Workshops at Counting House Museum

Abbot map
The Abbot property, 1700s, South Berwick Landing

A four-week series of workshops will introduce the many ways the Counting House Museum’s archives can be used to do local research. Workshops will run weekly at the museum on Tuesdays: Sept, 11, 18, 25 and Oct 2, beginning at 10am, for an hour. Weekly attendance is not required, and there is no registration.

“People often wonder what is inside all of our gray archive boxes,” says John Demos, the workshop leader and collections committee member. “If you are curious about how to research your family history, or want to find the story of your house, this is the perfect chance to find out how we answer similar requests for information.”

Demos will use real examples of family and property searches, and demonstrate how to use the museum’s resources to find answers, or as often happens, more clues to follow. He will also pull out a several treasures from the archives to show what other great things are hidden there. On the 4th week, the focus will be on learning to use the computer and database to aid a search.

For more information please call 207-384-0000.

 

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