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Events: History

King Philip’s War

Meet and talk in detail about King Philip’s War with author/historian Edward Lodi.Lodi’s books reflect a lifelong interest... View Event »

17th Century Encampment on the Grounds of Colonial Pemaquid

Outdoor interpretive weekend showcasing civilian and military aspects of 17th century life. Re-enactors demonstrate equipment, crafts, cooking, games,... View Event »

239th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

Public reading and commentary by living history interpreters at 2:00 PM on the parade grounds of Fort William... View Event »

239th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence

Public reading and commentary by living history interpreters at 2:00 PM on the parade grounds of Fort William... View Event »

A Glittering Past: Introduction to the History of Jewelry

Join Historic New England Associate Curator Laura Johnson for a workshop about the fascinating history of jewelry from... View Event »

A Pound of Cure: Health Care in the 19th Century

Get a Pound of Cure at Old Sturbridge Village’s healthy living fair that bridges 19th-century medicine with present... View Event »

A weekend of Coaching

Authentic 19th century coaches drawn by matched and highly-trained teams of horses will return to Newport in the... View Event »

An Evening of Illumination

Registration will open in early Autumn. Step into the past and experience the quiet charms of evening as... View Event »

August Evening Lanter Walk at Colonial Pemaquid

Step into the past as you tour a 17th century village, meet some of the inhabitants and be... View Event »

Botsford/Platt Reunion

The Botsford and Platt Family Associations will hold a joint reunion in Milford, CT on the weekend of... View Event »

Bristol Architecture Walking Tour

Back by popular demand, Linden Place is pleased to present a reprise of its popular walking tour of... View Event »

Captain’s House opening

The Capt. Bangs Hallet House will open for the season June 12, 1-4 p.m., with a special exhibit... View Event »

Capturing Maine: Photographs from the Collection of Historic New England

As part of the Maine Photo Project, this exhibition presents thirty black and white images showcasing the breadth... View Event »

Cedar Hill Sunset Tour

Join us for a tour through the historic memorial grounds featuring some of Cedar Hill Cemetery’s most notable... View Event »

Crafts at Close Range

Spend some time at OSV learning a historical craft. These adult workshops vary from blacksmithing to textiles, coopering,... View Event »

CT Open House Day: Puritans at Play

Try your luck at a variety of historical games and old-time toys, including bubble wands, knicker boxes, and... View Event »

Down Street Walk and Talk

A guided costumed tour led by local historian Duncan Oliver will relate the history of “Down Street” Yarmouth... View Event »

Early Guilford Days: Family Festival

Craft demonstrations, hands-on activities, and refreshments at all 5 Historic Guilford Museums: Henry Whitfield State Museum, Hyland House,... View Event »

Evening Lecture: Forts Along the Kennebec

Lee Cranmer, Maine Historic Preservation Commission’s Emeritus Archaeologist, highlights a series of four forts that were built along... View Event »

Evening Lecture: Clues to the Lifestyle of Maine’s Native Americans Prior to the Arrival of Europeans

Lecture by Camden resident Kerry Hardy, landscape architect and forester and author of “Notes on a Lost Flute:... View Event »

Evening Lecture: Maine’s Early Tidal Mills

Historian and lecturer Bud Warren discusses how, next to fishing, the early Maine economy was based on timber... View Event »

Evening Lecture: The Early Fishing Industry of Monhegan and Damariscove, 1607-1725

Join historical archaeologist Dr. Neil DePaoli as he explores the early fishing operations on Monhegan and Damariscove islands.... View Event »

Family Fun Days

Bring the whole family and celebrate Labor Day Weekend with games and excitement for everyone! You’re invited to... View Event »

Faulkner’s Island Lighthouse

The Faulkner’s Island Lighthouse has been a beacon in Long Island Sound for over 200 years. Learn how... View Event »

Fletcher’s Scouting Company at Colonial Pemaquid

Historical re-enactors set up camp on the grounds of Colonial Pemquid and interact with visitors as they demonstrate... View Event »

Freedom Week: Celebrating African American Emancipation

Old Sturbridge Village recognizes Juneteenth (a celebration dating back to 1865 thought to be the first known celebration... View Event »

Geological Variations in Maine During the Past 10,000 Years

First evening lecture of the season by David Cook, who will describe and discuss the repeating ice cycles... View Event »

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