Sunday, August 28, 2016

September 2016 Genealogy and Local History Calendar



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September 2, Friday, noon, Using and Evaluating Mug Books, part of the First Friday Lecture series at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 – 101 Nebury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Free to the public.  Presented by Lindsay Fulton, director of research services.  Register here: http://shop.americanancestors.org/products/using-and-evaluating-mug-books

September 3, Saturday, 9:30am,  Hands-on Workshop: Preservation of the Joseph Chase Smith Burial Ground,  off Route 104 in Meredith, New Hampshire (see the link for directions and more information) sponsored by the New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association.  Bring water, snacks, and bug spray (also gloves and a shovel). http://www.nhoga.com/newsletters/2016/2016NHOGA_News%20Fall.pdf   

September 3, Saturday, 6pm, Devil’s Half Acre Walking Tour,  meetup at the Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union Street, Bangor, Maine.  This tour shines a light on Bangor’s wicked side and tells the tale of saloons and brothels.   For more information call 207-942-1900.  Repeated on September 15th.

September 4, Sunday, 1 - 4pm, Brickwall Meeting at the American Canadian Genealogical Society, 4 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.  Email your brickwall problems to acgs@acgs.org a few days prior to the event.  For more information see www.acgs.org    

September 5, Monday, 7pm, Poor Houses and Town Farms:  The Hard Row for Paupers, at the Moultonborough Historical Society Museum, 45 Main Street, Moutonborough, New Hampshire.  Steve Taylor presents how paupers were treated in these facilities and how reformers eventually succeeded in closing them down. FREE to the public.  Contact 603-279-4617. 

September 6, Tuesday, 7pm, Poor Houses and Town Farms:  The Hard Row for Paupers, at the Meredith Historical Society Museum, 45 Meredith, New Hampshire.  Steve Taylor presents how paupers were treated in these facilities and how reformers eventually succeeded in closing them down. FREE to the public.  Call 603-279-4617 for more information.

September 7, Wednesday, 10am, New Visitor Tour of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston.  10am.  Free to the public.  Tour attendees are welcome to use the library and resources following the tour. No registration necessary.

September 8, Thursday, 7pm, Witches, Pop Culture and the Past, at the Lane Tavern, 520 Sanborn Road, Route 132, Sanbornton, New Hampshire, hosted by the Sanbornton Historical Society.  FREE to the public.  Robin DeRosa explains that when Salem, Massachusetts tells its witch stories history, tourism and performance collide.  Call 603-286-4596 for more information.

September 8, Thursday,  7:30pm, A Visit with Abraham Lincoln, at the Holderness Historical Society, Curry Place, US Route 3, Holderness, New Hampshire.  President Lincoln, portrayed by Steve Wood, begins this program by recounting his early life, and ends with a reading of the “Gettysburg Address”.  Call 603-968-7066 for more information.  Free to the Public.

September 9, Friday, 1:30pm, DNA Genealogy, Part 2 , at the Rogers memorial Library, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, New Hampshire.  Sponsored by the Genealogy Club, and presented by Dr. Sandy Murray. Free to the public. For more information see www.rodgerslibrary.org or call 603-886-6030

September 9, Friday,  9am – 4:45pm, Star Island Tour, held on the Isles of Shoals, sponsored by the New Hampshire Historical Society,  a grand tour of Star Island and the 140 year old Oceanic Hotel, listed on the 2015 Preservation Aliance’s “Seven to Save” list.    The tour starts with an hour long ferry ride from Portsmouth and includes lunch in the hotel dining room.  Tour choices include: history of the island, current preservation efforts to save historic structures, behind the scenes at the resort, and the island’s environmental sustainability.  $75 for members of the New Hampshire Historical Society or Star Island Corporation, $100 non-members.  Contact Wendy Olcott at 603-856-0621 or wolcot@nhhistory.org.  Register before September 1, 2016 to save your spot.

September 9 – 10, Western Massachusetts Genealogical Conference, details coming soon.

September 10, Saturday, 2pm, Windham Museum Host's Book Signing with a Local Author, at the Armstrong Building, Fellows Road, Windham, New Hampshire.  Derek Saffie, author of Historic Tales of Windham will discuss and sign his new book. Books can be ordered by downloading the order form at this link: http://www.windhamnewhampshire.com/content/about-museum   Mr. Saffie is a native of Windham, a trustee of the Windham Museum, and a member of the Windham Historic District/Heritage Commission.  

