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Coming Events

April 8, 2017 - History Hike at Orris Falls Conservation Area, South Berwick

 10:00 am - noon. Historian Neill DePaoli will describe the pivotal role of the beaver fur trade at Newichawannock and the influence of English trade on Wabanaki culture in the 1600s. Presented through a partnership of Old Berwick Historical Society and Great Works Regional Land Trust, this hike follows the March 23 OBHS lecture on Native and English communications networks in the 1600s. For details on hike site, click here. Limited to 20 people and reservations are required. Call GWRLT at 207-646-3604 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information, hike status, and weather updates. Photo by Brenna Crothers.


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April 5, 11:30-12:30 Lunchtime Genealogy Series at the Counting House

We welcome you to our new lunchtime series, “Digging for Your Roots,” at the Counting House Museum. The program will run weekly on Wednesdays.  No signups are required. Bring a lunch (a microwave is available), and join Old Berwick Historical Society members as they help you discover ways to dig into your family’s history. Participants will watch a 30 minute DVD about a specific topic, and then volunteers will demonstrate how to use the resources in the video, and answer questions. The DVD series is made up of fifteen 30-minute classes. Free with donations gratefully accepted. READ MORE


Last Storytime Thursday, April 6

Local pre-school teacher Maureen Demaris leads a story time for children ages 3-6 on the first Thursday of the month at the Counting House. Starts at 10 am, and lasts about an hour.

Each month will have a "Maine" theme supported by images and items from the OBHS collection. We will read stories, do activities, learn songs, have a craft, and more! Please note that strollers must be left downstairs, as the 2nd floor is only accessible by stairs.  Parents are required to stay for the story time. The story times are planned through April 6. Contact Cari Quater, Development Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


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