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Old Colony History Museum

66 Church Grn
Taunton, MA 02780 United States

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September 2017

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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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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