Wednesday Evening Lecture – Anne Bradstreet

In this one hour talk, Dr. Charlotte Gordon tells the story of Bradstreet’s life and explains the importance of her poetry. As the first published poet from the New World, Bradstreet establishes a new “plaine style” of writing and was the first to articulate a new “American” identity for the British colonists. Charlotte is an […]


Saturday Morning Digital Photography Workshop

Instructor: David “Stoney” Stone Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022 Time: 9am-12pm (3 hours) Cost: $30 members $35 non-members Age: Adult (18+) Workshop Description: Spend a couple of hours on a Fall Saturday Morning advancing your skills and techniques in Digital Photography. We’ll start with a quick but important review of photography basics that everyone should know. We will then move […]

Bag Lunch Series – Ipswich Lace Makers

Susan Landy, textile specialist will talk about the history of Ipswich lace as a cottage industry. George Washington himself visited Ipswich in 1789 to support this craft.  Susan will show examples of tools and lace from the collection.  She will also do a demonstration.


Landscape, Color, and Abstraction Workshop

Instructor: Amanda K. Hawkins Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022 Time: 9am-3pm (break 12-1pm) Cost: $110 Members / $125 non-Members (includes all materials, see list below)   Workshop Description: Landscape, Color & Abstraction explores color, mark and abstraction through the lens of landscape painting. This workshop will briefly look at the traditional elements and principles of landscape painting, and use these tools […]

Grandma’s Attic Sale

Come do some Holiday shopping at the museum's annual sale.  Many unique antique and vintage goods, as well as handmade items.  All proceeds benefit the museum.

Bag Lunch Series-Researching, Recording and Preserving History

Ipswich Museum 54 South Main Street, Ipswich, MA, United States

Archives is a place people go to gather facts, data, evidence, letters, photographs and other primary sources.  They are important in understanding history. Speaker: Maxwell Close, archivist, will explore and […]

Evening Lecture Series- The Foods New Englanders Love

Ipswich Museum 54 South Main Street, Ipswich, MA, United States

The Foods New Englanders Love: The Story Behind Our Favorite Foods and Eating Traditions Joseph Carlin, Food Historian & Public Health Nutritionist, will give a brief history of established food companies and their origins here in the region: Prince Spaghetti Co., Ben & Jerry’s, Underwood Deviled Ham, Trappist Jellies and many, many, more. It promises […]

Bag Lunch Series: Nantucket Lightship/LV-12

Ipswich Museum 54 South Main Street, Ipswich, MA, United States

This vessel possess national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.  For 39 years it guided transoceanic shipping to and from the east coast ports, through […]

Evening Lecture Series- Dr. Quackensbush Skis the Headwall

Ipswich Museum 54 South Main Street, Ipswich, MA, United States

Join Tom Blake as he presents the misadventures of eccentric Dr, Eramus Quackenbush, African explorer, as he travels to see the Eastern Slope Region of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Filmed on Mt. Washington, Dr. Quackenbush (John Marshall) encounters famous ski personalities of the day such as Hannes Schneider, Harvey Dow Gibson, Toni Matt, Benno Rybizka […]

Bag Lunch Series – “Into Each Life”- A musical masterpiece

Ipswich Museum 54 South Main Street, Ipswich, MA, United States

Speaker: David Grimes, composer will talk about the creation of this very important piece of work which chronicles the first 21 years of his life and the impact it had […]

Evening Lecture Series- First Period Construction

Ipswich Museum 54 South Main Street, Ipswich, MA, United States

Gordon Harris, Ipswich's town historian, will present a virtual tour of the historic neighborhoods of Meeting House Green, High St, the East End, the South Green, and their well preserved streetscapes of the 17th and 18th century homes. In this powerpoint presentation, we go inside several of these houses and identify First Period elements based […]