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On the Home Front in Rollinsford, N.H., 29-30 Apr.

28 April 2017

This weekend, 29-30 April, the Colonel Paul Wentworth House in Rollinsford, New Hampshire, will host a two-day living history event titled “1777 Home-Front: Life at Home During...

“I am not sure I needed this peice of forecast”

27 April 2017

Earlier this week we followed Sarah Deming and her household out of Boston on 20 Apr 1775. British soldiers were questioning people about whether they were carrying any arms but not...

Talk about David Mason in Salem, 28 Apr.

26 April 2017

On Friday, 28 April, I’m headed back to Salem to talk about “Leslie’s Retreat” and The Road to Concord to the Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute of Salem...

“Here are the cannon—Our cannon are coming”

25 April 2017

Among the documents the Massachusetts Historical Society has made available in digital form is Sarah (Winslow) Deming’s letter detailing day by day her experience at the start...