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Hingham, MA Celebrates 375th Birthday

Real Estate Agent with Massachusetts Buyers Broker Agency, LLC

Hingham, MA is celebrating its 375th birthday and is planning many events to commemorate this milestone.

The events started in September 2009, will end in September 2010, and will trace trace Hingham's growth and development. Here are some upcoming events:

Saturday, May 8:Phil Swanson Photography Retrospective, opening reception, Dolphin Gallery, Hingham Public Library, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome for this free event sponsored by the 375th Committee.

Sunday, May 16:"Faith tour" open house at several of Hingham's houses of worship (details to be announced).

June: Hingham High School student art exhibition, Hingham Public Library.

Friday-Saturday, June 11-12:Hingham Historical Society's annual tour of historic Hingham homes.

Saturday, June 12th:"World's End Through History," 10 a.m. at World's End Reservation, Martin's Lane. Join long-time ranger Ryland Rogers to uncover the hidden history of this amazing property. Wear long pants and appropriate footwear as you will be exploring off the path. Members: free; Non-members: $5 admission fee to the property. For information, call               781-740-7233         781-740-7233.

Monday, June 21, 7 pm: Showing of the Civil War movie, "The Red Badge of Courage," at the library.

Wednesday, June 23, 7 p.m.:Showing of the movie, "Glory," about the African-American soldiers who served in Civil War in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry Regiment founded by Gov. John A. Andrew of Hingham, at the library

Saturday, June 26: A Civil War encampment with re-enactors of the 22nd Massachusetts infantry and the 1st Massachusetts cavalry at Old Ship Church and in the Hingham Cemetery, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be displays of Civil War memorabilia as well as demonstrations of wartime medicine, cooking, etc., and a gun salute to Hingham's Civil War veterans and at Gov. Andrew's monument are planned. This program is supported in part by grants from the Hingham Cultural Council and the Norwell Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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