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Countdown To Kindergarten - Creating Conversations Parent & Child Event
In this event parents and children will participate in games and activities that are fun, language-based, and that stimulate conversation. Parents will explore ways to increase rich, real conversations with their children that they can use throughout the summer to stimulate conversations that will help children be better prepared to go to school in the fall. 

When: Jun 20, 2018 4pm in Essex, MA

Weeding Wednesdays, June 27

Wednesday, June 27, 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 978-768-3632 for more information.

When: Jun 27, 2018 10am in Essex, MA

Double Up on Ceramics: Curator's Specialty Tour at Cogswell's Grant and Beauport

Friday, July 13, 10a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, 75 Eastern Point Blvd, Gloucester, Mass.
Double your fun with two historic houses in one tour. The ceramics at Cogswell's Grant and Beauport represent a wide range of styles and origins, from expensive Chinese export porcelains, to high-quality English production pieces, to redwares made by individual potters in New England, and much more. Join Historic New England's Senior Curator of Collections, Nancy Carlisle, first at Cogswell's Grant and then Beauport as she examines these unique collections and presents a brief overview of ceramics. Refreshments at Beauport are included. Tour begins at Cogswell's Grant.

$35 Historic New England members
$45 nonmembers

Advance tickets required. Please call 978-283-0800 or buy online.

When: Jul 13, 2018 10am in Essex, MA

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About Essex, MA
Essex Massachusetts is a must see if you love antiques and seafood! Essex is located on the North Shore of Massachusetts and is part of historic and beautiful Cape Ann. You will find fabulous antique shops and White Elephant shops along both sides of the main streets.

Visit the Essex Shipbuilding Museum where more schooners were built than any other town in the world! You may also choose to cruise the area on any one of the many cruise boats or fishing charters. The bird watching on the marshes is unsurpassed so bring your camera!

Essex has many open spaces and conservation areas with trails and gorgeous waterfront scenery. It is a fabulous place to visit or live.

DID YOU KNOW: That the fried clam was invented right here in Essex in 1916? Be prepared for some truly mouth watering, delicious and fresh seafood including the World-famous fried clams!!