Hobbs House

Sat. Mar. 30 - History Hike: Lover's Brook Farm

Pond Road, South Berwick -

10:00 - 11:30 am

OBHS historian Wendy Pirsig will lead a walk along the preserved section of Pond Road that was once the main highway for travelers by horse and foot. Come stroll past the Hobbs House, the historic home on Lover’s Brook Farm, and discover a lost intersection on the old Portland Turnpike.  Imagine your stagecoach pulling up to a nearby tavern with hungry, weary passengers. The brook was the site of an Indian attack in 1724. In 1785 a Thompson Tavern stood nearby.

Presented through a partnership with the Great Works Regional Land Trust. For more information on the hike site, visit www.gwrlt.org. Space on hikes is limited to 25 people and reservations are required. Call GWRLT at 207-646-3604 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information, hike status, and weather updates.

7:30 pm · Berwick Academy
In honor of the bicentennial of the birth of the 16th president, Brad Fletcher offers an examination of Lincoln’s overnight visit to our New Hampshire neighbor in 1860.  
 
In 1860, Lincoln visited the east coast to make his famous Cooper Union Address and visit his eldest son at Phillips Exeter Academy. He had his photograph taken by celebrated 19th century photographer Matthew Brady.  During the New Hampshire stop, Lincoln made speeches and campaigned in several cities, including Dover.

 
The Old Berwick Historical Society's Lighting Up Ball fundraiser offers dancing to modern favorites, socializing, an hors d'oeuvres buffet and contra dancing at Spring Hill Restaurant in South Berwick on Saturday, November 7 starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at the door and at South Berwick Pharmacy for $35 per person, or $30 per person for tables of 10. Proceeds benefit the Counting House Museum and local history programs.  More information 207-384-0000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A local party tradition with roots in the mill era of the 1800s will be renewed when the Old Berwick Historical Society presents its Lighting Up Ball fundraiser on Saturday evening, November 7.

7:30 pm · Berwick Academy
Professor William O. Thomson will share remarkable stories and legends about strange occurrences and ghostly apparitions in the areas they once called home.

Matthew H. Edney, professor of cartography at the University of Southern Maine 7:30 pm · Berwick Academy
Join Matthew Edney of the Osher Map Library, University of Southern Maine, for an exploration of the surveys and mapping of the boundaries of Maine and Massachusetts with New Hampshire.  Maps, disputes and boundary issues will be the subject of an illustrated talk sponsored by the Old Berwick Historical Society on Thursday, September 24.

The original wood-frame school building, known today as the 1791 House1:00 pm · 1791 House, Berwick Academy
Archivist Rachel Saliba will lead a walk around the beautiful hilltop where the history of Maine’s oldest school intertwines with that of interesting South Berwick residents of the 1700s and 1800s.

All Day · Counting House Park
Take a trip back in time at our Living History Presentation depicting a late 17th century Native American and French encampment & display. Enjoy meeting some of the participants in our town’s critical and explosive history.

Thursday, May 21, 7 pm
Counting House, South Berwick, ME

New Exhibit:
“From South Berwick to the South Pacific: the World War II Letters of Wildré Pelletier”

Business meeting
Desserts, hors d’oeuvres

 

 




Music by Vintage Voices
“The Songs I Delighted to Hear,” songs enjoyed by late Victorians in America.

For OBHS members - New members always welcome.

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