The summer season at Rollinsford’s historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House kicks off with Down to the Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Piscataqua, a living history timeline of American maritime history, on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2.
Re-enactors and historians representing maritime life from the 17th through 20th centuries will demonstrate naval rope work and knot tying, naval signaling, maritime food ways, cannon firing, and musket and rifle demos. A full scale replica 18th century whale boat as used by civilians and the military will be on display, along with weapons, uniforms, and other artifacts of naval military history.
Hours for the event on Saturday are from 10 am to 4 pm; Sunday hours are 10 am to 3 pm. Admission is $5 for adults; free for children and ARCH members. The Wentworth House is regularly open for tours between 1 and 4 pm on Sundays from June through mid-October.
The circa 1701 Wentworth House is located on Water Street in Rollinsford, NH and is maintained by the nonprofit Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH). For more information about this and other events at the Wentworth House, consult the ARCH website at www.paulwentworthhouse.org or Facebook at The Colonel Paul Wentworth House.