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Old Colony History Museum

66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States

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July 2017

OCHM Mini Golf

July 13 @ 10:00 am - July 26 @ 3:30 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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In keeping with our mission to encourage a love of history in younger generations, we are unveiling our nine-hole course featuring historical characters and locations throughout Taunton. It’s historic, it’s local, and most importantly, it’s incredibly fun! Cost: $1 per person to play; includes putter rental Hours of Operation: 10 am – 3:30 pm (Tuesday– Saturday); *We are closed on Saturdays preceding Monday holidays Rules: Maximum of 4 people per group. 2 groups on course at a time. Last tee…

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Join us as we roll up our sleeves and help save lives! We will proudly partner with the American Red Cross to hold what we hope to be a very successful blood drive. The Red Cross has over 130 years of experience providing humanitarian aid – including more than 70 years of supplying blood to those in need. Each pint of blood we collect can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more.…

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OCHM Mini Golf

July 27 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 3:30 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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In keeping with our mission to encourage a love of history in younger generations, we are unveiling our nine-hole course featuring historical characters and locations throughout Taunton. It’s historic, it’s local, and most importantly, it’s incredibly fun! Cost: $1 per person to play; includes putter rental Hours of Operation: 10 am – 3:30 pm (Tuesday– Saturday); *We are closed on Saturdays preceding Monday holidays Rules: Maximum of 4 people per group. 2 groups on course at a time. Last tee…

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August 2017

OCHM Mini Golf

August 3 @ 10:00 am - August 16 @ 3:30 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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In keeping with our mission to encourage a love of history in younger generations, we are unveiling our nine-hole course featuring historical characters and locations throughout Taunton. It’s historic, it’s local, and most importantly, it’s incredibly fun! Cost: $1 per person to play; includes putter rental Hours of Operation: 10 am – 3:30 pm (Tuesday– Saturday); *We are closed on Saturdays preceding Monday holidays Rules: Maximum of 4 people per group. 2 groups on course at a time. Last tee…

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OCHM Mini Golf

August 17 @ 10:00 am - August 30 @ 3:30 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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In keeping with our mission to encourage a love of history in younger generations, we are unveiling our nine-hole course featuring historical characters and locations throughout Taunton. It’s historic, it’s local, and most importantly, it’s incredibly fun! Cost: $1 per person to play; includes putter rental Hours of Operation: 10 am – 3:30 pm (Tuesday– Saturday); *We are closed on Saturdays preceding Monday holidays Rules: Maximum of 4 people per group. 2 groups on course at a time. Last tee…

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Liberty & Union Walking Tour

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Come walk the Liberty and Union Downtown Walking Tour! Join us for a free, one-hour guided tour of Historic Downtown Taunton. Our one-mile walking tour highlights some of the important architectural, cultural, and commercial sites between Church Green and Taunton Green. A great way to learn about the city, from its earliest days through the present, these tours are the third Saturday of every month, May through October.

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Ice Cream Extravaganza

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Does asparagus ice cream sound delicious to you? How about chestnut or parmesan? These are a few of the somewhat odd flavors people used to actually eat! Taste ice cream flavors from throughout history! You’ll have a chance to make your own ice cream and enjoy a trip to the sundae bar for mix-ins! We will serve chocolate and vanilla for those who prefer the classics.

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OCHM Mini Golf

August 31 @ 10:00 am - September 13 @ 3:30 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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In keeping with our mission to encourage a love of history in younger generations, we are unveiling our nine-hole course featuring historical characters and locations throughout Taunton. It’s historic, it’s local, and most importantly, it’s incredibly fun! Cost: $1 per person to play; includes putter rental Hours of Operation: 10 am – 3:30 pm (Tuesday– Saturday); *We are closed on Saturdays preceding Monday holidays Rules: Maximum of 4 people per group. 2 groups on course at a time. Last tee…

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September 2017

OCHM After Hours: Sip & Spell

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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What could make going back to school and spelling tests more fun? Adult beverages of course! Come test your spelling skills in a laid-back setting with a drink in your hand. OCHM After Hours is a program for young professionals (21 and older) looking for an evening of low-key, hands-on fun. Developed in conjunction with the Museum’s art and history collections and special exhibitions, each OCHM After Hours program will include a variety of live music, hands-on art-making, food, beer,…

