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Events Calendar — 486 events

Walk with Washington, May 31

Friday, May 31, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

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

 

$6 Historic New England members, $12 nonmembers

 

Explore 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

Wiscasset Walk and Tour of Nickels-Sortwell House with Earle Shettleworth, Jr.

Thursday, June 6, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Castle Tucker, 2 Lee Street, Wiscasset, Maine

 

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

 

Earle Shettleworth, Jr., director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and Maine State Historian, leads a very special walking tour of historic Wiscasset village from Castle Tucker to Nickels-Sortwell House. While Earle shares his architectural history expertise, Nickels-Sortwell House Guide Dan Stevens tells tales of heroes, rogues, and damsels in distress. The walk is followed by a tour of Nickels-Sortwell House.

 

Space is limited. Registration is required. Please call 207-882-7169 for more information. Reserve tickets now

Walk with Washington, June 7

Friday, June 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

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

 

$6 Historic New England members, $12 nonmembers

 

Explore 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

Salem's Roast Meat Hill and Beyond

Saturday, June 8, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Gedney House, 21 High Street, Salem, Mass.

$10 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers

Join Jim McAllister of Derby Square Tours for a walking tour of Salem's Roast Meat Hill neighborhood, home to the city's African American population in the nineteenth century and Italian population in the twentieth. Learn about artists, actors, and musicians who have also populated the neighborhood through the years. Tour meets at Gedney House.

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

The Many Voices of Beauport

Thursday, June 13, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Mass.


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

Although Beauport was the vision and showroom of interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper, this tour focuses on three people integral to the creation, upkeep, and preservation of the house: architect Halfdan Hanson, housekeeper Mary Wonson, and second owner Helena Woolworth McCann. Whether you've visited before or not, this is a new take on the story of Beauport.


This event is SOLD OUT.


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

Walk with Washington, June 14

Friday, June 14, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

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

 

$6 Historic New England members, $12 nonmembers

 

Explore 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

Hosta Sale

Friday, June 14 – Sunday, June 16, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, Mass.

 

Free

 

Thousands of plants are available in creams, golds, blues, and mixes. Choose from large-specimen and small plants, along with many new and hard-to-find varieties. Our knowledgeable staff is on hand to help you choose the right hostas for your garden. Garden and Landscape members receive a 15% discount on purchases at the greenhouses.

 

Please call 781-891-1985 for more information.

Tales and Ales, June 14

Friday, June 14, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Arnold House, 487 Great Road, Lincoln, R.I.

 

$10 Historic New England members, $25 nonmembers

 

After Eleazer Arnold received a tavern license for his house in 1710, the Arnold family hosted many travelers journeying between Providence and Mendon on the Great Road. Learn about the importance of taverns in early Rhode Island history from Robert Geake, author of Historic Taverns of Rhode Island. Enjoy a sampling of Rhode Island-brewed beer. In partnership with Union Station Brewery, Providence.

 

Registration is required. Please call 401-728-9696 for more information. Purchase tickets now

Summerday at Castle Tucker

Saturday, June 15, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Castle Tucker, 2 Lee Street, Wiscasset, Maine

Free. House tours $5

Come to Castle Tucker for an afternoon of historical fun. Take a tour of this unique mansion for a fascinating view of the lives of a Victorian Wiscasset family. Home to the Tuckers for almost 150 years, Castle Tucker is filled with original nineteenth-century furnishings and decoration including a freestanding, elliptical staircase. Check out the Tuckers' carriage barn filled with their sleigh and carriages, then take a free ride around our historic neighborhood in Meadow Creek Farm's horse-drawn wagon, pulled by beautiful Belgian horses Ben and Bill. Wiscasset Middle Schoolers perform segments of a play written by the Tucker children and host a bake sale.

Horse and wagon rides sponsored by Ames 1 Value Hardware and Supply.

Please call 207-882-7169 for more information. 

Good Things Are Worth Preserving Gala

Saturday, June 15, 6:00 p.m. cocktails, 7:30 p.m. dinner
Eustis Estate, 1426 Canton Avenue, Milton, Mass.

$750 per ticket

Sponsorships available at the Gilded Age ($25,000), Blue Hills ($10,000), and Preservation ($5,000) levels

Honorary Chair: Elizabeth B. Johnson

Event Chair: Joan M. Berndt

Enjoy an exclusive private viewing of Historic New England's latest acquisition, the Eustis Estate, a rare survival of the Gilded Age, designed by William Ralph Emerson in 1878. Comprising a mansion and numerous outbuildings surrounded by more than eighty acres, the estate has been in the ownership of the original family since it was built. This black tie gala is your opportunity to be a special guest at this extraordinary home before it opens to the public in 2016.

More information and photos from last year's Good Things Are Worth Preserving event.

This event is SOLD OUT.

For more information please call 617-994-5934 or e-mail Events@HistoricNewEngland.org.
Events Calendar — 486 events