Last call for Friday’s Teddy Bear Picnic!

If you have children or grandchildren, and are looking for something to do this Friday morning, why not come down to the 1699 Winslow House for our annual Teddy Bear Picnic?

Children will make their own teddy bear to take home and keep forever! Stories, crafts, tasty treats, and a celebration of summer. The event begins at 10:30 AM. Reservations are required; please call 781-837-5753 to register.

$10 per child, adults get in for free! Visit http://www.winslowhouse.org/events-programs/events-for-children/teddy-bear-picnic/ for more information.

Thank you Eastern Bank for supporting the Teddy Bear Picnic!

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Scavenger Hunt this Afternoon!

Today’s Scavenger Hunt with the Marshfield Historical Triangle starts at 1 PM! If you’ve always wanted to visit the 1699 Winslow House, Marcia Thomas House, or Daniel Webster Estate but never had the chance, today’s the perfect opportunity. Tickets are $5 per person (ages 10 & under FREE); groups of 5 or more can take advantage of our $25 group rate.

For more information, please click here.

And speaking of hunting, if there are any Pokemon enthusiasts out there… let’s just say that a few have been sighted near our historic house!

Marshfield’s Special Spot on the Road to Concord

Thomas_Gage_John_Singleton_Copley.jpegIf you are interested in the history of Marshfield during the American Revolution, be sure to check out J.L. Bell’s Boston 1775 this week.  In preparation for Mr. Bell’s presentation “The Road to Concord” on the evening of July 7th at the Winslow House, he is highlighting Marshfield and the events involving Nathaniel Ray Thomas and General Thomas Gage in January of 1775.  

CORRECTION on Saturday, June 25th Progressive Dinner

This Saturday’s Progressive Dinner, hosted by the Marshfield Historical Triangle, will begin at 5:30 PM at the Marcia Thomas House, rather than at 5 PM as originally advertised. Guests are invited to park at the 1699 Winslow House, 634 Careswell Street, as the Marcia Thomas House is only a short walk away and has limited parking.

For more information, please visit the Progressive Dinner event page here.

Get your Spring Issue of Careswell Chronicles here!

The spring issue of our museum newsletter, Careswell Chronicles, is now available. Download your free copy to check out our 2016 event calendar, renew your membership, and keep up with the latest news at the 1699 Winslow House & Cultural Center.

Click here to open Spring 2016, or visit our newsletter page to download previous issues.

2016 Annual Appeal

Dear friends of the Historic Winslow House Association,

You may already know that 2020 marks a special year for many Massachusetts historical museums, and for the Winslow House Association in particular. That year will be the four-hundredth anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower, and the arrival in the New World of Winslow ancestor and Marshfield founder Edward Winslow. 2020 will also be the centennial of the formation of our organization. Yes, that’s right; the Historic Winslow House Association will be turning 100 years old!

Four years may seem like a long way away, but preparations at our museum are already in high gear. There are repairs and improvements to make to our historic buildings and beautiful campus. Programs to develop to fulfill our goal of making our site a place of civil, historic, and educational value. And look-range planning  to conduct in order to ensure that the 1699 Winslow House is preserved for another three centuries.

If you’re receiving this letter, it’s because you’ve already showed your enthusiasm for our mission by visiting or supporting us in the past. Whether you’ve attended one of our many Author Lectures, enjoyed dinner and a show at a Special Event, or simply stopped by for a tour, I hope you’ll consider taking this opportunity to give whatever you can to help us continue our work, until 2020 and beyond.

With warmest gratitude,

Aaron M. Dougherty

Executive Director

Historic Winslow House Association

Want to help out? Please visit http://www.winslowhouse.org/join-us/donations/ to learn more.

Rent the Winslow House!

Our Wedding_438Did you, a friend, or a loved one get engaged over Valentine’s Day weekend? Are you looking for a rustic, intimate space for a wedding, shower, or engagement party? Look no further than the 1699 Winslow House, gardens and lawns to start planning your perfect event!

We are now accepting event rentals for the 2016 season, May to October. If you or someone you know are interested in openings, rates, or rental policies, please visit http://www.winslowhouse.org/rent/rent-the-house/ or contact us at 781-837-5753 or info@winslowhouse.org to find out how we can make your event at the Winslow House truly special.

The Ancestral Home of the Founding Family of Marshfield