Ipswich is First… Period.

  • Thursday, November 16 – Thanksgiving: First Period homes are 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
  • Olde House Open house one pageSunday, November 17: 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 17: Olde House Gathering at the Tavern, Inn at Castle HillHosted by the Ipswich Visitor Center and the Ipswich Historical Commission. Open forum. Guest speaker: Joe Cornish of Historic New England,  Cash bar, light h’ordeurves 4:30 – 6:00 pm. FREE donations welcome. 280 Argilla Road, Ipswich.
  • American Voice American HouseThursday. November 21, American voices in an 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.
  • Colonial Family Fun DaySaturday. November 23: 17th Century Family Fun Day: family activities, games, and crafts at the Ipswich Museum, noon – 2 pm. 54 South Main Street, Ipswich.



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

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