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US & UK:
2014 US and UK metal detecting adventures
Details coming soon
Wilton Militia: The original Wilton Militia was active from 1727 to the 1830’s, serving in the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. In 2003, a new Wilton Militia was activated under the leadership of “Captain” Lee Wilson, as a way to involve men and boys in historic re-enactment. This group has acquired a replica Verbruggen cannon and the appropriate weapons, uniforms and accoutrements.
They belong to the 5th Connecticut Regiment Continental Line, a larger group that participates in re-enactments throughout the East. The Militia also leads the Memorial Day parade, participates in Colonial Days at the society and has off-site cannon firings and field exercises periodically.
Men and boys are invited to join in the camaraderie and color of the Wilton Militia. For more information on the Wilton Militia please call (203) 762-7257
Stamford Historical Society: Grand Re-opening Gala – Spotlight on the Stamford Historical Society’s Collection will take place in late April 2014. View items released from the dark corners of their building that will reveal secrets of Stamford history. http://www.stamfordhistory.org
Danbury Museum & Historical Society:
Collections, Community & Conversation
Exhibit opens Saturday, January 18th
On display Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 10am to 3pm
Saturday from 10am to 4pm thru March 22nd
Special Guest Curator: Catherine Vanaria
An Accessible Art Venue in conjunction with CAWCT http://www.danburymuseum.org/danburymuseum/Home.html
The President Did What?!
Monday, Feb 10th, 2014, 7:30pm, The Meeting House, 31 Main Street, Newtown, CT – The office of President of the US has been held by many dedicated men. Please join us as Bob Berthelson shares some of the more interesting and sometimes startling facts he has discovered while studying their lives before, during and after their terms of office. http://www.newtownhistory.org
“The Southbury Bund: Monday, Mar 10, 2014, 7:30pm, C.H. Booth Library25 Main St., Newtown, CT – The film “Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said No to the Nazis” will be viewed. The film explores the attempt by American Nazis to set up a Nazi bund right in Southbury. They had the land and were proceeding when a number of churchmen and others in Southbury became alarmed and set up a group to see that the Bund never happened. It is quite an arresting story with some genuine heroes. On hand to guide the discussion will be Reverend Shannon Wall and Rabbi Polokoff.
Open House and Rug Weaving Demonstration:
Sunday, Mar 16, 201412:00 – 4:00 pm, Matthew Curtiss House44 Main St., Newtown, CT – Please join us as we welcome Rebecca Arkenberg back for a family weaving event. Rebecca, a textile artist and art historian from Stratford, will give a weaving demonstration on her portable loom and tell the story of Silas Burton, an 18th Century weaver. In addition, she will be bringing cardboard looms to teach weaving to any visitors that would like to try their hand at this timeless craft. http://www.newtownhistory.org
Laura Ingalls Wilder, Saturday, February 8th, 2014, 12:00pm – 2:00pm – Join us as we explore the life and family of the beloved children’s author. Activities will include:Making Butter & Dolls & Crafts & Sugar in the Snow (weather permitting). Stories, Songs, Dancing, Food & More…Come dressed for life on the prairie. Ages 5 and up.$10 for Members $12 Non-Members Any questions, please call Mary Ferri 203 730-2726. http://www.bethelhistoricalsociety.com/index.htm
Albert Afraid of Hawk, Sunday, March 9th, 2014, 2:00pm – 4:00pm – Bob Young from the Danbury Museum & Historical Society will give a stirring presentation on the story behind researching and discovering the remains of Albert Afraid of Hawk, leading to the repatriation of the remains to the Oglala Lakota tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in North Dakota. Not to be missed! http://www.bethelhistoricalsociety.com/index.htm
April, 2014 -The 2014 opening of The Bethel Museum Featuring a brand new exhibit and short film about The Stony Hill Inn. http://www.bethelhistoricalsociety.com/index.htm
2nd Annual Sunshine Shootout
Sat. April 5th, 2014
Chickamauga Civil War Show
February 8th & 9th, 2014
NW Georgian Trade Center, Dalton, GA
