Come to the Street Fair in Magnolia Village! Crafters of all kinds will line Lexington Avenue showing their wares, a huge craft fair will line the street, and more. Don’t miss this one! Inside the MLC the Magnolia Shoppe will be open along with the opportunity to purchase large pictures of old time Magnolia and have your questions answered by Judy Gilliss. All proceeds will go to benefit the Magnolia Historical Society.
Enjoy a guided tour of Halibut Point State Park around the Babson Farm Quarry, unearthing the granite industry era followed by a traditional hand-tool stone splitting demonstration. Halibut Point itself is made of sheets of 440 million year-old granite that now cascades from rocky headlands to the abundant tidal pools below. The panorama encompasses views from Crane Beach in Ipswich to Mount Agamenticus in Maine and the Isles of Shoals off the coast of New Hampshire. This glorious natural landscape is breathtaking and inspiring.
The Trustees of Reservations are kicking off their 125th Anniversary with a Home Sweet Home FREE Historic Open House Day! The Trustees of Reservations has opened nine historic homesteads in Massachusetts as part of a free "Home Sweet Home" program. The Great House on the Crane Estate in Ipswich, the Old Manse in Concord, and seven other historic homes will be open to the public for free.
Take a step back in time and enjoy a spring day on the farm. Enjoy traditional New England music, sheep-shearing, and wagon rides and cheer on your favorite teams of the Essex Base Ball Association as they play using 1860s rules. At these fun, historically accurate games, players pitch underhand, a ball bounced once and caught is an out, and no gloves are allowed.
Join The Trustees of Reservations on a misty evening in early Spring, vernal pools are hopping! The swales we find tucked amongst the dunes are coming alive, host to a variety of creatures waking from a long winter’s nap and ready for action! We’ll hike out under cover of darkness to spy on – and listen to – this celebration of awakening. Bring a flashlight or headlamp, and wear boots! We’ll have nets and buckets for up-close observations, but our specimen collecting is strictly catch-and-release.
Bring the family to Rockport for a full day of activities on Motif No. 1 Day! Hosted by Rockport Festivals, this festival celebrates Rockport across the arts through the symbol of Rockport’s famous fishing shack, Motif No. 1, the subject of countless paintings and photographs throughout the last century.
Sawyer Free Library and the Cape Ann Museum invite families to a presentation on personal family history. Learn how to use family records to research your own family and history and learn what life was like for your ancestors! Children will see examples of old-fashioned Cape Ann Samplers and family trees, and then create their very own sampler, and paint their own family tree.
The American Textile History Museum in Lowell is having a free, educational and fun experience for adults and kids, celebrating the intersection of invention and creativity! In collaboration with our two new special exhibits, “Inventing Lowell” and “Flowers in the Factory,” on view through June 22.
Peabody Essex Museum invites kids and families for days of fun and engaging events and activities during February vacation week! With a focus on the XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions exhibit, participants will interact with digitial environements inspired by nature. There will be workshops, collaborative art, drop-in art sessions, and a film showing. Bring the kids and enjoy an afternoon at the museum!