Annual Spring Luncheon & Boutique
Mar
27
10:15 AM10:15

Annual Spring Luncheon & Boutique

Our Annual Spring Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, March 27th at the Apawamis Club at 2 Club Drive. The Boutique will open at 10:15 am. Lunch starts at Noon and our guest speaker at 1:15 pm.

20% off all the proceeds from the vendors will go to Rye History educational programming.

Our guest this year is Ania Dunlop who founded Rye Moms – the popular local blog for the latest information in the Rye mom’s community.

Rye History’s mission is to preserve Rye; its physical history, and its community narrative. Rye Moms is a social history of our current times. A recreation of the old town square for the digital age, strengthening the social fabric of Rye.

$65 per person; $475 for Table of 8

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Pub Quiz Night
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Pub Quiz Night

SOLD OUT

Join us for a Pub Quiz Night in the old Tavern Room. There will be several rounds of questions about Rye Trivia with prizes for the winner of each round. You can sign up as an individual and we will put you on a team, or you can sign up as a team. Teams can start at 2 people and include up to 6.

$25 per person.


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War Games: Strategy & Cyphers Workshop
Feb
20
to Feb 21

War Games: Strategy & Cyphers Workshop

WE ARE COMPLETELY FULL FOR BOTH DAYS!

The military aspect of history has disappeared from American schooling, but the mechanics of military history (strategy and tactics) can tell you alot about the reasons battles took place.

In this 2-day workshop on the mechanics of military history, you’ll learn about specific wars and battles from US history and play fun strategy games to recreate decision-making. You’ll get to see and handle artifacts from our collections representing everything from the War of 1812 to the Civil War to WWII. You learn about the cyphers used to secretly communicate during wars and get a chance to create your own. And, you get a chance to ask questions of Ben Smith, recently with US Army Intelligence. If it’s not classified, he’ll fill you in.

$40 per day; $70 for both workshops

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"A Disappearing World"- Living History Program
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

"A Disappearing World"- Living History Program

Learn about the Algonkian-speaking Native American tribes living around Rye and the changes to their lifestyle from contact with the European colonists. The founding settlers of Rye purchased Manursing Island from a local Mohegan tribe for jackets and wampum. We’ll learn how to make wampum and why it had value. We’ll learn about customs surrounding war, adoptions, alliances, and marriages made among the Europeans, Natives, and Africans.

This is a Family Program suitable for older children and interested parents. And it’s free!

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