Take advantage of the numerous and varied historic events taking place throughout northern New England this summer.
Through July 31: Art of Homesteading Exhibit in Tamworth, New Hampshire. Learn how early homesteaders lived and worked. www.remickmuseum.org
Through Sept. 20: The Life and Times of Congressman Robert Smalls Exhibit at the Museum of African American History in Boston. Find out how three enslaved men and their families escaped on a Confederate ship during the Civil War. www.maah.org
Through Oct. 30: "True and Honest Before the World" Exhibition at Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Mass. Part of their 50th anniversary celebration, this event features thirty celebrity curators. www.hancockshakervillage.org
July 17: Cherryfield Historic House Tour in Cherryfield, Maine; Visit private homes, churches, and other historic buildings at this Cherryfield-Narraguagus Historical Society event. www.cherryfieldhistorical.com.
July 24-25: Soldiers Atop the Mount. This living-history weekend at Mount Independence State Historic Site includes demonstrations of military tactics, camp life, colonial crafts and cooking, and much more! www.historicvermont.org/events
July 25: Shipbuilding Odyssey at a Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk, Maine. Learn about Kennebunks' interesting shipbuilding past. www.brickstoremuseum.org
July 29: By the Light of the Silvery Moon. Learn about the magic of moonlight in Vermont at Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site. www.historicvermont.org/events
July 30-August 1: Rockingham Old Home Days.
July 31-Sept. 30: George Washington Carver Exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston. www.mos.org/exhibits_shows/current_exhibits&d=4421
August 1: Hike into History. Walk in the footsteps of soldiers from the Revolutionary War at Mount Independence State Historic Site; hike guided by Steven Zeoli, Mount Independence Coalition president. www.historicvermont.org/events
August 7: Plymouth Old Home Day. www.Coolidge@HistoricVermont.org
August 8: Grace Coolidge Musicale #1; "Tunes of the 1920s and 1930s" performed by Pianist Abigail Charbeneau and soprano Jane Berlin Pauley at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site. www.historicvermont.org/events
August 12: Star Light, Star Bright Star Night; View the constellations, planets, meteor showers, and satellites with experienced stargazers at Hubbardton State Historic Site. www.historicvermont.org/events
August 12-15: Wilmington Old Home Week.www.oldhomeweek2010.com
August 14: Craftsbury Old Home Day. www.townofcraftsbury.com
August 14–15: Weekend Anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Bennington; This Living History Encampment at the Bennington Battle Monument features drill presentations, musket and artillery demonstrations, educational exhibits, and activities for children. www.historicvermont.org/events