2017 Schedule of Events
New England Lighthouses and the People Who Kept Them - Presented by Jeremy D'Entremont
Thursday May 11, 2017 - 6:30pm Kimball Public Library
Everyone knows that there's "something about lighthouses" that gives them broad appeal, but their vital role in our history and culture is little appreciated. Our early nation was built on maritime economy, and lighthouses were part of the system that made that possible. Due to automation, traditional lighthouse keeping is a way of life that has faded into the past. Jeremy D'Entremont tells the history of New England's historic and picturesque lighthouses primarily focusing on the colorful and dramatic stories of lighthouse keepers and their families.
A Visit with Abraham Lincoln - Presented by Steve Wood -
Thursday October 12, 2017 - 6:30pm Kimball Public Library
Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Steve Wood, begins this program by recounting his early life and ends with a reading of the "Gettysburg Address." Along the way he comments on the debates with Stephen Douglas, his run for the presidency, and the Civil War.
Cemetery Scavenger Hunt - Saturday October, TBD
Atkinson Historical Society annual scavenger hunt
Fun for All Ages
Meet at the Kimball House, 3 Academy Ave
Family-friendly hunt around the cemetery
Snack and craft area