Wednesday, February 27, 2013
March Genealogy and Local History Calendar
Local Club Meetings
Hudson Genealogy Club, at the Rogers Memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, NH http://www.rodgerslibrary.org/ every 2nd Friday of the Month, at 1:30 PM contact Gayle St. Cyr 603-886-6030 for more information.
Genealogy Roundtable, at the Derry Public Library, 64 East Broadway, Derry, NH http://www.derry.lib.nh.us/ every first Tuesday of the Month, at 1 – 2:30 PM. Contact: 603-432-6140 for more information.
Greater Lowell Genealogy Club, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~maglgc/ meets at the Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA 10AM to 1PM once a month.
Newton, NH Genealogy Club- Gale Library, Newton, NH, 603-382-4691, 3PM on the third Wednesday of the month.
Chelmsford Genealogy Club, at the Chelmsford, MA Public Library, first Tuesday night of the month at 7PM in the McCarthy Meeting Room, contact Judy Sylvia http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/programs/programs/genealogy_club.html 978-256-5521
March 2, Saturday, 8:30 am – 5pm Ancestry Day at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, sponsored by the New England Historic Genealogical Society and Ancestry.com. $30 registration fee, $19 parking at the Prudential Center. http://ancestrydaynehgs.eventbrite.com/?o_xid=53689&o_lid=53689&o_sch=Email or email education @nehgs.org
March 2, Saturday, 3pm, Tea and Fashion at the Munroe Tavern, Meet Colonel and Mrs. Munroe for a tour of the Munroe Tavern and an exhibit of rare textiles on display this weekend only. A delicious high tea, music and raffle of teapots will follow. Sponsored by the Lexington Historical Society. $30 members/$35 non-members. Reserve your spot by calling 781-862-1703
March 2, Saturday, 1pm Baked Beans and Fried Clams: How Food Defines a Region, at the Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway, Derry, NH 432-6140 A celebration of the regional favorites, and a discussion on the many foods distinctive to New England. FREE
March 3, Sunday, 3pm, Tea and Fashion at the Munroe Tavern, Meet Colonel and Mrs. Munroe for a tour of the Munroe Tavern and an exhibit of rare textiles on display this weekend only. A delicious high tea, music and raffle of teapots will follow. Sponsored by the Lexington Historical Society. $30 members/$35 non-members. Reserve your spot by calling 781-862-1703
March 4, Monday, 1pm A Visit with Queen Victoria, at the First Baptist Church of Nashua, 121 Manchester St., Nashua, NH 603-886-7201. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council. Sally Mummey performs as her royal highness, to reveal the personal details of a powerful yet humane woman. FREE
March 4, Monday, 2:15pm Vanished Veteran’s- NH’s Civil War Monuments and Memorials, at the Havenwood Heritage Heights Auditorium, 33 Christian Avenue, Concord, NH 603-229-1185. A discussion on the earliest obelisks, to statues, artillery, murals, cast iron, stained glass and buildings from the 1860s through the 1920s in New Hampshire. FREE
March 6, New Visitor Welcome Tour, at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston. FREE to the public. See the website www.americanancestors.org
March 6, Wednesday, 6:30pm If I am Not for Myself, Who Will Be for Me? George Washington’s Runaway Slave, at the Kimball Public Library, 5 Academy Avenue, Atkinson, NH 603-362-5234. FREE The story of Ona Judge Staines, who ran away from Martha Washington to New Hampshire. Presented by Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti.
March 8, 6:30pm – 8:30pm The Irish Experience at the Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, Mass. $10 Historic New England members, $15 nonmembers, Discover the daily lives of the Phillips family’s Irish domestic staff. Registration recommended, please call 978-744-0440 for additional information.
March 9, Saturday, 11am – 12:30pm Ladies of the House Tour, at the Otis House, 141 Cambridge Street, Boston, View the Otis House through the lens of women’s history, and discover the relevant social history of the women’s lives in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Registration required through Historic New England, $7 members, $15 nonmembers, call 617-994-5920 for information.
March 9, Saturday, 10am – noon, The Irish Experience at Phillips House, at the Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, MA. Discover the daily lives of the Irish domestic staff, their duties, living conditions, and interactions with the family members. Visit the servant’s work and living spaces not usually open to the public. Registration recommended through Historic New England, $10 members, $15 nonmembers 978-744-0440 to purchase tickets.
