EVENTS

A Midwife's Tale

Join us for the showing of the movie A Midwife's Tale, the life of Martha Ballard, based on her diary, 1785-1812.  In 1785 at age 50 Martha Ballard attended 814 deliveries in and around the Kennebec River, towns of Hallowell and Augusta, Maine.  Popcorn and drinks will be served.

Date:  Friday, February 16, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm.

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The Family Nurse:  home medical care in the 19th century

Join us along with Christie Higginbottom as she talks about growing, wild-gathering and purchasing herbal remedies for common ailments in the household.  This will include infusions, decoctions, ointments, poultices, fomentations and tinctures.  Refreshments will be served. 

Date:  Friday, March 9, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm.

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Planning a Traditional Four-Square Kitchen Garden

Christie Higginbottom will demonstrate how to create an attractive garden that incorporates vegetables, herbs and fruits.  The program will cover crop rotation, succession sowing, inter-planting and techniques  for crop spacing and support. Refreshments will be served. 

Date:  Friday, April 13, 2018

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

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Native Plants in the early 19th century Garden

This program by Christie Higginbottom talks about a variety of native plants for the home garden with information abut their historic use and cultivation.  Refreshments will be served. 

Date:  Friday, May 11, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm.

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Historic New England Apples

The early 19th century is a rich chapter in the story of New England apples.  Hundreds of varieties such as Westfield Seek-No-Further, Sheepnose, Maidens Blush and Hubbardston Nonesuch originated in historic orchards.  The program will offer a tasting of 10 to 12 heirloom apple varieties.

Date:  Friday, October 26, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm.

All programs are free to the public and will take place at the

New Braintree Historical Society Museum (1939 Grade School - 10 Utley Rd.)

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