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2017 Events

Please mark your calendars with the following events:

  •  April 9th–1pm to 3pm – Poetry Reading at the Whittier Home in honor of Poetry Month.  Poet Kevin Gallagher will read from his recently published collection “Loom.” Light refreshments will be served.
  • April 27th – 5:00 to 7:30pm – Annual Dinner Meeting at the Hollow Café.
  • Whittier Home Museum open for Saturday tours
    May 6th through October 28th – 11:00 to 4:00
  • May 27th – 9:00am to 1:00pm – Plant & Bake Sale at the Whittier Home. Rain Date – May 28th.
  • June 22nd – 2:00 to 5:00pm. June Meeting and Garden Party at the Whittier Home. Rain Date, June 23rd.
  • July 20th – 2:00 to 4:00pm. Summer Tea in the Victorian garden at the Whittier Home. Rain Date, July 21st.
  • August 13th – 3:00 to 5:00pm. Tapestry of Voices in the WHA Garden.
  • September 23-24 – 11:00am to 4:00pm. Trails & Sails – free tours at the Home.
  • October 26th – 4:00 to 6:00pm – October Meeting. Rita Parisi presents Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight with stories by Sarah Orne Jewett at the Whittier Home.
  • Sunday December 3rd – 1 to 5pm. December Meeting & Holiday Open House.

October 2016 Meeting

Join us for the Whittier Home Association October meeting on Thursday the 13th from 4:00 to 6:00pm at the Whittier Home.

Our speaker will be Ed Mair, a member of Amesbury Friends Meeting, who will give a presentation on Thomas Wentworth Higginson. Higginson was an American Unitarian minister, author and abolitionist who devoted much of his life to fighting for the rights of freed slaves, women and other disfranchised peoples.

It will be a fascinating program followed by seasonal refreshments. The cost is $10 per person. Please make a reservation by calling 978-388-1337.

Local Mystery Named 2016 All-Community Read

Join your neighbors and friends in Amesbury’s 2016
All-Community Read

Enjoy the latest historical mystery by popular Amesbury author, Delivering the TruthCoverEdith Maxwell, immerse yourself in local heritage, and attend this special event:

Saturday, September 10, 7:00 pm

New: Watch the video of the staged reading here!

Celebrating Whittier 2016: A Staged Reading.
Features fictional midwife Rose Carroll and John Greenleaf Whittier.  Tickets $20 ($10 for students); click the green Tickets button here. Script adapted by Amesbury Poet Laureate Lainie Senechal from Edith Maxwell’s mystery, Delivering the Truth.

In Delivering the Truth, Quaker midwife Rose Carroll delivers babies and hears secrets in 1888 Amesbury. When arson destroys the town’s carriage factories and murder tears apart the town, Rose uses her strength and resourcefulness, along with advice from John Greenleaf Whittier, to bring the perpetrators to light.


All-Community Read co-sponsored by the Whittier Home Association and the Amesbury Public Library

Books available at Amesbury Public Library, or for purchase at the Whittier Home Museum (Saturdays 11-3); Jabberwocky Bookstore, Newburyport; and online.

For more information visit:   | 978-388-1337
Whittier Home Museum  |  86 Friend Street  |  P.O. Box 632  |  Amesbury, MA  |  01913