Speaking Engagements and Haunted History Lectures
Roxie Zwicker, founder of New England Curiosities has been sharing her stories of New England Legends and Lore since 1993. Her lectures and speaking engagements have captivated guests, business groups and organizations throughout New England. Some of the organizations Roxie has presented for include the Maine Old Cemetery Association, Old Berwick Historical Society, Kiwanis New England, The University of Maine, Augusta, the Seacoast Science Center, Rundlett Middle School in Concord, Wentworth By the Sea, New Hampshire Retired Teachers Association, Maine Retired Educators among many others. The Old Berwick Historical Society said that the talk presented by Roxie was "One of the most highly attended and successful of their speaker series." In the summer months New England Curiosities has even told tales aboard the M/S Mount Washington on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee.
In addition Roxie has been on numerous radio shows and television programs throughout the region and the United States.
There's no need to wait until Halloween. These engagements are offered all year long! New England's fascinating history is just waiting to be told!
Roxie can customize a program to fit your group's specific needs. With a professional presentation her virtual tours can take your group on a visual journey to experience the stories and places from every corner of New England. References provided upon request.
Some of the fascinating topics Roxie lectures on include:
Stories, Stones and Superstitions of New England Series
Take a virtual tour direct from the pages of Roxie's books on New England's legendary graveyards. This presentation features intriguing burial grounds from the woods of Connecticut, the farm fields of Western Massachusetts, the mountains of New Hampshire and the shores of Maine. Learn about Colonial burial customs and beliefs and the ghost stories from some of the most beautiful and some long forgotten cemeteries in the northeast. Learn the symbolism and stories behind some of New England's oldest gravestones. Highlighted with gorgeous photography this is one of Roxie's most popular presentations. There are also variations on this program, we can adapt it for just Massachusetts, Maine or New Hampshire graveyards as well.
Maritime Ghosts and Seafaring Spirits
Maritime Ghosts and Seafaring Spirits. Some of the most dramatic legends and ghosts come from New England's seafaring history and maritime past. This presentation takes guests on a voyage all along the scenic New England Coast, from points in Rhode Island to the beaches of Cape Cod and north to the rockbound landscape of New Hampshire and Maine. Tales of incredible shipwrecks and pirates from Colonial days are also included as well as dramatic accounts of haunted lighthouses, fierce storms, lonely ghost ships and mysterious forgotten islands are told on this virtual tour. Set sail with this presentation for a ghostly adventure.
Ghosts of Massachusetts
Ghosts of Massachusetts. The Bay State is home to some of the most historic places in America, what ghostly stories can be found walking down its roads - find out in this presentation. Find abandoned places, haunted beaches, tavern ghosts and eerie cemeteries. Take a spirited virtual journey highlighting stops in Marblehead, Boston, Provincetown, Littleton, Springfield - just to name a few and explore the places and the stories of legends on this fun tour of area haunts.
Spirits of the Granite State
Spirits of the Granite State. A search of the legends and ghosts of New Hampshire. Follow the peaceful dirt roads to long forgotten ghost stories, you'll hear superstitions from some of the quaint, small towns and learn of unusual occurences that still can't be explained today. Find out some of the best places to explore spirited happenings. This presentation features everything from Native American White Mountain legends to the ghosts of the Seacoast. Journey through haunted woods, find mysterious cemeteries and be captivated by ghostly lighthouses during this virtual journey. New Hampshire has a lot more than just beautiful scenery - and this presentation will take you there.
New England Witchcraft Tales
New England Witchcraft Tales. Do you know the tales of other New England witches outside of Salem, Massachusetts? This presentation guides guests through witchcraft stories from Plymouth, Massachusetts to New Hampshire and Maine for tales that you may not be so familiar with. The presentation also highlights the evolution and superstitions of witchcraft throughout New England. Not all witches come from Salem!
Secrets and Stories of Portsmouth, New Hampshire
This presentation is filled with fascinating facts about Portsmouth the "City of the open door", and little known history as well, woven with intriguing true ghost stories. A journey through the side streets of this town's local legends and lore that spans hundreds of years from fascinating Colonial tales to stories of the secrets beneath the city streets. Roxie has gathered captivating stories from the locals that they don't share with everyone. This virtual tour also includes stories from Fort Constitution, Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse and the Wentworth by the Sea in New Castle, the tiny island that once was part of Portsmouth. We promise you won't look at the city the same again after this presentation from a very entertaining perspective!