Presented by the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, come aboard the replica tall ship, Friendship of Salem, to explore and chat with a National Park Service Ranger!
Come to Rebecca Nurse Homestead for the next Way Back Weekend. This month, there will be a spinning demonstration. Spinning was a fundamental part of the local economy and an art largely lost to modern people. Come learn about the equipment, process, and tricks of the trade from an expert spinner, the Homestead's very own Martha Driscoll. **New for this installment we will have a hands on demo. You can try spinning & weaving for yourself!
Celebrate Discovers Day with indoor hands-on activities, a discovery desk, and an investigation station at Ravenswood Park in Gloucester. Explore outdoors with a discovery detective pack, hike-n-seeks, quests, and more!
Brought back by popular demand! As part of the 14th Annual Civil War Weekend, the Lawrence Civil War Memorial Guard's Children's Muster is open to kids of all ages. Join the 6th Mass Militia, 5th Mass Battery & 6th Maine Battery to learn what life was like in the Civil War army. Sample Hardtack Crackers, learn about camp life, drill, payday and participate in a skirmish, then visit the sutler tent. Looking for seasoned and raw recruits!
Maritime Gloucester is hosting their annual Heritage Day in honor of the Gloucester Schooner Festival 2017. Admission is FREE for the day. Maritime Gloucester is creating a busy, festive hub of traditional crafters, engaging community organizations in the First Ipswich Bank Pavilion, expert seafood demonstrations, foot stomping music, impossible magic, schooner sails, and fun-filled family activities on Harbor Loop. Enjoy local fare at our food tents.
Meet at the Halibut Point State Park visitors center to learn about the role Halibut Point has played in America’s military history. This tour will include a climb to upper-levels of the park’s World War Two artillery fire control tower and a close look at a WWII azimuth. Meet at the Visitors Center in the park. Best for ages 8 and above. Rain or shine.
Come to a Classic Car Show in Beverly! There will be giveaways, 50/50 and lots of other raffles, lots of special interest vehicles, a DJ and bands including "The Sugar Tones"! Come learn some histroy and check out some of the coolest cars ont he North Shore!
Join The Trustees of Reservations as they celebrate December's Long Nights Moon! We’ll start this Full Moon Hike on the early side so we can witness the moonrise of the only supermoon in 2017. In December, the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. The Algonquin tribes aptly named this full moon the Long Nights Moon. Also called the Cold Moon, this midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is diametrically opposite to the low Sun. Weather permitting, we’ll end our hike with hot chocolate around a fire on the beach.
Walk through history at Ravenswood Park! Ravenswood has changed from a main thoroughfare to a forgotten backwoods, and now to our favorite local refuge over time. See the evidence in cellar holes, stonewalls, and carriage paths. Learn the stories of a colorful cast of characters who transformed it into a such special place. Pre-registration requested.