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    July 2017

    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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    September 2017

    World War One History Day

    September 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Monpelier, 30 High St
    Thomaston, ME 04861 United States
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    The General Henry Knox Museum, the Maine Military Historical Society, and Owls Head Transportation Museum will co-host World War One History Day on Saturday, September 23rd from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at Montpelier, the big white house at the Route 131 turn to St. George in Thomaston. Reenactors depicting soldiers from the 103rd Regiment will be on the grounds engaging in musters and showing their gear, and inside Montpelier there will be special displays of period weapons, photographs, newspapers,…

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    November 2017

    Veteran Month Storyteller’s Showcase

    November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Knox Museum, 30 High Street
    Thomaston, ME 04861 United States
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    Free

    >RSVP Here< Hurry, limited seating. StorytellersX showcases the exemplary talents and ideas of some of our country’s brightest and most groundbreaking military Veterans.  Join us in celebrating their accomplishments by learning about these Veterans and becoming #VetInspired by their stories of leadership. Shift the conversation in America during Veterans Week; storytelling events can help shift the conversation in America that will lead to more accurate perceptions of Veterans. Hear a Veteran tell their story on how the military service prepared…

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    December 2017

    Holiday Preview Party

    December 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Knox Museum, 30 High Street
    Thomaston, ME 04861 United States
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    Admission to the special holiday benefit preview party on Friday, December 1st from 5:30 to 8:30 pm is $25 at the door. At the special preview party guests will have the opportunity to meet the decorators, enjoy special spirits and delicious appetizers, listen to live holiday music, support Knox Museum’s education, preservation, and military programs, and kick off the holiday season in style. Preview guests will also enjoy an exclusive peek at The General’s Bedroom specially decorated just for the…

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    Holiday Open House

    December 2 @ 1:00 pm - December 3 @ 4:00 pm
    Knox Museum, 30 High Street
    Thomaston, ME 04861 United States
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    Knox Museum presents its annual holiday open house at Montpelier - the big white house at the turn to Saint George in Thomaston - on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, from 1 to 4 pm. Two floors will be specially decorated in this year’s theme of Silver Bells, with holiday trees in every room, and live entertainment and complimentary refreshments provided. Admission is free, and all are invited to attend. Canned or dry goods will be accepted at…

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