Walking Tour with Seth Mendell: Join Seth Mendell of the Mattapoisett Historical Society for a Walking Tour on Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 pm. Learn more about the little town that built the whalers for Nantucket and New Bedford. Explore the waterfront streets, parks and wharves where the action took place. Tour is free with Museum Admission ($5 adults, $2 children 6 and up). Meet at the Mattapoisett Historical Society, 5 Church Street. For more information, please visit www.mattapoisetthistoricalsociety.org or call 508-758-2844.
The Sailor’s Life: Families are invited to explore life at sea through hands-on activities at the Mattapoisett Historical Society, 5 Church Street, on Wednesday, August 6 at 1:00 pm. Send a message with signal flags, sample hard-tack, learn basic sailor’s knots, and personalize your own ditty bag. Program is free, but donations are certainly welcome. For more information, please call 508-758-2844 or email email@example.com.
Mattapoisett 100 Years Ago: Join the Mattapoisett Historical Society for an evening of pictures of “Mattapoisett 100 Years Ago” on August 6 at 7:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow Street. Seth Mendell will narrate the presentation of pictures taken from glass lantern slides and will welcome help from the audience in identifying buildings and streets as they appeared 100 or more years ago.
Glass lantern slides were developed in Germany in the 1850s and “Magic Lantern” Slide Shows were very popular through the turn of the century. This collection of slides of Mattapoisett and the surrounding area were taken about 1900. The images in the presentation have been digitalized and will be shown as a PowerPoint presentation on a large screen. For more information, please call 508-758-2844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.