WINSLOW HOUSE WELCOMES JESSICA DOUGHERTY AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Join the Winslow House Association in welcoming our new Executive Director, Jessica Dougherty,  Jess hails from Albany, New York. She began her love affair with history at an early age as one of the youngest volunteers at the Rensselaer County Historical Society. A lifelong lover of the arts, she received her MA in Applied Drama from Royal Holloway University of London. Although preoccupied with Victorian England for most of her education, she gained a passion for the origin story of America whilst working at Plimoth Plantation as a museum educator and interpreter.

To those who are familiar with Winslow House programming, Jess may be a familiar face!. She met her husband, Aaron Dougherty, in 2010 at Plimoth and joined him at Winslow as a volunteer and member of the programs committee when he became director in 2014.

Jess is looking forward to utilizing her experience in arts programming to continue and evolve programs she led and supported while volunteering. Jess was behind several popular programs over the last few years including the 1920 Speakeasy, and Haunted Tavern Night. She can be reached at director@winslowhouse.org.

Digging up Marshfield history behind the Winslow House

Thank you to Plymouth Archaeological Rediscovery Project’s Craig Chartier and Greg Lott for giving our members and guests the opportunity to connect to local and Winslow history and learn that taking out the trash can be an educational experience.

Our appreciation also  to the Marshfield Mariner for their recent cover story about the Saturday program (10/22/16).  A link to the story is available here:

http://marshfield.wickedlocal.com/news/20161026/digging-up-marshfield-history-behind-winslow-house

Hodges’ Scout Tomorrow Night!

hodges-scoutThursday October 13th, 7:00 PM

In September of 1756, early in the French and Indian War, fifty New England soldiers, some drawn from Old Colony towns, set off on a routine reconnaissance – known as a “scout” – near Lake George in New York Colony. Only a handful made it back alive. Hodges’ Scout is a story of young men, and their families, tragically caught up in a conflict they little understood.

Presented by Len Travers, Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

$5 Members/ $7 NM

For more information, please click here.

Haunted Tavern Night Tomorrow!

haunted-tavern-nightDon’t forget about the third annual Haunted Tavern Night tomorrow night at the 1699 Winslow House! Starting at 7 PM, join the Winslow community for food, drink, and fun with a SUPERNATURAL twist. Visit the historic Winslow House by candlelight, explore our Haunted Forest, and meet guest hosts “An Unkindness of Ravens.”

Tickets are $10 per person; wear a costume to get one free ticket to enter into our prize drawing. For more information please click here.

A Community Reading of “The Crucible”

witch-trialThe community reading of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” is tomorrow; Sunday, September 25th, at 6:30 PM.

What better setting for Arthur Miller’s play than an 18th century hearth in the New England countryside? Join us for an intimate night of classic theater, presented by yourself, your friends, and your neighbors.

NO TOURS Today

Colonial Kids DayDue to the high heat & humidity, there will be NO TOURS of the 1699 Winslow House today, Friday, September 9th. Stop in tomorrow between 1 and 4 for cooler weather and Colonial Kids Day!

Colonial Kids Day this Saturday

Colonial Kids DayLooking for something to do with the kids this weekend? Bring them out to the 1699 Winslow House for Saturday’s Colonial Kids Day!
 
What was it like to be a kid in colonial Marshfield? Find out by trying your hand at period crafts like weaving, candle making, and quill pen and ink. Sample 18th century food and drink, and play 18th century games. And experience the Revolutionary War by participating in a toy musket drill, or spy for George Washington using invisible ink!
 
Stop by this Saturday between 1 and 4 PM. Pre-registration is suggested. More info available here.

THURSDAY Deadline to reserve Shipwreck Dinner tickets

Tickets for DINNER are currently sold out; tickets for DESERT and Lecture are still available. Please call 781-837-5753 to be added to the waiting list.

Tickets are still available
Shipwreck Dinner for this Saturday’s Shipwreck Dinner,
featuring  Debbie Jackson, Hank Lynch, & Tom Mulloy, from the Bassing Cove Maritime Association. Call or email before 5 PM Thursday, September 1st to lock in your reservations; after Thursday, tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, please call 781-837-5753, or email director@winslowhouse.org. Please include your name, contact info, and the number of people you are registering.

More information on the Shipwreck Dinner is available here.

 

Reserve your spot for the Shipwreck Dinner!

Shipwreck DinnerRegistration is open for next Saturday’s “Shipwreck Diner” program, featuring special guest speakers Debbie Jackson, Hank Lynch, & Tom Mulloy, from the Bassing Cove Maritime Association. Join us at 5:30 PM on September 3rd for a dinner of flank steak & seafood casserole. After dinner, Debbie, Hank & Tom will display artifacts from local shipwrecks and discuss the trials and tribulations of excavating these underwater wrecks.

There are a limited number of tickets for this event; pre-registration is required  to guarantee a dinner ticket.  The deadline to register is  5 PM Thursday, September 1st. After the deadline, tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please call 781-837-5753, or email director@winslowhouse.org. Please include your name, contact info, and the number of people you are registering.

More information on the Shipwreck Dinner is available here.

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