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    May 2017

    Boots on the Ground. SHOOT LIKE A GIRL

    May 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Montpelier, 30 High Street
    Thomaston, ME 04861
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    SHOOT LIKE A GIRL: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front. Knox Museum announces its newest big get! USAF Major and Air National Guard pilot, and acclaimed author Mary Jennings (M.J.) Hegar, with 3 tours of duty, the Purple Cross, and the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor under her belt, will deliver this year's keynote address at 2017's Boots on the Ground on Saturday, May 27, starting at 11 am. Senator John McCain says "Major Mary…

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    June 2017

    Flag Day

    June 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Knox Museum, 30 High Street
    Thomaston, ME 04861 United States
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    Happy Birthday US Army! Come help us celebrate Flag Day and the 241st birthday of the United States Army. Wednesday • June 14, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Outdoor ceremony with speakers, and special recognition given to local families whose relatives served in WWI, The Great War. Admission is free, and all are invited. Stay tuned for further details. (That’s Bill Packard, l to r, Mike Edgecomb, Dave Franclemont, and Carmine Pecorelli celebrating the Navy’s birthday at Montpelier in October.)

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    Montpelier Grand Re-Opening

    June 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Montpelier, 30 High Street
    Thomaston, ME 04861
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    My, how things have changed... Lots of new things to see at Montpelier this season! If you've never been, this is the time. And if you have been inside before, this is still the time to come see a whole new take on Montpelier and Henry Knox. With visiting exhibitions from Mount Vernon and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, The National Society of the Cincinnati, Castine Historical Society, and the Grand Lodge of Masons in Maine; plus spotlights…

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    July 2017

    Muskets to Machine Guns: BOOM!

    July 1 @ 12:00 pm - July 3 @ 4:00 pm
    Montpelier, 30 High Street
    Thomaston, ME 04861
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    Boom! For 3 days only, Knox Museum - in partnership with the Maine Military Historical Society Museum - will exhibit an impressive cache of historic and contemporary weaponry, from the American Revolution through present day. Saturday/Sunday/Monday, July 1-3, 2017, inside Montpelier, 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Admission is $10 Adults, $8 Seniors and AAA Members, Children age 5 -13 $4, and Flat Family Rate (2 parents and 2 kids) $20. Active Military, Knox Museum members, and kids under 5 admitted free.

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    The General’s Birthday

    July 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    But who's counting... You are invited to help celebrate General Henry Knox's 267th birthday on Saturday, July 22 by gathering at his grave in Village Cemetery on Dwight Street in Thomaston (turn opposite Thomaston Academy & Public Library) at 10:30 am for a brief ceremony led by Thomaston Historical Society. Then pop up to Montpelier shortly thereafter @11:00 for burgers, hot dogs,  and birthday cake, compliments of Knox Museum. And do leave time to take the all-new very revolutionary 2017…

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    Maine Friends of Music

    July 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Montpelier, 30 High Street
    Thomaston, ME 04861
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    Baroque and Beyond. Kick back on a lovely summer evening and enjoy the classical 18th-century strains of Beethoven, Vivaldi,  Handel, Mozart, and Bach. Toss in a twentieth century composer or two like Debussy, Hindemith, Vaughan-Williams or Koechlin. All with a glass of chilled wine in hand, seated comfortably in Montpelier's gorgeously-appointed Federal period Oval Room. Maine Friends of Music chamber ensemble, whose members include flutist Linda Brunner, bassoonist David DeBolt, and harpsichordist/organist Sean Fleming, make a triumphant return to Knox…

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    Revolutionary War Encampment

    July 29 @ 5:30 pm - July 30 @ 5:30 pm

    Imagine life over 200 years ago. What was it like living in an encampment, far away from home, fighting for freedom from the crown, living off the land? Come see at Knox Museum as re-enactors from around New England gather on Montpelier's 13.5 acre property to pitch their tents, show their wares, cook over a campfire, and practice musket drills. Free and fun for the whole family!

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    August 2017

    George Washington: The First President

    August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Straight from George Washington's Mount Vernon. Knox Museum is proud to present Carol Borchert Cadou, Senior Vice-President, Historic Preservation & Collections, Mount Vernon, as our 2017 Knox Annual Lecturer on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm at The Strand Theater in Rockland. With a very special appearance, shown here below, by Mount Vernon's "official" George Washington! Tickets are $31 General Admission and $21 Knox Museum members in advance, $36 and $26 at the door. Tickets are now available at…

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    Hoecakes with George Washington

    August 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Breakfast, that is; the President's favorite. Come enjoy some historical "hoecakes" - George Washington's favorite pancakes - with the man himself. That's right, the nation's premier "George Washington" - straight from Mount Vernon, his Virginia plantation - appears at his good friend's, Henry Knox's Montpelier, for breakfast, story-telling, and photo-ops on Friday, August 11, from 9 am - 11 am. $5 per person; kids under 5 free. Tickets will be for sale at the door. See you soon!

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    Meet The Peters Family: Faces of Maine

    August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Imagine... Sometime around 1782, Sarah Peters was taken from her home in Guinea on the west coast of Africa and delivered to the District of Maine as a slave on a ship owned by Captain James McIntyre. Soon after, Massachusetts outlawed slavery, and  somehow Sarah managed to hire a local attorney and successfully sue for her freedom. She married a man named Amos Peters, himself a mixed race African-American and  Native American Wampanoag, as well as a  Revolutionary War veteran…

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