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August 2017

Haskell’s Loblolly Camp

August 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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From 1896 to 1943, Emerson Haskell and his son Frank operated an open-air shore dinner restaurant on the shores of Loblolly Cove. Customers included presidents, business tycoons, artists, movies stars and everyday tourists. Paul St. Germain, president of the Thacher Island Association and author, will share stories of this unique and one-of-a-kind business and the people who dined there.

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September 2017

Chowdah Supper & Annual Meeting followed by Open Mike Night for Local Residents’ Stories

September 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spiran Hall, 19 School Street
Rockport, 01966 United States
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Join us for our annual Chowda Suppa -- and share your Rockport history at our first open mic night! For years, the Sandy Bay Historical Society has presented a series of speakers on Rockport history. This time, we're turning the microphone over to you for our first-ever Rockport History Open Mic Night. Share an interesting story about your family history, a cherished antique, your old house, or anything else from our town's past. Each speaker will be limited to five…

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October 2017

Rockport on Film!

October 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Rockport on film! On Tuesday, Oct. 10, the Sandy Bay Historical Society will feature Pierce Sears, owner of Twin Lights Beverages and an avid collector of films about Rockport. Pierce will show a variety of short films about subjects such as the Miss Rockport Celebration of 1931, Fourth of July parades from 1955 to 1961, and a bicycling parade in 1969. The free event is at 7:30 p.m. at the Rockport Public Library Brenner Room.

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November 2017

History of Lane’s Farm

November 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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December 2017

Holiday Open House

December 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sewell-Scripture House, 40 King Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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May 2018

History of the Congregational Church

May 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Jack Reed, former chair of the First Congregational Church board of trustees, will present an illuminating history of one of Rockport's most significant landmarks. Before there was a Rockport, there was a Congregational meeting house at Sandy Bay. The histories of the church and of the town have been closely aligned for over 250 years. The relationship between the town and the church remains significant for the future.

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June 2018

Stars & Lights of Cape Ann — A Photo Odyssey

June 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Stars & Lights of Cape Ann -- A Photo Odyssey, presented by David Zapatka

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July 2018

Summer Kick-Off at Old Castle

July 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old Castle, Castle Lane
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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The Sandy Bay National Harbor of Refuge and the Navy

July 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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The Sandy Bay National Harbor of Refuge and the Navy, presented by Paul St. Germain

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