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May 2018

Revolutionary Story Time!

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fire up your imagination! From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, preschoolers (children 3-5 years old) and their caregivers are invited to join us at Folsom Tavern to read books relating to the Revolution, Colonial history, and more. Sponsored by Exeter Hospital, re-enactor and musician Mike Welch will share books, stories, crafts, and music. Afterwards, parent-supervised playtime for children includes crafts, imaginary play, colonial games, and period dress-up.

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Tavern Talk: “The Music History of French Canadians, Franco-Americans, Acadians, and Cajuns”

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street
Exeter, NH
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As part of our 2018 theme: Global Perspectives on the Revolution; Lucie Therrien follows the migration of French-Canadians and the evolution of their traditional music: its arrival in North America from France, the music’s crossing with Indian culture during the evangelization of Acadia and Quebec, its growth alongside English culture after British colonization, and its expansion from Quebec to New England, as well as from Acadia to Louisiana. Lucie Therrien is a songwriter, author, poet, historian, recording artist, visual artist,…

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Lunch and Learn: “Exporting the Revolution: American Revolutionaries in the Indies Trade”

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street
Exeter, NH
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One of the notable consequences of the American Revolution was the opening of American trade with the East, commencing with the voyage of the Empress of China, departing New York’s East River virtually at the moment when Congress was ratifying the Treaty of Paris in February 1784. Independence had freed Yankee merchants from Britain’s mercantilist regulations, confining their vessels to the waters of the Atlantic and Caribbean, and triggered the country’s entrance onto a global stage. This talk will examine…

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June 2018

Revolutionary Story Time!

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street
Exeter, NH

Fire up your imagination! From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, preschoolers (children 3-5 years old) and their caregivers are invited to join us at Folsom Tavern to read books relating to the Revolution, Colonial history, and more. Sponsored by Exeter Hospital, re-enactor and musician Mike Welch will share books, stories, crafts, and music. Afterwards, parent-supervised playtime for children includes crafts, imaginary play, colonial games, and period dress-up.

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Lunch and Learn: “The Patriotic Shoe”

June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In 1765, Philadelphia shoemaker, Alexander Rutherford, alerted his women customers “as are resolved to distinguish themselves by their patriotism and encouragement of American manufacturers, that he makes and sells…shoes… as neat and cheap as any imported from England.” For many, the selection of one’s shoes in the decade leading up to the American Revolution, were representative of Colonial economic independence, and symbolized a break from the tether to the yoke of Great Britain’s trade dominance. The significant output of footwear…

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