September 10, Saturday, 10am, Mount Hope Cemetery – Original Tour, at the Mount Hope Cemetery, 1048 State Street, Bangor, Maine.  Learn little known facts about some of Bangor’s famous and infamous residents.  Sponsored by the Bangor Historical Society, call 207- 942-1900 for more information.

September 10, Saturday, 10am, Downtown Peterborough Walking Tour, meetup at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, 19 Grove Street, Peterborough, New Hampshire.  Free to the public.  Call 603-924-3235 for more information.

September 10, 2pm and again at 3pm, Saturday, Guided Gallery Tour of the New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord, New Hampshire.  Included with the price of paid admission to the Historical Society.  See everything from a 500 years old dugout canoe to a 1972 Ski-doo.  Appropriate for visitors of all ages.

September 11, Sunday,  11:30am, Family Stories: How and Why to Remember and Tell Them, at the Deering Community Church, 763 Deering Center Road, Deering, New Hampshire.  Hosted by the Deering Community Church.  Free to the public.  Storyteller Jo Radner shares foolproof ways to mine memories and interview relatives for meaningful stories.  Participants will practice finding, developing and telling their own tales. Call 603-529-7764 for more information.

September 13, Tuesday, George Washington Spied Here:  Spies and Spying in the American Revolutionary War (1775 – 1783) at the Elkins Public Library,  9 Center Road, Canterbury, New Hampshire.  A multi media presentation by Douglas Wheeler. Free to the public.  Call 603-783-4386 for more information.

September 13, Tuesday, 1pm, Poor Houses and Town Farms: The Hard Row for Paupers, at the Ashland School Cafeteria, 16 Education Drive, Ashland, New Hampshire.  Steve Taylor presents how paupers were treated in these facilities and how reformers eventually succeeded in closing them down. FREE to the public. Call 603-968-7716 for more information.

September 14, Wednesday, 6:30pm,  Unfreedom:  Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth Century Boston, at the Old North Church, 193 Salem Street, Boston, Massachusetts, hosted by the Old North Foundation.  This is a lecture and book signing by author Jared Hardesty.  FREE with registration here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-north-speaker-series-jared-hardesty-unfreedom-slavery-and-dependence-in-18th-c-boston-tickets-27072881718?ref=ebtn

September 15, Saturday, 5:30pm, Devil’s Half Acre Walking Tour,  meetup at the Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union Street, Bangor, Maine.  This tour shines a light on Bangor’s wicked side and tells the tale of saloons and brothels.   For more information call 207-942-1900. 

September 15, Saturday, 6pm, Meet the Lighthouse Families of Boston Harbor, Yesterday and Today,  a lecture at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts by Jeremy D’Entremont and Suzanne Gall Marsh.  FREE to the public.  Call 617-482-6439 for more information.

September 15 – 17, New York State Family History Conference, at the Holiday Inn Syracuse, 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool, New York.  http://www.nysfhc.org/ 

September 15, Thursday, 1:30pm, The Music History of the French Canadians, Franco Americans, Acadians and Cajuns.  At the Rodgers Memorial Library,  194 Derry Road, Hudson, New Hampshire.  Presented by Lucie Therrien.  Call 603-886-6030 for more information.  Free to the public.

September 15, Thursday, 7pm, Runaway Wives:  When Colonial Marriages Failed, at the Piermont Old Church Building, 130 Route 10, Piermont, New Hampshire.  Present by Marcia Schmidt Blaine, who describes the surprisingly enduring economic and social barriers to runaway wives.  Free to the public.  Call the Piermont Public Library for more information.

September 15, Thursday, 7pm, Vanished Veterans – NH’s Civil War Monuments and Memorials, at the Blaisdell Memorial Library,  129 Stage Road, Nottingham, New Hampshire.  Presented by George Morrison.  Free to the public.  Contact 603-679-8484 for more information.

September 16, Friday, 12 noon, Ratification of the Constitution in New Hampshire, at the American Independence Museum, 1 Governor’s Lane, Exeter, New Hampshire.  Presented by Jere Daniel.  Free to the public. Bring a lunch.

