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Would you like to become a Friend of Stark Park?

Join us tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. for the Friends of Stark Park Annual Meeting!
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Would you like to become a Friend of Stark Park?

Join us tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. for the Friends of Stark Park Annual Meeting!

Tickets are now available for Christmas at the Newport Mansions, a spectacular holiday celebration for the whole family. Beginning November 23rd, guests can tour some of the seaside city’s most iconic and historic mansions and enjoy stunning Christmas decorations and festive live performances and events. You can buy Tickets at www.newportmansions.org/events/christmas-at-the-newport-mansions. ... See MoreSee Less

Tickets are now available for Christmas at the Newport Mansions, a spectacular holiday celebration for the whole family. Beginning November 23rd, guests can tour some of the seaside city’s most iconic and historic mansions and enjoy stunning Christmas decorations and festive live performances and events. You can buy Tickets at www.newportmansions.org/events/christmas-at-the-newport-mansions.

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Love the red walls!

From which of the mansions does this photo come from ?? Is it Chateau Sur Mer ??

It's more beautiful than I remember as a child! 🎄❤

Shannon Navinskey - This is worth seeing!

Theresa Knapp?

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Here is some spectacular aerial footage around the Weston Observatory from our own Daniel Peters!

Enjoy, and consider becoming a member of the Manchester Historic Association: www.manchesterhistoric.org/join-support/membership
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Construction of the Bulkeley Bridge in Hartford began in 1904 and was not completed until 1907. The stone arch bridge was one of the last of its kind to be built in New England. In 1993, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

This view of the project looking south across Ferry Street was taken on November 12, 1906. #TodayInHistory
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Construction of the Bulkeley Bridge in Hartford began in 1904 and was not completed until 1907. The stone arch bridge was one of the last of its kind to be built in New England. In 1993, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

This view of the project looking south across Ferry Street was taken on November 12, 1906. #TodayInHistory

Walkin’ in a it’s still 39 days until it’s officially Winter Wonderland! ❄️ Museum & History Center are both open today! ... See MoreSee Less

Walkin’ in a it’s still 39 days until it’s officially Winter Wonderland! ❄️ Museum & History Center are both open today!

Symposium Speaker Spotlight
Wanda M. Corn, “Women Building History: Public Art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition”

Wanda M. Corn, the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita of Art History at Stanford University, specializes in modern art and visual culture. She takes a special interest in the ways artists and art movements traveled globally in the early 20th century; her scholarship on transatlantic modernism focuses on the exchanges and interdependencies of avant-garde artists in Paris and New York. During her career at Stanford, she brought John D. Rockefeller's personal collection to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, including 110 paintings described as the museums’ “single most important gift of art.” She also served as acting director of the Stanford Art Museum, now known as the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts. Click below to learn more.
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Wanda M. Corn, “Women Building History: Public Art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition”  

Wanda M. Corn, the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor Emerita of Art History at Stanford University, specializes in modern art and visual culture. She takes a special interest in the ways artists and art movements traveled globally in the early 20th century; her scholarship on transatlantic modernism focuses on the exchanges and interdependencies of avant-garde artists in Paris and New York.  During her career at Stanford, she brought John D. Rockefellers personal collection to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, including 110 paintings described as the museums’ “single most important gift of art.” She also served as acting director of the Stanford Art Museum, now known as the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts. Click below to learn more.
https://www.newportmansions.org/learn/newport-symposium
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Elinor Righter Oakes (1912-2001), of Greenwich, CT, served in the Red Cross, in Cerignola, Italy during WWII, from March 1944-November 1945. She worked at one of the Red Cross Clubs serving squadrons and groups of Air Force aviators and ground soldiers who flew out of there to bomb German towns and positions. Her brother, Brewster Righter (1908-1962), also served during WWII. He served with the Navy in the Pacific on the USS San Jacinto. ... See MoreSee Less

Elinor Righter Oakes (1912-2001), of Greenwich, CT, served in the Red Cross, in Cerignola, Italy during WWII, from March 1944-November 1945. She worked at one of the Red Cross Clubs serving squadrons and groups of Air Force aviators and ground soldiers who flew out of there to bomb German towns and positions. Her brother, Brewster Righter (1908-1962), also served during WWII. He served with the Navy in the Pacific on the USS San Jacinto.

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Bill (your brother) says yes. Debbie wants to post her step dad but I cannot find his Marine photo. It is in a safe place...somewhere in this house.

