Information on Boynton & Plummer from our library catalogue: catalog.vermonthistory.org/V92022/OPAC/Details/Record.aspx?BibCode=3504782

Put your foot on the bottom loop to hold it in place, pull your yarn through the swirly bit at the top to make balls of yarn; the swirly bit to keep it from tangling...

So what is it, VHS?

Rug braiding stand?

Coat rack? Probably not, but look at all the reuses everyone is coming up with. 🤣

It's for stirring or agitating something. The working bit is a top in the picture, you would hold the part at the bottom of the picture. Maybe even a butter churn?

Stand for a buggy whip?

Bears a similarity a couple of "plant hangers" that came from my mothers. photos.app.goo.gl/C2pQnRFyWKX45jVv7

Kerosene lamp wall hanger

Wall hanger for kerosene lamp.

Flower pot holder, not very old.

I go with ... ... ???? Did another cup of coffee for this one. !

Ok, what ta heck IS it😊

For hanging a lantern?

To take hot jars out of the canner?

An iron for drying your boots faster.

Plant hanger

Rug beater.

Lantern holder

A courting candle?

A candle holder to light your way through the darkness on the way to the outhouse.

Rug beater?

Taper candle dipper?

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walking clock

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Trivia Tuesday! 
#TriviaTuesday #MonadnockHistory #MonadnockCenter #MonadnockTrivia

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Everyone is correct! This one was too easy!

Whit's Ski Tow. Such a great place to learn to ski and spend a winter's day with friends...and it was right in town. I remember my parents dropping me off for a Saturday of skiing and fun, and it was something like $2 or $4 for the day.

Got to get a note from Whit. When we had snow during the week, he would write it so I could get out of school in the 6th grade to pack the hill with the ski in front, deadly roller. Also worked on ski patrol, on regular weekend days.

Whit’s of course. We all learned to ski there.

Whit’s - where I learned to ski!

Whits ski tow

Whit's!!!

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Where would we be without nurses? In April of 1905, a hearing was held to hear arguments for and against the “Act to Provide for the State Registration of Trained Nurses.” The Providence Journal wrote, "A crowd, in which the nurses outnumbered the physicians, lawyers, and other males by about 10-1, completely filled the large hearing room on the third floor of the State House. . . It was an assemblage in which the faces of the listeners furnished an index to their sympathies, and on one or more occasions audible expressions of disapproval were given during the remarks of speakers."
In May of that same year, Rhode Island Hospital heralded its first class of nursing graduates who celebrated with much fanfare at the Royal C. Taft building for outpatients on Eddy Street with decor provided by potted plants and red, white and blue bunting.
A recent acquisition of RIHS is this photograph of Rhode Island College nursing students in 1905. The photographer's name, Edgar G. Norton, is embossed on the mount and in white album ink in lower corner of the image. Penciled note: "Marie Trimble,
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Where would we be without nurses? In April of 1905, a hearing was held to hear arguments for and against the “Act to Provide for the State Registration of Trained Nurses.” The Providence Journal wrote, A crowd, in which the nurses outnumbered the physicians, lawyers, and other males by about 10-1, completely filled the large hearing room on the third floor of the State House. . . It was an assemblage in which the faces of the listeners furnished an index to their sympathies, and on one or more occasions audible expressions of disapproval were given during the remarks of speakers. 
In May of that same year, Rhode Island Hospital heralded its first class of nursing graduates who celebrated with much fanfare at the Royal C. Taft building for outpatients on Eddy Street with decor provided by potted plants and red, white and blue bunting. 
A recent acquisition of RIHS is this photograph of Rhode Island College nursing students in 1905.  The photographers name, Edgar G. Norton, is embossed on the mount and in white album ink in lower corner of the image. Penciled note: Marie Trimble,
front right with glasses.

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Much respect for all our nurses, especially during these times.

Fantastic image.

Love the hats.

I graduated from the very last class at RI Hospital School of Nursing in 1973! We wore those same caps! It was an awesome school to train as a nurse and I'm still working part-time. Thanks for sharing!❤️

Have you ever noticed that people rarely smile in historic photos? Do you have any idea why? Tune into "Objects Tell Stories: Why the Long Face?" tomorrow at 1:00 pm to find out! Visit chs.org/blog-2 to access this activity! ... See MoreSee Less

Have you ever noticed that people rarely smile in historic photos? Do you have any idea why? Tune into Objects Tell Stories: Why the Long Face? tomorrow at 1:00 pm to find out! Visit chs.org/blog-2 to access this activity!

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When Emily Dickinson and family were having a photo taken the photographer asked he father to smile. His comment was I am smiling. One of my favorite quotes. Typical New England’s reaction to smiling

Wasn't it because it took 15 minutes to get a picture?

Can’t make it to a #BHTNH live #ReadingDouglass2020 (Portsmouth, Dover, Manchester, Nashua, and Claremont), this Friday, July 3rd, at noon, but want to read it with your family and friends this weekend? You can read the abridged version of the speech, which is what we’ll be reading across the state (available on our website)! If you do your own readings, we’d love for you to post pictures, video clips, or live feeds using the #’s above! blackheritagetrailnh.org/frederick-douglass-statewide-readings/ ... See MoreSee Less

Can’t make it to a #BHTNH live #ReadingDouglass2020 (Portsmouth, Dover, Manchester, Nashua, and Claremont), this Friday, July 3rd, at noon, but want to read it with your family and friends this weekend? You can read the abridged version of the speech, which is what we’ll be reading across the state (available on our website)! If you do your own readings, we’d love for you to post pictures, video clips, or live feeds using the #’s above! http://blackheritagetrailnh.org/frederick-douglass-statewide-readings/

Thanks again to our friends at Maxfield Real Estate for making our Open House possible - admission is free today for all visitors!

