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



SPECIAL EVENT

Tour of Historic Rev. Daniel Putnam House


Weekly June 21 thru Sept. 24, 2016

Tuesdays 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturdays 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


27 Bow Street


FAMILY FUN EVENT

22nd Annual Apple Festival


Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Grounds of the Reverend Putnam House

27 Bow Street

Rain date: Sept. 18, 2016


MEMBER EVENT

Pot Luck Supper

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

6:30 PM

Location: Edith O'Leary Senior Center

Third Meeting House, 155 Park Street


Members bring items to share of personal / historic value. Here's your chance to share your favorite dish and meet friends at the Society's first member event of the season.


MEMBER EVENT

"Cemeteries of New England"

by Reading Cemeteries Trustee, Elise Ceregna


Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

7:00 PM meeting

7:30 PM presentation

Location: Edith O'Leary Senior Center

Third Meeting House, 155 Park Street


Learn about the history and meaning of grave stone symbols, the care and history of markers and backyard family burial grounds.


FAMILY FUN EVENT

Holiday Open House


Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Putnam House Grounds, 27 Bow Street


Celebrate the season--reindeer dust, homemade cookies, hot cider and cocoa, town souvenirs, tours of the historic properties and tractor hayrides by M.G. Hall--meet the North Reading Minit & Militia. At 4:15 pm, the Chamber of Commerce lights the tree on the Common followed by the Christian Community's service.


FAMILY FUN EVENT

A Victorian Christmas


Saturday - Sunday, Dec. 3/4 and 10/11

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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.


MEMBER EVENT

"Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree"

by Members of the MA/RI Chapters of the American Chestnut Foundation

Mark Meehl and David Lent


Thursday, Feb. 22, 2017

7:00 PM meeting

7:30 PM presentation

Location: Activity Room, Lower Level

Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park Street


Restoring the American Chestnut Tree to its former range

Hosted with the Library and Friends of the Flint Memorial Library


MEMBER EVENT

"Robert Frost Revisited"

by History Professor at Northern Essex Community College

and Park Ranger at Lawrence Heritage Park, Richard Padova


Thursday, March 9, 2017

7:00 PM meeting

7:30 PM presentation

Location: Activity Room, Lower Level

Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park Street


A unique perspective on Robert Frost


MEMBER EVENT

"Tales of North Reading"


Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:00 PM meeting

7:30 PM presentation

Location: Activity Room, Lower Level

Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park Street


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


Election of Board: Please remember a quorum is needed to vote in next year's slate of officers


MEMBER EVENT

"Timekeeping in Early New England"

by noted clockmaker of Merrimack Valley, Bob Frishman


Thursday, May 11, 2017

7:00 PM meeting

7:30 PM presentation

Location: Edith O'Leary Senior Center

Third Meeting House, 155 Park Street


The story of Rufus Porter's mechanical inventions and his clock patent


FAMILY FUN EVENT

Tour of Historic Rev. Daniel Putnam House


Monday, May 20, 2017

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Rev. Daniel Putnam House, 27 Bow Street

Farm Museum, Putnam Homestead Grounds



Tour the Putnam House and Farm Museum


FAMILY FUN EVENT

Memorial Day Open House


Monday, May 29, 2017

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Rev. Daniel Putnam House, 27 Bow Street

Damon Tavern, 21 Bow Street




Tour the Putnam House and Damon Tavern.


MEMBER EVENT

The Society Annual Meeting and Dinner


Thursday, June 15, 2017

6:30 PM

Location: Maggie Stein's House, 41 Strawberry Lane


Social at 6:30 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM

Meeting to Follow

Annual Reports