Ipswich is First… Period.

In Celebration of Thanksgiving
An homage to harvest, hearth & home.

Highlighting First Period Houses
November 15th ~ Thanksgiving Weekend

2016

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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
Russell Orchards
12th-13th, or the 19th-20th,
11am-4pm,
cost is $9.95 per pie

American Voice American Home
Ipswich Museum
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
1-3 pm
Sun Nov 20th
Tables will be set for Thanksgivings!
Realtors coordinate a community wide showing of houses currently on hte market.
Link to listings of Homes for Sale .
Please double check Open House dates and times.
The First Ipswich Bank is offering a $100 of closing costs. Click below to print your Certificate.

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
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.

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

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