The Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main Street, Ipswich, will host its new fall exhibit, Perspectives on Nature, featuring more than 30 paintings and artwork by members of the New England Society of Botanical Artists. The exhibit is open from November 10 to December 15 on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 PM and Sundays, November 7, 21, and December 12 from 2-4 PM. An Opening Reception takes place on Sunday, November 7. Some artwork is available for purchase. Special programs complement the exhibit:
November 10, 6:30 PM, photographer Stoney Stone discusses “A Photographer’s Perspective on Nature”.
November 17, 6:30 PM, Erika Sonder shows how to “Make Your Own Herbarium”.
November 21, 2 PM, Patricia Buchanan and Ester Klahne demonstrate their botanical art.
December 1, 6:30 PM, Jim MacDougall, a naturalist with the Ipswich River Watershed Association, discusses how botanical art portrays changing life along the river.
Price: Members free; non-members $7.
The Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main Street, Ipswich, hosts its annual fall clean up day on Saturday, November 6 from 9 AM to noon. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the gardens and grounds at the Heard and Whipple Houses. Free coffee and donuts. Call 978-356-2811 or 978-356-8696 for more information.
The Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main Street, Ipswich will host a Wednesday Evening Lecture on November 17, at 7:30 PM on the “Essex Road Neighborhood”. Dow Curator and museum member, Stephanie Gaskins, will facilitate a discussion and encourages lots of audience participation by sharing stories, pictures and memorabilia as she “walks” down Essex Road. The First National Bank of Ipswich generously sponsors the Wednesday Evening Lecture Series. Refreshments served. This lecture follows the 6:30 PM featured botanical artist demonstrator in the “Perspectives on Nature” exhibit.
Price: $10 for non-members; free to members. $7 for entry to exhibit demonstration only.
The Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main Street, Ipswich, will host its annual holiday fundraising events on December 4 and 5. On Saturday, December 4 from 10-4, the Holiday Boutique features a sale of holiday greens, handmade gifts and Grandma’s Attic treasures. Admission is free. First floor museum rooms will be open for viewing, beautifully decorated for the season by Town & Country Garden Club. At 6 PM, Museum Trustee Elaine Lucas leads a Candlelight Tour of the Whipple House. Cost is $10. Reservations are required; call 978-356-2811. Limited to 15 people. On Sunday, December 5, a Holiday Open House occurs from 1-3 PM. View the decorated museum rooms and “Perspectives on Nature” exhibit. A gingerbread cookie decorating workshop is featured for kids for a nominal fee. At 6:30 PM, the weekend events culminate with a Holiday Party and Silent Auction for museum members and guests featuring hearty appetizers, drinks, and festive holiday atmosphere. Cost is $40/per person for members and $45 /non-members. Call 978-356-2811 for information or to make reservations.