Things to Do: See pigs, experience history

May 18, 2022

There’s a lot happening in Dartmouth in any given week, here’s what’s coming up this week:

Thursday, May 19

Learn about the Lincoln assassination

The Dartmouth Libraries will host a discussion on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the North Branch Library located at 211 Cross Road.The discussion will be conducted by Christopher Daley, who has been lecturing on historical topics of interest for over 25 years, including presentations in Dartmouth going over Irish history and the Roaring ‘20s.

Daley is currently a teacher in the Silver Lake Regional School System and has been involved in several historical organizations including the Pembroke Historical Society and Historical Commission and the John Alden House historical site in Duxbury.

Along with discussing the assassination, Daley will go over the conspiracy behind the tragedy, along with the events of that occurred that fateful day. The discussion will also cover the escape and capture of John Wilkes Booth, as well as the final fate of the conspirators.

For more information on the talk, email

Saturday, May 21

Open Farm Day

​​Round the Bend Farm, 92 Allen Neck Road, will host Open Farm Day on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Farm-fresh items and locally made or crafted creations will be available for sale. Patrons will also have the chance to meet the latest group of piglets and see a new traditional Wampanoag wetu house that is set up on the property.

Three tours will be offered with sessions held at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and noon. The noon tour will be of the garden, while the morning tours will showcase the whole farm.

For more information and to make a tour reservation, which is highly encouraged, visit

Block Party at Quinn School

Dartmouth’s Quinn Elementary School — located at 529 Hawthorn St. — will hold a spring block party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21. 

The community event will feature local vendors and crafters, inflatable sports activities, a DNRT story walk, touch-a-truck, drums alive, and more. 

Sunday, May 22

Tour the Akin House

The Dartmouth Heritage Preservation Trust will open the doors of its historic 1762 Akin House to visitors on May 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The house is located at 762 Dartmouth Road. The event is free and open to the public.

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