7:00 pm (Counting House)
Celebrate our new museum exhibit opening with an evening of live entertainment and savories and sweets of the 18th century. For OBHS members - new members are welcome.
Enjoy 18TH CENTURY ENTERTAINMENT WITH TROUBADOR Dave Peloquin
All old -- and new -- Old Berwick Historical Society members are welcome. Join at the door.
An evening of 18th century entertainment and refreshments is in store for the Old Berwick Historical Society’s membership at Counting House Museum on Thursday evening, May 23. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and anyone is welcome to join.
With this year marking the 300th anniversary of the founding of the old town of Berwick in 1713, the annual meeting's refreshments will be foods local people would have eaten at the time. Board members will prepare such treats as stuffed apples, Shrewsbury cakes and gingerbread.
The meeting and concert are open to members of the public who join the Old Berwick Historical Society, which owns the museum. Annual membership is $20 per person, or $30 for a family. Member support provides the basis for the museum and for community local history programming throughout the year.
Balladeer Dave Peloquin, a singer, guitarist, and storyteller, will perform popular songs and sea shanties of 18th century New England. Since 1997 he has been singing seasonal holiday music throughout New England. Many know him as the Wandering Christmas Minstrel, or have heard him in concert as lead singer of The New England Christmastide Musicians.
A newly improved display, The Chadbournes and Spencers of 17th and Early 18th c. South Berwick, will be opened at the meeting. A new exhibition, Odd Fellows: Olive Branch Lodge 28, will also be enjoyed, and the society will present a slide show on local 17th century sites.
The Counting House is the Old Berwick Historical Society’s 1832 textile mill building by Quamphegan Falls on the Salmon Falls River. The society’s annual membership meeting begins with refreshments and exhibit viewing at 7:00 pm, and will be followed by the concert.
More information is available by calling 207-384-0000 or at www.oldberwick.org.