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Coming Events

January 26, 2017 - A Watery Kingdom Transformed: The Piscataqua Region, 1550-1850

7:30 pm (Berwick Academy)

 The Piscataqua estuary is at the heart of this tale, which asks listeners to imagine how different peoples have lived in the ecosystem we now call home. Prior to the arrival of the English and French during the Little Ice Age, Wabanaki inhabitants mastered the seasonal challenges of living in this place. English settlers redefined its ecology during the seventeenth century. Paying attention to forests, fish, ships, and sheep, Dr. Jeffrey Bolster recasts our regional story, anchoring us to the past in compelling new ways.

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Genealogy Lunchtime Series Starts Jan. 18

Beginning on Wednesday, January 18, the new lunchtime series, “Digging for Your Roots,” will be launched at the Counting House Museum. The program will run weekly on Wednesdays from 11:30 am-12:30 pm through February 15.  No signups are required.

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My Maine Storytimes

Local pre-school teacher Maureen Demaris leads a story time for children ages 3-6 on the first Thursday of the month at the Counting House. Starts at 10 am, and lasts about an hour.

Each month will have a "Maine" theme supported by images and items from the OBHS collection. We will read stories, do activities, learn songs, have a craft, and more!

Please note that strollers must be left downstairs, as the 2nd floor is only accessible by stairs.  Parents are required to stay for the story time.

The story times are planned through May 2017.

Contact Cari Quater, Development Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


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