7:00 pm (Counting House)
Celebrate South Berwick's 200th Anniversary on May 22nd with the Old Berwick Historical Society’s new Bicentennial exhibit, good food, and a performance by Susie Burke and David Surette. The Annual Meeting, located at the Counting House, is open to all OBHS members - new members are welcome to join at the door. The society’s annual membership meeting begins with refreshments and exhibit viewing at 7:00 pm and will be followed by the concert.
In honor of South Berwick's 200th anniversary, there will be a new Bicentennial exhibit, “Main Street, South Berwick: 200 Years of Downtown History.” The exhibit explores the staples of South Berwick’s downtown area, including churches, businesses, municipal buildings, and schools. Items from the Counting House Museum’s collection round out the exhibit, as well as special panels featuring parades from past South Berwick celebrations, and current photos of “The Faces of Downtown.”
One of the finest duos in the New England folk scene, Susie Burke and David Surette bring a joyfulness and skill to their blend of contemporary, traditional, and original folk and acoustic music. Susie has been described as possessing one of the finest, purest ballad sopranos heard in folk music today. As a multi-instrumentalist, David is well known as a top-notch accompanist and brings a variety of stringed sounds to their music. Together their performances are always riveting, moving and entertaining.
The Counting House is the home of the Old Berwick Historical Society. It is an 1832 textile mill building next to Quamphegan Falls on the Salmon Falls River, on the corner of Liberty Street and Main Street. Annual membership in the Old Berwick Historical Society 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.
More information is available by calling 207-384-0000 or at www.oldberwick.org.