North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society

PO Box 354

North Reading, MA 01864 

(978) 664-1066

info@nreadinghistory.org

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North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society Upcoming Events



FAMILY FUN EVENT

Independence Day Ice Cream Social



Saturday, July 5, 2014 Time:12-10:30pm Cost: Nominal

Ipswich River Park, Central Street



Summer fun and Richardson's Ice Cream go hand in hand--come by for a scoop or two. We have a great selection of town souvenirs too.


FAMILY FUN EVENT

Tour the Historic Reverend Daniel Putnam House



July 9-Aug. 27 Cost: Free

Wednesdays Time: 12-3pm

Saturdays Time: 1-3pm

Putnam House, 27 Bow Street

Come learn how the parishioners “settled” a minister and established our town.


FAMILY FUN EVENT

Our 20th Annual Apple Festival-Schedule of Events


Exhibition of Artwork--Opening & Reception


Tuesday, Aug. 19,2014 Time: 6:30-7:30pmCost: Free

Refreshments

Flint Memorial Library, Main floor


Please join us at the opening of this exhibition of artwork donated for the Society's raffle and silent auction. Meet these talented and exceptional local artists. The exhibition runs through Friday, Sept. 19th.


Click Here for the Artist Information SheetClick Here for the Crafter New Interest Note

Click Here for the Artist Donation Form

Click Here for the Crafter Application

Click Here for the Artist Waiver of Liability


The Main Event


Saturday, Sept. 20,2014 Time: 10:30am-3pmCost: Free

Rain date: Sept. 21, 2014

Putnam House Grounds, 27 Bow Street

Apple Pie Contest--Art Raffle--Silent Art Auction--Artisans and Crafters--Town Souvenirs--Entertainment--Children's Games and Pony Rides--Food and Drinks



MEMBER EVENT

The Society Potluck Dinner



Thursday, Oct.2, 2014 Time: 6:30-9pmCost: Dues

Third Meeting House, First Floor, 155 Park Street



Here's your chance to share your favorite dish with friends during the Society's first member event of the season.


THE OUR TOWN LECTURE SERIES

A History of Harold Parker State Forest by Robert Anderson and Beth Thomson


Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 Time: 7:30-8:30pmCost: Free

Refreshments follow

Third Meeting House, First Floor, 155 Park Street



Park Interpreter, Robert Anderson, and Society Member, Beth Thomson delve into the history of this local treasure: Harold Parker State Forest


FAMILY FUN EVENT

Holiday Open House


Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 Time: 2-4:30pmCost: Free

Putnam House Grounds, 27 Bow Street



Come tour one or all of the buildings on the grounds. There will be carols, reindeer dust, homemade cookies, hot cider, cocoa and rides--all culminating with the tree lighting on the Commons at 4:30pm


FAMILY FUN EVENT

Christmas Holidays at the Putnam House


Sat.-Sun., Dec. 6-7, 2014 Time: 1-4pmCost: Free

Sat.-Sun., Dec. 13-14, 2014 Time: 1-4pmCost: Free

Refreshments

Putnam House Grounds, 27 Bow Street


The Putnam House decked out for the holidays is a sight to see and enjoy. Our Victorian Christmas is a beauty to behold. And "Last minute" Christmas shopping too.


THE OUR TOWN LECTURE SERIES

Everyday Life on the Byways and in the Taverns by Don Doyle



Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 Time: 7:30-8:30pmCost: Free

Refreshments follow

Flint Memorial Library, Lower Level, 147 Park Street


Local artist and Society Member, Don Doyle talks about the days of stagecoaches and taverns in our town.


THE OUR TOWN LECTURE SERIES

The One Room House by Stone Jasie



Thursday, Mar. 5, 2015 Time: 7:30-8:30pmCost: Free

Refreshments follow

Flint Memorial Library, Lower Level, 147 Park Street



Society Member, Stone Jasie talks about the 17th and 18th century one room house.


THE OUR TOWN LECTURE SERIES

Tales of North Reading


Thursday, Apr. 2, 2015 Time: 7:30-8:30pmCost: Free

Refreshments follow

Flint Memorial Library, Lower Level, 147 Park Street



The ever popular, Tales of North Reading offers unique personal perspectives on our town.


THE OUR TOWN LECTURE SERIES

Barking up Other People's Tree: A New Approach to Local History by Tom Parker


Thursday, May 7, 2015 Time: 7:30-8:30pmCost: Free

Refreshments follow

Flint Memorial Library, Lower Level, 147 Park Street



Local historian and Society Curator, Tom Parker talks about understanding local history through the use of genealogy and town histories.


FAMILY FUN EVENT

Memorial Day Open House


Monday, May 25, 2015 Time: 10am-1pmCost: Free

Refreshments

Putnam House, 27 Bow Street

Damon Tavern, 21 Bow Street



Tour seven buildings: the Putnam House, the West Village Schoolhouse, the Sgt. George Flint House, the Tinsmith Shop, the Farm Museum and the Damon Tavern


MEMBER EVENT

The Society Dinner


Thursday, June 5, 2015 Time: 6-9 pmCost: TBA

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Eat, drink and be merry!