On Coastal Byway

Native American Exhibit and Sale at AnnTiques

AnnTiques presents a sale and exhibit of Native American jewelry, pottery, artifacts, weavings, and baskets. Please join us as AnnTiques welcomes you to travel through time in their eclectic curated global emporium of mid-century modern, vintage and antique furniture, lighting, jewelry, art, textiles, rugs, pottery, art glass, Native American selections, vintage music and ephemera collections. Owner Ann Orcutt is passionate about bringing you wonderful examples of items that are displayed in vignettes so that you may be able to visualize your choices in your home or office.

Decorative Painting Demonstration

Pauline's Gifts owner Pauline has been a certified decorative painter for over 30 years. Pauline hand paints many items including mailboxes, furniture, glassware and ornaments. Pauline will be doing a live painting event in her shop. You are welcome to stop in and enjoy watching as she paints a mailbox. Pauline will gladly answer any questions about her art. Pauline's is proud to be a founding partner of the NEWLY formed "Woman Owned Businesses on the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway"!

Folk Art Show Featuring Artist Johanne Cassia

Enjoy visiting Ipswich, America's first period town, to view a historic American folk art show featuring folk artist, JOHANNE CASSIA at Hall Haskell House Visitor Center Gallery! This art show is open FREE to the public. The Hall Haskell House historic site gallery is a wonderful place to view art reflecting early American history. Johanne Cassia, american folk artist, is one of a small number of artists painting in 17th and 18th century style. Johanne is an accomplished artist who creates early village scenes, maritime seascapes, and landscapes.

Welcome to White Court

Come join the Town of Swampscott for a celebration of the historical, cultural, and natural wonder of Swampscott’s iconic White Court (Calvin Coolidge’s Summer White House). Visitors will be able to enjoy memorabilia from President Coolidge’s family as well as stories of his presidency. Visitors can also view cars from the 1920s, take part in programming and fun activities for kids, as well as music and light refreshments.

North River Walk & Talk—Ecology, History and the Future

Once called the Blue Danube of Salem, the ecologically important tidal North River provides the largest source of fresh water to Salem Sound. Originally lovely and wide, flowing through forests and meadows, the river was transformed by both the industrial revolution and urban development. Polluting tanneries lined the banks. The railroad came along and narrowed the banks with fill. Land pressures from urban development brought more fill and channelization of the river.

Elderflower Physick

Visit the Witch House to see the newest exhibit on elderflower remedies including tea, syrup, cordial and balm all featuring the flower that in Lady Montague's 18th century letters of the "language of flowers" signifies compassion and empathy.

Sailor Crafts and Activities

Imagine what life was like at sea as you rummage through the sea bags of a ship’s boy, a sailor, and a captain. Try writing your name using signal flags used to send messages at sea. Then, make a Sailor Valentine out of sea shells like the ones sailors would create for their loved ones back home.

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