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Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery to Take Place this Saturday

On Saturday, October 22, the American Independence Museum will host “Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery,” as some of Exeter’s famous and infamous former residents will tell their stories and answer questions from visitors. Tours for Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery will meet at the Cemetery—not at the museum—at the intersection of Winter Street, Front Street [Rt.111] and Railroad Avenue.

This year, changes to the Museum’s popular annual event include adding additional tour times as well as a less rigid structure, as families will be free to roam around and talk to the “ghosts” at their leisure.

“We wanted people to have more freedom this year to move about and talk to whomever they wanted when they wanted,” said Collections and Visitor Services Manager Rachel Passannante. “It should be a lot of fun.”

Ghosts of Winter Street Cemetery will take place on Saturday, October 22 with space available for tours at 2:30 pm, 3:00 pm and 3:30 pm. Tours will last approximately 30 minutes. The cost is $7.00 for non-members, $5.00 for non-member children ages 6-18. Members are $5.00 and members’ children, ages 6-18, are free. All children under the age of 6 are free.

To purchase tickets online, visit www.independencemuseum.org/ghosts-winter-street-cemetery/. For more information, call (603) 772-2622, or email or info@independencemuseum.org.

Founded in 1991, the nonprofit American Independence Museum features living history exhibits and a vast collection, including one of 26 surviving copies of the Declaration of Independence, two rare drafts of the U.S. Constitution, and an original Purple Heart awarded by General George Washington.

Final Beer for History takes place Thursday, October 20 in Exeter NH

With Sam Adams the latest to join a strong lineup of brewers, the final Beer for History event on Thursday, October 20 in Exeter, NH is expected to draw a large crowd. In addition to Sam Adams, other brewers include Moat Mountain Brewing Co., Granite State Growler Tours, Neighborhood Beer Co. (NEIGHBORHOOD), and 7th Settlement.

More than 10 varieties of beer will be available at the event, including 7th Settlement’s Peter Peter Pumpkin Brown Ale aged in Flagg Hill Bourbon oak and NEIGHBORHOOD’S Granite Acorn Autumn Lager. Live music will be performed by musicians and Living History Performers Mike Welch and Mike Haeger, as they plan to play Revolutionary era tavern music. There will also be food, games, a magic show and more at the event, which is sponsored by Hoefle Phoenix Gormley & Roberts, P.A. Attorneys at Law of Portsmouth.

“The firm has been a huge supporter of the Museum this year and has sponsored the entire Beer for History series,” said Executive Director Julie Williams. “We hope to sell out this final event.”

Beer for History will take place at the Museum’s Folsom Tavern, 164 Water Street in Exeter, on Thursday, October 20 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Tickets are $30. Members of the Museum may purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $25. Kids are free. To buy tickets, visit https://www.independencemuseum.org/beer-for-history/.

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