2016 Quarterly Programs

February 21st
“CUBA”
Rebecca Greer provides a fascinating look at this intriguing island. Lavishly illustrated with slides.

May 15th
“To Everything There Is a Season”
The farm in post-WWII Austerlitz was the setting for many daily and seasonal challenges. Join Nancy Jane Kern for a presentation on the “then and now” of farm life.

August 21st
“Lucy Larcom: A New England Mill Worker in the 19th Century”
Lucy Larcom, later to become a noted poet and educator, began her working life in a New England textile factory in the 1830’s.  Join Phyllis Chapman as she “becomes” Lucy and tells of the living and working conditions which many young farm girls like herself experienced.  The presentation includes props and hands-on activities!

Lucy Larcom at 11yrs old in the textile mill

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Phyllis Chapman as Lucy Larcom

November 20th:  NOTE – There is NO program this month.  (Please see below.)

In lieu of our quarterly meeting and presentation, we invite our members and friends to join us for a Yuletide Celebration in the Morey-Devereaux House on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4th — open from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.  Stop by and enjoy mulled cider, sweet and savory treats, beautiful decorations, live holiday music, and some special giveaways!  The hearth fire will be burning in the old kitchen, filling the house with the warmth and scents of the season.  (This is a free event.)

And, in case you missed them, take a peek at our two displays: “Linen & Wool” and “Curious Kitchen Items.”