Jerry Thornton & The First 40 Years of the New England Patriots

This Thursday Night at 7 PM!  $5/Members $7/Non-Members

Reservations for 6 PM BBQ accepted until Tuesday, June 27th at  5 PM

From Darkness to Dynasty tells the unlikely history of the New England Patriots as it has never been told before. From their humble beginnings as a team bought with rainy-day money by a man who had no idea what he was doing to the fateful season that saw them win their first Super Bowl, Jerry Thornton shares the wild, humiliating, unbelievable, and wonderful stories that comprised the first forty years of what would ultimately become the most dominant franchise in the NFL today.

Parisian Salon TONIGHT!

A Night of Musical and Vinaceous Decadence en Francais at a Parisian Salon!

Tonight, 6:30pm

Indulge in a Wine tasting sponsored by Westport Rivers Winery along with other Parisian inspired delights and savor an exclusive taste of the musical exhibitions that happened in Paris during Louis XIV’s reign.

This intimate concert will be performed live by candlelight in the Great Hall of the Historic Winslow House. Soak in the atmosphere as you listen to music popular at the time of the House’s early days performed by music scholars fluent in the genre, The Commonwealth Consort.

Guests are offered two ticket options:

Concert & Wine Tasting: $40 non-member/$35 member

Wine Tasting : $20 non-member/$15 member

Seating for the concert is still available. Please call ahead for reservations! 781-837-5753 or purchase tickets at


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

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:

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.


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!

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