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July 2019

Saving Straitsmouth

July 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Paul St. Germain will document the work that has been done to save and restore Straitsmouth Island and the lighthouse there.

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August 2019

Rockport in Vintage Postcards

August 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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See vintage images of Rockport as it was depicted in early 20th Century postcards. Presented by Robert Ambrogi, publisher of VintageRockport.com.

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September 2019

Chowdah Supper, Annual Meeting & Open Mic

September 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spiran Hall, 19 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Join the Sandy Bay Historical Society for a delicious chowder supper, followed by our annual meeting and an entertaining open mic night. Fast becoming an annual tradition, the open mic night welcomes audience members and Rockport residents to share stories and memories about Rockport in the past.

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November 2019

Military Show and Tell

November 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rockport Public Library, 17 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Ted Meeker and Ingrid Brown will share local military history and artifacts.

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December 2019

Holiday Open House at the Sewell-Scripture House

December 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sewell-Scripture House, 40 King Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Celebrate the season with the Sandy Bay Historical Society's annual open house in the historic Sewell-Scripture House. View historical exhibits as you mingle with friends and neighbors.

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March 2021

Friday Talks by Les Bartlett

March 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

March 5, 2021 : ‘Lost Vistas -The Heart of Cape Ann Revealed (Recording available at: Lost Vistas -The Heart of Cape Ann Revealed) UPCOMING TALKS IN THE DOGTOWN SERIES March 12, 2021 "Unboxing Dogtown Artifacts and Collectors” March 19, 2021 “Maps, Photos and Art of Dogtown” March 26, 2021 “Roger Babson’s Plan for Dogtown 2058”

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June 2021

The Mobster Revisits Thacher Island

June 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Monday, June 21 @ 6:30 Did you know Thacher Island was once home to a felon? Join Paul St. Germain as he recounts the life and legacy of Joe Barboza for a second time for those of you who missed it last year.  

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July 2021

A Guided Historical Walking Tour of Flat Ledge and Carlson’s Quarries

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Granite Pier, Wharf Rd
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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Enjoy a 90-minute historical walking tour with Scott Jewell. Scott will share his knowledge of Granite Pier, Flat Ledge and Carlson quarries. Meet on Granite Pier near the model of Motif #1 next to the Public Ramp. Bring water and comfortable shoes. (Mask no longer required) 90 min tour starts PROMPTLY as 9AM on Wednesday July 7th.</p> The Tour is free but has limited space. Email us at info@rockporthistory.org to secure a spot.

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August 2021

Character in Rockport – A Fisherman, a Postman and a Policeman.

August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Spiran Hall, 19 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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A Rockport History as reflected in the lives of a Fisherman, a Postman and a Policeman. Nathan Ives and Paul St. Germain have combined their research and writing talents to create a unique presentation describing the lives of three well known Rockport citizens.  They highlight their contributions to life here in Rockport through their occupations over one-hundred and twenty years ago. Join us for a conversation on the intersection of character, innovation and perseverance through the lives of these interesting individuals.…

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October 2021

Annual Fish Chowda Suppa – DATE CHANGE!

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Spiran Hall, 19 School Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$8.00
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DATE CHANGE!  The Sandy Bay Historical Society Annual Fish Chowda Suppa has been moved to Friday, October 15th at 6:00 PM at Spiran Hall Broadway, Rockport, MA Supper starts at 6:00PM.  Meeting starts at 7:00PM. Face masks recommended. Reservations are recommended.  Tickets $8.00. Call 978-546-9533 before October 10. Please join us for some fun and historic wisdom at the close of the Annual Meeting! (Minestrone will be served also.) Printable Poster: SBHS-PosterChowdahSuppaMtg2021

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