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Events: History

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 »

Apples of Uncommon Character – Rowan Jacobsen

Celebrate Rokeby’s apple heritage with author Rowan Jacobsen. Jacobsen profiled 123 apple varieties in his newest book, Apples... View Event »

Appleton’s Jackson House

This special tour of Historic New England’s Jackson House (c. 1664) focuses on William Sumner Appleton’s 1924 restoration,... 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 »

Bristol Slavery Trail Walking Tour

Linden Place Museum will host a walking tour of Linden Place Mansion and downtown Bristol, focused specifically on... 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 »

Cedar Hill’s Exceptional Women

Women’s historian Grace Parks Mitchell leads this tour that highlights the extraordinary accomplishments of some of Cedar Hill’s... 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 »

Daisy Turner’s Kin – Jane Beck

Folklorist Jane Beck began interviewing Daisy Turner, then 100 years old, in 1983. Daisy preserved centuries of her... View Event »

Daisy Turner’s Kin – Jane Beck

Folklorist Jane Beck began interviewing Daisy Turner, then 100 years old, in 1983. Daisy preserved centuries of her... View Event »

Discover Mount Auburn- A Walking Tour

Mount Auburn, designated a National Historic Landmark, is one of the country’s most significant designed landscapes. Here the... 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 »

Governors of Connecticut

Join gubernatorial researcher Patrick Haggerty on a tour of state governors interred at Cedar Hill Cemetery. You will... 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 Landmarks & Legacy Tour

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

History Rocks: Stone Working in Early Guilford

Talks, demonstrations, and hands-on activities related to the iconic stones of New England and Connecticut’s oldest house. Admission... View Event »

Home School Day

Our Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to explore the Village and participate in... View Event »

Home School Day

Our Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to explore the Village and participate in... View Event »

Little Compton Historic House Tour

The Little Compton Historical Society will host a historic house tour featuring ten private homes. Together the farm... View Event »



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