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Events Calendar — 71 events

The Farmer's Table, September 30

Friday, September 30, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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

Celebrate four centuries of farming with a multi-course farm-to-table dinner featuring cider, ale, and wine pairings by Carry Out Cafe and produce grown by the Colby family at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm.

These meals honor the recent history of farming at Spencer-Peirce-Little. The Stekionis family lived and worked at the farm from 1913 until 1994, while Dick Walsh came to grow spinach during World War II and never left. Historic New England now leases the land to local farmers such as Colby Farm, keeping a long tradition alive.

Participants must be at least 21.

$65 Historic New England members
$85 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-462-2634 or buy online.

Beacon Hill Walking Tour, October 1

Saturday, October 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.

Art at Marrett

Saturday, October 1, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 2, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Marrett House, 40 Ossippee Trail East, Route 25, Standish, Maine

Browse, shop, and be inspired by the work of Maine artists and craftspeople in at the seventh annual Art at Marrett celebration.
The Saco River Art League and other Maine artists will be on hand displaying and selling their work. Children can unleash their creative spirit at the Create Your Own Masterpiece table. Refreshments are available for sale by the Standish Historical Society.

Free tours of the 1789 Marrett House house are offered on the hour. Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage and be sure to visit the home's Colonial Revival garden.
 
Free

Please call 207-882-7169 for more information. Artists interested in participating should call 207-642-3032.

Walktober: Everyone's History Matters on the Hill

Saturday, October 1, noon (rain date Sunday, October 2)

Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Conn.

Walk Woodstock Hill while discovering the history of those who called it home. From the illustrious to the everyday, all have contributed to the history of Woodstock.

Free

Please call 860-928-4074 for more information.

Vintage Base Ball: Jan's Pitch for Breast Cancer and the Arts Game

Saturday, October 1, 11:00 a.m.

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

Watch the four teams of the Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, Lowell Base Ball Nine, and the Portsmouth Rockinghams, play baseball using 1860s rules.. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed.

Snacks, baseballs, and cards are available for purchase. Grass field seating: bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating. Weather permitting, please call.

In partnership with Essex Base Ball Association and Ipswich Ale Brewery.

Free to Historic New England members
$5 nonmembers

Please call 978-462-2634 or buy online.

Nooks and Crannies, October 1

Saturday, October 1, 9:00 a.m. - noon

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

$20 Historic New England members
$35 nonmembers
 
Registration is required. Please call 978-283-0800 or buy online.

A Revolutionary Family

Saturday, October 1, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Quincy House, 20 Muirhead Street, Quincy, Mass.

Josiah Quincy House was built in 1770, the same year that five Bostonians died in the Boston Massacre, the event that moved the Massachusetts Bay colony toward Revolution. Josiah's sons, Samuel and Josiah Jr., found themselves on opposite sides of the Boston Massacre trial.

Jennifer Pustz, museum historian for Historic New England, shares this dramatic story and more of the Quincy's family activities during the American Revolution. This special tour of Quincy House brings the Revolution to life and personalizes history by the using spaces, objects, and words of Quincy family members themselves.

$5 Historic New England members and Quincy residents
$10 nonmembers

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

The Farmer's Table, October 1

Saturday, October 1, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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

Celebrate four centuries of farming with a multi-course farm-to-table dinner featuring cider, ale, and wine pairings by Carry Out Cafe and produce grown by the Colby family at Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm.

These meals honor the recent history of farming at Spencer-Peirce-Little. The Stekionis family lived and worked at the farm from 1913 until 1994, while Dick Walsh came to grow spinach during World War II and never left. Historic New England now leases the land to local farmers such as Colby Farm, keeping a long tradition alive.

Participants must be at least 21.

$65 Historic New England members
$85 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-462-2634 or buy online.

History and Herb Hike

Saturday, October 1, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, R.I..
 
Join Historic New England and a professional herbalist for a walk through Casey Farm and its beautiful, wooded trails. Discover the history of this landscape from the seventeenth century to today. Learn about the farm's wide variety of herbs and their benefits.

Hike meets at the cow barn. Includes admission for a tour of the historic farmhouse.

Free to Historic New England members
$10 North Kingstown residents
$15 nonmembers
 
To register in advance, North Kingstown residents must call. Registration is recommended. Please call 401-295-1030 or buy online.

Library and Archives Open Saturdays

Saturday, October 1, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.

Historic New England's Library and Archives in Boston will open for your research needs on the first Saturdays of April, May, June, October, November, and December.

Discover our extraordinary collection of New England photographs, manuscripts, ephemera, and other documents.

Free to Historic New England members
$5 for nonmembers

Please call 617-994-5909 to make an appointment.

Events Calendar — 71 events