On March 15, 1944, twenty-one-year-old Hartford native Elizabeth “Betty” Nolan, joined the WAVES, where she was assigned to the Naval Air Station in Alameda, CA. To prepare, she attended the US Naval Training School at Hunter College, NY, and Yeoman School at the Iowa Teachers College, Cedar Falls, IA. After the war, Betty worked in the Patent Department of the Underwood Research Laboratories until she and her husband, John P. Barnicle, started their family. #VeteransDay ... See MoreSee Less

On March 15, 1944, twenty-one-year-old Hartford native Elizabeth “Betty” Nolan, joined the WAVES, where she was assigned to the Naval Air Station in Alameda, CA. To prepare, she attended the US Naval Training School at Hunter College, NY, and Yeoman School at the Iowa Teachers College, Cedar Falls, IA. After the war, Betty worked in the Patent Department of the Underwood Research Laboratories until she and her husband, John P. Barnicle, started their family. #VeteransDay

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Her uniforms and photographs are one of my favorite recent acquisitions.

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On this Veterans Day, a heartfelt thank you to all of our service men and women.

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Was in front of the GAR Hall for years! As I walked to school along Grove St to school I used to say hello to him everyday!!!

This pin originally belonged to Harry E. Wilcox, a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He was enlisted in Company F, First Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. The medal (.52) was issued to members of the United Spanish War Veterans to anyone who served in the military during the Spanish-American War or the Philippine American War. #veteransday ... See MoreSee Less

This pin originally belonged to Harry E. Wilcox, a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He was enlisted in Company F, First Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. The medal (.52) was issued to members of the United Spanish War Veterans to anyone who served in the military during the Spanish-American War or the Philippine American War. #VeteransDay

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Stanley Budleski served in WWII from 1940 - 1943. He was killed when his aircraft was shot down over Germany during a bombing run in 1943. #veteransday ... See MoreSee Less

Stanley Budleski served in WWII from 1940 - 1943. He was killed when his aircraft was shot down over Germany during a bombing run in 1943. #VeteransDay

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I will never take for granted my freedom because of what these great men accomplished. I will always honor our Veterans ❤️

Civil War army officers, Generals Nathaniel Lyon and Franz Sigel on horseback. This print was probably produced in 1861, shortly after the Battle of Wilson's Creek. #veteransday ... See MoreSee Less

Civil War army officers, Generals Nathaniel Lyon and Franz Sigel on horseback. This print was probably produced in 1861, shortly after the Battle of Wilsons Creek. #VeteransDay
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"Women workers at the Portland Company, ca. 1917."
During World War I women were employed at the Portland Company to help manufacture 108 mm shell casings for the United States Army. Collections MHS/MMN #5762
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Women workers at the Portland Company, ca. 1917.
During World War I women were employed at the Portland Company to help manufacture 108 mm shell casings for the United States Army. Collections MHS/MMN #5762

Today, as on every other day, we at the Manchester Historic Association salute our veterans! ... See MoreSee Less

Today, as on every other day, we at the Manchester Historic Association salute our veterans!

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Manchester native Thelma (Richards) Childs joined the Women’s Auxilliary Army Corps at the age of 32 and was stationed at Keesler Field

Veteran's Day is a good time to remind you that we are a #BlueStarMuseum. In 2018, we had over 8,000 service members and their families take advantage of free admission to the #OldStateHouse, and we are proud to extend some small measure of gratitude to those who serve. ... See MoreSee Less

Veterans Day is a good time to remind you that we are a #BlueStarMuseum. In 2018, we had over 8,000 service members and their families take advantage of free admission to the #OldStateHouse, and we are proud to extend some small measure of gratitude to those who serve.

Thank you to all our veterans for their service.

#veteransday #history #SpanishAmericanWar (photo of soldiers at Camp Olympia, Colchester, ca.1898 by Wilbur C. Sawyer)
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Thank you to all our veterans for their service.

 #veteransday #history #spanishamericanwar (photo of soldiers at Camp Olympia, Colchester, ca.1898 by Wilbur C. Sawyer)

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Let's not gloss over the fact that the Spanish American War was one long war crime interspersed with atrocities. Honoring veterans means acknowledging the reality of war.

Great photo.

This was right before deployment to Cuba, but they only made it to North Carolina and were sent home.

Center Bottom row. Is that Lee Van cleef

It's hard to imagine them using tents in Colchester.

