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Events Calendar — 292 events

Art at Marrett

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.

The Farmer's Table, October 2

Sunday, October 1, 11:00 a.m.-2:00
p.m.

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury, Mass.

Celebrate four centuries of farming with a multi-course farm-to-table dinner or brunch, 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.

Particpants must be at least 21.

$65 Historic New England members
$85 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-462-2634 for more information 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.

Fee 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.

"A Writer's Circle" A Writer's Group

Monday, October 3, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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

In 1908 Sarah Orne Jewett wrote to her friend and budding author Willa Cather, "Do not hurry too fast in these early winter days--a quiet hour is worth more to you than anything you can do in it." She advised her friend to "keep and guard and mature your force, and above all, have time and quiet to perfect your work."

On the first Monday of each month through May, enjoy a quiet hour in Jewett's home to mature your force as a writer. Facilitated by former poet laureate of Hampshire County, U.K., Brian Evans-Jones, this group serves to inspire and nurture writers of all levels and genres.

$4 Historic New England members
$5 nonmembers

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

History and Herb Hike, October 3

Saturday, October 8, 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).

Favorite Things, Hidden Treasures

Monday, October 10, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.
 
Join us for an in-depth tour highlighting the favorite objects of American folk art collectors Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little, including objects hidden in the cupboards, cabinets, and drawers of Cogswell's Grant.
Hear stories of the Littles and their collecting, take an up-close look at the many objects in the house, and enjoy a rare opportunity to see treasures stored in the attic, which is not usually open to the public.

$10 Historic New England members
$20 nonmembers
 
Registration is required. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information or buy online.

Favorite Things, Hidden Treasures

Monday, October 10, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.
 
Join us for an in-depth tour highlighting the favorite objects of American folk art collectors Bertram and Nina Fletcher Little, including objects hidden in the cupboards, cabinets, and drawers of Cogswell's Grant.
Hear stories of the Littles and their collecting, take an up-close look at the many objects in the house, and enjoy a rare opportunity to see treasures stored in the attic, which is not usually open to the public.

$10 Historic New England members
$20 nonmembers
 
Registration is required. Please call 978-768-3632 for more information or buy online.

Walk with Washington, October 9

Friday, October 14, 11:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Gov. John Langdon House, 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, N.H.

Walk in the footsteps of George Washington's 1789 visit to Portsmouth. 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 your ticket is good for 50 percent off the cost of a guided tour.
 
$8 Historic New England members
$12 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 603-436-3205 for more information or buy online.

Taste of Haymarket, October 14

Friday, October 14, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Tour departs from the corner of Congress and Hanover Streets

Each Friday and Saturday from dawn to dusk, Haymarket, Boston's centuries-old open air market adjacent to Government Center, the North End, and Faneuil Hall, offers a unique shopping experience. Sellers of fresh produce have clustered in Haymarket since around 1830, although vendors started congregating here at least one hundred years earlier. Haymarket vendors sell huge varieties of fruits and vegetables at great prices from open wooden stands and pushcarts. Specialty grocers selling cheese, fish, Halal meats, pizza, spices, and other delicacies from small shops can be found in an adjacent building on Blackstone Street.

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the market as it opens for the day. Learn about its history, how it has changed over time, and hear from the president of the Haymarket Pushcart Association. Visit vendors and sample fruits and vegetables, cheese, and even pizza.

Presented as part of Historic New England's Everyone's History series, The Haymarket Project.

$25 Historic New England members
$35 nonmembers

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

Gedney Glows

Thursday, October 20, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. and 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

Gedney House, 21 High Street, Salem, Mass.

Explore Gedney House by the glow of lantern light and see why this is not your typical historic house tour.

See the architecture of a seventeenth-century Salem shipbuilder's home in a new light. Stand inside the chimney and see original paint treatments from the late 1600s.

$5 Historic New England members
$10 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 978-744-0440 for more information or buy online.

Events Calendar — 292 events