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 13, 2022

6:30 PM Pot Luck

7:00 PM Meeting


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

 
 
  “Richardson Light Guard Militia”
 
By Barry Stentiford
 
Thursday, November 10, 2022
7:00 PM meeting
7:30 presentation
 
**Location:  Activity Room, Flint Memorial Library,
147 Park Street

 

FAMILY FUN EVENT

Holiday Open House

 

Sunday, November 27*, 2022

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Reverend Daniel Putnam House, 27 Bow Street

   * part of the NR Holiday Lights Festival,

          tentatively scheduled for Nov. 27


FAMILY FUN EVENT

A Victorian Christmas

 

Saturday/Sunday   December 3/4, 10/11, and Dec. 17/18, 2022


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 is "last minute" Christmas shopping, too.


MEMBER EVENT

Pharmacy History
        
         By Tim Burgess

 
Thursday, February 9, 2023
7:00 PM meeting
7:30 presentation
 
**Location:  Activity Room, Flint Memorial Library,
147 Park Street

MEMBER EVENT

“Antique Roadshow, North Reading Style”

 

Thursday, March 9, 2023
7:00 PM meeting
7:30 presentation
 
**Location:  Activity Room,
    Flint Memorial Library,
    147 Park Street

There is a limit of two items per person and appraisals will cost $3 per item. The speaker 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 13, 2023
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

“New England Lighthouses”
 
By TBA
 
Thursday, May 11, 2023
7:00 PM meeting
7:30 presentation
 
**Location:  Activity Room, Flint Memorial Library,
147 Park Street

 

FAMILY FUN EVENT

Memorial Day Open House
 
 
Monday,  May 29, 2023
 
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
 
Reverend Daniel Putnam House,  27 Bow Street
 
Damon Tavern,  21 Bow Street

 

MEMBER EVENT

Society Annual Meeting and Dinner
 
 
Thursday, June 8, 2023
6:30 PM
** Location: To Be Determined
 
Social at 6:30 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM Meeting to Follow
Annual  Reports

 
 
FAMILY FUN EVENT
 

 

 

 
Strawberry Festival
 
Saturday June 24, 2023
12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
 
Reverend Daniel Putnam House,  27 Bow Street
 
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.
 
      
 For more information email  info@nreadinghistory.org