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Downton Abbey has made Americans think more about what we have in common with the United Kingdom. Today is Veterans Day in the United States but our friends across the pond observe it as Remembrance Day. It is tradition to pause for two minutes of silence at 11am on November 11 to remember those killed in the two world wars and the British-servicemen and servicewomen killed or injured since 1945. People literally stop where they are to observe the moment and Poppies are worn as a symbol of respect and tribute on Remembrance Sunday and/or November 11. ... See MoreSee Less

Downton Abbey has made Americans think more about what we have in common with the United Kingdom. Today is Veterans Day in the United States but our friends across the pond observe it as Remembrance Day. It is tradition to pause for two minutes of silence at 11am on November 11 to remember those killed in the two world wars and the British-servicemen and servicewomen killed or injured since 1945.  People literally stop where they are to observe the moment and Poppies are worn as a symbol of respect and tribute on Remembrance Sunday and/or November 11.

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Don't forget the service women as well!

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Join us at 10:30 today!Join local author Nancy-Ann Feren at the Millyard Museum this Saturday at 10:30 for a talk and book signing on her new book: "Not Your Average Travelers: 40 Years of Adventures in All the U.S. National Parks."

Admission is FREE for this program. To RSVP, please call 622-7531 or email [email protected]

To learn more: www.manchesterhistoric.org/events/243-book-signing-and-author-talk-not-your-average-travelers-40-...
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Join us at 10:30 today!

Next week we begin repairs on The Elms roof. It is one of three in the next year. The Elms is open during construction. So if you see any equipment on the grounds don’t let that stop you from visiting. www.newportmansions.org ... See MoreSee Less

Next week we begin repairs on The Elms roof. It is one of three in the next year. The Elms is open during construction.  So if you see any equipment on the grounds don’t let that stop you from visiting.  www.newportmansions.org

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It was amazing to be on the Elms roof for the Servants tour last weekend. Learned so much!

The Servants tour was wonderful. Definitely worth it.

I’ve the Elms!

My favorite mansion!!

Elms is one of my favorite. Servant tour is a must as well.

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What made up a typical American Gilded Age menu? Helen Zoe Veit, an Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University, answered that very question during her lecture at Rosecliff Thursday night. Prior to her remarks, she spoke with us on Facebook. ... See MoreSee Less

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We will be closed on Saturday, November 9.

BIG PROJECT REVEAL!

The Rhode Island Historical Society is proud to share the recent restoration process that went into preserving this american treasure- the oldest theater scenery in the country, and it’s of Rhode Island! Painted in 1809, it depicts a sweeping view of Providence’s East Side and Downtown areas from Smith Hill. The entire image is 15 feet wide and stands at 24 feet tall.

Critical support for the restoration came from Sylvia Brown, a descendant of the man who made the theater possible in the 18th century. Curtains Without Borders, a Vermont-based firm which specializes in the conservation of historic painted theater scenery, performed the work in July. Their team of three conservators removed 30 years of dust and applied judicious in-painting until they felt there was an overall improvement that was not intrusive to the eye.

Historical Context: In the 1750s and 60s, when the suppression of theatrical entertainments was a political and moral issue in New England (as Puritan strongholds), theater companies generally limited themselves to the mid-Atlantic and southern states. In the early 1790s, Boston was still resistant, but the people of Rhode Island were more receptive, and after many meetings, discussions, and some persuasive marketing, it was agreed to allow a permanent theater to be established in Providence. John Brown gave the lot (the corner of Westminster and Mathewson streets, where Grace Church now stands).

And that’s why the oldest theater scenery in the country of Providence, Rhode Island! You can read the in-depth history of this backdrop in our next issue of ‘The Times’, The Rhode Island Historical Society Member Magazine. We are proud to be caretakers of this magnanimous vista, and proud as Rhode Islanders to point to this work as a clear example of the state’s legacy of contributions to american performing arts.
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Is this hanging where the public can see it?

Proud to be a part of the Brown Family (husband is a direct descendent of the Rev. Chaddus Brown).

It looks amazing!!!

Where can you see it?

I had always heard of it and have seen old photos of it but have never seen it in person. Where is it kept normally? Will it be a available for viewing at some point? Great job!

Claire Uziel

John Conley wow!

