Historic New England Hosting Herb and History Hikes

Historic New England, said to be the oldest and biggest regional heritage organization in the nation, is hosting a pair of “History and Herb Hikes” at Arnold House in Lincoln, Sept. 10 and Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to noon both days.

Hikes take in the rolling trails of Lincoln and will teach hikers about the history-filled landscape from the 17th century to today. A professional herbalist will identify various herbs and explain their benefits, in colonial times and present. Tours start at the Arnold House, 487 Great Road, Lincoln, and travel through Gateway Park to Chase Farm Park and back.

The events are free to Historic New England members, $15 for non-members, and $10 for Lincoln residents (fee includes admission to Arnold House). Registration is recommended (and is a must for Lincoln residents), by calling 401-728-9696. Registration can also be made online at www.historicnewengland.org, going to the “Events” tab and clicking “Rhode Island” to narrow the search.

Arnold House was built in 1693 by Eleazer Arnold, a major landowner, on Great Road, one of the earliest roads in the colonies. Historic New England was founded in 1910 to preserve and present the cultural and architectural heritage of New England, from historic properties to arts, artifacts, gardens and furniture.

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