Museum Events



AUGUST

REHOBOTH GENEALOGY GROUP
Wednesday, August 16, 7PM
Carpenter Museum
Contact: Lende McMullen,
genealogy@rehobothantiquarian.org

Book Launch and Signing with Local Author Heidi Chiavaroli
Thursday, August 31, 6:30PM-8:30PM
Carpenter Museum

Join author Heidi Chiavaroli in celebrating the release of her debut novel, Freedom’s Ring. Heidi will take her audience back in time to discover what really happened the night of the Boston Massacre. She will read passages from the novel, answer questions, and sign books. A musical tribute from Heidi’s son, historical exhibits courtesy of the museum, and light refreshments and raffles will be included. Please join the merriment as we launch the career of a new and exciting author on August 31st at 6:30PM.

“Chiavaroli’s writing flows easily and the pacing keeps the pages turning in this moving novel that covers tough topics such as PTSD, sexual assault, and forgiveness with realism and nuance.”

~PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

ABOUT THE BOOK:

From the Boston Marathon bombing to the American Revolution and the Boston Massacre, past and present intertwine to create an unexpected destiny.

Boston ~ 2015

Although two years have passed since the Boston Marathon bombing, Annie David continues to be haunted by the call to be Boston Strong. She knows the truth: she is far from strong. She cannot seem to release two burdens left to her that tragic day—guilt over a crippled niece, and an old ring that evokes a hazy hero’s face. But when she finds a business card with the same emblem as the ring, she’s finally able to discover her hero…and the story of the woman behind the ring.

Boston ~ 1770   

As a single woman in a rebellious town, Liberty Caldwell finds herself in a dangerous predicament. When tensions mount in the form of the Boston Massacre, her world is shattered as her brother, with whom she has just reunited, is killed in the fray. Overcome with anger at all redcoats, she plans to leave her employment at the British Officers’ Home. But upon her return she is attacked by the roguish captain when Lieutenant Alexander Smythe isn’t there to rescue her. In her fury she leaves the home with all of her belongings and a ring that belonged to her dear Alexander. Suddenly her attraction to him is tarnished by the uniform he wears.

The Boston Massacre sparked the American Revolution; the Boston Marathon bombing set a city on edge. Both became the proof of where true strength lies.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Heidi Chiavaroli is a writer, runner, and grace-clinger who could spend hours exploring Boston’s Freedom Trail. She writes Women’s Fiction and won the 2014 ACFW Genesis contest in the historical category. She makes her home in Massachusetts with her husband, two sons, and Howie, her standard poodle. Visit her online at heidichiavaroli.com.



SEPTEMBER

REHOBOTH GENEALOGY GROUP
Wednesday, September 20, 7PM
Carpenter Museum
Contact: Lende McMullen,
genealogy@rehobothantiquarian.org



OCTOBER

REHOBOTH GENEALOGY GROUP
Wednesday, October 18, 7PM
Carpenter Museum
Contact: Lende McMullen,
genealogy@rehobothantiquarian.org



NOVEMBER

Folk Art and Artisans Show
Friday, November 10, 4PM-8PM
Saturday, November 11, 9AM-4PM
Francis Farm
Contact: 508-252-3031, programs@rehobothantiquarian.org

See the Folk Art and Artisans Show event website here.



DECEMBER

REHOBOTH GENEALOGY GROUP
Wednesday, December 20, 7PM
Carpenter Museum
Contact: Lende McMullen,
genealogy@rehobothantiquarian.org



PAST EVENTS:

FEBRUARY


REHOBOTH GENEALOGY GROUP
Wednesday, February 15, 7PM
Carpenter Museum
Contact: Lende McMullen,
genealogy@rehobothantiquarian.org
Join us as we make exciting plans for the new year. We will break into small groups to tackle topics, such as Understanding DNA, Irish Genealogy, Tech/Tools/Organizing, Old Rehoboth, New England Searches, Breaking Down Brick Walls, and more!



MARCH

REHOBOTH GENEALOGY GROUP
Wednesday, March 15, 7PM
Carpenter Museum
Contact: Lende McMullen,
genealogy@rehobothantiquarian.org
RESEARCH YOUR HISTORIC HOUSE
Wednesday, March 22, 7PM
Carpenter Museum
Contact: Anthony Arrigo, anthony.f.arrigo@gmail.com
Have you always wanted to learn more about your house’s history? Are you interested in getting it listed on the National Register of Historic Places?  Join members of the Rehoboth Historical Commission, staff of the Carpenter Museum, and other historic homeowners to learn about the application process for the National Register. We’ll also discuss plans for a program series intended to help homeowners get started with research. No experience necessary!
Presented by the Rehoboth Historical Commission in partnership with the Carpenter Museum.


APRIL

A TALK BY PROF. ROBERT CVORNYEK – REHOBOTH GENEALOGY GROUP
Wednesday, April 19, 7PM
Carpenter Museum
Contact: Lende McMullen,
genealogy@rehobothantiquarian.org

Robert Cvornyek, Professor of History at Rhode Island College, will explore the ethnic communities of Rhode Island at the turn of the twentieth century.  Open to the public.

 

“AMERICA’S KITCHENS: A HISTORY OF THE KITCHEN IN AMERICA”
Thursday, April 27, 7PM
Carpenter Museum
Contact: 508-252-3031

From the colonial period to the present, the kitchen has been a source of nourishment and comfort. But the way Americans have lived with their kitchens has changed dramatically over the course of three centuries. Historic New England curator Nancy Carlisle will discuss how the American kitchen has evolved from the seventeenth century to the present. Drawing on her book America’s Kitchens, co-authored with Melinda Narardinov, Ms. Carlisle will discuss the technological and social changes that have taken place in this room and suggests how these innovations have transformed kitchen work and changed women’s lives.

Nancy Carlisle is Senior Curator of Collections at Historic New England where she has worked for close to thirty years. Through her research, writings, and public programs, she uses stories drawn from the collections to engage people in a deeper understanding of their own histories. In addition to America’s Kitchens, she is the author of the award-winning book Cherished Possessions: A New England Legacy.



MAY

REHOBOTH ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING
Wednesday, May 3, 6PM Reception & Potluck Dinner; 7PM Speaker & Business Meeting
Carpenter Museum
Contact: 508-252-3031, programs@RehobothAntiquarian.org

All Rehoboth Antiquarian Society members are invited to attend the 133rd Annual meeting of the Society on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in the Tilton Room of the Carpenter Museum. Reception and potluck dinner at 6:00, followed by a speaker and business meeting at 7:00. Please bring a dish to share.

Please RSVP and indicate whether you’ll bring an entree, side dish, or dessert. programs@RehobothAntiquarian.org, or (508) 252-3031.


REHOBOTH GENEALOGY GROUP
Wednesday, May 17, 7PM
Carpenter Museum
Contact: Lende McMullen,
genealogy@rehobothantiquarian.org



JUNE

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 4, 1PM-5PM
Carpenter Museum
Contact: 508-252-3031, programs@rehobothantiquarian.org

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Rehoboth Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

REHOBOTH GENEALOGY GROUP
Wednesday, June 21, 7PM
Carpenter Museum
Contact: Lende McMullen,
genealogy@rehobothantiquarian.org



JULY

REHOBOTH GENEALOGY GROUP
Wednesday, July 19, 7PM
Carpenter Museum
Contact: Lende McMullen,
genealogy@rehobothantiquarian.org