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Another great day at the @nema_conference with friends and colleagues! Victoria, VHS education manager, presented a session with Rich from @fort_ticonderoga and Bethany from @johnjayhomestead on adding more stories to history museums & sites ... See MoreSee Less

Another great day at the @nema_conference with friends and colleagues! Victoria, VHS education manager, presented a session with Rich from @fort_ticonderoga and Bethany from @johnjayhomestead on adding more stories to history museums & sites

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A great session! Thank you!

See you in Keene for a great  conversation- https://mailchi.mp/c22483c8b401/celebrating-black-history-month-1650085

In case you missed our walking tour of Oak Hill and the area surrounding the Weston Observatory last month, now is your chance to watch it here, courtesy of Manchester Public Television and videographer Paul Cormier!

With thanks to our tour guide extraordinaire, Ed Brouder!

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Awesome, TUSM for offering this presentation to us. Loved it, great info and entertaining as well.

Tom Dro

Love this. Thanks for posting!

Awesome video

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Join local author Nancy-Ann Feren at the Millyard Museum this Saturday at 10:30 for a talk and book signing on her new book: "Not Your Average Travelers: 40 Years of Adventures in All the U.S. National Parks."

Admission is FREE for this program. To RSVP, please call 622-7531 or email [email protected]

To learn more: www.manchesterhistoric.org/events/243-book-signing-and-author-talk-not-your-average-travelers-40-...
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We had an awesome group at the History Museum this morning for our off-site session for the @nema_conference Thanks to everyone for coming to learn & talk about community exhibits! #NEMA2019 ... See MoreSee Less

We had an awesome group at the History Museum this morning for our off-site session for the @nema_conference Thanks to everyone for coming to learn & talk about community exhibits! #NEMA2019

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Awesome session, Eileen and Amanda!

The charm of the #OldStateHouse and its place as a link to our past owes much to the little ornamental details, like these urns on the second stage of our tower. But they are badly damaged and in need of repair. Head to bostonhistory.org/donate to keep this building beautiful. ... See MoreSee Less

The charm of the #OldStateHouse and its place as a link to our past owes much to the little ornamental details, like these urns on the second stage of our tower. But they are badly damaged and in need of repair. Head to bostonhistory.org/donate to keep this building beautiful.

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That looks bad

What were they eating in the Gilded Age? And why? Don't miss tonight's lecture, "Food In The American Gilded Age," by Dr. Helen Zoe Veit. We begin at 6 p.m. at Rosecliff. www.newportmansions.org/learn/adult-programs ... See MoreSee Less

What were they eating in the Gilded Age? And why? Dont miss tonights lecture, Food In The American Gilded Age, by Dr. Helen Zoe Veit. We begin at 6 p.m. at Rosecliff. https://www.newportmansions.org/learn/adult-programs

*cc's the army of Providence mural artists*

Downtown Providence, 1951 vs. 2019. Original photograph taken by James J. Shields of the Camera Club, which was part of Providence Engineering Society. (RHi X17 554)
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If a building ever gets proposed for that parking lot, I bet someone will cry that those two little billboards are historic and must be preserved.

It's primary season! Yesterday, Elizabeth Dubrulle and Jenn Walton from the Society's education department stopped by the State House to chat with Senator Amy Klobuchar about the first-in-the-nation primary and grab a campaign button featuring the Granite State. The Society plans to gather NH-themed items from all of the candidates to include in our collections. ... See MoreSee Less

Its primary season! Yesterday, Elizabeth Dubrulle and Jenn Walton from the Societys education department stopped by the State House to chat with Senator Amy Klobuchar about the first-in-the-nation primary and grab a campaign button featuring the Granite State. The Society plans to gather NH-themed items from all of the candidates to include in our collections.
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The first of our expanded #TeaTalks is coming up this Sunday, Nov 10, 2pm, at Young Student Center in Keene, NH. "New Hampshire: Beyond Black & White." Will you join us?! ... See MoreSee Less

The first of our expanded #TeaTalks is coming up this Sunday, Nov 10, 2pm, at Young Student Center in Keene, NH. New Hampshire: Beyond Black & White. Will you join us?!

Isaac Bell Jr. was born on this day in 1846. In 1883, Stanford White built a Newport house for Bell that is today considered one of the finest examples of Shingle Style architecture. Many Shingle Style houses have been lost over the years. The Isaac Bell House was rescued from decay in the mid-1990s, and is now a National Historic Landmark. ... See MoreSee Less

Isaac Bell Jr. was born on this day in 1846. In 1883, Stanford White built a Newport house for Bell that is today considered one of the finest examples of Shingle Style architecture.  Many Shingle Style houses have been lost over the years. The Isaac Bell House was rescued from decay in the mid-1990s, and is now a National Historic Landmark.

