From the colonial period to the present day, the Winslow House offers authors and lecturers on a variety of different subjects the opportunity to talk about their research with the public. During the May- October season, the 1699 Winslow House will play host to many of these Lectures, averaging at least one per week.
GEORGE WASHINGTON’S MT. VERNON: A LABOR OF LOVE –Thursday, July 6th 10:30 AM
Join Virginia Hunt-Burbine as she traces the heritage of our first president’s long history with Mt. Vernon, his 21-room home overlooking the Potomac River. A young George Washington grew up playing on the land his half-brother inherited from their father, only to acquire the small house and grounds himself two years after Lawrence’s untimely death in 1752. Click here for more information.
Of Arms and Artists:The American Revolution through Painters’ Eyes – Tuesday, July 11th 12 PM
Paul Staiti presents a vibrant perspective on the American Revolution through the stories of Peale, Copley, Trumbull, West, and Stuart. Click here for more information.
Boston in the American Revolution: A Town versus an Empire-Wednesday, July 12th, 7 PM
Historian Brooke Barbier seeks the truth behind the myths of the rebel leaders and how a city radicalized itself against the world’s most powerful empire and helped found the United States of America. Click here for more information.
Highlights of Marshfield, Duxbury, and Scituate Architecture, 1620-1820 –Wednesday, July 19th 10:30 AM
This survey will select homes across the three towns that best demonstrate the full range of design and construction practices and will provide a glimpse the lives of the inhabitants. Click here for more information.
A Community Reading of “The Courtship of Miles Standish” –September 10, 2017 2 PM
What better setting for Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s narrative poem than an 18th century hearth in the New England countryside? We invite you to join us for an afternoon of dramatic Victorian poetry. Click here for more information.
Aaron Dougherty presents the incredible tale of Briton Hammon, a slave who lived and worked at the Winslow House in the 18th century. Hammon’s account of his adventures on the high seas with the British Navy went on to become the first published slave narrative in America!
THE MAYFLOWER: THE FAMILIES, THE VOYAGE, AND THE FOUNDING OF AMERICA
Thursday, November 9th
Rebecca Fraser sheds new light about the Mayflower and on the Winslow Family in a presentation of her new book published November 7, 2017. Click here for more information.