2013 marks our centennial--we were founded by a group of New Ipswich citizens in 1913, one hundred years ago. To mark the occasion, we held a birthday party for the Society on August 22. President Greg Hanselman gave an interesting report on recent changes to our exhibitions. This summer, two artifacts that have been on exhibit at Historic New England's Barrett House returned to us.
A new bronze marker for the Central Village Historic District was unveiled on Saturday, December 9, 2017 by members of the Historical Society. The marker was obtained from a grant from Historic New England, a donation from the New Ipswich Historical Society, as well as, an anonymous donor. We would like to thank those who funded this project, as well as, the New Ipswich Selectman for approving the location of the marker on the town owned property at the corner of Turnpike Road and Main Street. Also, a special thank you to the New Ipswich DPW for installing the marker.
The NIHS Annual Meeting was held on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Historical Society.
Mark Haines of Ashby MA, gave a talk about New England barns.
His topics included: construction, dating, disassembling, rebuilding, re-purposing, and restoration of old barns.