September 17,  Saturday, Maine Genealogical Society, 40th Anniversary Conference, Keynote speaker will be Judy Russell, “The Legal Genealogist”, at Jeff’s Catering, Brewer, Maine, for more information see this link www.maineroots.org or MGS, Box 2062, Waterville, Maine, 04903

September 17, Saturday, 10am – noon, Walking Tour: The Victorian North End, please meet at the Goodwin Funeral Home parking lot, 607 Chestnut Street on the corner of Harrison Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. See the mansions of Manchester’s successful citizens, including the Straw mansion, the fairgrounds and trotting park, and the site of Webster General Hospital.  Led by local historians John Jordan and Dick Duckoff.  $5 Manchester Historic Association members, $10 general public.  Please pre-register at 603-622-7531.

September 17, Saturday, 1:30pm, Want to Join the DAR?  SAR? Mayflower Society? Early Jamestown Settlers? Etc., at the Connecticut Society of Genealogists Library, 175 Maple Street, East Hartford, Connecticut.  $20 per session, open to the public but please pre-register at 860-569-0002 or csginc@csginc.org

September 17, Saturday, noon, Three Sheets to the Wind – Sea Shanties at the Meeting House, at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Free with admission to the museum.  Don’t miss the Gloucester based group Three Sheets to the Wind perform traditional sea shanties in a concert for all ages.

September 19, Monday noon – September 21, Wednesday, noon, Wings of Freedom at the Manchester Airport, an exhibit of historic aircraft on the tarmack, with walk through tours, and flights.  Call 978-562-9182 for flight reservations.  No reservations needed for tours.  Organized by the New Hampshire Aviation Historical Society, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, New Hampshire. Adults $12 and children  ages 12 and under are $6.

September 20, Tuesday, 6pm,  A Conversation with Stacy Schiff on "The Witches: Salem 1692" moderated by Brenton Simons of NEHGS, at the Rabb Hall at Boston Public Library, Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts.  Brenton will interview Pulitizer prize winning historian and author Stacy Schiff on her bestseller.  The discussion will be followed by a book signing.  Free to the public. 

September 20, Tuesday, 11am, Abraham and Mary Lincoln:  The Long and the Short of It, at the Carroll County Adult Education,  680 White Mountain Highway, Tamworth, New Hampshire.  Living historians Steve and Sharon Wood portray President and Mrs. Lincoln.  Free to the public. For more information 603-323-5100. 

September 21, Wednesday, Book Event: The Boston Castrato, at NEHGS, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Presented by author Colin W. Sargent, book sales and signing to follow.  Free to the public.  Please register here: http://shop.americanancestors.org/products/book-event-the-boston-castrato

September 23, Friday, 12:15 – 1pm, Middays at the Meeting House:  Restoring Historic Graves Lighthouse, at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Owners Lynn and Dave Waller with share the colorful 110 year history of Graves Lighthouse.  $6 admission.  Call 617-481-6439 for more information.

September 23, Friday, 6:30pm, Norman Rockwell is Calling, at the New Hampshire Telephone Museum, One Depot Street, Warner, New Hampshire.  Join Tom Daly, curator of education for the Norman Rockwell Museum, as he tells tales of Rockwell’s work that feature the telephone to add to the story.  Free to the public.  Wine and cheese.  Call 603-456-2234 for more information.

September 24, Saturday, New Visitor Tour of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99 -101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Tour attendees are welcome to use the library following the tour.  No registration is necessary.

September 24, Saturday, The American Canadian Genealogical Society Fall Conference and Annual Meeting, at the Puritan Restaurant, Pappas Room, Manchester, New Hampshire.  Annual meeting, speakers, buffet breakfast and lunch.  See the website for more information www.acgs.org

September 24, Saturday, 2pm, Collections Highlights Talk: Political Cartoons in the Presidential Election of 1852, at the New Hampshire Historical Society, 30 Park Street, Concord, New Hampshire.  Join director of collections Wesley Balla for a talk about the 1852 campaign when New Hampshire native son Franklin Pierce ran for president.  Free with admission to the Historical Society.

