Thursday, August 28, 2014

September 2014 Genealogy and Local History Calendar


August 29 – 31st, 30th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival, at Gloucester, Massachusetts in the harbor and nearby. http://gloucesterschoonerfestival.net/ Fireworks on the 30th, parade of sail on the 31st.

August 29, Friday, 11am – 12:30pm Walk with Washington at the Gov. John Langdon House, 143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  $6 Historic New England members, $12 non members.  Walk the streets of Portsmoth in the footsteps of George Washington when he visited in 1789.  Registration required call 603-436-3205

August 30, Saturday, 10am – noon Face and Families: Folk Art Portraits at Cogswell’s Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Massachusetts, $5 Historic New England members, $15 non-members.  Registration required 978-768-3632

August 30 – October 19, Weekends 10am – 6pm, King Richard’s Faire, 235 Main Street, Carver, Massachusetts, New England’s largest renaissance fair. http://kingrichardsfaire.net/

September 1 Discover Quincy Days, experience Quincy, Massachusetts and its rich history for the price of one $5 wristband.  http://thequincychamber.com/news/discover-quincy-days

September 2, 4 – 5:30pm, Treating Our Sources as Evidence: Let’s Get all Sherlock About Our Genealogy Sources, by Barbara Matthews, part of the Genealogist Lecture Series at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, in the Commonwealth Salon.  617-859-2261.

September 2- 7, Brimfield Antique and Flea Market Show, http://www.brimfieldexchange.com/

September 4, Thursday, noon, Lunch & Learn: The Restoration and Re-Launch of the Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan, at Plimoth Plantation, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  Bring a lunch, or buy one in the visitor center, and listen to Dr. Elysa Engelman of the Mystic Seaport speak about the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan, originally launched in 1841.  Free to members, non-members $8.

September 5, Friday, 11am – 12:30pm Walk with Washington (see above)

September 6, Saturday, 11am – 3pm Jackson Hill Cider Day, at the Jackson House, 76 Northwest Street, Portsmouth, NH.  Free to Historic New England members, $6 non-members, $3 children.  Held grind apples and press cider. Watch artisans demonstrations, children’s games, crafts and seasonal refreshments, too. Tour the 1664 Jackson House.  Call 603-436-3206 for more information.

September 6, Saturday, 11am – 1pm Beacon Hill Walking Tour Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, Massachusetts $6 Historic New England members, $12 non-members. Registration required 617-994-5920. 

September 6 and October 4, Discover Quincy Days (see above)
September 6 and 7,  Saturday and Sunday, noon and 1:30 pm The Way We Worked: Domestic Help Wanted, at the Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Connecticut, $5 Historic New England members, $15 non-members.  See Roseland Cottage through the eyes of applicants of the house’s many domestic servant positions.  Registration required 860-928-4074

September 7, Sunday, noon, Vintage Baseball Double-Header, Lynn Live Oaks vs Newburyport Clamdiggers, at the Spencer-Peirce Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Massachusetts.  Watch two games play baseball with 1860s rules.  Grass field seating, bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating. Weather permitting, please call  978-462-2634 for more information.  Free to Historic New England members, $5 non-members.

September 8, Monday, 6:30, American Agricultural Fairs, with a focus on Derry, New Hampshire, presented by Mark Mastromarino, at the Derry Public Library.  For details call 603-432-6140 or see http://derrypl.org/2014/08/local-fairs/ 

September 11, Thursday, 2:30 – 4:30pm Capturing Beauport, at the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Boulevard, Gloucester, Massachusetts. $25 Historic New England members, $50 non-members.  Have you ever wanted to take photos of Beauport’s interior? Now is your chance for a regular tour with extra time for photography.  There is also a chance your favorite image will be chosen to be made into a postcard for sale in the museum shop.  Registration required 978-283-0880.

