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Events Calendar — 135 events

Weeding Wednesday at Cogswell's Grant, August 24

Wednesday, August 24, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Call for volunteers!

Volunteer alongside Historic New England's staff experts and members to care for and learn about historic gardens and landscapes. Work includes seasonally appropriate tasks, such as weeding of the gardens and paths, dividing plants, planting new materials, invasives removal, and other clean-up activities. Weeding Wednesdays takes place at four different properties each month.

Drop-ins welcome. Please call 617-994-6653 for more information.

To sign up visit the Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association website.

Summer Fun Days at Casey Farm: Around the World

August 24, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Campers enjoy a day at scenic Casey Farm exploring different cultures of the world. Children start by creating a flag from a foreign country and learning that country's national anthem. They make crafts from all over the world, including a Djembe drum from Africa, Japanese origami, and an Australian didgeridoo, and then play international games like Corre Corre la Guaraca from Chile, Pass the Parcel from England, or Skippyroo Kangaroo from Australia. The day ends with a rousing game of Capture the Flag.

Ages 6 -11

Important: please list your child's name and age in the "Add a Comment About Your Order" field at checkout.

Tea with Miss Constance

Thursday, August 25, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Conn.
Enjoy a relaxing afternoon tea in Roseland Cottage's carriage barn while learning of a Woodstock rite of passage: tea with Miss Constance. From the mid-1930s to the mid-1960s, the Great Lady of Roseland, Henry Bowen's granddaughter Constance Holt, held a tea for the senior class of Woodstock Academy that was a significant event in graduates' lives.

Join us for a recollection of this bygone mid-century tradition, no matter what your graduation year. After tea, tour the remarkable house that three generations of Bowens called home.

Miss Constance required hat, gloves, and dresses (preferably pink) for girls, and Sunday best for the boys. We do not.

$15 Historic New England members
$22 nonmembers
Registration is required. Please call 860-928-4074 for more information or buy online.

Summer Fun Days at Casey Farm: Baby Bunnies, August 25

August 25, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

Spend a day with your child learning all about bunnies. Campers get a hands-on interaction with our bunnies, groom them, hear bunny stories, complete a bunny craft, play bunny games, and explore the farm to find bunnies' favorite snack foods.

Ages 3 - 6*

*Adults are encouraged to stay with their child. Adults must accompany 3- and - 4 -year - olds.

Important: please list your child's name and age in the "Add a Comment About Your Order" field at checkout.

Mrs. Tucker's Supper

Thursday, August 25, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Castle Tucker, 2 Lee Street, Wiscasset, Maine

In April 1860, nineteen-year old Mollie Tucker wrote a letter to her sister saying, “We had a grand supper for the gentlemen the other night." She recounted the menu for the evening, boasting that “everyone is talking about Mrs. Tucker’s supper."

What was the occasion? What was the menu? How was the meal prepared and served? Find out as speaker Cathy Messmer takes you on a journey back to that special evening. Discover what it revealed about life at Castle Tucker. Admission price includes a tour of the house after the program.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Space is limited. Registration is required. Please call 207-882-7169 or buy online.

Summer Fun Days at Casey Farm: Bug Out!

August 25, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Let your child enjoy a bug's eye view of Casey Farm. For the budding entomologist, this day has it all-spiders, beetles, butterflies, and more. Campers hunt for eight- and six-legged creatures to catch, observe, and release, while discovering which ones are helpful and which are harmful to farmers. Campers compete in a bug relay and see how many real bugs they can find in a scavenger hunt.

Ages 7 -13

Important: please list your child's name and age in the "Add a Comment About Your Order" field at checkout.

The Priceless Look: New England Costume Jewelry

Thursday, August 25, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Rocky Neck Cultural Center Gallery, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, Mass.

Brace yourself for eye-popping baubles and bling. Join Historic New England Associate Curator Laura Johnson for an illustrated talk on the history and fashion of costume jewelry. See and touch pieces from a private collection that exemplifies New England's costume and fashion jewelry industry.

After the talk, visit local fine artisan jewelers Hughes-Bosca/Side Street Gallery and Gallery 53, where artists will answer your questions about materials, methods, and techniques. Light refreshments provided.

$10 Historic New England and Rocky Neck Art Colony members
$15 nonmembers

Registration required. Please call 978-283-0800 or buy online.

Let's Grow Build and Learn, August 25

Thursday, August 25, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Quincy House, 20 Muirhead Street, Quincy, Mass.

Join Historic New England educators for three days of activities at historic Quincy House. Ideal for children ages four through ten, each week features a Story Walk®, hands-on activities that promote development of the skills early elementary students need, craft projects to foster creativity, and lots of fun. The program draws from four hundred years of New England's rich history and each week has a different theme: gardening and farming on August 11; preservation, architecture, and design on August 18; and education and play as we get ready to go back to school on August 25. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the Quincy House lawn at the conclusion of the program.

Free for Historic New England members and Quincy residents
$5 per nonmember family

This is a drop-in program. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 617-288-6041 for more information.

Outdoor Screening: Woolworth's: Remembering Haverhill's Shopping District

Friday, August 26, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Goecke Park, 51-73 Merrimack Street, Haverhill, Mass.

Enjoy a night out in the park in the very heart of what was once a shopping mecca on Merrimack Street. Woolworth's: Remembering Haverhill's Shopping District features interviews with Haverhill residents who remember a vibrant shopping district in the center of Haverhill. Learn how urban renewal and other factors changed the downtown scene, and hear from the people who are working to revitalize it today. Part of Historic New England's Everyone's History documentary series.


Please call 617-994-5970 for more information.

Summer Fun Days at Casey Farm: From the Farm to the Plate

August 26, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

For your master chef in the making, this camp draws the connection between farms and food. Children pick fresh organic fruits and vegetables and learn the different methods of cooking and preparing them. From boiling eggs, to preserving fruit, to cooking soup over an open fire, campers spend their day picking, preparing, and eating only the freshest of ingredients. Campers will leave with their own homemade jam and a vegetable of their choice planted in a compostable pot.

Ages 7 -12

Important: please list your child's name and age in the "Add a Comment About Your Order" field at checkout.

Events Calendar — 135 events