Winslow House Winter Activities

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.

Oktoberfest at the Winslow House a huge success!

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!

Winslow House announces Oktoberfest Celebration Thursday, October 8th

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 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.

Winslow House Teddy Bear Picnic a success!

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!

Winslow House Book Award

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.

Previous Winners:

2009: Nancy Rubin Stuart, “The Muse of the Revolution”
2008: Eve LaPlante, “Salem Witch Judge”
2007: Nathaniel Philbrick, “Mayflower”

Events at Winslow House week of August 10th

This week, the Winslow House offers a special  children’s program–Thursday, August 13th at 9:00 am, when astronomer William Luzader offers a program on telescopes and the stars.  It is the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of the telescope and children will be able to learn to use the telescope while also viewing a portable planetarium.

On Friday, August 14th at 7:00 pm, author Hobson Woodward will be on hand to discuss his book “A Brave Vessel”, which discusses how shipwrecked passengers marooned on Bermuda survived and inspired William Shakespeare to write his play “The Tempest”. Additionally, there will be a film crew on-site to film the lecture for C-SPAN cable television!

Tickets for these and for all events are online at

Winslow House Shipwreck Dinner Follow-Up

We at the Winslow House would like to thank all of those who came to the annual Shipwreck Dinner this past Saturday evening (August 8th.) With nearly 100 reservations, we more than surpassed previous attendance totals.  Family Crest Catering of Hanover was great and author Casey Sherman discussed his best-selling book “The Finest Hours” as well as his first book which covered the Boston Strangler case.  All in all, a truly great evening for the House!

The Ancestral Home of the Founding Family of Marshfield