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General Mark Wentworth and Kittery's Other Civil War Heroes


with Kim Sanborn

Calendar Oct 16, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Class meets at Kittery Naval and Historic Museum. Did you know that Kittery played an important role in the Civil War? In this presentation Kim Sanborn, Director of the Kittery Historical and Naval Museum, will highlight Kittery native General Mark Wentworth, beloved resident, doctor and a respected military hero whose legacy still lives on in Kittery today. You will learn about the Medal of Honor that 24 of our Veterans earned while serving in the Union Army and the role that Fort McClary and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard had in the Civil War. A portion of the proceeds from tonight's event will be donated to the Kittery Historical and Naval Museum

Monday, Oct. 16. 6-7:30 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $10

Reflections on the Water - the health of the Great Bay/Piscataqua Watershed


with Melissa Paly

Calendar Oct 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Melissa Paly is the Great Bay - Piscataqua Waterkeeper, where she advocates, educates and motivates on behalf of the bays, rivers and coast that make the Seacoast region such a special place to live, work and play. She has more than 30 years’ experience in environmental management, advocacy and communications, and was past president of the Kittery Land Trust.

Session 1 - What's the science telling us about the health of our coastal region? 52 towns in NH and ME are part of the Great Bay/Piscataqua Watershed, with a network of rivers and bays connecting us all. Here in Kittery, Spruce Creek flows into Portsmouth Harbor, so we are part of this interconnected eco-region. What is the latest science telling us about the health of our waterscape? We'll look at the quality of our drinking water, rivers and streams, bays and harbors, fisheries, salt marshes and more.

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6:30 -8 p.m.

Session 2 - Taking action around the watershed For a relatively small geographic area, there is a tremendous amount of work going on at state agencies, non-profit organizations, town boards, and volunteers in every community to improve the health of the watershed. Learn about the many innovative and encouraging programs underway to address water pollution, stormwater, coastal resilience and climate change, marine education and more.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 6:30-8 p.m.

Session 3 - Becoming part of the solution Everyone who works, lives and plays in the Great Bay/Piscataqua Watershed can make a difference. We'll discuss practical things we can do around the house, the garden, the driveway, with our pets, boats and bikes to become better stewards of our coastal backyard.

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6:30-8 p.m.

Course Fee: $15, for all 3 sessions

Remembering General William Whipple


with D. Allan Kerr

Calendar Sep 21, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Class meets at Kittery Naval and Historic Museum. Seaman, Soldier, Statesman, Signer of the Declaration of Independence- even among his legendary fellow Founding Fathers, Kittery’s own Gen. William Whipple had a remarkably colorful career. Local historian, D. Allan Kerr returns to share highlights of the life and the distinguished career of the only native Mainer to sign the Declaration of Independence. D. Allan Kerr is a Kittery resident and former newspaper reporter whose column still runs in the Portsmouth Herald. He is currently heading an effort to install historical markers throughout Kittery. A portion of the proceeds from tonight's event will be donated to the Kittery Historical and Naval Museum.

Thursday, Sept. 21, 6-7:30 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $10

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