Two-day event at the New Ipswich Historical Society, (23 Main Street, New Ipswich, NH 03071) and Historic New England’s Barrett House, (79 Main Street). Join us for some or all of these free activities.
Both days, the Society will be open from noon until 4:00 p.m. Barrett House will also be open for downstairs-only tours on those days. The overall objective of the event is to introduce visitors, especially those from the local community, to the resources available for researching, understanding, and interpreting local houses, schools, mill buildings, and landscapes. Visitors will be offered free copy photographs of their houses, a walking tour of the National Register Center Village Historic District, and a lecture on Sunday afternoon by Jennifer Goodman, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance. The lecture is sponsored by a grant from the Stearns Burton Lecture Fund.
- Saturday and Sunday—both the Historical Society and Barrett will be open from 12-4 p.m., with tours of Barrett every half hour. (The Society will close at 2 p.m on Sunday during the lecture).
- Saturday, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Walking tour of the Center Village Historic District, led by Greg Hanselman, an author of the 1992 Historic District nomination. Select residents of houses in the district will be on hand to comment on their houses during the tour.
- Exhibition of historic photographs and historic maps of New Ipswich both days. Visitors will also be able to research the histories of their own houses, using Historical Society collections and reference materials. Historic photographs of significant New Ipswich architecture will also be on view in the Carriage Barn at Barrett House.
- Sunday, 2:00 p.m.—Jennifer Goodman, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance will present a program in the Barrett Carriage Barn, “These Places Matter: Celebrating the History and Significance of New Ipswich and Other New Hampshire Towns.” Free and open to the public; refreshments to follow