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"Unwilling Immigrants" Exhibit

The Counting House Museum exhibit, "Unwilling Immigrants: From the Scottish Battlefield to the New World, 1650", is now open. The panel and touchscreen exhibit, produced at Durham University in England, is expanded at the Counting House Museum with a display of artifacts and images that recount the experience of the Dunbar prisoners who arrived in southern New Hampshire and Maine as indentured servants and settled in the Berwicks, leaving a long and proud Scottish legacy in our town.

The companion exhibit focuses on four soldiers from Scotland, who survived starvation, imprisonment, and travails at sea to become sawyers, farmers and carpenters in New England. It features items from our collection, including materials from the 17th-century Chadbourne house and sawmill site, as well as objects loaned from local collectors.

The Counting House Museum is open June-October on Saturdays from 1pm-4pm, and by appointment. Limit of 5 guests per appointment and facemasks are required. Call 207-384-0000 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.

 

  

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