Come celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, Forgotten Frontier: Untold Stories of the Piscataqua. Members' opening and annual meeting Thursday, May 25, 7-9 pm, featuring cakes, ale and an original performance of early colonial music. New members welcome. On Saturday, June 3, exhibit opens to the public from noon to 4 pm. The public is invited to the family-friendly opening celebration on June 3 from noon to 4:00 p.m. with demonstrations of hand skills and colonial trades. Admission is free.Read more ...
Inspired by the richness of its archaeological collections and the approaching anniversary of New England’s founding, the Old Berwick Historical Society is launching a groundbreaking exhibition that recasts the founding story of this region. On Saturday, June 3 from noon to 4:00 pm, the public is welcome to an afternoon of special historic craft demonstrations.
Forgotten Frontier: Untold Stories of the Piscataqua explores the turbulent century of the 1600s through the lives of eight diverse characters vying for control of the landscape and their destiny on the far reaches of settlement in New England. The exhibit brings to light long-buried clues about our regional identity—our origins in diversity and our resilience in adversity.
Encounters between four divergent cultures who occupied this region—Native American, African American, French and English—are the heart of the story. The exhibit recounts the dramatic conflicts that characterized this period, as well as attempts to negotiate and compromise represented in peace treaties, the redemption of captives, and the release of slaves.
The exhibit will feature objects excavated from local archaeological sites as well as loan objects from throughout the region, some displayed for the first time.
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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. READ MORE
The Old Berwick Historical Society has received donations of reproduction tinware and a beaver pelt from two New England craftspeople. READ MORE
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