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May 2019

Revolutionary Story Time!

May 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street
Exeter, NH
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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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Homeschool Day: Colonial Living Days

May 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street
Exeter, NH

Colonial Living Days provides students with the opportunity to learn from 18th century re-enactors who provide glimpses into various facets of everyday colonial life. Some examples of activities may include: Learning about the wardrobe of a colonial child Trying out some colonial games Experiencing what colonial school was like Hearing stories of sailors and maritime adventures Discussing the day in the life of a militia man Please contact Abby Pietrantonio with any questions, or if you would like to register…

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June 2019

Researching Veteran Ancestors

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Throughout American history, brave men and women have answered the call to serve our country and defend our families. Many of us can claim these courageous citizens as our ancestors, but how do we learn more about their service? In this workshop, David Allen Lambert of the New England Historic Genealogical Society will provide tools, tips, and strategies for researching veteran ancestors who served in the American Civil War, World War I, and World War II.

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July 2019

29th American Independence Festival

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ladd-Gilman House and Folsom Tavern, 1 Governors Lane
Exeter, 03833

Our signature event! Please visit our Festival page for more information as we continue planning for this can't-miss celebration.

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September 2019

Researching Early New England Ancestry

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

As a group, 17th-century New Englanders are arguably the most studied group on the planet, and thus descendants are blessed with a multitude of resources. In many cases, town vital records, church, colony, court, probate, land, military, and tax records not only have survived, but have been abstracted and published. In this workshop, Chief Genealogist David Allen Lambert will discuss the settlement of and migrations within New England, how to locate and utilize original and published records, and strategies for…

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