Stop by the museum to get out of the rain and check out the new DuQuoin Education Center and our renovated galleries. Also on display is our first traveling exhibit of 2020, "Vietnam: The Real War," created by the Huntsville Museum of Art and the Associated Press.

The museum is open 10am-4pm (last admissions 3pm), and social distancing guidelines are in effect - view our website to learn more and plan your visit (www.wrightmuseum.org/2020/06/03/museum-reopening-plan-2020/)
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Thanks again to our friends at Maxfield Real Estate for making our Open House possible - admission is free today for all visitors!  Stop by the museum to get out of the rain and check out the new DuQuoin Education Center and our renovated galleries. Also on display is our first traveling exhibit of 2020, Vietnam: The Real War, created by the Huntsville Museum of Art and the Associated Press.  The museum is open 10am-4pm (last admissions 3pm), and social distancing guidelines are in effect - view our website to learn more and plan your visit (https://www.wrightmuseum.org/2020/06/03/museum-reopening-plan-2020/)

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Thank you...happy to see that masks are required!

The application window for the Southern New England Apprenticeship Program in traditional arts is now OPEN! Awards up to $3500 fund the teaching of living cultural or traditional art forms between a mentor and apprentice.

To be eligible, residents from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or Connecticut need to apply together as mentor artist and apprentice. Preference will be given to applicant teams who are willing to work with program staff to adapt their teaching to distance-learning if necessary. Applications are due on or before July 31, 2020. To apply or find out more, please visit www.chs.org/apprenticeship

#folklife #ApprenticeshipProgram #apprenticeship#culture #cultural art #heritage #heritageart#fundingopportunity
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The application window for the Southern New England Apprenticeship Program in traditional arts is now OPEN! Awards up to $3500 fund the teaching of living cultural or traditional art forms between a mentor and apprentice.  To be eligible, residents from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or Connecticut need to apply together as mentor artist and apprentice. Preference will be given to applicant teams who are willing to work with program staff to adapt their teaching to distance-learning if necessary. Applications are due on or before July 31, 2020. To apply or find out more, please visit http://www.chs.org/apprenticeship  #folklife #apprenticeshipprogram #apprenticeship#culture #cultural art #heritage #heritageart#fundingopportunity
Maine Historical Society updated their cover photo.
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REMEMBER: **Special June Membership Promo!** JOIN MHS or RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP BEFORE JUNE 30 to be entered in a drawing to win a GIFT BASKET valued at $200 from our Museum Store! Items include Ronald Banks' "Maine Becomes a State," a State of Maine proclamation poster, Original Maine Flag Throw Pillow & more! Membership grants you numerous online & in-person benefits, PLUS you help ensure MHS will continue to preserve & share Maine's history in these rapidly changing times for years to come. CLICK www.mainehistory.org/support_membership.shtml ... See MoreSee Less

REMEMBER: **Special June Membership Promo!** JOIN MHS or RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP BEFORE JUNE 30 to be entered in a drawing to win a GIFT BASKET valued at $200 from our Museum Store! Items include Ronald Banks Maine Becomes a State, a State of Maine proclamation poster, Original Maine Flag Throw Pillow & more! Membership grants you numerous online & in-person benefits, PLUS you help ensure MHS will continue to preserve & share Maines history in these rapidly changing times for years to come. CLICK www.mainehistory.org/support_membership.shtml

We're having some extreme weather in New Hampshire this summer -- unfortunately, extremely dry weather! To learn more about extreme weather in the Granite State, check out this video from our 2018 Spring Lecture Series, "20 Storms That Altered the New Hampshire Landscape," a talk by WMUR's Kevin Skarupa. ... See MoreSee Less

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Matthew Howe, I'm sure you'd enjoy reading this

Rhode Island held its first LGBTQ Pride parade in Providence on June 26, 1976. Organizers wanted the parade and a related “Congress of People with Gay Concerns” to be recognized as part of the state’s official Bicentennial celebrations, but the Bicentennial Commission rejected requests from the “Toward A Gayer Bicentennial Committee” for inclusion. Furthermore, the Providence city police chief denied a permit for the parade, citing the “illegality” of homosexuality. Ultimately, the U.S. District Court stepped in, ruling that the Bicentennial Commission had to open the Old State House on Benefit Street for the Congress to be held and that the City of Providence must allow the parade to proceed.

Local television stations covered these events as can be seen in this footage from the RIHS film collections. LGBTQ leader Reverend Joseph A. Gilbert speaks to a NBC 10 WJAR reporter at 0:44 (RHiX_1986.93.5041) and parade-goer Joy Knight is interviewed by WPRI 12 at 2:58 (RHiX_WPRI_1976-06-26).

#pride #pridemonth #lgbtq #lgbt #lgbtqia #lgbtqhistory #loveislove #lovewins #rihistory #providencehistory #pvdhistory #pridepvd #prideprovidence #providencepride #prideri
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This is great! Thank you for sharing

RIHS thank you for sharing this special. I had no idea it existed. I do not remember the interview.

So exciting to see this! Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, Providence Preservation Society, and Providence Public Library collaborated on a Downtown LGBTQ tour that highlights the parade route. Please share more footage...

Thank you for sharing this! I vaguely remember it being on the news but in true ten year old fashion I didn't comprehend it.

Kevin, look where they are! 🌈

Roger Williams National Memorial

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