Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

17th Century Saturdays

Join us on the first Saturday of June through October to celebrate the Parson Barnard House! 

Once again, we will be participating in Seventeenth Century Saturday by opening up this venerable property to the public, free of charge...but please consider a donation or purchase in our traveling bookshop to help support our programs.

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Book Talk & Signing by Richard Hite

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Join us for an evening with historian and archivist, Richard Hite as he discusses his newly released book, In the Shadow of Salem: The Andover Witch Hunt of 1692. Copies will be available for sale and the author will hold a book signing immediately following the short presentation.

  • Seating Limited
  • RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
  • Members: FREE
  • Non-Members: $5 (pay at door)

Based on extensive primary source research, In the Shadow of Salem: The Andover Witch Hunt of 1692 tells for the first time the fascinating story of this long overlooked phase of the largest witch hunt in American history.

Untangling a net of rivalries and ties between families and neighbors, the author explains the actions of the accusers, the reactions of the accused, and their ultimate fates. In the process, he shows how the Andover arrests prompted a large segment of the town’s population to openly oppose the entire witch hunt and how their actions played a crucial role in finally bringing the 1692 witchcraft crisis to a close.

RICHARD HITE is State Records Coordinator at the Rhode Island State Archives and Public Records Administration. He has a B.A. in history and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.A. in Archival Management from North Carolina State University, and an M.A. in history from Kent State University. He is author of An Ordinary Soldier: Christopher Hite of Bedford, Pennsylvania and the Continental Army and Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact from Fiction in Family Legends. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island


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Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

17th Century Saturdays

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Join us on the first Saturday of June through October to celebrate the Parson Barnard House! 

Once again, we will be participating in Seventeenth Century Saturday by opening up this venerable property to the public, free of charge...but please consider a donation or purchase in our traveling bookshop to help support our programs.


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Jul
10
10:00 AM10:00

COSPLAY WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS

GAME OF THRONES COSPLAY  

The 2018 summer teen workshops will focus on cosplay from the immensely popular HBO television series, Game of Thrones and similarly Medieval/Renaissance based historical series.   

  • Fashion an Elizabethan ruff (easy sewing and our first project)
  • Create a Game of Thrones inspired Renaissance Headpiece (gable hood) or a floppy courtiers’ hat ...more advanced construction and attention to detail.
  • Materials included in fee. 
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Total of 4 unique Sessions:  Sign up for one or more!

  • Session IV: July 11th - 1PM to 3PM
  • Session III: July 11th - 10AM to Noon
  • Session II: July 10th - 1PM to 3PM
  • Session I: July 10th - 10AM to Noon

Members (Family level Membership & above) receive a 20% discount 

Download: Summer Program Drop Off & Pick Up Policy.

REGISTRATION BY MAIL (COSPLAY)

  • Fill out and submit online registration form
  • Make all checks payable to "North Andover Historical Society" in U.S. funds. 
  • Mail check to:
    North Andover Historical Society, 153 Academy Road, North Andover, MA 01845

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Jul
11
10:00 AM10:00

COSPLAY WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS

GAME OF THRONES COSPLAY  

The 2018 summer teen workshops will focus on cosplay from the immensely popular HBO television series, Game of Thrones and similarly Medieval/Renaissance based historical series.   

  • Fashion an Elizabethan ruff (easy sewing and our first project)
  • Create a Game of Thrones inspired Renaissance Headpiece (gable hood) or a floppy courtiers’ hat ...more advanced construction and attention to detail.
  • Materials included in fee. 
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Total of 4 unique Sessions:  Sign up for one or more!

  • Session IV: July 11th - 1PM to 3PM
  • Session III: July 11th - 10AM to Noon
  • Session II: July 10th - 1PM to 3PM
  • Session I: July 10th - 10AM to Noon

Members (Family level Membership & above) receive a 20% discount 

Download: Summer Program Drop Off & Pick Up Policy.

REGISTRATION BY MAIL (COSPLAY)

  • Fill out and submit online registration form
  • Make all checks payable to "North Andover Historical Society" in U.S. funds. 
  • Mail check to:
    North Andover Historical Society, 153 Academy Road, North Andover, MA 01845

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Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

17th Century Saturdays

Join us on the first Saturday of June through October to celebrate the Parson Barnard House! 

Once again, we will be participating in Seventeenth Century Saturday by opening up this venerable property to the public, free of charge...but please consider a donation or purchase in our traveling bookshop to help support our programs.

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Aug
6
9:30 AM09:30

Our Colonial Home: Adventures in Time

A SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN:

4 Day Program: August 6-9

Adventures in Time focuses on a different theme and time period in history during its one-week session during August. The 2018 Theme is "Our Colonial Home".

Up to twelve participants spend four days between 9:30 to 2:30, to experience first hand, different aspects of life during the development of the American nation through a variety of traditional crafts and trades. 

 
 
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Aug
7
9:30 AM09:30

Our Colonial Home: Adventures in Time

A SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN:

4 Day Program: August 6-9

Adventures in Time focuses on a different theme and time period in history during its one-week session during August. The 2018 Theme is "Our Colonial Home".

Up to twelve participants spend four days between 9:30 to 2:30, to experience first hand, different aspects of life during the development of the American nation through a variety of traditional crafts and trades. 

 
 
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Aug
8
9:30 AM09:30

Our Colonial Home: Adventures in Time

A SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN:

4 Day Program: August 6-9

Adventures in Time focuses on a different theme and time period in history during its one-week session during August. The 2018 Theme is "Our Colonial Home".

Up to twelve participants spend four days between 9:30 to 2:30, to experience first hand, different aspects of life during the development of the American nation through a variety of traditional crafts and trades. 

 
 
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Aug
9
9:30 AM09:30

Our Colonial Home: Adventures in Time

A SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN:

4 Day Program: August 6-9

Adventures in Time focuses on a different theme and time period in history during its one-week session during August. The 2018 Theme is "Our Colonial Home".

Up to twelve participants spend four days between 9:30 to 2:30, to experience first hand, different aspects of life during the development of the American nation through a variety of traditional crafts and trades. 

 
 
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Aug
22
9:30 AM09:30

Victorian Customs: Adventures in Time

Part of our "Adventures in Time" series, Come spend the day and learn about Victorian America. We will explore secret languages of the time and create our own Fairy Garden.

  • Ages 7-13
  • Time: 9:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Supervised, allergy conscious lunch period
  • Children should bring their own lunch and water bottle
  • $35 for the day
  • $30 for Historical Society Members.
  • Sibling discount of 10%. 
  • Pre-registration required.
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Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

17th Century Saturdays

Join us on the first Saturday of June through October to celebrate the Parson Barnard House! 

Once again, we will be participating in Seventeenth Century Saturday by opening up this venerable property to the public, free of charge...but please consider a donation or purchase in our traveling bookshop to help support our programs.

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Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

17th Century Saturdays

Join us on the first Saturday of June through October to celebrate the Parson Barnard House! 

Once again, we will be participating in Seventeenth-Century Saturday by opening up this venerable property to the public, free of charge...but please consider a donation or purchase in our traveling bookshop to help support our programs.

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Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Sheep to Shawl Workshop

  • North Andover Historical Society (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Follow wool from the sheep's back to yours in this two-hour workshop featuring picking, carding, spinning, and weaving.

  • $6 per person.
  • Payment due upon registration.
  • Suggested ages 8-12
  • Pre-registration required.
  • Registration Deadline: April 13th or until program fills up.
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