Ipswich is First… Period. 2014


  • 1st. House MapSaturday, November 15 - Thanksgiving: First Period Homes Highlighted. Owners of First Period homes in Ipswich are encouraged to light their houses from dusk till 10:30pm each evening. See map below; concentrations along High, Summer and Water Streets
  • Saturday. November 15, American Voice, American Home: The Essex Harmony at the 1694 Paine House, Greenwood Farm, Drop- in 5 – 7 pm. tour the interior and enjoy The Essex Harmony an acapella vocal ensemble that performs music of the “singing school” period of late 18th and early 19th century New England. They are artists in residence of the Danvers MA Historical Society. FREE Donations Welcome. 47 Jefferies Neck Road, Ipswich.
  • Sunday, November 16: Olde House Open House.  Featuring 17th-century homes currently listed on the market, in cooperation with local realtors. 2-4 pm. See below for addresses.
  • Sunday November 16: Gathering at the Tavern, an Unconventional Convention. Hosted by the Ipswich Visitor Center and the Ipswich Historical Commission. Open forum. Guest speaker: Dennis Fiore, President of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Cash bar, light h’ordeurves 4:30 – 6:00 pm. FREE donations welcome. 280 Argilla Road, Ipswich.


Boston Globe 11/18/12: Ipswich is First… Period. Shines a light on towns History. By Joel Brown