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Great house. Very different from the others as there are no furnishings just wonderful architecture.

I had the pleasure of visiting Newport 6 weeks ago from 🇦🇺, and this was the most anticipated highlight of my entire trip ( and over delivered!) Whilst I didn’t get to visit this particular home I did see four amazing out of this world mansions as well as completing the fabulous cliff walk. The work your society does is amazing, ensuring for generations to come we get to dream of a life that was, a beauty that will probably never be equaled and understand the generosity of this era... Thank you 🙏

My great grandma's final home❤️

Richard and I loved this house, was one of our favorites in Newport.

Though unfurnished, I really enjoyed the tour and story

This is less “mansion” than most on Bellevue Avenue but we fell in love with the interior as well as the beauty of the outside-if you go to Newport don’t overlook this one!

I love this house.

One of those homes that places you right back in The Day.

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A stunning before-and-after of recent repairs on the #OldStateHouse tower that friends and supporters like you make possible. While engaged in the scrape/sand/paint process on the wood, the Facilities team found a few other architectural elements in urgent need. More to come... ... See MoreSee Less

A stunning before-and-after of recent repairs on the #OldStateHouse tower that friends and supporters like you make possible. While engaged in the scrape/sand/paint process on the wood, the Facilities team found a few other architectural elements in urgent need. More to come...

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Look at all those layers of old paint!

Please note that the MHS library and exhibition galleries will be closed on Thursday, 7 November for a staff retreat. The building will open at 5:00 PM for the evening program. ... See MoreSee Less

Please note that the MHS library and exhibition galleries will be closed on Thursday, 7 November for a staff retreat. The building will open at 5:00 PM for the evening program.

Join local author Nancy-Ann Feren at the Millyard Museum this Saturday at 10:30 for a talk and book signing on her new book: "Not Your Average Travelers: 40 Years of Adventures in All the U.S. National Parks."

Admission is FREE for this program. To RSVP, please call 622-7531 or email [email protected]

To learn more: www.manchesterhistoric.org/events/243-book-signing-and-author-talk-not-your-average-travelers-40-...
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Join local author Nancy-Ann Feren at the Millyard Museum this Saturday at 10:30 for a talk and book signing on her new book: Not Your Average Travelers: 40 Years of Adventures in All the U.S. National Parks.

Admission is FREE for this program. To RSVP, please call 622-7531 or email history@manchesterhistoric.org.

To learn more: https://www.manchesterhistoric.org/events/243-book-signing-and-author-talk-not-your-average-travelers-40-years-of-adventures-in-all-the-u-s-national-parks

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Ed Perry look at this !

Shay Leblanc

Well it’s Wednesday... as we walk whimsically and weave our way through the week I ask you, What is it? ... See MoreSee Less

Well it’s Wednesday... as we walk whimsically and weave our way through the week I ask you, What is it?

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Well done everyone! This is a bullet mold for making musket balls. Found in an old shed about 1930 in Swanton by Mr. W.H. Skinner. Tune in next Wednesday for some more enigmatic item tomfoolery!

We all know this is the stone tablet that first memorialized the musical lyrics for "These Green Mountains," our Vermont state song. The dowels held it up for visibility while playing on an ancient lyre.

Can't say I've ever seen a stone loom, but this looks like something that managed string of some sort. Fed through whatever was on the pegs, the string ran over the edge in the grooves.

Card weaver? Cards that each hold a warp thread go on the pegs, and are manipulated to weave a pattern in a long narrow band.

Ledger book or a sales receipt book. Pages were placed on the two pegs, torn off as used. ???

This is what is left of a harmonica

Looks like a mold for metal foundry.

the original ten commandments? but really it's something to do with weaving given the hint.

A stone boot scraper?

Something to trip over when you get up in the dark

Looks like what the Maple syrup drips out of and by gravity it drops into the bucket.

Something to do with a loom?

Half of a mold.

For making shot balls..........pour lead in the groves.....

Cribbage Board.

Half of a musket ball mold?

Looks like granite

Half of a mold

Walking clock

harmonica

Bullet mold- or half of one.

A cell phone that has been dropped in the water

Mold for lead shot or sinkers

LOOKS LIKE THE DIRTY OLD SPONGE THING ON MY SPONGE MOP. Hahaha

Sinker mold!

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Don’t miss “Food in the American Gilded Age“ a lecture this Thursday at Rosecliff 6pm by Dr. Helen Zoe Veit, Associate Professor of History, Michigan State University. www.newportmansions.org
Food was incredibly diverse in post–Civil War America. The era was one of gross income inequality, with an exploding immigrant population, rapidly changing agricultural, manufacturing, and transportation technologies, and urban growth on an unprecedented scale. Differences in diet reflected the deep disparities between upper and lower classes, as well as the expansion of a flourishing middle class. A wide range of Gilded Age sources—from period cookbooks to advice manuals to dietary studies— reveal the depth of the culinary divide between classes and regions at a time when technology and industrialization were transforming how and what people ate.
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Don’t miss “Food in the American Gilded Age“ a lecture this Thursday at Rosecliff 6pm by Dr. Helen Zoe Veit, Associate Professor of History, Michigan State University.  www.newportmansions.org
Food was incredibly diverse in post–Civil War America. The era was one of gross income inequality, with an exploding immigrant population, rapidly changing agricultural, manufacturing, and transportation technologies, and urban growth on an unprecedented scale. Differences in diet reflected the deep disparities between upper and lower classes, as well as the expansion of a flourishing middle class. A wide range of Gilded Age sources—from period cookbooks to advice manuals to dietary studies— reveal the depth of the culinary divide between classes and regions at a time when technology and industrialization were transforming how and what people ate.

We love treating our members! That's why we have free, extra-special one time events for their enjoyment. At the same time, we're pretty cool, and of course leave the door open for anybody who's curious to join in (it's just $5 for those who are yet to finalize their membership enrollment)

Our next extra-special one time event is a tour of North Burial Ground. Lead by local expert Professor Fran Leazes, will feature highlights including notable people, cemetery stones of note, as well as legends and lore.

Friday, November 15th at 1 pm

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We love treating our members! Thats why we have free, extra-special one time events for their enjoyment. At the same time, were pretty cool, and of course leave the door open for anybody whos curious to join in (its just $5 for those who are yet to finalize their membership enrollment)

Our next extra-special one time event is a tour of North Burial Ground. Lead by local expert Professor Fran Leazes, will feature highlights including notable people, cemetery stones of note, as well as legends and lore. 

Friday, November 15th at 1 pm

Click here for more info! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd92-XnkCCBqhwYmXP9AI3JJMJoMZdBVoAxSmc72HcHd2pXWQ/viewform

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The million dollar question ... where is the Canonicus Boulder nowadays? It was moved from the North Burial Ground in the 1980s and disappeared sometime in the 1990s/2000s timeframe. It's been in the wind ever since ... Is this a teaser for a recovery announcement? 🙂

Don't forget, one of these will get you free admission to the Millyard Museum today! We're open from 10-4... ... See MoreSee Less

Dont forget, one of these will get you free admission to the Millyard Museum today! Were open from 10-4...

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Only good for today?

Yes

Today's the day. It's our democracy in action. Find your polling place, see what's on the ballot, and make your voice heard. Visit www.vote411.org and then get out there and #vote! ... See MoreSee Less

Todays the day. Its our democracy in action. Find your polling place, see whats on the ballot, and make your voice heard. Visit www.vote411.org and then get out there and #VOTE!

MERCH MONDAY!!! Stop by our gift shop at 222court street and pick up one or 3 beautiful Ashanti brass charms #BHTNH ... See MoreSee Less

MERCH MONDAY!!! Stop by our gift shop at 222court street and pick up one or 3 beautiful Ashanti brass charms #BHTNH
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Don't forget! If you're planning to vote in Tuesday's local election, be sure to get an "I voted" sticker at your polling place, bring it to the Millyard Museum and get free admission that day!

It's the perfect way to enjoy our new exhibit, "Manchester and the Path to the Presidency!" www.manchesterhistoric.org/events/241-nh-primary-exhibit-opening-3
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In 1922: Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935) of Head Tide, was the first Maine native to win a Pulitzer Prize, for Collected Poems. Robinson became one of America's most celebrated poets. Though he won three Pulitzer Prizes, he is remembered largely for his short, dark, psychological "Tilbury Town" poems that are based on people, places and incidents from the Gardiner of his youth. In 1888, Hallowell-born photographer George F. McIntosh took portraits of the graduating class of Gardiner High School, including Robinson, shown here. Collections MHS/MMN #1513. ... See MoreSee Less

In 1922: Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935) of Head Tide, was the first Maine native to win a Pulitzer Prize, for Collected Poems. Robinson became one of Americas most celebrated poets. Though he won three Pulitzer Prizes, he is remembered largely for his short, dark, psychological Tilbury Town poems that are based on people, places and incidents from the Gardiner of his youth. In 1888, Hallowell-born photographer George F. McIntosh took portraits of the graduating class of Gardiner High School, including  Robinson, shown here. Collections MHS/MMN #1513.

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Do you know what age EAR is in this photo? He was my first cousin three times removed. In the family he was known as "Cousin Win".

Handsome kid. Love the story. Is there more?

Do you hsve anything about Willard Harvey Parker? Store in livermore falls. Member of Masonic lodge Livermore falls.

Richard Cory.

Ski history, NH Fiddles and Thanksgiving Traditions- November at the Monadnock Center! - mailchi.mp/eaaa9c5cd8ef/november-at-the-monadnock-center ... See MoreSee Less

Ski history, NH Fiddles and Thanksgiving Traditions- November at the Monadnock Center! - https://mailchi.mp/eaaa9c5cd8ef/november-at-the-monadnock-center

Governor Mills and Representative Pingree are among the hundreds of people honoring The Hildreth Family tonight! ... See MoreSee Less

Governor Mills and Representative Pingree are among the hundreds of people honoring The Hildreth Family tonight!

Program 2 of our 1619 series is now available online. Watch "Afro-Native Connections" with Christine DeLucia, Williams College, Kendra Field, Tufts University, and moderator Catherine Allgor, MHS. ... See MoreSee Less

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Oh you thought Halloween was over? This is Rhode Island... we keep it spooky all year long!!!! Get your tickets to tomorrow's 'H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life' walking tour and tickets to the Vortex Sci-Fi Film Festival before they're gone!

Saturday, November 2nd, departs at noon from 52 Power Street.

Tickets HERE: www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-h-p-lovecraft-walking-tour-film-screening-tickets-953252203?ref=ebtn
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Oh you thought Halloween was over? This is Rhode Island... we keep it spooky all year long!!!! Get your tickets to tomorrows H.P. Lovecraft: A Literary Life walking tour and tickets to the Vortex Sci-Fi Film Festival before theyre gone!

Saturday, November 2nd, departs at noon from 52 Power Street. 

Tickets HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-h-p-lovecraft-walking-tour-film-screening-tickets-953252203?ref=ebtn

A CLUE-themed wedding?? Yes, at WDS! Take a look! It works beautifully in the Webb Barn! Thanks Candis Floral Creations!Here it is... my CLUE themed wedding.... note all the details... the bridal party are the characters- Mrs Peacock, Colonel mustard, Scarlet...
We used the weapons on lapels, in hair, on the seating card table...
Every guest table was a different room- the study, the ballroom, the conservatory ...
NO detail was missed....
Enjoy!
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A CLUE-themed wedding?? Yes, at WDS! Take a look! It works beautifully in the Webb Barn!  Thanks Candis Floral Creations!

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The top image has been scanned from an Ektachrome slide taken by our Dad with his trusty old Argus 35mm back in the early to mid-50's. The three most prominent structures are the Custom House (496'), the Suffolk County Courthouse (330') and the State House golden dome that appears to be directly in front of the Custom House.

The lower image was taken last Saturday afternoon, 10/26/19. The camera had to be set up a bit closer to the Mass Ave. bridge in order to clear the MIT boathouse that was erected in the early 60's. Still cannot believe we found a parking spot right where we needed to set up shop. Love that dirty water!

I hope you enjoy the views.
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The top image has been scanned from an Ektachrome slide taken by our Dad with his trusty old Argus 35mm back in the early to mid-50s. The three most prominent structures are the Custom House (496), the Suffolk County Courthouse (330) and the State House golden dome that appears to be directly in front of the Custom House.

The lower image was taken last Saturday afternoon, 10/26/19. The camera had to be set up a bit closer to the Mass Ave. bridge in order to clear the MIT boathouse that was erected in the early 60s. Still cannot believe we found a parking spot right where we needed to set up shop. Love that dirty water!

I hope you enjoy the views.
Hope you had a blast!  - https://mailchi.mp/bf1a6b29b921/celebrating-black-history-month-1628765