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May 2018

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

May 22, 2018 @ 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

Lunch and Learn: “The Patriotic Shoe”

June 28, 2018 @ 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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August 2018

Lunch and Learn: “Global Perspectives on the Revolution: The Exhibit Up-Close Wednesday”

August 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street
Exeter, NH
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Join our collections manager for a unique, up-close look at our 2018 special exhibit. We’ll start in the tavern for an overview of the exhibit which focuses on the impact of the American Revolution on countries around the globe including France, the Germanic States, Russia, and Spain as well as the effect the Revolution had on trade. Afterwards, we’ll take the opportunity to tour the exhibit in the museum. A great opportunity to ask in depth questions about both the…

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September 2018

The American Precedents: Examining George Washington’s Precedents in the Modern Presidency

September 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street
Exeter, NH

Join Saint Anselm College students Sarah Hummel (2019) and Matthew Solomon (2020) as they discuss the exhibit they designed at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics titled "The American Precedents". During his tenure as America's first President, George Washington established several memorable precedents. In the exhibit they selected five of these precedents and examined if, and how, they applied to the four recent American Presidencies. Using archival material, they sought to understand how these five precedents - the Inauguration, non-partisanship,…

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October 2018

Tavern Talk: “Banjos, Bones, & Ballads”

October 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street
Exeter, NH
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Traditional songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, present the latest news from the distant past. They help us to interpret present-day life with an understanding of the working people who built our country. Tavern songs, banjo tunes, 18th century New England hymns, sailor songs, and humorous stories about traditional singers and their songs highlight this informative program by Jeff Warner as part of our 2018 theme: Global Perspectives on the Revolution. Jeff Warner connects 21st-century audiences…

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