Seth Mendell will give his Walking Tour of Historic Mattapoisett three times this summer: July 20, August 17, & September 3. Learn about historic buildings, the electric rail, the saltworks on Goodspeed Island, the Charles King Mansion at the mouth of the river, and “The Dude Special.” Visualize the building of whale ships in the park and how the British attempted to burn the shipyards during the War of 1812. The duration of the walk is approximately one hour and a quarter. Members free; guests $5. Meet at 2:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Museum.
The Lecture Series on Mattapoisett History by Seth Mendell dates include:
July 23– 7:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Museum – Mattapoisett History I. Seth Mendell will speak about early Mattapoisett, including farming, trade, and shipbuilding. Free and open to the public.
July 30– 7:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Museum – Mattapoisett History II. Seth Mendell will speak about Mattapoisett during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Free and open to the public.
August 13– 7:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Museum – Mattapoisett History III. Seth Mendell will speak about the whaling industry in Nantucket, New Bedford, and Mattapoisett. Free and open to the public.
August 20– 7:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Museum – Mattapoisett History IV. Seth Mendell will speak about the shipyards of Mattapoisett and Joseph Meigs Esq. Free and open to the public.
August 27– 7:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library – Mattapoisett History V. Seth Mendell will show and discuss a collection of glass lantern slides depicting Mattapoisett circa 1900. Free and open to the public.
September 1– 5:30 pm at the Mattapoisett Museum – Mattapoisett History VI. Seth Mendell will speak about Mattapoisett’s separation from Rochester, the California Gold Rush, and the clipper ship era. Free and open to the public.
September 10– 7:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Museum – Mattapoisett History VII. Seth Mendell will speak about the Civil War and the decline of whaling and Mattapoisett shipbuilding. Free and open to the public.
The Great Community Picnic is on Thursday, August 1at 5:30 pm in Munro Park, Mattapoisett. Join the Mattapoisett Museum and the Mattapoisett Land Trust for The Great Community Picnic at Munro Preserve in Mattapoisett. We will provide the tables, chairs, tablecloths, cash bar, & music. Bring your own food, utensils, & plates. Creatively transform your table with flowers, napkins, etc. Tables will be sold for 4 ($120), 6 ($180), 8 ($240) or 10 ($300) diners. Buy a table and invite your friends or get your friends to pitch-in. It will be a fun and memorable event for the community. Space is limited – buy a table while they last! For tickets, call 508-758-2844.
American Art Explored, a lecture on Tuesday, August 6at 7:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Museum. Jill Sanford offers a way to experience American paintings from colonial times to today. From folk art paintings to surprising realism, then on to modern abstract images — visualize not only America’s growth and change, but also America’s developing artistic styles through time. Join us for an enjoyable hour of challenging yourself to see in new ways! Visit www.artforyourmind.com for more information. Free and open to the public.
Concert: Party of the Sun will be live at the Mattapoisett Museum on Thursday, August 8at 7:00 pm. Party of the Sun is an indie folk band from New Hampshire led by songwriter Ethan McBrien and producer/multi-instrumentalist Rory Hurley. Since 2006, both McBrien and Hurley have recorded and performed with funk/rock fusion outfit The Youngest Sun. Tickets available through Eventbrite.