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Victorian Fair

Saturday, July 23, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Roseland Cottage,556 Route 169, Woodstock, Conn.

Ladies, hoist your parasols; gentlemen, dust off your bowlers! Gather at Roseland Cottage, a landmark Victorian property, in your best Victorian finery.

Penny Farthings, vintage base ball, fortune-telling, and a fashion promenade take you back to the nineteenth century. Costumed guides lead tours of Roseland Cottage with photo opportunities inside the house.

2:00 p.m.
Demonstrations of Victorian Cane Fighting and Ladies' Parasol Defense

3:30 p.m.
Tea in the garden (reservations required)

Free to Historic New England members
$10 nonmembers

Please call 860-928-4074 for more information or buy online.

Tea in the Garden at the Victorian Fair

Saturday, July 23, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, CT

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

Add cakes, cookies, cucumber sandwiches, and fresh fruit for a pleasant hour passed in the garden at Roseland Cottage.

$15 Historic New England members
$25 nonmembers

Includes admission to the Victorian Fair.

Registration is required. Please call 860-928-4074 for more information or buy online.

Sundays in the Garden: La Madeleine

Sunday, July 24, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Hamilton House, 40 Vaughan's Lane, South Berwick, Maine

Enjoy some of the seacoast's most popular musical performers in one of its loveliest settings. The graceful gardens of Hamilton House, overlooking the Salmon Falls River, provide the perfect backdrop for these performances.

Bring a blanket, chairs, and picnic basket for your comfort and enjoyment.

July 24- La Madeleine

Free to Historic New England members
$10 nonmembers
$9 seniors
$4 children (ages 12-18)

Please call 207-384-2454 for more information or buy online.

Yoga in the Garden, July 24

Sunday, July 24, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Hamilton House, 40 Vaughan's Lane, South Berwick, Maine

Enjoy a Sunday morning vinyasa flow yoga class with Yoga in ME in the lush gardens of historic Hamilton House. Overlooking the Salmon Falls River, this location offers summer relaxation at its best.

Presented in partnership with Yoga in ME.

$5 Historic New England members
$10 nonmembers

Drop-ins welcome. Please call 207-384-2454 for more information or buy online.

Summer Fun at Hamilton House, July 25

Monday, July 25, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Hamilton House, 40 Vaughan's Lane, South Berwick, Maine

Join Historic New England educators for summer activities, ideal for children ages four to ten, in the summer cottage, house, and gardens of Hamilton House. Each week features a Story Walk®, hands-on activities, and art projects to foster creativity, and lots of fun.

Each Monday morning we'll explore different parts of history and the landscape and take a tour of the house designed especially for families. The house tour starts at 11:30 a.m.

Families are encouraged to pack a snack and enjoy a summer day much like Elizabeth and Elise Tyson and their good friend Sarah Orne Jewett did at the turn of the twentieth century.

Free for Historic New England members
$5 per nonmember family

This is a drop-in program. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 207-384-2454 ext. 2 for more information.

Summer Fun Days at Casey Farm: Little Farmers

July 26, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Spend a day with your young child down on the farm. Campers visit the animals, listen to farm stories, play farm games, pick a snack from our fields, feed pigs and chickens, dig in the garden, and water vegetables. Each camper makes a farm craft to take home.

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.

The Two Henrys: Architects H.H. Richardson and Henry Hartwell

Tuesday, July 26, 7:00 p.m.

Stonehurst, 100 Robert Treat Paine Drive, Waltham, Mass.

As part of Historic Waltham month, Stonehurst Curator Ann Clifford and Historic New England's Sally Zimmerman tell the story of how two celebrated architects created National Historic Landmarks in Waltham.

In the 1880s, Henry Hobson (H.H.) Richardson and Henry Hartwell modified country houses for the Paine and Lyman families on Beaver Street. In these contemporary summer homes of the wealthy, experimentation outside the demanding conservative expectations of Victorian Boston was possible.

Richardson, one of America's most influential architects of all time, shocked his peers with bold and innovative designs for public libraries, civic buildings, railroad stations, and homes across the country. Waltham native Hartwell was an accomplished architect in his own right, constructing prominent buildings in his hometown and in nearby cities with his partner William Richardson. Their buildings were often influenced by their more famous colleague, H.H. (no relation to William).

Cosponsored by Historic New England, the City of Waltham, and the Friends of Stonehurst.


Registration is recommended. Please call 617-994-5912 or buy online.

Weeding Wednesday at Cogswell's Grant, July 27

Wednesday, July 27, 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.

Conservation Close-Up at Beauport

Thursday, July 28, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Mass.
Enjoy a special, in-depth tour of Beauport from a conservator's point of view. Historic New England staff experts share the practical and ethical conservation issues raised by Beauport and other complex house museums.

Learn about the choices conservators face when preserving a variety of objects at Beauport, including Chinoiserie wallpaper, kintsugi repaired Japanese pottery, antique furniture, glassware, electrified railroad lanterns, and French toleware.

$20 Historic New England members
$35 nonmembers

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

Movies at the Mansion, Casablanca

Thursday, July 28, 8:30 p.m.

Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.

Summer nights are perfect for an outdoor movie on the Lyman Estate grounds. Historic New England presents the classic romantic drama Casablanca 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 the Waltham High School show band.

Alcohol is not permitted. Refreshments, including popcorn, 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 Tourism Council and Watertown Savings Bank.

Please call 617-994-5912 for more information.

Events Calendar — 226 events