Sunday Stroll: Dams and Bridges of Ipswich

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

We use these bridges every day but hardly give them a second thought as significant pieces of history. Join Scott Jewell for a walk around town and learn about the stories our bridges and dams can tell.

Sunday Stroll: The Women of Ipswich

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

Celebrate Mother’s Day with the stories of how women have shaped the town. From the wrongfully enslaved Jenny Slew to the visionaries of the Ipswich Female Seminary, Stephanie Gaskins will guide you through Ipswich’s past from a new perspective. Mothers are free with a paying family member! Tickets $10 Members | $15 Non-Members | Mothers […]

Evening Lecture Series- London Letters Home (1861-1865)

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

Penelope Pelham West lives in Maine. Her exploration into her great grandfather’s life of which London Letters Home is the fruit, began when her cousin shared his cache of Gus Farley’s letters home. Gus Farley spent 4 years in London as an apprentice tea taster, preparing to join his cousin’s firm of Augustine Heard & […]

Sunday Stroll: Ipswich 101

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

Are you new to Ipswich or in the dark about this town's long and rich history? This tour is designed as a crash course through Ipswich's past. Join Stephanie Gaskins on a walk through some of the highlights and lowlights that have shaped this great town over thousands of years. Tickets: $10 Members | $15 […]

Sunday Strolls: Ipswich in the Civil War

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

From hardline abolitionists to well-known slaveholders, Ipswich’s residents were long divided over the issue of slavery. By the time the Civil War broke out, many answered the call to fight for the Union or support the troops from home. Learn about the fate of these soldiers and the role the town played in this pivotal […]

Bag Lunch Series- The Future of Agriculture

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

Paul Wegzin, teacher and local  farmer will talk about farming and how it has changed  over the years. The  tulip and sunflower fields were his brainstorm.  Paul comes from a long family of traditional farmers in Ipswich. Come learn how farming and its produce benefit each of us. Ipswich Seniors and Members: free Non-Members: $5

Evening Lecture Series- The History of Clamming in Ipswich

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

Ipswich has always been known for its clams.  The salt marshes, mud flats and tidal estuaries contribute to its wonderful taste. Stephanie Gaskins, Dow Curator will do a lecture on the summer exhibit about the history of clamming in Ipswich. Free for Members Non-Members: $10

Ipswich Museum Yard Sale

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

Visit the annual Ipswich Museum Yard Sale during Olde Ipswich Days from 9-1! Shop for fantastic treasures and support the museum in the process.In the afternoon, stick around for an […]

Bag Lunch Series: North Shore in the Stone Age

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

Ipswich is known for its discovery of early artifacts at Great Neck, along the riverbanks and the Bull Brook area. Erin Rice, our museum educator, will talk about the Bull […]

The Port of Ipswich: Free Walking Tour

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

As part of the Trails & Sails event put together by Essex Heritage we are offering a 1 hour walking tour of Ipswich on the fascinating history of its former […]

Evening Lecture Series- The Story of Argilla Farm

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

Pege and John Verani have owned and occupied Argilla Farm since 1974. They will share their research and stories about the property.  Join them on this fascinating journey and come […]