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Events: History

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 »

Marine Arifacts Exhibit

The Historical Society of Old Yarmouth will host an exhibit of private collection of marine artifacts through July... 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 »

Mark Twain’s Minister

Steve Courtney, author of the award-winning Joseph Hopkins Twichell: The Life and Times of Mark Twain’s Closest Friend,... View Event »

Notable Physicians of Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill Cemetery Board member Len Oberg leads this tour highlighting prominent physicians buried at Cedar Hill. Hear... View Event »

Open House at the Christopher Townsend House

Not normally open to the public, come enjoy the chance to explore this remarkable home and the legacy... View Event »

Our 18th Century Heroes and Hell-Raisers and How They Affect Us Today

Evening Lecture: Historian Chip Griffin reflects on the profound influence and legends surrounding Maine’s early Scots-Irish settlers. 7:30... View Event »

Pirates Ashore

In May of 1646 a crew of 80 English pirates (privateers) sailed into Plymouth Harbor with two captured... View Event »

Pirates at Pemaquid!

Living history presenter and local author James Nelson re-creates the infamous Dixie Bull who attacked and sacked Pemaquid... View Event »

Raid on Spell Hall/Nathanael Greene Homestead Revolutionary War Reenactment

Living historians and colonial artisans recreate an authentic military encampment and battle on the grounds of Spell Hall.... View Event »

Swimming Against the Tide in Pin Curls and Crinoline

Susan Campbell, author of Tempest-Tossed The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker, discusses the noted abolitionist, suffragette and spiritualist.... View Event »

The Ancient Ones!

This group of re-enactors, in full period dress, will set up a real Living History Camp from the... View Event »

The Artists of Cedar Hill

Learn about the lives and accomplishments of some of Cedar Hill’s noteworthy artists. Debbie Alter leads this tour... View Event »

The Congressman, the Mistress, and the Girl Spy

In 1894, a breach of promise trial pitted a U.S. Congressman against his mistress. Dr. Elizabeth De Wolfe... View Event »

The Haymarket

An exhibition of more than 40 black and white photographs by Justin Goodstein, with quotes from vendors and... View Event »

Touring New England

Explore more than 100 years of travel and tourism in New England . This charming exhibition reveals the... View Event »

What a Way to Go!

Mayhem, murder and the hazards of everyday life in times gone by are the subjects of this Cedar... View Event »

When Johnny Comes Marching Home

In this walking tour, Hartford researcher Mary A. Falvey shares the stories of Cedar Hill Cemetery residents and... View Event »

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