Museum Events

The Carpenter Museum is pleased to announce our 2018 programs commemorating the 375th anniversary of Rehoboth’s founding in 1643. These programs are supported in part by a grant from the Rehoboth Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

APRIL

 

EVERYDAY LIFE in 17th-CENTURY New England
Wednesday, April 18, 6PM
Contact: 508-252-3031, programs@RehobothAntiquarian.org

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED — NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

John McNiff, Park Ranger at the Roger Williams National Memorial, will explore what everyday life was like for the English colonists who came to New England in the 17th century, including the founders of Rehoboth. Why did they choose to come here? Where did they get their food? Their tools and clothes? What hardships did they face? You may be surprised to discover that 17th-century colonists had many of the same cares and worries of people today.

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.

Image Credit: The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection, The New York Public Library. “Pilgrims going to Church, Plymouth, Mass.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1898 – 1931. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-a230-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

 



MAY

REHOBOTH ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING
Wednesday, May 2, 6PM Potluck Reception (appetizers & desserts), 7PM Meeting
Blanding Public Library

RSVP here!

All Rehoboth Antiquarian Society members are invited to attend the 134th Annual meeting of the Society. Click here to RSVP!


(SOLD OUT!) CELEBRATING REHOBOTH THROUGH GENEALOGY
Saturday, May 12, 10AM – 3PM
Contact: Lende McMullen,
genealogy@rehobothantiquarian.org

NOTE This event is at capacity.

Explore early New England history and learn more about your ancestors and the communities who came before us. This full-day event will feature presentations on effective genealogy techniques and religious life in early New England. Attendees will also have the opportunity to talk with local genealogy experts. Lunch will be generously provided by the Rehoboth Congregational Church (donations welcome).

 


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



JUNE

STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
Sunday, June 3, 1PM-5PM
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 20, 7PM
Contact: Lende McMullen,
genealogy@rehobothantiquarian.org



JULY

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



AUGUST

REHOBOTH GENEALOGY GROUP
Wednesday, August 15, 7PM
Contact: Lende McMullen,
genealogy@rehobothantiquarian.org

 



SEPTEMBER

OUR BELOVED KIN: A NEW HISTORY OF KING PHILIP’S WAR
Thursday, September 27, 6PM
FREE! Register here.

Lisa Brooks, Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College, will give a talk on her recently published book, Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War (Yale University Press, 2018). Our Beloved Kin recovers a complex picture of war, captivity, and Native resistance during the “First Indian War” (later named King Philip’s War) by relaying the stories of Weetamoo, a female Wampanoag leader, and James Printer, a Nipmuc scholar, whose stories converge in the captivity of Mary Rowlandson. FREE! Register here.

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, September 19, 7PM
Contact: Lende McMullen,
genealogy@rehobothantiquarian.org



OCTOBER

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



NOVEMBER

FOLK ART & ARTISANS SHOW
Friday, November 2, 4PM-8PM
Saturday, November 3, 9AM-4PM
Francis Farm
Contact: 508-252-3031, programs@rehobothantiquarian.org

www.FolkArtisan.com



DECEMBER

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