Ipswich has more First Period houses (build between 1620 - 1720) than any other town in the nation. Historic homes will be highlighted from November 15th through the Thanksgiving weekend. Events celebrating harvest, hearth and home are planned. All are welcome!
House Highlighting Nov 15 - 30
Story Corps The Great Thanksgiving Listen
Hall Haskell House Gallery
November 15th - Sun. 27
Make, Take & Bake Thanksgiving Apple Pie
12th-13th, or the 19th-20th,
cost is $9.95 per pie
American Voice American Home
Sept 16th Wed
5:30 Whipple House by Candlelight
7:30 Essex Harmony Heard House
Strings in the Parlor
Free, 5:30 - 7pm,
Friday, 18 November 2016
Greenwood Farm, 47 Jeffrey's Neck Road, Ipswich, Massachusetts
Thanksgiving Open House
Sun Nov 20th
Realtors coordinate a community wide showing of houses currently on hte market. Tables will be set for Thanksgivings! (link to listings will be posted shortly)
Farming in the First Period
Cohosted Ipswich Historic Commission & The Trustees of Reservations
Speaker: Peter Cook of Plimoth Plantation (Bio below)
Sunday Nov 20th @ 4pm
Carriage Barn, Appleton Farms
Turkey Basket Concert
Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 pm.
First Church of Ipswich.
In lieu of admission food donations are welcome for Food Pantry Thanksgiving baskets
Ipswich Community Contra Dance
Wed. Nov 23th, 7 - 9
Music by Egrets Only
FREE thanks to a grant from Bank North
Peter Cook Draft Bio
“Farming in the First Period,” a talk and discussion by Peter Cook, on Sunday November 20 at 4.00 pm in the Carriage Barn, Appleton Farms.
Presented by the Ipswich Historical Commission with The Trustees of Reservations as part of the annual celebration, “Ipswich is First…Period.”
Peter Cook is a nationally recognized expert on colonial agriculture. During his long career, Peter has served as chief curator of Plimoth Plantation, administrative director of Historic New England, and chief curator of the Bennington Museum. At Plimoth he established a program to breed early species of livestock. Today, Peter is a professor in the graduate program at Lesley University.
Peter and met his wife Nancy at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in the 1980s when they were working on the ground-breaking exhibition New England Begins. Nancy was also at Plimoth Plantation, where she was the head of textiles and furnishings. Together Peter and Nancy run Tare Shirt Farm in Berwick, Maine, where they farm with 18th-century methods and where they specialize in the production of pre-industrial textiles and the breeding of early species of livestock.