Come to Rebecca Nurse Homestead for the next Way Back Weekend. After more than 320 years there have been countless stories told about the infamous 1692 Witch Hysteria. After so many yeras, and countless retellings can you tell the difference between documented fact and what is in fact a myth? Join the Rebecca Nurse Homestead as they delve through some of the most common myths and misconceptions.
Essex National Heritage Area sites offer over 150 free family fun events over two weekends each September for the annual celebration of TRAILS & SAILS. Participants can hike, bike, paddle, stroll or sail through the region and Essex National Heritage Area will provide a passport to fun and adventure. It’s all FREE and it’s all located within the 34 cities and towns of Essex County. You can read more about it Trails & Sails 2018
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!
Bring your toddler to enjoy story time and looking activities in the galleries, followed by art making. Tours leave on a rolling basis starting at 10:15 am. The last tour leaves at 10:55 am. Each month focuses on a specific theme, join us in October for “Fall on the Farm.” Recommended for children ages 4 and younger with adults. No registration required.
House of Seven Gables hosts a Trails & Sails 2018 tour that focuses on the gardens and how they change seasonally! Join The House of the Seven Gables for a fabulous talk by Robyn Kanter to learn about The Gables' historic garden. Robyn Kanter, of Kanter Design Associates, worked under Dan Foley, landscape architect and horticulturist, when he relandscaped the Gables' garden and has remained true to its vision. She will tell the story of a garden that is one of the oldest on the North Shore, and arguably one of the oldest anywhere that has remained virtually unchanged by time and fashion.
The goal of The Ould Towne Heritage Fair is to show a glimpse of how our ancestors may have lived, and inspire visitors to assist in the support to raise the urgently needed funds. All proceeds from the Ould Towne Heritage Fair will be directed to the purchase price to acquire Newman Farm Meadow.
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!
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