Educational Programs at IM

Bringing History to Life in Ipswich

Whether you are teaching about early colonial life, the American Revolution, Paleo-Indian settlements, 19th-20th century art, or anything in between, the Ipswich Museum can help enrich your lessons and excite your students. Utilizing hands-on and object-based learning we can work with your class to customize a museum visit or in-class presentation. Our programs are designed to work with different age groups, across disciplines, and reflect the current standards of the DESE curriculum frameworks. Our programs are also rooted in the culture, history and geography of Ipswich and the greater Boston and North Shore area, but integrate broader themes and issues that connect the region to the world beyond its boundaries.

The Ipswich Museum offers a wide array of resources for teachers and students ranging from primary source material, original artifacts and documents to one of the best preserved examples of first period architecture with the 1677 Whipple House, in addition to a 5.8-acre conservation meadowland abutting the Ipswich River, the collection of the historic 1800 Federalist style Heard House, a 17th century architectural replica Alexander Knight House, and the largest collection of the prolific and influential 20th century artist Arthur Wesley Dow and his protégés.

Contact Erin Rice, the Arts and Education Program Manager, to discuss the ways the Ipswich Museum can become a part of your curriculum: