Fun for Kids & Families

Narrated Sightseeing Cruise

Join us for a 90-minute narrated sightseeing tour that winds down the beautiful Essex River aboard the Essex River Queen, a pontoon boat. Notice the abundant wildlife and changing landscape along your trip. Bring along your binoculars and sketchbooks! You're bound to be inspired!

Explore the Night Sky

SATURDAY 10AM Weather update: Looks like after a few early clouds it will be clear tonight so we will proceed as planned tonight with the Star Party ...................................................................................................... Come Stargazing with the North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club and enjoy outdoor night sky observation! See open clusters, planetary nebula, and galaxies millions of light years away. NSAAC volunteers will be on hand to show deep space objects through their telescopes.

The McIntire District in the 17th Century

Hamilton Hall in Salem is widely recognized as one of the most important Federal buildings in America. It was designed in 1805 by the famous architect and master woodcarver, Samuel McIntire, and has been in use as an assembly hall for cultural and social events for over two hundred years. Long before Samuel McIntire was born, the area which is today the McIntire District was the fringe of downtown Salem, the area between the populous Salem Town and the Common Pasture and Salem Village beyond. Who lived in this part of town and what did the landscape look like?

Burying Saugus History

The Saugus Historical Commission will co-host the concluding activity of the 200th Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town by burying a time capsule at the newly completed Round Hill Historic Site! The capsule contains posters, poems, essays, and mementos for Saugonians of the future. All ages are welcome to attend and share in the proud history of Saugus and the area.

Film: Early Salem Area History

Open House. Artifacts from the Tapley Memorial Hall Archives researched by Salem State University "Arts in America" students presented. "Early Salem History" : a 25 minute film by Heritage Films showing at 7:15. Visit Tapley Memorial Hall, a Neo-Georgian style meeting hall, built by the Danvers Historical Society in 1930 to house its unique collections and host community events.

Buddha on the Move, and More

See how an 1,100 pound, 12th Century 'Jizo Bosatsu' Buddha was unearthed, restored and moved to his new home at the Historical Society! From here walk to the Nahant thicket for bird watching or quiet reflection or drive to and park at the Nahant Life Saving Station on Nahant Road for a tour (Sun. 9/24, 1-4pm only) and head over to the Heritage Trail which will lead you to Bailey's Hill/Fort Ruckman and a spectacular view of Boston Harbor.

Textile Arts in the Barn

The textile arts are returning to North Andover and here is your opportunity to try out some of the exciting new programs that will be offered at the newly preserved carriage barn at the Parson Barnard site. Some of the demonstrations will include spinning, weaving and flax processing. This open house is a drop in event.

Come Share Poetry

Producer Gayle C. Heney invites everyone to North Andover CAM Studio to participate in or witness the making of a poetry TV program featuring YOUR poetry. If you plan on participating, please bring two original poems and be ready to read/perform. There will be room for a small studio audience, for those who wish to come but do not want to read any poetry.

Guided Tour of It's Alive: Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

Kirk Hammett, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition features 135 works that provide insight into the evolution of horror and sci-fi films and how they have played upon contemporary societal fears. Hammett acknowledges his poster collection as a source of inspiration for his own musical creativity. The exhibition features film posters as well as collectible electric guitars, monster masks and sculptures.

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