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


27 Bow Street

Weekly June thru September 12, 2018

Wednesdays & Saturdays

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FAMILY FUN EVENT

24th Annual Apple Festival - Schedule of Events


Exhibition of Artwork

Tuesday, August 15 thru Friday, September 15

Flint Memorial Library, Main Floor

FAMILY FUN EVENT

24th Annual Apple Festival


Saturday, September 15, 2018 (Rain date: September 16, 2018)

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Grounds of the Reverend Putnam House, 27 Bow Street

The Festival will include local vendors, an apple pie contest, Historical Society merchandise, local entertainment, original artwork, children’s games and pony rides. Historical buildings will be open to the public. The Sidney bicycle will be on display.


MEMBER EVENT


Pot Luck Supper - Show and Tell


Thursday, October 11, 2018

6:30 PM Pot Luck followed by a short meeting
7:30 PM Show and Tell

Edith O'Leary Senior Center
Third Meeting House, 155 Park Street

Members are asked to 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

"Whydah Gally - Story of a Pirate Ship"


by Tim Gigl, historian, curriculum director and tour guide
at the Whydah Pirate Museum in West Yarmouth, MA

Thursday, November 15, 2018

7:00 PM meeting
7:30 PM presentation

Location: Edith O'Leary Senior Center
Third Meeting House, 155 Park Street

The Whydah, a former slave ship captured by pirates in February 1717, was repurposed as the flag ship of Captain "Black Sam" Bellamy, and later sunk off Cape Cod during a storm in April, 1717. The wreck was discovered in 1984.


FAMILY FUN EVENT

Holiday Open House


Sunday, November 25, 2018

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Reverend Daniel 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, December 1/2 and 8/9

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Reverend Daniel Putnam House, 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 there's "last minute" Christmas shopping, too.


MEMBER EVENT

"Pentucket on the Merrimack"


by Buttonwood Museum

Thursday, February 21, 2019

7:00 PM meeting
7:30 PM presentation

Location: Edith O'Leary Senior Center
Third Meeting House, 155 Park Street

Story of the Pentucket, a tribe of the larger Penocook nation prior to the European settlement. Native artifacts will be on display


MEMBER EVENT

"Tales of North Reading"


Thursday, March 14, 2019

7:00 PM meeting
7:30 PM presentation

Location: Edith O'Leary Senior Center
Third Meeting House, 155 Park Street

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


MEMBER EVENT

"Antique Appraisals"


by Ron Wackowsky

Thursday, April 11, 2019

7:00 PM meeting
7:30 PM presentation

Activity Room, Lower Level
Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park Street

Election of Board
(please remember a quorum of society members is needed to vote in next year's slate of officers)

MEMBER EVENT

"Who Are They? A Look at the Vice-presidential Spouses

from Abigail Adams to Karen Pence"


by Richard Padova
History Professor at Northern Essex College

Thursday, May 9, 2019

7:00 PM meeting
7:30 PM presentation

Edith O'Leary Senior Center
Third Meeting House, 155 Park Street

FAMILY FUN EVENT

Memorial Day Open House


Monday, May 27, 2019

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 13, 2019

6:30 PM
Location: To Be Determined

Social at 6:30 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Meeting to follow
Annual Reports
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