September 12, Friday, 11am – 12:30pm Walk with Washington (see above)

September 12, Friday, 8:30 – 10am Inside Haymarket, a tour departing from the corner of Congress and Hanover Streets, Boston, Massachusetts. $25 Historic New England members, $35 non-members.  Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the market as it opens for the day, learn the history, and hear from the president of the Haymarket Pushcart Association.  Sample fruits, vegetables, cheese, and even pizza.  Registration required 617-994-5920

September 13, Saturday, Maine Lighthouse Day, at lighthouses all along the Maine coast, see the website http://www.lighthousefoundation.org/openlighthouseday.htm

September 13, Saturday, 11am – 1pm Beacon Hill Walking Tour (see above)

September 14, Vintage Baseball Double Header, Lowell Baseball Club vs. Portsmouth Rockinghams,  at the Spencer-Peirce Little Farm, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Massachusetts.  Watch two games play baseball with 1860s rules.  Grass field seating, bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating. Weather permitting, please call  978-462-2634 for more information.  Free to Historic New England members, $5 non-members.

September 16, 4-5:30pm, The Many Faces of Evernote, by Alice Kane, part of the Genealogist Lecture Series at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, in the Commonwealth Salon.  617-859-2261

September 19 – 21, Friday – Sunday, New Hampshire Highland Games at Loon Mountain, Lincoln, New Hampshire, with a Gathering of the Clans (60 clans and societies), pipe bands, sheepdog trials, concerts, fiddling championship, atheletics, dance competitions, and more. http://www.nhscot.org/

September 19, Friday, 11am – 12:30pm Walk with Washington (see above)

September 20, Saturday, 11am – 1pm Beacon Hill Walking Tour (see above)

September 20-21, Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 3pm, The 10th Annual Portsmouth Fairy House Tour, on the grounds of Strawberry Banke, the Governor John Langdon House, Prescott Park and Peirce Island in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  The tour occurs rain or shine. Introduce these historic sites to your kids while touring over 150 handcrafted fairy houses hidden in the gardens and landscaping.  Proceeds to benefit the museum’s “History in Reach” fund, advance tickets are $25 per family, $12 per adult, $8 seniors, $4 per child 3 -12, and tickets purchased on the day of the event are $30 per family, $15 per adult, $10 per senior, $5 per child 3 -12. Purchase tickets online at www.portsmouthfairyhousetour.com

September 20, Saturday, 2 – 3:30pm “Am I not a Man and a Brother?”: A recreation of an Abolitionist Meeting” at the Roseland Cottage, 556 Route 169, Woodstock, Connecticut.  Free to Historic New England members,  $5 non-members. Registration required 860-928-4074

September 26, Friday Walk with Washington (see above)

September 27, Saturday, 8am – 4pm, American Canadian Genealogical Society Fall Conference and Annual Meeting at the Chateau restaurant and event center, 201 Hanover Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.  Two morning workshops, buffet lunch included, one afternoon workshop, annual meeting.  Early Bird Fee $50 by September 15, Full conference fee $60 after September 15.  No registration required to attend the annual meeting. http://www.acgs.org/about/Fall%20Conference_2014.pdf

September 27, Saturday, 2pm, Colonial Garden Talk, by Roby Kanter, , at the House of Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street, Salem, Massachusetts, a lecture by Matthew Thomas, Free to members, non-members $15, reservations recommended 978-744-0991 ext. 104

September 27, Saturday, 10am, Genealogy 101: From the Roots Up! Presented by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino, sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, meeting at the Nevins Library, Garden Room, 305 Broadway, Methuen, Massachusetts. Free to the public

September 27, Saturday, 11am – 1pm, Beacon Hill Walking Tour (see above)

October 1 – 31st, 33rd Annual Salem Haunted Happenings, all over Salem, Massachusetts, see the website http://hauntedhappenings.org/ Grand Parade, Street Fairs, Family Film nights, costume balls, ghost tours, haunted houses, live music and theatrical presentations.

October 15, Wednesday, 6:30pm, Reverend James MacGregor of Aghadowey, Northern Ireland and Londonderry, New Hampshire, presented by the Derry, New Hampshire town historian, Rick Holmes at the Derry Public Library. Call 432-6140 for more information.

October 25, Saturday, 10am, The Pirate Capture, Bold Escape, and Lonely Exile of Philip Ashton presented by author Greg Flemming, sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, meeting at the Nevins Library, Garden Room, 305 Broadway, Methuen, Massachusetts.

November 19, Wednesday, 6pm, The Schooner Fame, by Capt. Mike Rustein, , at the House of Seven Gables, 115 Derby Street, Salem, Massachusetts, a lecture by Matthew Thomas, Free to members, non-members $15, reservations recommended 978-744-0991 ext. 104

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