Winslow House Welcomes Two Interns

We all know that the Winslow House has an incredible collection; from the 17th century furniture to 19th century photographs, the collection helps tell the story of the Winslow House and Marshfield’s past. However, there’s so much more than meets the eye. The Winslow House objects have incredible histories themselves, and we want them to be told!

In order to even begin interpreting the objects in an historic house, a museum must do a proper inventory and assessment of its whole collection. The last time our inventory was taken was several years ago, so it needs an update! Keeping up with 21st century museum practices, the Winslow House has decided to use Past Perfect museum software. Fortunately, our friends at the Marshfield Historical Society have graciously offered to share their software with the Winslow House, so we’ll be able to move forward with this important project.

After careful consideration, our director Erica Dumont has chosen two interns to help her inventory and digitize the collection. Andrew Talbot is a recent graduate of Bridgewater State University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and hopes to teach at a high school in the area. A local history enthusiast, he is eager to begin exploring the Winslow House collection and to delve deeper into Winslow history!

Matt Howe is in his last leg of coursework at Bridgewater State University. Majoring in history, Matt also hopes to become a high school teacher. He is currently student teaching at Boston College High School in Boston. He is a resident of Marshfield and has done quite a bit of community service in town. Matt is excited to be part of the Winslow House and is looking forward to become more involved in the Marshfield community.

Andrew and Matt will be a valuable addition to the Wins- low House family, and we are excited to have them begin in May! Please stop by this summer to see their progress and to take a tour to see our collection! Welcome Andrew and Matt!

Careswell Artifacts on Display at Marshfield Town Hall

Did you know that October is Archaeology Month? Please check out the Marshfield Historical Commission’s exhibit on the first floor of the Marshfield Town Hall where there are artifacts on display that were found in various digs throughout the country! Some of the artifacts were found on the site of the Edward Winslow House, Careswell, that was built in the 1630’s here in Marshfield. It’s fascinating to see everyday objects that were used by people over 300 years ago!

Opportunities: Marshfield Life Long Learning

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.

New Volunteers for Winslow Sprint

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.

Thank You!

 

 

Winslow House Fundraiser with Comedian Jimmy Tingle!

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 Ancestral Home of the Founding Family of Marshfield