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Events Calendar — 49 events

Phillips Favorites: Sporty Saturday

Saturday, January 31, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.

$5 Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers; $20 member series, $50 nonmember series

Throughout the early twentieth century, the Phillips Family participated in a variety of athletic activities. Kick off Super Bowl weekend with a viewing of historic family films showing events such as Harvard football games and the Boston Marathon and quieter pursuits such as canoeing and camping.

Registration is required. Special pricing for tickets for the entire series is available. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information. Purchase tickets now

"A Quiet Hour" Writers Group, February 2

Monday, February 2, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center, 5 Portland Street, South Berwick, Maine

$4 Historic New England members, $5 nonmembers

In 1908 Sarah Orne Jewett wrote to her friend and budding author Willa Cather, "Do not hurry too fast in these early winter days--a quiet hour is worth more to you than anything you can do in it." She advised her friend to "keep and guard and mature your force, and above all, have time and quiet to perfect your work." On the first Monday of each month through May, enjoy a quiet hour in Jewett's home to mature your force as a writer. Facilitated by former poet laureate of Hampshire County, U.K., Brian Evans-Jones, this group serves to inspire and nurture writers of all levels and genres.

Drop-ins welcome. Please call 207-384-2454 for more information. Purchase tickets now

The African American Experience: Nourishing the Soul Through Music and Food

Monday, February 2, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston, Mass.

Free

Celebrate Black History Month through musical performances, a panel discussion, and food tastings. Guest speakers include musician and Northeastern University Associate Professor Dr. Leonard Brown, culinary historian Dr. Jessica Harris, and Babson College Professor of History and Foodways Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie. Local ensemble Jah Jah Drummers, accomplished percussionists of the Caribbean African American black Diaspora, perform. Explore the journey of the estimated 12.5 million enslaved Africans to the New World and its continued influence on our culture today.

Presented by Boston African American National Historic Site, Congregational Library and Archives, Historic New England, the Museum of African American History, Beacon Hill Scholars, and Suffolk University Black Student Union.

Registration is required. Please call 617-994-6678 for more information. Reserve tickets here

Life and Death in the Piscataqua Region

Saturday, February 7, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Masonic Temple, 351 Middle Street, Portsmouth, N.H.
 
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
 
Portsmouth Historic House Associates, Inc. holds its annual winter symposium Life and Death in the Piscataqua. The symposium features recent research by prominent local scholars and researchers, including "A 110th Anniversay Update on the Portsmouth Peace Treaty & Its Legacies" by Charles B. Doleac; "No Longer Hidden: Blacks of Early Kittery and Berwick, Maine" by Patricia Wall; "The Squalus & Adm. Swede Momden" by Captain Gerry Desor, USN Ret.; and "Crime in Portsmouth" by Lou Fernald, Retired Chief, Portsmouth Police Department. View the symposium schedule.
 
Lunch is included. Registration is recommended. Please call 603-436-8221 for more information or to register.

Phillips Favorites: Gadgets and Gizmos

Saturday, February 7, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.

$5 Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers; $20 member series, $50 nonmember series

During Salem So Sweet weekend, learn about the gadgets and gizmos in the kitchen at 34 Chestnut Street and the sweet treats in which the family indulged.

Registration is required. Special pricing for tickets for the entire series is available. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information. Purchase tickets now

Lincoln's Birthday Celebration

Saturday, February 7, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Arnold House, 487 Great Road, Lincoln, R.I.

Free

The town of Lincoln, Rhode Island, was named in honor of our sixteenth president in 1871. Visit Arnold House and learn about President Lincoln's visits to the Ocean State and the history of this land that became Lincoln. Tour the museum and enjoy some birthday cake.

Please call 401-728-9696 for more information.

Friendship in Books: Writers’ Talks at Jewett House, February 10

Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center, 5 Portland Street, South Berwick, Maine


Andrew Vietze, author of Boon Island: A Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism


$7 Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers


Southern Maine has long been a region rich with authors. Sarah Orne Jewett, one of Maine's most important writers, documented her nineteenth-century world in her novels and short stories. To a friend, she wrote, "I am sure that you must like a great many other books since you like these stories of mine. And I am so glad, because you will always have the happiness of finding friendships in books…" Today’s world belongs to the authors living in the Berwicks and beyond. In this intimate series at Jewett's childhood home, you'll hear readings from contemporary writers, and learn what inspires them. Refreshments will be served.

Andrew Vietze is a former editor at Downeast Magazine and co-author, with historian Stephen Erickson, of
BoonIsland: A Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism. This maritime whodunit was Amazon’s number one bestselling history book in June 2014. Boon Island also reached number one on the Portsmouth Herald’s bestseller list and was a finalist for Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year award in 2012.

Registration is required. Please call 207-384-2454 for more information. Purchase tickets now

Phillips Favorites: Love Letters of the Phillips Family

Saturday, February 14, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass.

$5 Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers; $20 member series, $50 nonmember series

Get a glimpse into the love lives of five generations of the Phillips family of Salem. Enjoy light refreshments while listening to readings of the correspondence exchanged over the course of courtship and marriage. Learn about the deeper history of a prominent New England family.

Registration is required. Special pricing for tickets for the entire series is available. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information. Purchase tickets now

Camellia Blooming Season

Tuesday, February 17 – Sunday, March 15, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.

Free

Visit the celebrated collection of camellias in the 1804 camellia house at the Lyman Estate Greenhouses. Many of the trees are more than one hundred years old. This is the time of year they put forth a profusion of blossoms in all sizes and shapes. Other plants available during this season include orchids, citrus, clivia, and sweet olives. Garden and Landscape members receive a 15% discount on purchases at the greenhouses.

During Camellia Blooming Season mansion tours are offered on February 21, February 22, March 4, and March 8. Please click here for details.

Please call 617-994-5913 for more information.

Furniture and Conservation Specialty Tour, February 18

Wednesday, February 18, 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Haverhill Facility, 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, Mass.

$15 Historic New England members, $20 nonmembers

Join Senior Curator of Collections Nancy Carlisle and Supervising Conservator Alex Carlisle for an exclusive look at furniture storage and the conservation lab. Staff members highlight some of their favorite furniture pieces and discuss current treatment projects in the conservation lab. Historic New England has one of the largest collections of New England art and artifacts in the country.

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Registration is required. Please call 617-994-6678 for more information. Purchase tickets now
Events Calendar — 49 events