|A Busy Spring at the Counting House!|
Annual Meeting May 20 – 6:30 pm (Counting House) - At the Old Berwick Historical Society annual meeting, members will experience river history by climbing aboard the gundalow Captain Adams docked at Quamphegan Landing. After the meeting in the Counting House, enjoy the "Sounds Like Old Times" concert with Dave Peloquin and Bob Webb performing American folk and popular music from our collective past. Tenor and baritone harmonizing will be accompanied by guitars and 5-string banjo. For OBHS members - new members are welcome.
From gardening to music and theater, from maritime history to Sarah Orne Jewett, here is a busy linuep of educational and performance events, while the gundalow docks at Counting House Park - May 17-27, 2010.
SCHOOL PROGRAMS - Hundreds of children and teachers will visit on May 19, 21, 24, 25, and 26.
THURSDAY MAY 20 - 5:00-7:00 PM - Celebrate the Salmon Falls River - Displays, demonstrations, museum tours, gundalow activities. Old Berwick Historical Society Annual Meeting and “Sounds Like Old Times” concert-- More details below.
FRIDAY MAY 21 - South Berwick Central School Hike Through History
6:00 PM Pontine Theatre presents DUNNET LANDING STORIES, on board the Gundalow (rain location inside the Counting House Museum) A series of sketches by the two-person Pontine ensemble features the beloved characters of Sarah Orne Jewett’s The Country of the Pointed Firs. $10 admission.
SUNDAY MAY 23 - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM - A Sailor’s Life for Me Family Festival - Hamilton House. Admission fee.
TUESDAY MAY 25 - 5:30-8:00 PM - YardScaping Workshop - Visit the Counting House, tour the gundalow, and hear a master gardener share ways to have a healthy landscape. Sponsored by the Towns of South Berwick, Eliot, and Berwick and Maine Board of Pesticide Control.
“Sounds Like Old Times” concert at the Counting House
At the Old Berwick Historical Society annual meeting, members will experience river history by climbing aboard the gundalow Captain Adams docked at Quamphegan Landing. After the meeting, enjoy the "Sounds Like Old Times" concert with Dave Peloquin and Bob Webb who will be performing American folk and popular music from our collective past.
This event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at the Counting House Museum.
The concert is part of the annual meeting of the Old Berwick Historical Society, held at the organization's 1832 textile mill building by Quamphegan Falls on the Salmon Falls River. The evening will include a brief business meeting and refreshments. New members are welcome to attend.
Mining old phonograph records for gold is the current joy of these two Maine musicians, whose concert will feature performances of folk and country music from the middle decades of the 20th Century. Dave Peloquin, of Windsor, and Bob Webb, of Phippsburg have been singing traditional folksongs for more than 40 years. Two years ago, they discovered their common interest in the earliest recordings of folk and "country-western" artists. The result of their collaboration is a new concert "Sounds Like Old Times." Using guitars, five-string banjo and occasionally a mandolin, they offer a new sound that is decades old.
Both men are seasoned presenters. Each has performed solo, and in a variety of musical groups. They are well known around New England and in Europe for their presentations of traditional music of the sea. Their new concert series will highlight their affection for early rural recordings.