Early Architecture in Essex County: A Field Institute in Preserving the Past


August 17, 2021, 7:00 PM to October 15, 2021, 9:00 PM


This in-depth, multi-part series will give participants a detailed look at the stories and struggles behind stewarding some of the oldest surviving dwellings in the Essex National Heritage Area. Starting on August 17, join us for a series of virtual classrooms, walking tours, and presentations with historians and museum professionals to learn about the origins of 17th-century architecture in Essex County and how modern organizations are working to preserve these historic buildings.

An Introduction to First Period Architecture in Essex County: Presented virtually by Ipswich Town Historian, Gordon Harris

Tuesday, August 17 from 7:00pm-9:00pm on Zoom. TO VIEW PRESENTATION CLICK HERE.


First Period Walking Tour of Ipswich: Led in person by Ipswich Town Historian, Gordon Harris

Tuesday, August 31 from 2:00pm-4:00pm & Sunday, September 12 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. 


Stewards of the Seventeenth Century: Historic House Preservation: Presented virtually by Historic Beverly, Topsfield Historical Society, North Andover Historical Society, and Buttonwoods Museum

Tuesday, September 28 from 7:00pm-9:00pm on Zoom. FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE.


Preservation in Action: Salem’s Narbonne House: Presented virtually by staff from Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Friday, October 15 from 7:00pm-9:00pm on Zoom. MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON.