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“Manchester to Milford Railroad”

Randy Barnhart will speak at 7 PM about the Manchester-Milford RR, which ran through Bedford, NH. He often... View Event »

“Raiding and Captive Taking along the New England and New York Borders 1688-1748″

A lecture by Kevin Sweeney, Professor of American Studies and History, Amherst College. Part of the 2016 Winter... View Event »

Angels Among Us

Learn about the angels and allegorical figures that grace the landscape of Cedar Hill Cemetery. From the angel... View Event »

Barnstormers & Aviators

Learn about Connecticut’s role in aviation history through the stories of noted stunt flyers, aviation innovators and early... View Event »

Celebrating Portland: Our Story through Architecture

Greater Portland Landmarks Lecture: “The Entrepreneurs” Speaker: Lincoln Paine The architecture of Portland’s nineteenth-century residential, commercial, and political... View Event »

Celebrating Portland: Our Story through Architecture

Greater Portland Landmarks Lecture: “The City Beautiful” Speaker: Elizabeth Bischof Inspired by the City Beautiful movement, Portland mayor... View Event »

Celebrating Portland: Our Story through Architecture

Greater Portland Landmarks Lecture: “The Women who Saved Portland’s Architectural Heritage” Speaker: Kathleen Sutherland Women such as Margaret... View Event »

CHALLENGER: Soaring With Christa

Judith Kalaora, of History at Play, honors Christa McAuliffe during the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Teacher in... View Event »

Civil War POW Walk

Cedar Hill Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 175 Civil War soldiers some of whom... View Event »

DISCOVERING 18th CENTURY NORWALK BLACK HISTORY

In celebration of Black History Month, the Norwalk Historical Society will be presenting a new lecture entitled: Discovering... View Event »

Edith Barry: Impressions of a World Traveler

Edith Cleaves Barry, founder of the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, trained as an Impressionist artist in France... View Event »

Empowering Water at Morrill’s Land Grant Colleges: Vermont History Expo Exhibit 2016

The Friends of the Morrill Homestead will collaborate with the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation to present an... View Event »

Geologic and Topographic Challenges Encountered on Benedict Arnold’s March to Quebec, 1775 – Guest Speaker Bruce Reuger

Benedict Arnold’s ill-fated march to Quebec passed through our backyards in the fall of 1775. The expedition’s purpose... View Event »

George Washington Spied Here: Spies and Spying in the American Revolutionary War (1775 – 1783)

Based on recently discovered historical materials and recent books, this program by Douglas Wheeler is an inquiry into... View Event »

Hallowed History Lantern Tour

Join us for the only night Cedar Hill Cemetery is open to the public after dark. Led by... View Event »

Hartford High Alumni

During the Victorian era, Hartford Public High School earned a national reputation for excellence. Debbie Alter shares the... View Event »

Hartford Landmarks & Legacy Tour

From the Goodwins to Colts, Keneys and Popes, Cedar Hill Cemetery is the final resting place for many... View Event »

Maple Days

For many at Old Sturbridge Village, the first whiff of spring isn’t the aroma of spring flowers –... View Event »

Maple Days

For many at Old Sturbridge Village, the first whiff of spring isn’t the aroma of spring flowers –... View Event »

Maple Days

For many at Old Sturbridge Village, the first whiff of spring isn’t the aroma of spring flowers –... View Event »

Maple Days

For many at Old Sturbridge Village, the first whiff of spring isn’t the aroma of spring flowers –... View Event »

Mark Twain’s Companions & Cohorts

While Samuel Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain, is laid to rest in Elmira, New York, many of his Hartford... View Event »

Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Learn about Cedar Hill Cemetery while deciphering creative clues that direct you around the historic sections of the... View Event »

New England Impressions—Art and the Making of Regional Identity, 1885-1950: Picture Show and Presentation by Preservationist William Hosley

For several generations, aspiring New England artists used our history, landscape, environment, and traditional industries as subject matter... View Event »

Patriot’s Day Revolutionary Muster and Parade

Travel back in time and rediscover the history behind the Patriot’s Day holiday and the “shot heard round... View Event »

Presentation- Maple Sugaring in New England

The production of maple sugar is steeped in history and 150 years was an annual event for almost... View Event »

Preserving the Farm Event

We need 20th century photographs and documents related to farming in Cheshire County. The Historical Society of Cheshire... View Event »



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