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.

Final day of Historic House Tours

Today is the last Winslow House tour day of the 2015 season. We will be offering tours of our historic house at 1 PM and 2 PM. Keep in touch to hear details about upcoming winter programs, as well as our calendar for 2016.

From all of us here at the Historic Winslow House Association, thanks for a great season, and we’ll see you next year. Happy Halloween!

Double Events tomorrow at the 1699 Winslow House

It’s a double-shot weekend! Come visit the 1699 Winslow House tomorrow (Sunday, October 25th) for great back-to-back fall events from 10 AM to 4 PM.


Historical Triangle Scavenger Hunt
10 AM- 2 PM

$5 per Person (ages 10 and under FREE)

Join Marshfield’s Historical Triangle for its second annual Scavenger Hunt! The 1699 Winslow House, Marcia Thomas House, and Daniel Webster Estate are less than a mile from each other on Marshfield’s Webster Street, and on Sunday, October 25th, you and your family can visit all three museums in a single afternoon. Take as much or as little time as you like to help us celebrate fall with a fun-filled scavenger hunt across the fields and lawns of some of our town’s most iconic historical sites. For more information, please visit http://www.winslowhouse.org/events-programs/events-for-children/scavenger-hunt/.

Archaeology Day
2 PM

$5 per Person (ages 10 and under FREE)

Archaeology is a science that involves, among other things, digging in the dirt. Clues to the past are everywhere, if you know where to look and how to interpret them. Join us for an afternoon of digging at the WInslow House. Come learn about the method archaeologists use to ensure that artifacts from the past are preserved and protected. Using some of the tools of the trade, come see if you can figure out the story that an artifact has to tell. For more information, please visit http://www.winslowhouse.org/events-programs/events-for-children/archaeology-day/.

Please note that these are separate events; to attend both, a ticket must be purchased for each program. The 1699 Winslow House is neither heated nor insulated; please dress appropriately for weather conditions.

Haunted Tavern Night tomorrow at 7 PM!

Monsters

Saturday October 17, 7 PM

$10 per person

Following last year’s success, the “Unkindness of Ravens” return to the 1699 Winslow House for a one night only engagement. This year’s spooky theme is centered around Monsters. The Ravens will pay tribute to the most iconic monsters of the silver screen and classic literature. A night of thrills, chills, and popcorn spills awaits you at the second annual Haunted Tavern Night!!

Pub snacks and non-alcoholic beverages included in the price of admission. Drinkable spirits will be available for purchase; spectral spirits not guaranteed.

EVENING SCHEDULE

6:00: Twilight Tour of the 1699 Winslow House

6:30 PM: Drinks and refreshments served in Barn

7:00 PM: The show begins!

The 1699 Winslow House and Cultural Center is not heated or insulated. Please dress appropriate to the weather.

A huge thanks go out to our sponsors for the 2015 Haunted Tavern Night, Quirk Cars!

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2015 Annual Meeting

This is a reminder that the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Historic Winslow House Association will take place at the 1699 Winslow House & Cultural Center on Sunday, September 20th, at 4:00 PM. Association members are invited to join us to tour the museum, conduct annual business, and receive the 2015 update.  Registration will begin at 3:30 PM that day. Light refreshments will be served, and a special presentation will follow the close of Association business.

Joining us will be Dr. Donna Curtin, Executive Director of the Plymouth Antiquarian Society, for a presentation titled “Goodwin Goldmine: A Family Archive’s Journey from Plymouth to California and Back.” The PAS’s Goodwin Papers are a collection of 18th and 19th century papers which narrate the colonial Goodwin family’s participation in trade, whaling and shipping. This presentation will focus on how primary sources such as journals and family papers affect how the past is documented.
 
Registration is highly appreciated.
 
TO REGISTER
Phone: 781-837-5753
Email:director@winslowhouse.org
For more Info: www.winslowhouse.org 

Final Chance for Dinner Tickets!

1920s Speakeasy Night
Saturday, September 5th, 7:00 PM
1699 Winslow House & Cultural Center

Today is your last chance to purchase dinner tickets for tommorrow’s 1920s Speakeasy Night event. Don’t miss your chance at a fantastic dinner of lobster and steak, courtesy of Family Crest Catering. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and cocktails, live music and fantastic dinner companions. 1920s period attire is encouraged.

Two types of tickets are available.

Dinner Ticket: $35 per person
Includes a dinner of steak and lobster, hors d’oeuvres, and two drink tickets. A cash bar will also be available. Registration for Dinner Tickets will end at 5 PM this afternoon; Friday, September 4th.

Non-Dinner Ticket: $10 per person
Includes hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. A cash bar will also be available.

No Dinner Tickets will be sold at the door; day-of purchasers are welcome to partake in hors d’oeuvres and drinks!

To reserve your dinner tickets and help support the programs and operations of the Historic Winslow House Association, please call our office at 781-837-5753, or email director@winslowhouse.org. You can also visit http://www.winslowhouse.org/…/special-even…/speakeasy-night/ for more information and to purchase tickets online.

Sponsored by Family Crest Catering.

Registration open for this Saturday’s 1920s Speakeasy Night!

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Saturday, September 5th, 7 PM to 9:30 PM

Registration is open for this Saturday’s 1920s Speakeasy Night event. Don’t miss your chance at a fantastic dinner of lobster and steak, courtesy of Family Crest Catering. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, and cocktails, live music from the Sultans of Sax, and fantastic dinner companions. 1920s period attire is encouraged.

Two types of tickets are available.

Dinner Ticket: $35 per person
Includes a dinner of steak and lobster, hors d’oeuvres, and two drink tickets. A cash bar will also be available. Only available until Friday. September 4th.

Non-Dinner Ticket: $10 per person
Includes hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. A cash bar will also be available. Available in advance or day-of.

No Dinner Tickets will be sold at the door; day-of purchasers are welcome to purchase non-dinner tickets and partake in hors d’oeuvres and drinks!

To reserve your dinner tickets and help support the programs and operations of the Historic Winslow House Association, please call our office at 781-837-5753, or email director@winslowhouse.org. You can also visit the program website for more information and to purchase tickets online.

Sponsored by Family Crest Catering.

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The Ancestral Home of the Founding Family of Marshfield