City of Wichita Metal Detecting Class – February 8, 2014, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Edgemoor Recreation Center. We will be holding a class at Edgemoor Recreation Center that will teach the basics of metal detecting. We will be outdoors for a portion of the class so dress accordingly for the weather! http://wheatstatetreasurehunters.wordpress.com
Gateway Treasure Hunters 22nd Annual Open Treasure Hunt
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014
Onset Beach, Onset, MA
Info: Roy Gouge @ (508) 759-9779 or (774) 313-0912
Meridian Campaign Sesquicentennial Commemoration
Date: January 22, 2014
Contact: Jake Koch, 601-636-0583
Contact: Will Wilson, 601-636-0583
On Friday, January 31, and Saturday and Sunday, February 1-2, Vicksburg National Military Park will hold programs commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s 1864 “Meridian Campaign” launched from Vicksburg to capture and destroy anything of military value in Meridian, MS. Prior to this campaign Meridian served as a major Confederate supply center due to its railroad.On Friday evening, Park Ranger Will Wilson will be presenting the program on this often overlooked campaign that was the precursor to Sherman’s “Total War” strategy. The program will be held at 7:00 pm in the Vicksburg National Military Park Visitor Center Auditorium, and will last roughly one hour with time afterwards for questions. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. This event is open to the public and will be free of charge.On Saturday and Sunday, inside the Shirley House located at Stop #2 on the Park Tour Road, park staff and volunteers will be providing “first person” interpretive programs that highlight the role of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps in preparing for the Meridian Campaign. Visitors will be able to see and talk with Civil War soldiers, civilians, and a representative from the Western Freedman’s Bureau. The Saturday programs will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; and from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm on Sunday. Regular park admission is $8 per vehicle, and all Vicksburg and NPS passes will be honored during the event.Park hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, with the U.S.S. Cairo Museum opening at 8:30 am.For further information on this or other special programs, please check the park’s website at www.nps.gov/vick, Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vicksburgnmp.nps, or by calling the park at 601-636-0583. Come join us for another Sesquicentennial commemoration!
Granite State Treasure Hunters 40th Anniversary Event
June 8, 2014
Info: Thomas Bunce @ firstname.lastname@example.org
21st Best O’ Northeast (BONE)
Treasure Hunters Weekend
Keene & Marlborough, NH
2014 Go Minelabbing Day
Hosted by Gold Digger Metal Detectors
Will be held May 17th & 18th, 2014
in Atlantic City, New Jersey
go to http://www.gominelabbing.com for updates as they become available.
The ECRDA’s 5th Annual Beach Hunt
“Cinco en Mayo”
is scheduled for May 17th & 18th, 2014
in Ocean City, New Jersey
Sponsored by the East Coast Research & Discovery Association
For more information & registration form go to http://ecrda.org/2014-hunt-info.html
Location: Cape May, New Jersey
Event: The Detecting Lifestyle Radio Network
Event Description: The Detecting Lifestyle Radio Network broadcasts 3 days a week about metal detecting, bottle hunting, detector evaluations, gold prospecting and much more. Open mike every night for call in’s during the broadcast. Listeners can as any co-host questions that they may have.
Lecture: “The Diseased, Crippled & Neglected: Orthopedic Medicine in Civil War NY”, January 28th, 2014, Museum of the City of New York, 1120 Fifth Avenue, NYC, 6:30pm, $16.00. Info: http://mcny.org
Underwriter Expedition Symposium and Navy Living History
Saturday 9 am – 4 pm
Location: CSS Neuse Center,
100 N. Queen St., Kinston
This program commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Underwriter Expedition of 1864. The naval attack on the USS Underwriter proved to be a daring undertaking for many of the crew of the CSS Neuse.
The symposium will feature a talk by Jeff Bockert at 10 a.m. about the larger campaign of which the USS Underwriter Expedition was a part. At 1 p.m., Andrew Duppstadt will speak about the naval attack and involvement of crewmembers from the CSS Neuse. At 2:30, Matthew Young will address the attack on the USS Water Witch in Georgia, a similar operation to the Underwriter Expedition.
Pre-registration is required. A boxed lunch from Our Picnic Basket will be included in the $10 registration fee. Please call (252) 522-2107 or email email@example.com to register by January 24th.
