Monday, June 29, 2020

July 2020 Genealogy and Local History Event Calendar

Genealogy Events Calendar

For last minute updates, see the “Nutfield Genealogy” Facebook page at this link:    Please send new events to me by commenting here at the end of this post, or email

For virtual events, please see the blog post from 27 June 2020 at this link: 


June 28, Sunday, 1 – 4pm, Bicentennial Lecture Series: “Maggie” The Story of an Irish Immigrant, at the Old Fort Western, in the Central Church, in Augusta, Maine. Presented by Carol Jarboe, living historian.

July 2, Thursday, 6pm, Declaring Independence – Then and Now, at the New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 265 Main Street, Townsend, Massachusetts. Hosted by the Townsend Historical Society.  Performance by costumed actors presented in partnership with Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area. Followed immediately by a band concert on the town common. Free to the public.

July 3, Friday, noon,  First Friday:  Fish Flake Hill Walking Tour, sponsored by the Historic Beverly of Beverly, Massachusetts.  $10 per person.  Please register here: 

July 9 – 30, History Mini-Camps at the Folsom Tavern, sponsored by the American Independent Museum of Exeter, New Hampshire. Children ages 8 – 12 will be immersed in 18th century life.  Enlist for one, two, three or all four sessions! Non-members $55 per day or $195 for all four, includes colonial inspired snacks.  Members are $45 per day or $170 for all four. See this link for more information:  

July 11, Saturday, History Camp Boston, at Suffolk University Law School.  (Rescheduled from March) 

July 13, Saturday, 9:30am – 12:30pm, Old Cemetery Workshop, at the Forest Glade Cemetery, Maple Street, Somersworth, New Hampshire.  Hosted by the New Hampshire Old Graveyard Association and the Trustee for the Cemeteries in Somersworth, New Hampshire.  Hands on workshop on headstone cleaning and straightening.  Contact 

July 15 – 18, Wednesday to Saturday, Summer Institute for Advanced Researchers: Contributing to Mayflower Scholarship, at the American Ancestors Research Center, 99 – 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts.  Early member registration by April 3, $1,200 or regular member registration after April 3, $1,350. 

July 19, 8am – noon, 36th Annual Codman Estate Antique Auto and Classic Car Show, at the Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Massachusetts.  Call 617-994-5914 for more information on this event.

July 20 – 24, 9 am to 3:30pm, 18th Century Kids Camp, hosted by the Historical Society of Cheshire County, 339 Main Street, Keene, New Hampshire.  Camp is held on the grounds of the historic 1762 Wyman Tavern House Museum 339 Main Street with an outdoor cooking hearth and bake oven.  Some activities will be held in a modern classroom facilty at the Historical Society’s Bruder House (on the Wyman Tavern campus) and at downtown locations such as the Food Co-op and Firebread Dog. Grades 3 – 8, $275 for the week. Tickets by Eventbrite:  

July 21, Tuesday, 6pm, Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and hosted by the Salisbury Historical Society.  At the Salisbury Historical Society Baptist Meeting House, 665 Old Turnpike Road, Salisbury, New Hampshire.  Free to the public.  Barbecue at 5pm, with program at 6pm. 

July 21, Tuesday, 7:30pm, The History of Agriculture as Told by Barns, at the Gilmanton Old Town Hall, 1800 NH Route 140, Gilmanton Iron Works, New Hampshire.  Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council.  Free to the public. Presented by author John C. Porter. 

July 23, Thursday, 5:30pm, Symbols and Meanings of Victorian Funerary Art, hosted by the Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, Massachusetts.  Tour will be led by Meg L. Winslow, curator of Historical Collections.  See this link for registration information, lived to 36 participants for social distancing. 

July 28, Tuesday, 7pm, Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement, at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street, Haverhill, New Hampshire. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and hosted by the Haverhill Historical Society. Free to the public.

July 30, Thursday, 4pm, Votes for Women: A History of the Suffrage Movement, at the Pavilion at the Fells, 456 Route 103A, Newbury, New Hampshire. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and hosted by the John Hay Estate at the Fells. Free to the public.

Future Events:

August 1 to 9, Salem Heritage Days, Salem, Massachusetts.  An open air festival with 40 different events celebrating Salem History for thirteen days. 

August 1, Saturday, 10am – 2pm, Wampanoag Ancestors Walk, at the Plymouth Waterfront, Water Street, Plymouth, Massachusetts.  This event will be led by the Wampanoag tribes of Massachusetts.  Participants will pay homage to the original 69 villages of the Wampanoag nation, Massasoit and King Phillip.  Drum ceremony and reception. Hosted by Plymouth 400  

August 5, Wednesday, 7pm New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them, at the Center at Eastman (Droper Room), 6 Clubhouse Lane, Grantham, New Hampshire.  Sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, and hosted by the Center at Eastman Community Association.  Free to the public.

September 25 - 27, Friday to Sunday, The Old Planters Reunion, hosted by Historic Beverly of Beverly, Massachusetts.  Programs include a tour of First Parish Church by historian Charles Wainwright.  The Balch and Woodbury Family Meetings will be held on Saturday. A tour of the North Beverly cemetery, where many Old Planter ancestors are buried.  Contact Historic Beverly to be added to the mailing list or 978-922-1186  

September 26, Saturday and Sunday, Return to Number 4: Revolutionary War Weekend, at the Fort at No. 4, 267 Springfield Road, Charlestown, New Hampshire.  Free with Admission,  

October 25, Sunday – October 27, Tuesday, Symposium: Conserving Our Painted Past, hosted by the Doubletree by Hilton, South Portland, Maine.  For more information email or visit  

October 29 – November 1, Indigenous History Conference and Powwow, at Bridgewater State University, 131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. This four day conference will address the legacy of colonization experienced by the Wampanoag and other native people in New England. Hosted by Plymouth 400.  

October 31, Saturday, Annual History Seminar of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists will be presented this year via Zoom.  See this link for more information:  

April 14, 2021 – April 17, 2021, NERGC 2021 (The New England Regional Genealogical Conference), at the Mass Mutual Center, 1277 Main Street, Springfield, Massachusetts. 

June 12, Saturday, 2021, 9am – 10am, Moultonborough Open Barns  

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