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|Saturday, May 29, 10 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Museum opens for the season
Summer Exhibit in the Orientation Room
Mapping the Republic: An Exhibit of Early American Territory and Character. Panels drawn from a traveling exhibit by the Osher Map Library highlighting the political geography of the young nation.
Thursday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. in the Oval Room
Harpsichord talk & concert: Ray Cornils, music director and professor, will give a talk on 18th century music followed by a performance on his harpsichord. Reservations suggested. Museum members $12; general admission $15; students $8.
Saturday, July 3
Fourth of July parade in Thomaston
Museum open for tours 1– 4 p.m.
Wednesday, July 7, 7:00 p.m. Concert
Maine Friends of Music concert in the Oval Room. Reservations required. Museum members $12; general admission $15; students $8.
Monday, July 12-16 and Monday, July 19-23
Headlong Democracy: The Early American Confederation Reaches a Constitution
Summer Teacher Institute
For information or reservations on the following programs call (207) 354-0858
- Monday, July 12, 7:00 p.m.in the Oval Room: Peter Henriques, A Kind of Inevitable Necessity: George Washington Launches His Presidency. Historian and author of Realistic Visionary, sets the scene for establishing the young nation. Museum members, $15; general admission $20.
- Thursday, July 15, 7:00 p.m. in the Oval Room: Woody Holton, Abigail Adams. University of Richmond professor and author of acclaimed new biography on Abigail Adams recasts this American heroine through new sources and insights. Book signing to follow. Museum members, $15; general admission $20.
Saturday, July 24, Henry Knox 260th Birthday Celebration.
Museum open for tours 12 – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, August 3, 1:30 p.m. in the Orientation Room
Silhouettes: Trace your shadow to cut out and create your own to take home. Make a life size portrait to hang on your wall or a small miniature for a keepsake. Admission is free with registration required.
Thursday, August 5, 1:30 p.m. on the Lawn Montpelier
Colonial Games: Boys and girls can play together and experience the fun of being a colonial kid without all the chores. Rain location at Watts Hall, Main Street, Thomaston. Admission is free with registration required.
Wednesday, August 11, 1:30 p.m. at the Cole House
Quill Pen Writing: Art teacher Simon Adams will teach you to write with a quill pen. Practice your autograph as if signing the Declaration of Independence – with a dramatic flourish for posterity – or create as distinctive an initial as HK like Henry Knox. Admission is free with registration and includes quill, ink and paper.
Saturday and Sunday, August 14-15, 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Revolutionary Encampment at Montpelier.
Thursday, August 26, 4 p.m.
The General Henry Knox Museum Annual Meeting