In addition to the symposium, the Carolina Living History Guild will provide Civil War naval displays, living history, and costumed interpretation, which is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The 35th Annual Buckeye Championship Treasure Hunt
August 16th & 17th, 2014
New Concord, OH
Contact Don Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (740) 252-1322
Three Forks 28th National Open Treasure Hunt
April 26th & 27th, 2014
Lancaster Research & Recovery Club
Open Hunt 2014
April 13th 2014
Lancaster County Park Kiwanis 22
Info: (717) 355-0691 or email@example.com
The 2nd Annual Silver Seekers Open Treasure Hunt
May 17th & 18th, 2014
at the Fox Den Acres Campground
New Stanton, PA
Contact Ed Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (570)310-1530
Treasure Week 2014
July 12th to 19th, 2014
at the Fox Den Acres Campground
New Stanton, PA
Contact Ed Davis at email@example.com
or call (317)908-8165
Treasure Hunt of the Carolinas
March 29-30th, 2014
Ed Brown’s Rodeo Grounds
Info: Randy or Joyce Gatchel (864) 839-3598 or (864) 812-0475
Houston Archaeology & Recovery Club
32nd Annual Open Beach Hunt
Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
Info: bustertoland (281) 345-6899 or firstname.lastname@example.org
East Texas Treasure Hunters Association
3rd Annual Piney Woods Relic Hunt
March 1st, 2014
Info and registration: http://www.scmetaldetectingclub.com/events-for-the-scmd
Diggin’ in Virginia XXVII
March 24th-26th, 2014
Diggin’ in Virginia XXVII
March 27th-29th, 2013
Virginia-Civil War Events at Petersburg National Battlefield
June 14 -15, 2014
150th Anniversary: Opening Assaults Weekend
Living history programs, ranger guided walks, artillery demonstrations and a bus tour all covering the stories of the opening actions of the Siege of Petersburg. For more information please call (804) 732- 3531 x200.
July 30, 2014 – 150th Anniversary: Battle of the Crater
A commemorative program will take place at the time of the explosion, a keynote address will be given at mid-day, and ranger tours will be provided in the morning and afternoon. For more information please call (804) 732-3531 x200.
August 1, 2014
150th Anniversary: Battle of the Crater – Panel Presentations
Morning Panel Discussion – Gillfield Baptist Church, 209 Perry Street, Petersburg 10 – 12 pm Afternoon Panel Discussion – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 10 Union Street, Petersburg 1 – 3 pm In the morning and afternoon two panel discussions, with three speakers each and a Q&A session, will be held in downtown Petersburg. One will address the battle and the other impacts of the siege on those living in the city. For more information please call (804) 732-3531 x200.
August 2, 2014
150th Anniversary: Battle of the Crater – Living History Program
Living history programs on the battle, the soldiers and their weapons, and field medicine throughout the day. Watch Union & Confederate artillery in action and “meet” Generals Grant & Lee to hear their thoughts on this battle. The Virginia Civil War History mobile will be on hand and family activities will be available. For more information please call (804) 732-3531 x200.
August 9-10, 2014
150th Anniversary: Grant’s Headquarter’s City Point, VA
Ranger programs and living history events will bring to life and explore the role of this village as it was transformed into one of the world’s busiest ports and one of the largest field supply bases of the Civil War. . For more information please call (804) 732-3531 x200.
August 23-24, 2014
150th Anniversary: Battles of Weldon Railroad & Reams Station
Rangers and living historians at stops along these two battlefields will provide insight to Gen. Grant’s Fourth Offensive of the siege and the impact it had on the struggle over Petersburg’s fate. For more information please call (804) 732-3531 x200.
September 27-28, 2014
150th Anniversary: Battle of Peeble’s Farm
Rangers and living historians at stops along this battlefield will present tours and demonstrations on the Grant’s Fifth offensive of the siege. Gen. Lee thwarts this effort at great cost to his hold on Petersburg and Richmond. For more information please call (804) 732-3531 x200.
Kenosha County Archaeological Society
Saturday, February 8, 2014; 1:30pm – Seminar Room, Civil War Museum
Paleoamerican Odyssey presented by Museums director and archaeologist Dan Joyce. After twenty years of analysis, the Schaefer and Hebior mammoths are both fully accepted as Pre-Clovis sites, changing the story of the peopling of North America.
Mr. Joyce discusses his presentation at the Santa Fe conference, including the impact Schaefer and Hebior excavations have had on international research as they rewrite history.