Wednesday, August 24, 10a.m. - noon
Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.
Call for volunteers!
Volunteer alongside Historic New England's staff experts and members to care for and learn about historic gardens and landscapes. Work includes seasonally appropriate tasks, such as weeding of the gardens and paths, dividing plants, planting new materials, invasives removal, and other clean-up activities. Weeding Wednesdays takes place at four different properties each month.
Drop-ins welcome. Please call 617-994-6653 for more information.
To sign up visit the MA Master Gardeners Association website.
Saturday, August 27, 10a.m. - noon
Cogswell’s Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.
Join Site Manager Kristen Weiss for an in-depth look at the collection of folk art portraits at Cogswell’s Grant. Discover the many families and artists represented in the house.
In the days before photography, portraits offered self-expression and family documentation, first to wealthy colonial settlers, then to the middle class. Itinerant artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, often self-taught, painted inexpensive portraits for rural families, and worked in a style whose charm still appeals today.
$5 Historic New England members
Registration is required. Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.