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Hampton 380th Birthday Celebration
Duck decoy carving is just one of the demonstrations to visit at the 380th Anniversary of Hampton to be held July 14 from noon to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Tuck Museum of Hampton History. The Hampton Historical Society is sponsoring the celebration.

The Vikings will be at the party, along with an antique bike rider. There will be plein air painting, weaving and an exhibit about gardens that the Hampton Garden Club plans and maintains. There will also be an area to browse and buy books by local authors.

Videos about Hampton’s role in World War I, Miss Hampton Beach, the marsh and the seacoast fishing industry will be shown in the Tuck Building.

The Masons will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks, and there will be free birthday cake compliments of Experience Hampton.

“We’re happy to sponsor a community gathering to promote awareness of what local organizations are doing as well as the history of the area,” said Betty Moore, executive director of the Tuck Museum. “Our property lends itself to this type of a celebration.”

All are welcome to attend the free afternoon event, which will be held at 40 Park Avenue in Hampton.

As part of the 380th Anniversary, the First Congregational Church at 127 Winnacunnet Road in Hampton is sponsoring an old fashioned Lobster Bake from 5-6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for lobster and $10 for hamburgers and hot dogs. Clam chowder, corn, potato, a beverage and homemade deserts complete the meal. Tickets are available for purchase at the Tuck Museum and the Congregational Church.