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

28th Annual Apple Festival

 

Saturday, September 17, 2022 (Rain date:  September 18, 2022)

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

October 14, 2021

6:30 PM Pot Luck

7:00 PM Meeting

Location: Fellowship Hall

Union Congregational Church

148 Haverhill Street


Here's your chance to share your favorite dish and meet friends at the Society's first member event of the season.


MEMBER EVENT

"North Reading Company of Minit and Militia"

By Rich Stratton

Thursday, November 18, 2021

7:00 PM meeting
       7:30 PM presentation

 

Location: Fellowship Hall

Union Congregational Church

148 Haverhill Street

 

FAMILY FUN EVENT

Holiday Open House

Sunday, November 28*, 2021

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Reverend Daniel Putnam House, 27 Bow Street

   * part of the NR Holiday Lights Festival,

          tentatively scheduled for Nov. 28


FAMILY FUN EVENT

A Victorian Christmas

Saturday/Sunday   December 4/5, 11/12, and Dec. 18/19, 2021


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

"Pirates of the Saugus River and Dungeon Rock"

By Cathy Wren

Thursday, February 10, 2022

7:00 PM meeting
       7:30 PM presentation

 

Location: To be Determined

MEMBER EVENT

"Antiques Appraisals"

By Ron Wackowsky

Thursday March 10, 2022

7:00 PM meeting

        7:30 PM presentation

Location: Activity Room

Flint Memorial Library

147 Park Street

Do you have an antique or family heirloom and are you curious about its potential worth?  We will host appraiser and auctioneer Ron Wackowski who will appraise items that attendees bring to the event.
Ron is a certified appraiser and auctioneer with 40+ years experience in the antiques trade, and is also the owner and operator of Queen’s Falcon Antiques in Lawrence, Andover Antiques, and BiState Auctions.
There is a limit of two items per person and appraisals will cost $3 per item. Ron will begin appraising items at 7:30 p.m. The Society will host a short business meeting at 7 pm. preceding the appraisals.
For more information contact Ginny Mills at (978) 857-6138 or info@ nreadinghistory.org

MEMBER EVENT

North Reading Speaks

                                                    Gordon Hall, Chair

Thursday April 21, 2022 (Note: New Date)

7:00 PM meeting

7:30 Presentation

Location: Activity Room

Flint Memorial Library

147 Park Street

Election of Board

* please remember a quoram is needed to vote in next year's  slate of officers

This is an opportunity to find out about what your community was like in the "good old days" and to reminisce and share with our presenters.  Dick Ham, John Watson, Nora Spicer, Mark Hall, and others will share their "tales" of North Reading along with Gordon Hall, moderator.
There will be tales of growing up in town, some of the local characters, the farms that were in North Reading among other topics, good conversation and company.
Attendees are encouraged to comment and ask questions.
The North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society will hold a short business meeting at 7 pm. preceding the presentation.
For more information contact the Society at (978) 664-1066 or info@nreadinghistory.org


MEMBER EVENT

 

 

 

"Harold Parker Forest Revisited"

By Andy Sherman

Thursday May 12, 2022
 
7:00 PM meeting
 
7:30 PM presentation
 
Andy Sherman, a founding Board member and current President of the Friends of Harold Parker State Forest, will discuss what we now call Harold Parker State Forest, starting with the last glacial activity in the area and moving to Native American presence, early settlers and farmers, the establishment of the State Forest, the work done by the CCC in the 1930’s and a few more recent anecdotes.
Andy is also happy to answer questions about current programs and recreational opportunities available at Harold Parker.
For more information contact the Society at (978) 664-1066 or   info@nreadinghistory.org

Location: Activity Room

Flint Memorial Library

FAMILY FUN EVENT

Memorial Day Open House

Monday May 30, 2022

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


Sunday June 12, 2022

1:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: On the Putnam House grounds


Annual Reports to be presented

 
 
FAMILY FUN EVENT
 

 

 

Strawberry Festival

 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

 

12:30 - 3:30 PM

 

Reverend Daniel Putnam House Grounds

 

27 Bow Street

                    

The North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society and Union Congregational Church are sponsoring the first Strawberry Festival from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at the Rev. Daniel Putnam House grounds, 27 Bow St.
 
The new summer event will include free strawberry shortcake, though donations will be accepted to help defray the cost. The Strawberry Festival will also feature cornhole games and attendees can visit the historic buildings on the Putnam House grounds, including the Rev. Daniel Putnam House, Farm Museum, West Village Schoolhouse, Sgt. Flint House, and First Meeting House.
 
In case of inclement weather, a rain date is for the same time on Sunday, June 26.
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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