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Events Calendar — 323 events

Civil War Living History Weekend

Saturday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 21, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Conn.

Free

Roseland Cottage hosts a Civil War living history weekend. Civilian and military re-enactors create a sense of life during the middle of the nineteenth century at a time the country was in the deadly grip of the Civil War. Activities include artillery and engineering demonstrations, military uniform and weaponry displays, camp life presentations, period children’s games and activities, and a Civil War era baseball demonstration.

Please call 860-928-4074 for more information.

Medicinal Vinegars

Saturday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, R.I.

$10 Historic New England members, $20 nonmembers

Join herbalist Kristin Minto at seaside historic Watson Farm to investigate the making of medicinal and culinary vinegars. Learn how these simple vinegars can boost your immune system for the coming winter. This interactive lecture explores the history, identification, and cultivation of medicinal vinegars, along with the medicine-making process. Bring a lunch and stay for a self-guided tour to the shoreline.

Registration is required. Please call 401-423-0005 for more information. Purchase tickets now

Members Only RunSalem Running Tour

Sunday, September 21, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Salem Maritime National Historic Site, 2 New Liberty Street, Salem, Mass.

This program is free and exclusively for Historic New England members. Nonmembers who wish to attend this program must first purchase a membership.

Salem is a wonderful city to explore on the run. With a majority of its buildings dating to the early nineteenth century, Salem is known for its unique architecture. RunSalem.org offers a 5K group run (3.26 miles to be exact) that highlights some of the city's most famous historic landmarks, including the McIntire Historic District, seventeenth century homes, and Derby Wharf.

Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information. Reserve tickets now

Plein Air Painting Workshop, September 21

Sunday, September 21, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

$20 Historic New England members, $25 nonmembers

Join award-winning Gloucester artist David Curtis and palette knife painter Marianne Thompson for a plein air painting workshop at Cogswell's Grant. Beautiful vistas including the Essex River and Great Marsh, farm fields and forests, and our eighteenth-century historic house and barns offer an ideal setting for landscape painters looking to refine their skills with expert instruction. For this drop-in class, bring your own materials and equipment, receive direction as you work, and gather for an end-of-day critique with the instructors. A free tour of one of the country's most celebrated collections of American folk art is available to participants. Weather permitting, please call.

Registration is recommended. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information. Purchase tickets now

Off the Beaten Path

Sunday, September 21, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, R.I.

$5 Historic New England members, $10 nonmembers

Watson Farm Managers Don and Heather Minto lead a special tour of this extensive seaside working farm. Learn how the evolution of the farm relates to the local island community and Rhode Island history. The tour focuses on the land, people, and natural resources of Narragansett Bay and the importance of preserving our historic landscapes, as well as on local food production.

Please call 401-423-0005 for more information.
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Discover Boston Furniture, September 23

Tuesday, September 23, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.

Free

Join Brock Jobe, professor of decorative arts at the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture, and Sarah Parks, project manager of the Boston Furniture Archive, as they trace the history of furniture made in Boston and discuss their plans to identify and document as many pieces as they can find. The result will be an online database for curators, collectors, and students to use for years to come.

Registration is required. Please call 617-994-5920 for more information. Reserve tickets now

Boston Furniture Focus Tour

Tuesday, September 23, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.

$20 Historic New England members, $30 nonmembers

Join Brock Jobe, professor of decorative arts at the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture, on a tour of the Boston furniture on display at Otis House. An authority on New England furniture, Professor Jobe shares his knowledge and expertise by examining several key pieces in this important collection. Following the tour, learn more about his work with Sarah Parks, project manager of the Boston Furniture Archive, to identify and document as many pieces of Boston furniture as they can find as part of the Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture project.

Registration is required. Please call 617-994-5920 for more information. Purchase tickets now

Weeding Wednesdays at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House

Wednesday, September 24, 10:00 a.m. – noon
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, 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.

Meet at the gatehouse. No advance registration is required. Please call 617-994-5900 x6321 for more information. 

Brilliant Beauport

Thursday, September 25, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Mass.

$14 Historic New England members, $24 nonmembers

Enjoy a leisurely evening at Beauport when the house truly comes alive. Henry Davis Sleeper's spectacular array of lighting devices illuminates the interior with a brilliant and captivating glow. See the Master Mariner's Room, Strawberry Hill Room, and Octagon Room sparkle as Sleeper intended. Light refreshments are provided.

Registration is required. Please call 978-283-0800 for more information. Purchase tickets now

Walk with Washington, September 26

Friday, September 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Gov. John Langdon House, 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, N.H.

$6 Historic New England members, $12 nonmembers

Walk the streets of Portsmouth in the footsteps of George Washington when he visited the city in 1789. See where he took tea with his secretary’s mother, Mrs. Lear, attended services at St. John’s Church, and was feted at a reception at Governor John Langdon House. The tour returns to Langdon House, which Washington thought "may be esteemed the first in Portsmouth," where you can use your ticket for a tour of the house at half price.

Registration is required. Please call 603-436-3205 for more information. Purchase tickets now
Events Calendar — 323 events