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OCHM Mini Golf

September 14 @ 10:00 am - September 27 @ 3:30 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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In keeping with our mission to encourage a love of history in younger generations, we are unveiling our nine-hole course featuring historical characters and locations throughout Taunton. It’s historic, it’s local, and most importantly, it’s incredibly fun! Cost: $1 per person to play; includes putter rental Hours of Operation: 10 am – 3:30 pm (Tuesday– Saturday); *We are closed on Saturdays preceding Monday holidays Rules: Maximum of 4 people per group. 2 groups on course at a time. Last tee…

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Liberty & Union Walking Tour

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Come walk the Liberty and Union Downtown Walking Tour! Join us for a free, one-hour guided tour of Historic Downtown Taunton. Our one-mile walking tour highlights some of the important architectural, cultural, and commercial sites between Church Green and Taunton Green. A great way to learn about the city, from its earliest days through the present, these tours are the third Saturday of every month, May through October.

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Lecture: Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Velya Jancz-Urban presents Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife Perhaps women need to be reminded of how far we’ve come in order to see how far we still can go. Discover what life was really like for New England's colonial women - because we've always been curious about: menstruation, sex & birth control, childbirth, sickness & medicine. The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife not only makes audience members laugh and grimace, but it also honors our foremothers. It’s not…

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Arts & Humanity

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Are you interested in music? Poetry? Storytelling? Do you want to learn more about these things? Join us for an afternoon program featuring local artists who will be sharing their songs, poems, stories, and artwork in a casual, friendly setting. You can come and just listen, or if you would like to participate, let us know as there are a limited number of open mic slots to share your work. This is our second event following a successful June launch…

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October 2017

Lecture: Battlefield Archaeology

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Dan Sivilich, Musket Ball and Small Shot Identification: A Guide Help us celebrate Archaeology Month with archaeologist and author Dan Sivilich as he traces the history of musket balls and small shot, and explores their uses as lethal projectiles and in nonlethal alterations. Sivilich asks—and answers—a variety of questions to demonstrate how a musket ball found in a military context can help to interpret the site: Was it fired? What did it hit? What type of gun is it associated…

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Liberty & Union Walking Tour

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Come walk the Liberty and Union Downtown Walking Tour! Join us for a free, one-hour guided tour of Historic Downtown Taunton. Our one-mile walking tour highlights some of the important architectural, cultural, and commercial sites between Church Green and Taunton Green. A great way to learn about the city, from its earliest days through the present, these tours are the third Saturday of every month, May through October.

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Costumes at OCHM

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Wear a costume to the museum for free admission!

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Lecture: Sturtevant Murders

October 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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John Gallagher on the Sturtevant Murders in Halifax, MA John F. Gallagher served over thirty years on the Boston Police Department and retired at the rank of superintendent. As a command staff member, he was the department’s chief of detectives. His interest in history and genealogy and his background in criminal investigation motivated him to write about these century-old murders on the South Shore. John and his wife, Jeanne, live in Hanover, Massachusetts. Gallagher published his third book, A Monument…

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November 2017

Veterans Day Open House

November 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Open house for Veterans and families from 1-4pm Special Vietnam slideshow at 2pm presented by Dennis Proulx Members of the Taunton Area Vietnam Veterans Association will share a slideshow presentation and memories of their experiences during the Vietnam War. They will also bring military memorabilia as well as items from their time in Vietnam, including a Montagnard crossbow and sword, shrapnel from a 122mm rocket, and a piece of a Skycrane helicopter. The Taunton Area Vietnam Veterans Association (TAVVA) will…

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December 2017

OCHM After Hours: Gingerbread Jubilee

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Colony History Museum, 66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States
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Get in the holiday spirit by trying some seasonal spirits! We will be decorating gingerbread houses, rocking around the tree, and drinking some holiday cheer. Wear your finest ugly holiday sweater and warm up with some beer, wine, or cocoa. OCHM After Hours is a program for young professionals (21 and older) looking for an evening for low-key, hands-on fun. Developed in conjunction with the Museum’s art and history collections and special exhibitions, each OCHM After Hours program will include…

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