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Events Calendar — 200 events

Summer Fun with Fiber at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Monday, July 27 - Friday, July 31, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little's Lane, Newbury, Mass.

$200 Historic New England members, $260 nonmembers (includes Household membership)

For campers ages 9-13
Explore the art and craft of weaving in our well-equipped weaving room, learn new fiber skills such as hand and machine sewing, and take home at least one finished project. Discover the wonderful possibilities of textiles and make new friends. Participants should bring a healthy snack and daily lunch.

Refund policy: Cancellations at least one month prior to the program receive a full refund, minus a $5 registration fee per child.

Visit the Weaving Summer Enrichment Program web page or call 978-462-2634 for more information or register online.

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

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Farm Adventures at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

Monday, July 27 - Friday, Friday July 31, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, 5 Little's Lane, Newbury, Mass.

$200 Historic New England members, $260 nonmembers (includes Household membership)

For campers ages 9-11
Kids investigate fields, gardens, and animals while discovering the wonders of farm life at the 230-acre Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm. They ride a hay-wagon and explore neighboring resources such as Plum Island Airfield, Mass Audobon's Joppa Flats Education Center, and Parker River Wildlife Refuge. Pack a lunch and get ready for an adventure.

Refund policy: Cancellations at least one month prior to the program receive a full refund, minus a $5 registration fee per child.

Visit the Farm Adventures Summer Enrichment Program web page or call 978-462-2634 for more information.

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

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Summer Fun Days at Casey Farm: Farm Theatrics

July 29, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, R.I.

For campers ages Ages 3 to 6
For the camper who loves to put on a show! Your child will spend the day singing songs and traipsing through Casey Farm. Campers make farm animal puppets and interact with real animals through dramatic play, read stories, and are encouraged to participate in a puppet show. Feel free to come dressed as your favorite animal.

$35 per child for Historic New England members (membership must be valid through July 31, 2015)
$45 nonmembers

Refund Policy: No cash refunds. Camp credits will be given with two weeks' notice.

Visit the Summer Fun Days 2015 web page or call 401-295-1030 for more information. Register online now.

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

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Afternoon Tea, July 30

Thursday, July 30 (rain date August 6), 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Mass.

Bring friends and family to an elegant tea on the terrace overlooking Gloucester Harbor. The tea includes scones, finger sandwiches, and sweets, and is accompanied by a classical guitarist playing in the background. A tour of the house is offered after tea. Sunhats are recommended.

$25 Historic New England members
$35 nonmembers

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

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Movies at The Mansion, The Philadelphia Story

Thursday, July 30, 8:30 p.m.

Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.

Free

Summer nights are perfect for an outdoor movie on the Lyman Estate grounds. Historic New England and Pizzi Farm present the classic romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story on a big screen in the garden. Come early to walk the landscape or have a picnic. From 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. explore the first floor of the 1793 mansion or shop at the historic Lyman Estate Greenhouses.

At 7:30 p.m. enjoy musical entertainment by select members of the Waltham High School show band.

Alcohol is not permitted. Refreshments, including popcorn and drinks, are available for sale. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

In the event of rain the movie will be shown indoors.

Sponsored by East Cambridge Savings Bank, with support from Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Watertown Savings Bank.

Please call 617-994-5912 for more information.

Members Only: Conservation Close-Up

Thursday, July 30, 10:30 a.m.- noon

Quincy House, 20 Muirhead Street, Quincy, Mass.

Exclusively for Historic New England members. Not a member? Become one today.

Enjoy a special, in-depth tour of the newly transformed Quincy House from a conservator's perspective. Historic New England's staff experts share the principles of conservation and the important role of the conservator in presenting collections in a historic house museum. Tour the first and second floors of the house taking a close look at specific objects, and learn about their conservation treatment.

Free to Historic New England members

Registration is required. Please call 617-994-5930 or register online.

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The Age of Innocence and the Tuckers of Wiscasset, Maine

Friday, July 31, 10:00 a.m.- noon

Castle Tucker, 2 Lee Street, Wiscasset, Maine

Complicated relationships, rooms that tell stories, and a changing world where strict unwritten rules determine social success. What are the connections between the wealthy and socially prominent Tuckers of Wiscasset, Maine, and the characters and world of Edith Wharton's classic novel, The Age of Innocence? Find out during this special enhanced tour of Castle Tucker filled with colorful characters from fact and fiction.

$15 Historic New England members
$20 nonmembers

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

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Beacon Hill Walking Tour, August 1

Saturday, August 1, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.

Go beyond the brick sidewalks and charming gardens and learn about Beacon Hill’s development in the Federal era. The fortunes, ambitions, and struggles of Beacon Hill’s early residents, both wealthy and working class, shaped the streets, architecture, and character of the hill. Start with a tour of Otis House, the earliest intact mansion in the neighborhood, and continue on Beacon Hill’s historic streets. Private group tours available by appointment.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Registration is recommended. Please call 617-994-5920 or buy online.

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Nooks and Crannies, Aug 1

Saturday, August 1, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Mass.

This leisurely behind-the-scenes tour of Henry Davis Sleeper's summer retreat allows plenty of time to explore each room, including passageways, closets, and other spaces not usually open to the public. Guides highlight their favorite objects and share stories about Sleeper, his friends, and staff. Light refreshments included.

$15 Historic New England members
$30 nonmembers

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

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Artist Demonstration at Langdon House: An Artist's Approach to Developing Ideas with Kathleen Brennan

Saturday, August 1, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Gov. John Langdon House, 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, N.H.

Every Saturday through August, artist members of New England Sculptors Association (NESA) demonstrate sculpture techniques as part of the exhibition Sculpted Spaces, Historic Places.

Sculptor Kathleen Brennan will discuss her approach to developing sculptural ideas and creative inventions using sensory experiences from nature and found natural objects.

Free. Families are welcome.

Please call 603-436-3205 for more information.

Events Calendar — 200 events