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Kittery Adult Education

Lectures and History

A Journey Down the Piscataqua a Century Ago


with Dave Kaselauskas

Calendar Nov 15, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

David’s Power Point presentation will transport you to another place in time, as you take a historical journey down the Piscataqua River. A portion of the proceeds will go to Wood Island Life Saving Station Association.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $12


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Beginner Course for Exploring your Kittery Roots


with Kim Sanborn

Calendar Nov 8, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this workshop, we will help you discover your ancestors in Kittery History. Resources from the Museum will be made available to research the basics of your relatives such as birth, death and marriage. This is meant to get you started in finding your family from Kittery. We will discuss digital online resources for more extensive genealogy, as well as give you suggestions on how to find your relatives not from Kittery. Please bring the name of a relative from Kittery, notebook and pencil. We will do our best to help find your roots. Meet at the Kittery Historical & Naval Museum for this program. 

Thursday, Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $20

Kittery's Grand Hotels


with Kim Sanborn

Calendar Oct 18, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Around the turn of the 20th century, Kittery was a booming tourist destination boasting 5 Grand Hotels. This presentation will take you back to the romance of spending the summer on the breezy banks of the Piscataqua River in Victorian style. Discover what made these Hotels different from each other. The presentation will also examine what caused the demise of this "Grand" era in our town's history. Meet at the Kittery Historical & Naval Museum for this program.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m, 1 session

Course Fee: $12

Will run

Marine Research at the UNH Marine Lab Fort Constitution, New Castle, NH


with Jason Goldstein

Calendar Oct 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Located on the picturesque mouth of the Piscataqua River in NewCastle, NH the UNH Marine Lab Center supports a variety of marine-related projects and ongoing research as part of its mission for the Seacoast and the Gulf of Maine. Embark on a walking tour of the Marine Lab and it's current research projects being carried out by UNH Faculty, students, and associated scientists. Learn about lobster mating, jonah crab growth, see lumpfish and other marine creatures along the way. Bring your favorite marine biology questions for an interactive tour and discussion. Please meet at the Public Parking lot at the UNH Judd Gregg Marine Research Center.

Tues., Oct. 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1 Session

Course Fee: $14

New England Lighthouses


with Jeremy D'Entremont

Calendar Nov 5, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Jeremy D'Entremont has been photographing and writing about lighthouses for more than 30 years. He is the author of more than 20 books and hundreds of articles, the founder and chairman of the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses, and the president and historian of the American Lighthouse Foundation. He has lectured on his favorite topic all along the New England coast.  Join us for an interesting and very informative lecture on our closest five lighthouses: Cape Neddick (Nubble), Boon Island, Whaleback, Portsmouth Harbor, and White Island.  After the lecture, there will time for q and a and to purchase books.

Monday, Nov. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1 Sessions

Course Fee: $20

Porstmouth Naval Shipyard: From Sails to Atoms


with Joseph Gluckert

Calendar Oct 11, 2018 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard has a venerable heritage and rich tradition. Learn about its role and achievements in times of war and peace from a military historian’s perspective. The tour will begin with a presentation in the new lecture room of the Shipyard Museum, and continue with a tour of the museum and a driving tour around the perimeter of the base, including an up-close view of the prison’s exterior.

Must bring valid photo I.D. such as Driver’s License or U.S. Passport.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 1 Session

*Park at Kittery Lions Club and board bus, bus leaves promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Course Fee: $12 Per session

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The Sign of the Apocalypse


with John Getchell

Calendar Oct 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Please join us as we meet the ever-engaging local folk hero and thoroughly charming John Getchell. John will be giving a talk about his flight of madness," The Sign of the Apocalypse." Friends, neighbors, and passersby from all over the country can’t fail to miss “The Sign’s” constantly changing humor and insight. On occasion, The Sign of the Apocalypse (SOTA) traffics in the earnest, but at its heart is rooted in a deep-seated desire to express the sarcastic and snort-worthy. This and a love of haiku, pizza, Latin, double entendre, and the worst puns ever crafted.  After the presentation, you will have the opportunity to purchase John’s grimoire on the subject. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Animal Welfare Society of Kennebunk.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 6:30-8 p.m., 1 Session

Course Fee: $12

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