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Events Calendar — 351 events

Jackson Hill Cider Day

Saturday, September 10, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Jackson House, 76 Northwest Street, Portsmouth, N.H.
 
The historic orchard at Jackson House (c. 1664) comes alive with children's games, crafts, and seasonal refreshments during this early fall festival.

Help grind apples and press cider. Watch artisans demonstrate their craft. Tour the oldest house in northern New England. Animals from Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm make their yearly visit to the house. Special performances by New Hampshire Theatre Project and New England Irish Harp Orchestra.

Free to Historic New England members
$6 nonmembers
$3 children
 
Please call 603-436-3205 for buy online.

Vintage Base Ball Quadruple-Header Game

Lowell Base Ball Nine, Lynn Live Oaks, Newburyport Clamdiggers, and
Portsmouth Rockinghams

Saturday, September 10, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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

Take family and friends out to the ballgame, nineteenth-century style. The four teams of the Essex Base Ball Association, the Newburyport Clamdiggers, Lynn Live Oaks, Lowell Base Ball Nine, and the Portsmouth Rockinghams, play 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 for more information or buy online.

Home and Hearth: Special Tour of Marrett House

Saturday, September 10, 10:00 a.m, noon, 2:00 p.m.

Marrett House, 40 Ossippee Trail East, Standish, Maine

Historian Elaine Bradbury leads three special tours of the 1789 Marrett House focusing on the everyday lives of the three generations of Marrett women who lived here from 1790 through 1890. Learn how upper-class women in rural Maine were educated, how they fed their families and took care of their homes, and how they entertained themselves in their leisure time.

A classic New England "big house, back house, little house, barn," Marrett House showcases the treasured possessions of three generations as they chose to display them, including fine pewter, furniture, ceramics, and textiles from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Visitors can also explore the lovely Colonial Revival garden adjacent to the house.

$5 Historic New England members
$10 nonmembers

Registration for a specific tour is recommended. Please call 207-882-7169 or buy online.

History and Herb Hike, September 10

Saturday, September 10, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Arnold House, 487 Great Road, Lincoln, R.I.
 
Walk through the beautiful, rolling trails of Lincoln and learn about its history-filled landscape from the seventeenth century to today. Herbalist Maureen Lapre identifies various herbs and explains their benefits in both colonial times and today. Tours begin at Arnold House and travel through Gateway Park to Chase Farm Park and back again. Includes admission to Arnold House.

Free to Historic New England members
$10 Lincoln residents
$15 nonmembers
 
Registration is recommended. Please call 401-728-9696 or buy online (Lincoln residents must call for advance registration).

Home and Hearth: Special Tour of Marrett House

Sunday, September 11, 10:00 a.m., noon, 2:00 p.m.

Marrett House, 40 Ossippee Trail East, Standish, Maine

Historian Elaine Bradbury leads three special tours of the 1789 Marrett House focusing on the everyday lives of the three generations of Marrett women who lived here from 1790 through 1890. Learn how upper-class women in rural Maine were educated, how they fed their families and took care of their homes, and how they entertained themselves in their leisure time.

A classic New England "big house, back house, little house, barn," Marrett House showcases the treasured possessions of three generations as they chose to display them, including fine pewter, furniture, ceramics, and textiles from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Visitors can also explore the lovely Colonial Revival garden adjacent to the house.

$5 Historic New England members
$10 nonmembers

Registration for a specific tour is recommended. Please call 207-882-7169 or buy online.

"A Writer's Circle" Writers' Group

Monday, September 12, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center, 5 Portland Street, South Berwick, Maine

Gather with fellow writers to share work, feedback, and encouragement in this nurturing and inspiring writers’ group. Facilitated by Brian Evans-Jones, former poet laureate of Hampshire County, UK. The group is open to writers of all levels and genres.

$4 Historic New England members
$5 nonmembers

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

The Mill Girls of Lowell

Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.

In the 1830s and '40s, thousands of unmarried New England farm girls flocked to newly created cities like Lowell, Massachusetts, to earn money in the cotton mills. At first, the mill towns were seen as industrial utopias where the young women wrote poetry and took piano lessons.

The reality was grimmer. Author and researcher Doug Stewart explains how protests organized by New England's "mill girls" set the stage for both the American labor movement and the women's rights movement.

Cosponsored with the Waltham Historical Society.

$5 Historic New England and Waltham Historical Society members
$10 nonmembers

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

Nooks and Crannies, September 14

Wednesday, September 14, 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.

Imitation is the Best Form of Flattery: Tracing Forms and the Gropius-Breuer Legacy

Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.

Join architectural historian Amy Finstein for an exploration of how Gropius House inspired architectural patrons and designers in the late 1930s and early '40s. Find out how Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer used their own homes as models for subsequent architectural commissions, and how the imitation of certain elements affected public reaction to these designs.

$5 Historic New England members
$10 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 781-259-8098 or buy online.

No Braver Men: The Story of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment During the Revolutionary War

Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Saylesville Meeting House, 374 Great Road, Lincoln, R.I.
 
Join authors Robert Geake and Loren Spears for an illustrated talk about the 1st Rhode Island Regiment, which served with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

Discover the history of the regiment, comprised of African Americans and Native Americans, from its inception to its disbandment. What happened to the soldiers who survived the war? What legacy did they leave behind? Reception and book signing to follow at Historic New England's Arnold House, 487 Great Road.

Free to Historic New England members
$5 nonmembers

Registration is recommended. Please call 401-728-9696 or buy online.

Events Calendar — 351 events