Friday, August 27, 2010

September 2010 Genealogy and Local History Events

Upcoming Events in September

Portsmouth Portraits: A Walking Tour
Friday, September 10, 1-4PM
Governor John Langdon House and Rundlett-May House
Portsmouth, NH 603-436-3206
Tour grand homes to see the family portraits and hear the stories. Free

Granite State Sacrifice during the American Civil War
Thursday, September 7, 7 PM
Londonderry, NH, Leach Public Library 603-432-1132
Sponsored by the Londonderry Historical Society, author Steven Closs will present his two books on the Civil War, and discuss the soldiers of New Hampshire, and in particular twelve fallen soldiers from Londonderry. Free.

Londonderry Art on the Common
Saturday, September 11th, 10 AM – 4PM
Over 50 local artists display and sell fine art, mixed media and photography on the Londonderry Town Common. See  for details

Jackson Hill Cider Day
Saturday, September 11, Noon – 4PM
ackson House, Portsmouth, NH 603-436-3205
All ages will enjoy children’s crafts, music, spinning demonstrations, cider pressing, crafts and refreshments for sale. The house is open for tours. Free to members of Historic New England, $6 for non-members.

September 17 and 18
Two day festival including a spaghetti supper, talent show, annual breakfast, entertainment, vendors, food and fun. See for details

Fairy House Tours
Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19, 2010 Noon – 4PM
Governor John Langdon House
Portsmouth, NH 603-436-3205
Search the gardens for tiny fairy houses created by local artists and children, hidden in wooded areas, under trees, and in the landscaping at the historic Langdon House. $10 adults/$4 children in advance. $15 adults and $5 children on the days of the tour. This is a very popular annual event!

Vintage Baseball Triple Header
Sunday, September 26, 11 AM- 4PM
Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm
Newbury, Massachusetts 978-462-2634
The Essex Baseball Club will play other regional clubs using 1861 baseball rules. Bring blankets and lawn chairs, no reserved seating. Free to members of Historic New England, $3 for non-members.

Runaway Wives: When Colonial Marriages Failed
Tuesday, September 28, 7PM
First Baptist Church
188 Deerfield Road (Rt. 43)
Candia, NH
Contact: Ron Thomas 603-483-8189
Through newspaper ads for runaway wives, husbands chased down women. Read about the economic and social barriers to runaway wives. Presented by Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Plymouth State University.

Family Reunions

Wyman Family Reunion
September 12, 2010
Woburn Historical Society, 7 Mishawum Road, Woburn, Massachusetts
Descendants of Francis Wyman - for more information

Old Planters Reunion and Balch Family Meeting
September 24-26, 2010
Beverly, Massachusetts
All descendants of Beverly, Massachusetts’s 17th century families are invited, as well as those interested in history, for a variety of programs, tours and research opportunities. For more information see

Caverly Family Reunion:
25 September 2010, Bow Lake Grange, Strafford, NH,
Descendants of William Caverly and Mary Abbott of Portsmouth, NH

Towne Family Reunion:
23 -25 September 2010, Omaha, Nebraska,
Descendants of William Towne and Joanna Blessing of Salem, Massachusetts

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