It’s not often that science and history get to co-mingle, but that’s just what is going to happen on February 3 when William Flynt, comes to The House of the Seven Gables. Recently retired from Historic Deerfield, Flynt spending his “quiet years” helping to date New England’s historic buildings using dendrochronology – the study of tree rings. Thanks to the Massachusetts Historic Commission, the Gables will be doing further research into the Hooper-Hathaway House and Retire Beckett House. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the results.
Salem’s So Sweet kicks off on Friday night in downtown Salem with the annual chocolate and wine tasting. The rest of the weekend will be all about the ice around town. Be sure to stop by The Gables on Saturday and check out our sculpture, in partnership with Ye Olde Pepper Candie. On Saturday, we’ll have cookie decorating and free grounds passes. Salem Parks, Recreation, and Community Services will have family Valentine crafts from 1:00 – 3:00. Click here for registration and all the details.
Welcome Home Ipswich is taking place on February 9. Ipswich residents are invited to leave their 17th-century paradise and join us in ours. Just bring along proof of residency any time from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. for a guided tour experience!
This post was written by Julie Arrison-Bishop