Ipswich is First… Period. 2014

An homage to harvest, hearth & home.
Highlighting First Period Houses
November 15th ~ Thanksgiving

First Weekend:

Voice Home 2014

Saturday, November 15th,   5 – 7 pm   American Voice, American Home
The Essex Harmony, sing acapella in The Parlor of The 1694 Paine House at Greenwood Farm A property of The Trustees of Reservation, 47 Jeffrey’s Neck Road, Ipswich, Massachusetts

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Sunday, November 16,   2-4pm   Olde House Open House Showcasing 17th-Century Homes for Sale.

2 – 4:30 pm       Ipswich Inn Open House Old House Experts, Craftsmen, Bankers & others discuss home ownership over light refreshments. Co-hosted by the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce at the Ipswich Inn, 1863 Robert Jordan House, 2 East Street, Ipswich

5pm  Assembly At The Tavern At The Inn at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate Co-hosted by the Ipswich Historical Society

Guest Speaker, Dennis Fiore, President, of The Massachusetts Historical Society

280 Argilla Road, Ipswich, Massachusetts Cash Bar. Space is limited.


Second Weekend

Friday, November 21st

4-7pm        Thanksgiving Farmers’ Market

Bringing Local Harvest for your Thanksgiving Table

Ascension Gym, 31 County Street,  Ipswich

5 – 7pm  Ipswich Museum by Candlelight

After dark opening of The 1677 John Whipple House

& The 1657 Alexander Knight House Replicia

54 South Main Street, Ipswich, Massachusetts

6-8pm       Community Harvest Dinner 

Hearty Soups & Crusty Breads

Donations benefit Ipswich Dinnerbell

Town Hall Dining Hall, 25 Green Street, Ipswich

8pm              Community Contra Dance

Traditional American Folk Line Dancing! Super Fun!

Town Hall Gym, 25 Green Street, Ipswich


Saturday, November 22nd

  11am – 12:30         Appleton Farm Tour

America’s oldest continuously operating farm!

219 County Road, Ipswich, Massachusetts


Sunday, November 23rd

2pm       Ann Bradstreet & Her Minister;   Poetic Prose Amid Political Turmoil.

A marionette play about America’s First Published Poet! Ipswich Public Library, 25 North Main Street

 3pm   Turkey Basket Concert

Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras

$5 Donation To Benefit The Ipswich Food Pantry

First Church of Ipswich, 12 Meetinghouse Green

  • 1677 John Whipple House of the Ipswich Museum lit for Ipswich Is First… Period an homage to harvest, hearth and Ho


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