September 24 and 25, Saturday and Sunday, The 12th Annual Portsmouth Fairy House Tour,  Rain or shine, tickets go on sale in July, Advance ticket prices are $25 per family, $12 per adult, $8 seniors, $4 children ages 3 – 12.  In the historic South End Neighborhood of Portsmouth, the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the Governor John Langdon House and in Prescott Park.  You are invited to build your own fairy house on Peirce Island and to see “Fairy Houses – the Ballet” in Prescott Park on the Festival Stage. All proceeds benefit the organizations and community groups that make the Fairy House tour possible. http://www.portsmouthfairyhousetour.com/

September 24, Saturday, 10am – 4:30pm, A Day Devoted to 18th Century Medicine, at the Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Road, Charlestown, New Hampshire.  Included with admission to the Fort.  For more information call 603-826-5700. 

September 24, Saturday, 10am – 4pm,  Museum Day Live!    Free admission for two people to many museums across the USA, sponsored by Smithsonian magazine.   Download your ticket here:  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016/?no-ist 

Some of the participating New England museums are:
Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, in Londonderry, NH
Millyard Museum in Manchester, NH
Wright Museum of WWII in Wolfeboro, NH
Museum of African American History in Boston, MA
The Old South Meeting House in Boston, MA
JFK National Historic Site in Brookline, MA
USS Constitution Museum in Charlestown, MA
Martha’s Vineyard Museum in Edgartown, MA
Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA
The Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, MA
The Witch Museum in Salem, MA
The Springfield Museums in Springfield, MA
The Armenian Museum in Watertown, MA
The Wenham Museum in Wenham, MA
The Maine State Museum in Augusta, ME
The Vermont History Center in Barre, VT
The Vermont History Museum in Montpelier, VT
The Little Compton Historical Society in Little Compton, RI
The Jamestown Museum and Windmill in Jamestown, RI
And many more (check the website: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-live-2016/ )

September 25, Sunday, 2pm, Scots for Sale: Scottish Prisoners of War Slaves in Colonial New England,  Diane Rapaport at the Wenham Museum, Wenham, Massachusetts.

September 25, Sunday, 2pm, Haven to Home:  What America has Meant to Jews, and Vice Versa, at NEHGS, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts, A special lecture and exhibit in partnership with the Jewish Heritage Center.  Presented by Michael Feldberg, PhD and curator.  Please register here: http://shop.americanancestors.org/products/haven-to-home-what-america-has-meant-to-jews-and-vice-versa

September 27, Tuesday, 7pm, Irish Genealogy 101, a lecture by genealogist Tom Toohey.  Sponsored by the Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society, and located at the American Legion Post #129, 22 Elm Street, Gardner, Massachusetts.  Guests are welcome for a $2 donation. www.cmgso.org   

September 28, Wednesday, 6:30pm, A Woman That Keeps Good Orders:  Women, Tavern Keeping, and Public Approval, at the Weeks Public Library, 36 Post Road, Greenland, New Hampshire.  Marcia Schmidt Blaine explores the world of female tavern keepers.  Free to the public.  Contact Denise Grimse for more information at 603-436-8548. 

September 28, Wednesday, 6pm, Book Event:  First Dads: Parenting and Politics from George Washington to Barack Obama, at NEHGS 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts, with author Joshua C. Kendall.  Book sales and signing to follow.  Free to the public. Please register here:  http://shop.americanancestors.org/products/book-event-first-dads-parenting-and-politics-from-george-washington-to-barack-obama

October 1, Saturday, Researching Maritime Ancestors in the National Archives, sponsored by the Maine Genealogical Society – Greater Portland Chapter, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine. A presentation by genealogist Jake Fletcher.
October 1 and 2, Saturday and Sunday, Revolutionary War Weekend at the Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Road, Charlestown, New Hampshire.   For more information call 603-826-5700 or http://www.fortat4.org/


October 3, Monday,  6:30pm , Witches, Pop Culture and the Past, at the Smith Memorial Congregational Church, 30 West Main Street, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, hosted by the Sanbornton Historical Society.  FREE to the public.  Robin DeRosa explains that when Salem, Massachusetts tells its witch stories history, tourism and performance collide.  Call 603-464-3529 for more information. 

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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "September 2016 Genealogy and Local History Calendar", Nutfield Genealogy, posted August 28, 2016, (http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/08/september-2016-genealogy-and-local.html: accessed [access date]).

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