Sunday, October 30, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Coffin House, 14 High Road, Newbury, Mass..
Spend an evening getting to know the Coffin family and their neighbors, in their home and in their final resting places.
Enjoy special evening tours of the 1678 Coffin House, a beer tasting in the 1670 Swett-Ilsley House (a former tavern), and a visit to the townsfolk across the street in the First Parish Burying Ground. Hear true tales of murder, heroism, and heartbreak from Newbury's storied past. Refreshments provided by Ipswich Ale Brewery.
$15 Historic New England members
Registration is required. Please call 978-462-2634 or buy online.
Tuesday, November 22, 10a.m. - noon and 1- 3p.m.
Swett-Ilsely House, 4 High Road, Newbury, Mass.
Coffin House, 14 High Road, Newbury, Mass.
Join Historic New England for a program for homeschool families. Whether attending the morning or afternoon session, families are invited to have lunch at the property.
Celebrate Thanksgiving by exploring early local history in an authentic seventeenth-century setting. Museum teachers guide students in role-playing real characters who lived and worked in the 1660s. Students experience tasks that children their age had to master as members of their "Little Commonwealth," such as butter churning and wool spinning.
Capacity: 24 people
Ages: 7 - 11
$10 per Historic New England member child
$15 per nonmember child
One adult per group is admitted free, any additional adults pay full price.
Strollers and backpack carriers are not permitted in our house museums.
There must be a minimum of 5 children registered for programs to run. Full payment is due at the time of registration and is non-refundable (unless program is cancelled by us due to under-enrollment). No registrations will be accepted on the day of the program.
Email Education@HistoricNewEngland.org for more information.