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History of Fort Foster

with Bob Gray

$20 More Info

Please note: We will post date/time as soon as we can 

For many years before it became the great town park that it is, Fort Foster played a large role in protecting our harbor. Come and learn about the multitude of armaments, bunkers, buildings and people who have been part of this important historic site. 

Date/time: TBD

Registration Fee: $20

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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard: From Sails to Atoms

with Joseph Gluckert

Apr
6

Next session: April 6th, 2023

$12 More Info

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has a venerable heritage and rich tradition.  Learn about its role and achievements in times of war and peace from a military historian’s perspective. The tour includes a visit to the Shipyard’s Treaty of Portsmouth exhibit,  a walking tour of the Shipyard Mall area, a driving tour around the perimeter of the base, including an up-close view of the former Naval Prison’s exterior, and lastly a visit to the Shipyard’s Heritage Center.  Must bring valid photo I.D. such as Driver’s License or U.S. Passport.  Non U.S Citizens will be required to submit additional documentation in advance.  Participants must be able to use the bus and negotiate stairs. Neither the bus nor comfort facilities are handicapped accessible. 

*park at Kittery Lions Club and board the bus, bus leaves promptly at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 12:00 p.m.

 

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My World as a Filmmaker

with Jim White

May
4

Next session: May 4th, 2023

$20 More Info

An evening of conversation, questions and answers with filmmaker Jim White about his 47-year career working all over the world, producing television commercials and documentaries.  Jim will present the latest tools for his trade, various cameras and drones and talk about the ever-changing film production industry and how new technology has made the production process (and postproduction process) easier, allowing more time to create and tell stories more effectively, as well as the ever-expanding need for video content in our rapidly changing visual world.  Then the documentary “The Many Lives of Fort McClary” will be shown, one of six documentaries he’s made about Maine seacoast history, with more discussion after, including new work for 2023.

 

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Come and enjoy a walk through Fort Foster.  On this tour you will see and learn about the history of the structures that are there now and see the sites of others that no longer exist. We will be walking a large part of the Fort, so please wear appropriate shoes. While dogs are allowed at Fort Foster, we ask that you leave yours at home for this tour. But be sure to bring your camera or cell phone. Class will meet at the entrance gate of Fort Foster. Additional fee may be required for entrance to Fort Foster.

Date/time: TBD

Registration Fee: $20

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Siege at the State House – book discussion

with Mac Smith

Apr
27

Next session: April 27th, 2023

$15 More Info

Discuss Siege at the State House, the true story of a coup in Augusta, Maine in 1879. The several-week occupation culminated in a showdown between armed rebels and Civil War hero General Joshua Chamberlain standing on the State House steps, exposing his chest, and daring any man present to settle the standoff with violence, if they dared.