90th Birthday Party Has Something for Everyone
You won’t run out of fun things to do at the 90th birthday celebration for the Tuck Museum and Hampton Historical Society. The party, which is free, takes place Saturday, July 18, from 1-5 p.m., on the Museum grounds.
Many of the activities and events provide glimpses into times gone by, all the while making learning about Hampton’s past enjoyable.
Here’s some of what awaits you:
- The Vikings will be back! This living history demonstration shows the exciting life of the Viking explorers, complete with period clothing, equipment and weapons, including the basics of sword and shield combat.
- Music telling the story of Goody Cole, who was accused of witchcraft.
- Children’s activities.
- Garden Club –invasive weed show and tell.
- Tuck Bats – bat making demo.
- Face painting.
- Visits with local artists and history authors.
- Art show and sale.
- Duck decoy carving demonstrations.
- Goody Cole appearance.
- A yearbook exhibit in the one-room district schoolhouse, along with a talk about school in the 1920s and games for kids to play.
- Showings of local history films about salt marsh farming, and clamming and lobstering.
- Hamburgers, hot dogs and homemade baked beans (for sale), and birthday cake from Experience Hampton! You might also like to stop by the Congregational Church, which is hosting a lobster bake ($20, advance tickets now on sale at the Tuck Museum) from 5-7 p.m.
So mark your calendar! Saturday, July 18, 1-5 p.m., Tuck Museum – Birthday Bash!
Check www.hamptonhistoricalsociety.org for information. Or call the Hampton Historical Society at 603-929-0781.