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Weeding Wednesdays, May 23
Saturday, May 23, 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: May 23, 2018 10am in Essex, MA

Neat and Tidy: Early American Boxes

Monday, May 28, 10a.m. - noon

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass
  
After thirty years, Nina Fletcher Little's book Neat and Tidy: Boxes and Their Contents Used in Early American Households is still as popular as ever. Often beautifully decorated or made for a specific purpose, boxes offer insights into the lives of everyday people.

Join Site Manager Kristen Weiss for a special tour of Mrs. Little's home, Cogswell's Grant, and see some of the 148 boxes in the collection, many of which are not usually on display.

$5 Historic New England members
$15 nonmembers

Advance tickets required. Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.

When: May 28, 2018 10am in Essex, MA

Coastal Farming Walking Tour, June 16

Saturday, June 16, 11a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Cogswell's Grant, 60 Spring Street, Essex, Mass.
 
On this special walking tour, explore the history of Cogswell's Grant as a working farm from the seventeenth century to the present.

Walk through fields and down to the marsh, discover the stories of the families who lived and farmed here, and learn how coastal farming has evolved over the centuries.

Free to Historic New England members
$5 nonmembers

Advance tickets recommended. Please call 978-768-3632 or buy online.

When: Jun 16, 2018 11am 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!!