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There are several events on the NH Heritage Trail in the coming months that celebrate the rich culture and history of the Seacoast region.

Sculpture Exhibition. Michael Stasiuk. photo by Raya Al-Hashmi

At Discover Portsmouth on August 17th, Mary Harding, curator of the George Marshall Store Gallery in York, and Seacoast-based sculptor Michael Stasiuk will discuss sculpting and their partnership as curator and artist. Their lecture will provide a “behind-the-scenes” look at everything from materials to process and technique.

The event is part of a 3-part lecture series, Seacoast Sculpture Exhibition, with the last lecture scheduled for Thursday, September 14th. Led by Christopher Gowell, director of Sanctuary Arts in Eliot, and joined by Josh and Lauren Dow of the Green Foundry, this last lecture will reveal the process of turning an artist’s work from clay into a rubber mold, molten metal, and into bronze.

Tickets for both remaining events in this series are $10 for members and $20 for non-members.

Doors open for both events at 5 PM and lectures start at 5:30 PM. For more information, visit www.portsmouthhistory.org/seacoast-sculpture-exhibition-lecture-series.

In Exeter, the American Independence Museum will host Beer for History, sponsored by Hoefle Phoenix Gormley & Roberts,

Museum Executive Director Emma Bray (left) with Kevin Baum of Hoefle Phoenix Gormley & Roberts, P.A. Attorneys at Law.

P.A. Attorneys at Law, over the course of three months at historic Folsom Tavern. At the first event on August 17th, the featured brewer will be Neighborhood Beer Co. followed by 7th Settlement on September 14 and Earth Eagle Brewings on October 12. Each night will also feature themed programming with a fun “Escape the Room” program in August, Historical Trivia in September and Colonial Games in October.

Tickets for individual events are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Series tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, visit www.independencemuseum.org/beer-for-history.

With numerous events, exhibits and programs for all ages this summer, the NH Heritage Trail expects close to 250,000 visitors in 2017. Search for ‘New Hampshire Heritage Trail’ and find The Trail on Facebook.