The Winslow House is pleased to take part again this spring with “Opportunities”: Marshfield COA’s Life Long Learning 2012 Spring/Summer Program.
This season, WHA President, Robert W. Smith will be lecturing on the War of 1812 during this bicentennial year. Topics covered by Dr. Smith will include: European & American Stages, Military Campaigns of land & sea, New England Opposition, Diplomacy and the legacy of the War of 1812.
Other Course offerings this Season include:
- Art History –Styles and Temperaments
- Beginner’s Photography
- Global Warming/Climate Change
- Gospel Music
- Great Thinkers of the Past
- Marshfield Days Gone By: 1600-1900
- Physical & Cultural Geography of Africa
- Sketching from Nature at 3 Locations
- Travel Planning
Brown Bag Day Trips
- Backroads Bus Trip: South to North
- Walk a Labyrinth
- Irish Maritime & Mossing Museum
- North End Walk with Author Stephen Puleo
The Kick-Off Breakfast and Registration is Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at the Marshfield Senior Center. 230 Webster Street, Marshfield, MA 02050 ph: 781-834-5581.
The Winslow Sprint is now fortunate to have the following members added to it’s Volunteer Team:
David Gilbert of Gilly’s Cycling Adventures (Plymouth, MA) will be donating his time and expertise, level 4 USA
Cycling Licensed Mechanic to the Tour.
Ladies with HEART from MGH will be donating their time and medical expertise for the Tour.
The Historic 1699 Winslow House is proud to host comedian Jimmy Tingle for an evening of comedy–Saturday, June 26th. This evening of comic entertainment–hilarious yet clean–will be a fundraiser for the Historic Winslow House. The venue for the night will be the Duxbury Performing Arts Center. Tickets will be available later this spring and ticket prices will be announced shortly. Please keep checking in to the Winslow House website for updates and we hope to see you that night!
The Historic Winslow House is accepting submissions for its annual book award. Any book published in 2009 involving New England history from 1620 to 1850 is eligible. A cash prize is involved. Please send all submissions to: Winslow House Book Award, PO Box 531, Marshfield, MA 02050. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2010.
Even though the Historic Winslow House is closed for the season, we are still hard at work planning our 2010 program of events. We know that the House has become a cultural center for the South Shore and we value the patronage and support that comes from our audience. Among the things that will be happening is “Bookstock”–our first book fair, open to all ages and to all genres. The tentative date for that is October 9. We are also planning a special fundraising event for the end of June. As soon as details are available, we will let you know. Be sure to go onto our Facebook page for updates, as well as our website. Check here for updates as they become available.
On Thursday, October 8th, the historic 1699 Winslow House was host to a Samuel Adams brewery beer tasting as well as food prepared for the patrons by The Chef’s Table catering of Pembroke, MA. A crowd of nearly 100 people enjoyed the festivities as several Sam Adams lagers were on hand. All of the food served was cooked in beer. The last adult event of another successful Winslow House season brought smiles to the crowd and was a huge success.
Our thanks go out to all involved and we hope everyone enjoyed their night out at the House!
The Winslow House has one more event to add to its calendar of events:
On Thursday, October 8th, from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm, the historic 1699 Winslow House, 634 Careswell Street, Marshfield, MA, will be the host for a Samuel Adams brewery “Beer Tasting”—featuring both food and beer. A variety of dishes created by The Chef’s Table Catering of Pembroke will be prepared for patrons to sample–all made with various kinds of Samuel Adams beer and ale. Additionally, those in attendance can sample different beer and ale as the Winslow House celebrates its own style of Oktoberfest.
A ticket will allow the patron to go around to different stations and try a mixture of foods cooked with Samuel Adams beer. Additionally, an assortment of beers from Samuel Adams will also be offered to sample along with the food.
Tickets to this special event are $ 17 for members and $ 20 for non-members. Reservations can be made by going onto the Winslow House website at www.winslowhouse.org or by calling the Winslow House at 781-837-5753. Patrons must be 21 or over to attend. Space is limited so reservations are strongly recommended.
The Winslow House held its annual Teddy Bear Picnic on Friday, August 21 and once again it was a sellout. 100 children were onhand to make their own bears and take them home. The event was sponsored by Eastern Bank and donations were also made by Garelick Farms, Roche Bros. supermarkets and Friendly’s Ice Cream.
A sincere thank you goes out to all who volunteered to help out on such a steamy day: Doreen; Susan; Peter & Natalie, their mom and little sister; Olivia; and Michael. A great job by all and a rousing success to say the least!
The Historic Winslow House Association will offer a $250 prize for the best book published in 2009 on the interaction of early New England (1620-1852) with the wider Atlantic world. Eligible topic include (but are not limited to) diplomacy, exploration, religion, culture, trade, politics, imperial structure and settler/native relations. Books on the contributions of the Winslow family or Daniel Webster are particularly welcome. Biographies are eligible; essay collections and documentary editions are not.
For consideration, send a copy of the submission to: The Historic Winslow House Association, 634 Careswell Street, Marshfield, MA 02050. The deadline is March 1, 2010.
2009: Nancy Rubin Stuart, “The Muse of the Revolution”
2008: Eve LaPlante, “Salem Witch Judge”
2007: Nathaniel Philbrick, “Mayflower”