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Events Calendar — 124 events

Domestic Bliss Gallery Walk

Saturday, June 11, 11:00 a.m. - noon

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

Artists Karen Battles and Leslie Lyman present a tour of the exhibition Domestic Bliss: Discarded, Remembered, and Imagined.

Free with museum admission.

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

Art 'Round Town, September 2

Friday, September 2, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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

Make Langdon House a stop on your Art 'Round Town gallery walk of downtown Portsmouth. View the current exhibition during special evening hours at this magnificent Georgian mansion. . See artist-in-residence, Amanda Sisk’s, final sculpture of Governor Langdon in clay prior to the work being cast in resin. Light refreshments.

Free

Call 603-436-3205 for more information.

Beacon Hill Walking Tour, September 3

Saturday, September 3, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Mass.
 
Go beyond the brick sidewalks and charming gardens and learn about Beacon Hill’s development in the Federal era. The fortunes, ambitions, and struggles of Beacon Hill’s early residents, both wealthy and working class, shaped the streets, architecture, and character of the hill. Start with a tour of Otis House, the earliest intact mansion in the neighborhood, and continue on Beacon Hill’s historic streets.

Private group tours available by appointment.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers
 
Registration is recommended. Please call 617-994-5920 or buy online.

Behind the Scenes at Roseland Cottage

Saturday, September 3, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Conn.
  
Explore Henry Bowen's remarkable summer retreat and see parts of the estate usually hidden from public view (even to Mr. Bowen’s guests) from cellar to attic, cisterns to servants' quarters, and horse stalls to hayloft. Learn about some of the servants who ran the domestic systems still in place at Roseland Cottage. Visitors are encouraged to bring a flashlight.
 
This tour does not include the public spaces of the main house. Guests who have not taken the main house tour may want to arrive early enough to do so.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers
 
Registration is required. Please call 860-928-4074 for more information or buy online.

Schooner Festival Fireworks

Saturday, September 3, 7:00 p.m.

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Mass.
 
Watch Gloucester's annual Schooner Festival Fireworks display from the terrace and lawn of Beauport. Treat yourself to an abridged evening tour as the house transforms at night.

Bring blankets, chairs, picnics, and mosquito spray. Candles are prohibited. Adults and children over twelve only, please.

$12 Historic New England members
$20 nonmembers
 
Registration is required. Please call 978-283-0800 or buy online.

Nature Walk with Dr. Bob, September 3

Saturday, September 3, 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)

For more information please call 401-295-1030.

Parade of Sail

Sunday, September 4, 10:30 a.m.

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Mass.
 
Visit Beauport for some of the best views of the annual Gloucester Schooner Festival's Parade of Sail. Watch from the terrace as schooners sail to the Eastern Point Light breakwater to begin the Mayor's race for the Esperanto Cup.

Coffee and light breakfast refreshments are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring blankets and/or chairs and your own refreshments if you like. The house is not available for tours during this event.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers
  
Registration is required. Please call 978-283-0800 or buy online.

Weeding Wednesday at the Lyman Estate, September 7

Wednesday, September 7, 10:00 a.m. - noon
Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham, 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.

Drop-ins welcome. Meet at the Peach Wall behind the Mansion. Please call 617-994-5912 for more information.

To sign up visit the Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association website.

Behind Closed Doors of Castle Tucker, September 9

Friday, September 9, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Castle Tucker, 2 Lee Street, Wiscasset, Maine

Peek into the nooks and crannies of Castle Tucker on this special tour. Discover something new whether you've been to the house before or not, including rooms and stories not included on regular tours.

Filled with the original furnishings and decoration of the Tucker family, who lived here for over 140 years, Castle Tucker is one of the most complete and original Victorian homes in the United States. See additional bedrooms and unique connecting spaces on three floors of this thirty-room mansion.

$10 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Space is limited. Registration is required. Please call 207-882-7169 or buy online.

Walk with Washington, September 9

Friday, September 9, 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.

Events Calendar — 124 events