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Events Calendar — 11 events

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.

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.

Cooper-Frost-Austin Public Tours

Saturday, October 1, noon, 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.

Cooper-Frost-Austin House, 21 Linnaean Street, Cambridge, Mass.

Explore the rarely open Cooper-Frost-Austin House (1681), the oldest dwelling still standing in Cambridge. Resident and guide Brian Powell leads a tour of the house's surviving architectural details.

Make your reservation today. Space is very limited and these tours will sell out.

Free to Historic New England members and Cambridge residents
$5 nonmembers

Registration is required. Call 617-994-6669 or buy online.

History and Herb Hike, October 8

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).

Nature Walk with Dr. Bob, Oct. 8

Saturday, October 8, 9:30 -10:30 a.m.

Casey Farm, 2325 Boston Neck Road, Saunderstown, R.I.

What is that bird you hear? What wild animals live beyond those trees? What marine life swims just offshore? Are those mushrooms poisonous? Dr. Bob has the answers. He shares his wide-ranging experience of the natural world during hour-long walks through the fields, woodlands, and coastline of Historic New England’s Casey Farm. His guided tour changes depending on the season and what Mother Nature puts in your path.
 
Bring comfortable walking shoes, sunblock, bug spray, and water. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Meet at the Casey Farm tour table during the Coastal Growers’ Market. 
 
Free for Historic New England members
$6 nonmembers
$3 children ages five to twelve

Please call 401-295-1030 for more information.

The Priceless Look: New England Costume Jewelry

Thursday, October 13, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Haverhill Facility, 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, Mass.

Join Historic New England Associate Curator Laura Johnson for an illustrated lecture on the history and fashion of costume jewelry. New England states played an important role in creating what women wore every day, from gold-filled to glass.

After the talk, see examples from a private collection that illustrate New England’s costume and fashion jewelry industry.

Free to Historic New England members
$5 nonmembers

Registration is required. Please call 617-994-6678 or buy online.

34th Annual Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Conn.

Roseland Cottage hosts one of the leading juried fine arts and crafts shows in New England, featuring 175 local artisans and their wares: jewelry, painting, printmaking, woodwork, pottery, clothing, metalwork, and much more. Enjoy live music, a food court, and first-floor tours of Roseland Cottage.

Free to Historic New England members and children under 12
$5 nonmembers
 
Please call 617-994-5914 or buy online.

Library and Archives Open Saturdays

Saturday, November 5, 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 nonmembers

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

Music in the Meeting House, December 3

Saturday, December 3, noon - 2:00 p.m.

Rocky Hill Meeting House, 4 Old Portsmouth Road, Amesbury, Mass.

Experience the holiday season filled with song at Rocky Hill Meeting House.

The Connexion Shape-Note singers, headed by Ben Bath, bring the meeting house alive with music from the period in which it was built. The Connexion singers are an all-volunteer blend of community voices young and old, united by a passion for the four-part hymns and anthems of that defined the sound of Early American music.

Rocky Hill Meeting House is a perfect place to experience this powerful sound. It was first taught in eighteenth-century Massachusetts by teacher-composers such as William Billings of Boston, John Stickney of Newburyport, and Jacob Kimball of Topsfield. Malone describes these old harmonies as "rugged and powerful, and they can lift you right out of your chair."

Rocky Hill Meeting House is one of the best preserved examples of an original eighteenth-century meeting house interior. There are no restroom facilities on site. The building is also unheated. We encourage visitors with any concerns to call ahead.

Free to Historic New England members and Amesbury residents
$5 nonmembers

Please call 978-462-2634 or buy online.

Library and Archives Open Saturdays

Saturday, December 3, 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 nonmembers

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

Events Calendar — 11 events