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January

January 8 (snow date January 15) 
First Frederick Lee Lecture
The Decisive Day 
Presenter: Mark Albertson

Hubley Hall at First Congregational Church of Madison, Meetinghouse Lane 4 pm 
$5 general public; $4 members; $2 students 10 and older

January 17
MHS History Book Group 
1415: Agincourt 
Anne Curry

Led by Lyle Cubberly, Ph.D. 
Allis-Bushnell House: 853 Boston Post Road
7 pm 
Public welcome; free.

February

February 12 (snow date February 19) 
Second Frederick Lee Lecture 
Sergeant Stubby: How a Stray Dog and His Best Friend Helped Win World War I and Stole the Heart of a Nation
Presenter: Ann Bausum
Hubley Hall at First Congregational Church of Madison, Meetinghouse Lane Madison 4 pm 
$5 general public; $4 members; $2 students 10 and older


February 21
The Concise History of Ireland (NEW edition)
Sean Duffy
Led by Lyle Cubberly, Ph.D. 
Allis-Bushnell House: 853 Boston Post Road
7 pm 
Public welcome; free.


March


March 12 (snow date March 19)  
Third Frederick Lee Lecture 
Sirens on the Front Line: Ambulance Drivers in the Great War
Presenter: George King and Jeff Klinger

Hubley Hall at First Congregational Church of Madison, Meetinghouse Lane 4pm 
$5 general public; $4 members; $2 students 10 and older


March 21
MHS History Book Group 
Mohawk Baronet - Sir William Johnson 
James Thomas Flexner

Allis-Bushnell House: 853 Boston Post Road
Led by Lyle Cubberly, Ph.D.
7pm 
Public welcome; free.


April


April 2
Smallpox Burying Ground Guided Hike 
Presenters: Guilford town historian Joel Helander and historian Lyle Cubberly 
All participants should travel by car to the commuter lot on Goose Lane, just south of Exit 59. Please arrive before 9 am; all assembled vehicles will leave the commuter lot promptly at 9 am. 

$5 per person; free to MHS members and children 12 and under. Proper footwear for New England terrain is highly recommended. A walking stick may be helpful to some hikers; insect repellent is recommended. The site is not wheelchair-accessible.


April 18
MHS History Book Group 

1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed
Eric H. Cline

Led by Lyle Cubberly, Ph.D. 
Allis-Bushnell House: 853 Boston Post Road
7 pm
Public welcome; free.


April 24 
Fifth Grade School Tours 

In collaboration with Deacon John Grave House, First Congregational Church, and CLEMA


May


May 1
MHS Annual Meeting 

Allis-Bushnell House
7 pm 
Presenter: MHS Staff Photographer Bob Gunderson
Members and the public are welcome; free. 


May 16
MHS History Book Group 
The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream 
H. W. Brands
Led by Lyle Cubberly, Ph.D. 
Allis-Bushnell House: 853 Boston Post Road
7 pm
Members and the public are welcome; free.


June


June 10
CT Open House Day
Guided Tour: FIVE DAYS IN MADISON 
Allis-Bushnell House 
853 Boston Post Road
11 am to 4 pm 
Public welcome; free.


June 20
MHS History Book Group 

The Jesuit Relations 
Allan Greer

Led by Lyle Cubberly, Ph.D. 
Allis-Bushnell House: 853 Boston Post Road
7 pm
Public welcome; free.

 
June 25
MHS Fifth Annual Tour of Remarkable Homes 

11 am to 4 pm 
MHS members and the public are welcome.
$35 tickets in advance; $40 tickets on the day of the tour. 
Self-guided tour begins at Lee's Academy (14 Meetinghouse Lane, Madison). 
Maps to the homes will be provided.


July


July 18 
The MHS History Book Group 
TBA
Led by Lyle Cubberly, Ph.D. 
Allis-Bushnell House: 853 Boston Post Road
7 pm
Public welcome; free.


July 29 
Lee's Academy Exhibition, Opening Event
Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
Lee's Academy, 6-8 pm 


July 30 
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday 
Public welcome; free.


August


August 6 
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free.


August 13 
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free.


August 19
Lee's Academy Exhibition

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free.


August 22
The MHS History Book Group 

title TBA by
Led by Lyle Cubberly, Ph.D. 
Allis-Bushnell House: 853 Boston Post Road
7 pm
Public welcome; free.


August 26 
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free.


August 26 
MHS 46th Annual Antiques Fair 

On the Green in Madison 
9 am to 4 pm 
Admission $7 ($6 with coupon); MHS members, $5; children under 13 are free. 
Leashed pets only, please.


August 28 
Fifth Annual Picnic Mixer 

At Deacon John Grave House 
Live musical entertainment 
For members of the DJG House, the MHS, the Garden Club of Madison, and the Charlotte Evarts Memorial Archives 
5:30 to 7:30 pm; free to all members. 
Wine and beer provided; bring a chair, a blanket, and a picnic.


September


September 3
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free.


September 10
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free.


September 19
MHS History Book Group 

TITLE TBA
Allis-Bushnell House: 853 Boston Post Road
7 pm
Public welcome; free.


September 23
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free.


September 30
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free.


October


October 7
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free.


October 14
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free.


October 14
Bauer Park Harvest Festival 

Pony rides, hay rides, old-fashioned games, music, food, cider, and more. 
MHS Activity 
11 am to 3 pm 
Bauer Park, Copse Road, Madison 
Free admission; open to public.


October 17 
MHS History Book Group 

Title TBA by
Allis-Bushnell House: 853 Boston Post Road
7 pm
Public welcome; free.


October 22
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free. 


October 29
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free.


November


November 4
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free.


November 11
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free.


November 18
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free.


November 21 
MHS History Book Group 

Title TBA by
Allis-Bushnell House: 853 Boston Post Road
7 pm
Public welcome; free.


November 25 
Lee's Academy Exhibition 

Over Here, Over There: Madison in World War I
11 am to 4 pm, Saturday
Public welcome; free.


November 25
Open House at the Allis-Bushnell House 

Guided Tour: FIVE DAYS IN MADISON
853 Boston Post Road 
11 am to 4 pm 
Bring the whole family. Free. Refreshments.


December


December 2
MHS Members' Holiday Celebration

Allis-Bushnell House: 853 Boston Post Road
4 to 7 pm 
Complimentary refreshments and entertainment.


December 19
MHS History Book Group

Title TBA
by
Allis-Bushnell House: 853 Boston Post Road
7 pm
Public welcome; free.

 

 

 

 



 

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