March 16, Saturday, Plimoth Plantation reopens for the season, you can find this living history museum at 137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, Massachusetts www.plimoth.org
March 23, Saturday, 9:30 – 12:30 joint Irish Genealogy Conference between TIARA and NEHGS at 99 Newbury Street, Boston, MA Presentation by Dr. Paula de Fougerolles on the history and archeology of medieval Ireland and Scotland. Marie Daly will presnt “Tracing Irish Domestic Servants” using case studies from the Boston area. Participants are welcome to conduct research at the library in the afternoon. $20 registration fee, email email@example.com or register at www.americanancestors.org
March 28, Thursday, 2:30pm The Abolitionists of Noyes Academy, at Heritage Heights- Tad’s Place, 149 East Side Drive, Concord, NH 603-229-1266 In 1835 the first racially integrated school was opened in Canaan, NH, but outraged citizens raised a mob that dragged the academy off its foundation and ran the African American students out of town. This is the story of three extraordinary Afrian American leaders, Henry Highland Garnet, Alexander Crummell and Thomas Sipkins Sidney. FREE
March 28, Thursday, 7 – 8pm, Ocean State Mementos: Jewelry from Rhode Island, at the Governor Lippitt House, 199 Hope Street, Providence, RI, An illustrated lecture on the history of jewelry in Rhode Island, and new research on the Ocean State’s jewelry industry. Co-sponsored by Preserve Rhode Island and Historic New England. Registration required, call 617-994-5959. Free to members of both organizations, $5 nonmembers.
March 30, Saturday, 2pm Native American Genealogy, Amesbury, MA Public Library. 149 Main St., Amesbury, MA Chief Paul Brunnell will present a program on the Native Americans who lived in this area. Materials to research and migration patterns. Registration required. 978-388-8148 or register online at www.amesburylibrary.org
March 30, Saturday, The New England Family History Conference, sponsored by the Hingham Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, at the Franklin LDS Church, 91 Jordan Road, Franklin, Massachusetts. For more information see the website at http://www.nefamilyhistory.com/index/main
March 31, Sunday, 11am – 4pm, Salem Women’s History Day, at the Phillips House, 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, MA, A special guided tour for Women’s History Month, focusing on the role of women at 34 Chestnut St. through the years. Sponsored by Historic New England, free to members and Salem residents, $5 nonmembers. Tours on the half hour. Call 978-744-0440 with questions.
April 6, Saturday, 10 am – 2:30pm, New Hampshire Society of Genealogists: Spring Meeting, at the Holiday Inn, 172 North Main Street, Concord, NH. Two lectures “Researching your Ancestors on the Internet” and “Spinsters & Widows: Gender Loyalty within Families” with a lunch buffet. $15 members, $20 non members, must register in advance by emailing Hal Inglis at Hal@inglis-unltd.com or calling 1-603-0664-9080. Seating is limited so register early.
April 13, Saturday, 1 – 4:30pm, Two Brothers: Stories from the Front Lines of World War I, at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA, Free to Historic New England and Cape Ann Museum members, $5 nonmembers. Archaeologist and curator Timothy Kendall shares the story of his grandfather and great-uncle who were volunteer ambulance drivers in the American Field Service during World War I. The Boston born brothers documented their experiences in photos and journals. Gloucester resident Abram Piatt Andrew founded the American Field service with Beauport’s Henry Davis Sleeper. Following the talk at 2:30 is a viewing of Our American Boys at War in Europe, the film Sleeper used to recruit volunteers and funds for the American Field Service. Registration recommended 978-283-0800.
April 13, Saturday, 2pm, Irish Genealogy, Amesbury, MA Public Library. 149 Main St., Amesbury, MA Tom Toohey will present Irish Genealogy 404. Registration required . 978-388-8148 or register online at www.amesburylibrary.org
April 17 – 21, New England Regional Genealogical Conference, at the Raddison Hotel and Conference Center, Manchester, NH For more information see the website www.nergc.org
April 21st, Wednesday,10am FREE Vacation Week Genealogy For Kids Program at the National Archives, 38Trapelo Road, Waltham, Massachusetts. Participants research their family history with volunteers and staff available to help out. Reservations are required, please call 866-406-2379 2379 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
April 21st, Wednesday, 2pm, Behind the Scenes at the National Archives, a 45 minute tour to see original documents of our nation’s history. Reservations suggested, please call 866-406-2379 or email email@example.com
August 4 – 9, 2013, The 33rd IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Boston Park Plaza Hotel
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