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.

The House That John Built

Come and tour the house that John Pickering, a carpenter from Coventry, England, built in the early 1600s and where 10 subsequent generations of Pickerings have lived. This house was home to Colonel Timothy Pickering, one of the country's great patriots: George Washington's Quartermaster General, Postmaster General, Secretary of War, Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and Congressman. Learn how the story of the Pickering family and the evolution of the house truly embody the spirit of America.

William Henry Moody Exhibit Open House

Visit the newly renovated Honorable William Henry Moody Exhibit, which commemorates Moody’s life and legacy during 2017, the centennial of his death. William Henry Moody (1853–1917), a friend of both Theodore Roosevelt and William Taft, made his name as a prosecutor in the Lizzie Borden trial before serving as a congressman, secretary of the Navy, attorney general, and Supreme Court justice. Throughout his career, Moody represented the people of Essex County and the ideals of the Progressive Era. Light refreshments will be served.

Tours of the Whittier Home & Museum

Tour the home of John Greenleaf Whittier, renowned Poet, Abolitionist and crusader for Social Justice. The Whittier Home is a nationally known Historic House Museum which inspires, enlightens and educates people about the life, legacy and literary works of John Greenleaf Whittier. See where he lived during his adult life and wrote his most famous work, "Snowbound". Visit us, and learn why Whittier's beliefs are still relevant in today's divisive climate of social unrest.

Sail on the Schooner FAME

Come for a sail on FAME, a full-scale replica of one of the first American privateers to get to sea during the War of 1812. FAME was also arguably the first privateer to send in a captured vessel. She seized some 21 prizes in the waters off Maine, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick before being lost in the Bay of Fundy in 1814. Launched in June, 2003 from the H. A. Burnham Boatyard in Essex, MA, our new FAME takes the paying public for cruises on Salem Sound, where pirates, privateers, East Indiamen and men of war have been making history for 400 years.

Blacksmithing with Dean Rantz

Master Blacksmith Dean Rantz of Rock Village Forge will be visiting the Saugus Iron Works for the day! Dean will be making forged-iron work using traditional tools and techniques much like the blacksmiths at the Saugus Iron Works during the 17th. Century. Dean will be operating out the park's blacksmith shop located in the lower industrial site of the park across the river. Dean is a blacksmith with over 30 years of experience and he's demonstrated his craftsmanship at many historical societies, house museums, fairs, and reenactments across Massachusetts.


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